Re: ITU Region 1 wants to kill 2m
Paul Butzi (W7PFB)
There’s a lot of emcomm infrastructure in the US that consists of 2m fm repeaters. A lot of them get light use, or virtually no use at all.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The folks who want the spectrum have a lot of money. It makes perfect sense for them to look at amateur allocations and wonder if they could get it for cell phones, M2M, etc.
To be honest the allocation I see most at risk is 1.25m, which is used almost not at all. I’ve been vaguely considering buying a 1.25m repeater and putting it up at my place, simply to help the band get some use.
Writing to your elected representatives is never a bad plan. Writing to the FCC is a good plan.
This stuff is part of why I choose to be an ARRL member. I suppose I should shovel some money in the direction of their Spectrum Defense Fund, which handles this stuff directly.
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