FCC Dismisses Rulemaking Petition

The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology today denied a petition for rulemaking filed by Glen Zook that proposed that the agency  add a “4-meter” radio band at 70.0-70.5 megahertz to the list of bands available to amateur radio operators. “The 70.0-70.5 MHz band is not currently allocated for Amateur Radio use and is instead exclusively allocated for broadcasting within the United States,” OET said. “Specifically, VHF TV Channel 4 operates in the 66-72 MHz frequency band – which completely encompasses the 70.0-70.5 MHz band at issue here.”

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