[amsat-bb] RS demise - taking back 11 meters?

Robert Bruninga bruninga at usna.edu
Sun Feb 8 19:53:33 UTC 2015

Here is an idea.  Radio Shack was the #1 seller and supporter of CB
radios.  But as they close down, there remains a few BILLION dollars worth
of 27 MHz spectrum sitting on the table.

Why not come up with a proposal for the FCC to give it back to HAMS?  What
for?  That is the BIG question.  Its wavelength is IDEAL for mobile
operation.  And HAMS love making use of old radios.

I do not want this to smack of self-interest, but APRS seems like a pretty
good use of a channel.  And it does not involve speakers having to listen
to foul language..

So what is the KILLER APP for 11 Meters?

How do we make it happen?

Does anyone know of any "under used channel" for experimentation?  Who
would like to get an STA from the FCC to "experiment?

We already have a space segment at 29 MHz, and I dont think that AM is of
much use for satellites... so I have no ideas for specific AMSAT
applicatiojns....  But how could we u se all those $5 radios and antennas
at flea markets.....

Bob, Wb4APR

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