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From: artky1k@juno.com (Art B Allen)
Subject: Re: Re[2]: My Spread Spectrum Letter to FCC
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 16:32:06 UTC

On Thu, 5 Dec 1996 09:41:30 -0500 (EST) Bernie Doehner writes:
>>
>> Obviously, part 15 devices DO NOT belong in the ham bands-shouldnt
>we be
>> more interested in getting these devices OUT of our bands??? Never
>> should have been there to start with...

`Hey Bernie, are you a ham or a comm'l interest who is subscribed to our list? Don't see your callsign in the message, but your address is ''uhf.wireless.net". Interesting....


>
>Will never happen! 900 MHz. is another wasteland that the FCC doesn't
>
>give a damn about and it is quite happy about the proliferation of ISM
>SS
>equipment.
>

If 900 Mhz is to be considered a 'wasteland', then lets get ALL the part 15 devices and all the wideband SS stuff put on that band, that way we can protect our OTHER bands.

Heck, maybe this SS stuff is a blessing in disguise-and perhaps we can now think about going on the offensive. ECM (Electronic Counter Measures) isn't such a big deal, perhaps our PC's could run ECM under windows (while performing other functions)? As long as we only use part 15 power levels and type accepted transmitters, this should be allowed?

Even if done at ham power levels and with REAL antennas, the part 15 user is not provided with any protection because hams have the primary use of the band.


>> Obviously, 50 or 100 part 15 devices operating within a mile or 2 of
>the
>> weak signal user is going to create probs (whether ists SS or not).
>>
>
>So how much money are you prepared to pay to the FCC for exclusive
>access to
>902-928 MHz?
>

Bernie OB, you missed the point-hams are a non-comm'l interest and cannot pay for spectrum. By expecting hams to compete for spectrum with the comm'l boys, well, obviously it can't happen. I hope the ARRL is working on this angle...we need special protection due to the non-$$$ limitations placed on us.

Also, 902-928? I think you would find that part 15 devices are allowed to operate on ANY ham band, (not just UHF). A single video signal from your neighbors video baby monitor would wipe out 3.5 and 7.0 mhz bands in a single shot. Its not just 900 mhz that has a problem with part 15 devices.

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