FCC Orders Amateur Access to 3.5 GHz Band to “Sunset”

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by AD8BU, Oct 8, 2020.

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  1. W1YW

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    Dave can only implement what the board wants...not his fault.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2020
  2. K7GYB

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    Except that's exactly what's happening.

    I could site numerous transgressions and conflict of interests that have compromised the integrity of those governmental positions which are supposed to be appointed by the suggestion of our Senate - who allegedly represent us, The People, to the POTUS who then appoints them to the Chair of that agency, but instead are appointed based on whos lobbying efforts and (now legal) immense campaign contributions that attend to the interests of oligarchs instead, like the relatively recent appointee and shill for big telecom, Ajit Pai, Chair of the FCC among many others thereby marginalizing the interests of folks like us who fall under the purview of these now privatized government agencies. But I'm not going to. I can see by your posts that you are more into adversarial polemics than constructive dialogue and am not interested in being a honing block for whatever unsettled grievance you may have against what or whomever.... nothing but pointless tit-for-tat... Good luck with all that. 73
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
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  3. K7GYB

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    Excellent perspective! More of this rational, creative, and non-emotional-based thinking is needed.
  4. W1YW

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    Here we go with more personal attacks. Note magic word:"adversarial'.

    Opinion noted . Your speculation on being an 'adversary' is false.

    Thanks for your other comments.

    Yes, I hear that said 'overwhelming' commercial interests gave us 'no chance'. Asserted but not shown. If those interests had led to a planned reassignment of the 3.3-3.45 GHz band, then we should expect that to manifest as an announced re-assignment. None exists.

    And, pray, who is going to 'pay' for that spectrum..ATT? With what money? Have you looked at their debt profile and revenues post- acquisition of other entities?

    Note that there is NO PLAN to use the GHZ band for COMMERCIAL INTERESTS.

    Our failure to secure any part of the 3.3 GHz spectrum was a failure to make the case for continued allocation. Read the response. We failed to justify spectrum because we failed to show a practical need, based on our Part 97 mission statement.

    IF we had defined a viable case for a carve out, based on the Part 97 mission statement, then there was a viable chance of securing said carve out.

    The fact is that the ARRL failed to make a case, in the face of an obvious approach that likely could have worked. Blaming that FAILURE on outside commercial interests is effectively enabling the ARRL to proceed with leadership in future cases , with the illusion of representing Part 97 licensees, with the likelihood of continued failure is high.

    Part 97 cannot endure continued failures in spectrum allocation re-assignments.

    Given the underrepresentation of the 'National Association of Amateur Radio' membership pool relative to the Part 97 license base, and the board's failure to successfully implement an allocation defense strategy(at least at microwave) with a positive outcome, there is no supporting basis for the ARRL to proceed as a leading 'voice' in future issues in this area. In fact, IMO, it would be DANGEROUS to the enterprise survival for the ARRL to pretend it has that mandate of representation, as it will likely lead to more negative outcomes, creating risk for those who are not members.

    The ARRL , IMO, needs to vacate its leadership role in such allocation matters.

    The ARRL needs to concentrate on matters in which it has the ability to succeed on behalf of its members.

    That is a constructive and experienced suggestion from a Life Member.

    Perhaps what we are seeing is constructive 'truthing' in the face of adversity. Consider that so proferred.

    Chip W1YW
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  5. W1YW

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    BTW Dave,

    My commiserations on your house fire. Few things in life are so displacing, both physically and psychologically. My family faced a similar situation a long time ago, and now as an elderly adult, it still lingers in memory. Forging ahead is the only path, and you seem to know this. My best to you.

    Chip W1YW
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  6. KM1H

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    You aint elderly yet Chip, maybe a bit overripe but not ready for drooling.
  7. W1YW

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    Yeh, 'over-ripe' :)!
  8. K7GYB

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    Thank you. Sincerely appreciated.


  9. W1YW

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    And sincerely meant!

    Stay safe:)

    Chip W1YW
  10. W4HM

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    Until an un forecasted tornado destroys houses that 5G manufacturers and users live in.:eek:
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