Items from July 28, 2016, FCC Daily Digest

AMENDMENT OF PART 97 OF THE COMMISSION’S AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE RULES TO PERMIT GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN DATA COMMUNICATIONS.   Proposed to amend Part 97 of the Commission’s Rules regarding technical standards applicable to data communications that may be transmitted in the Amateur Radio Service. (Dkt No.  16-239 RM-11708 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  07/27/2016 by NPRM. (FCC No. 16-96).  WTB  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-96A1.doc; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-96A1.pdf

This item proposes to remove current data rate limitations in Part 97 of the rules for amateur radio services.  The proposal is based on a request from ARRL.  NPRM, released July 28, 2016, WT Docket No. 16-239.  Comments due 60 days after, and Reply Comments 90 days after, publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register.

AMENDMENTS TO HARMONIZE AND STREAMLINE PART 20 OF THE COMMISSION’S RULES CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSEES TO OVERCOME A CMRS PRESUMPTION.   Seeks comment on proposal to end the presumption contained in section 20.9 of the Commission’s rules. (Dkt No.  16-240 ). Action by:  the Commission. Adopted:  07/27/2016 by NPRM. (FCC No. 16-95).  WTB  https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-95A1.docx; https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-16-95A1.pdf

This item proposes to address some of the issues around the classification and regulation of services as a commercial mobile radio service (CMRS) or a private mobile radio service (PMRS).   NPRM, released July 28, 2016, WT Docket No. 16-240.  Comments due 60 days after, and Reply Comments 90 days after,  publication of the NPRM in the Federal Register.