[amsat-bb] Contact your representatives now to oppose HR 607 threat to 70 cm operations
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Wed Mar 16 09:07:13 PDT 2011
To our US members,
This information has been disseminated by the ARRL, AMSAT, and other amateur
related news services, but I will recap it here. A bill, HR 607, has been
introduced with the aim of expanding Public Service communications.
However, this bill uniquely proposes to transfer the 420-440 MHz band away
from its current users. Considering that most amateur satellites use these
frequencies, this would effectively end our operations if implemented. We
are working with the ARRL to make this issue public, and to urge our members
to contact their representatives.
For more details on the threat, and on how to respond effectively, see:
There is currently a brief video near the top of the page on HR 607.
The regulatory link has multiple articles, updated as needed.
Currently toward the bottom of the page is a review of the situation from
AMSAT's perspective, and a letter representing our unique concerns.
This site will take your call, and generate a letter to your representative
with your name and address in PDF format.
AMSAT Corporate Secretary
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