Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) ON 3.5 GHz

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David Bern

Jul 27, 2014, 7:32:56 AM7/27/14

I am convinced that we should use 3.3 GHz to 3.5 GHz since it is not shared by unlicensed Part 15 devices and that we we risk loosing that band if we don't use it.  I recently learned about a new FCC proposed licensed/unlicensed service in 3.5 GHz, right above our ham allocation, to go into service shortly in the next several years.  I think it is reasonable to assume that a crowded non-ham radio wireless networking service will look at with greed at a neighboring little used ham radio frequency allocation.  So my sense is that there is an urgency that we really start using 3.3 to 3.5 GHz and to document it.  Anecdotally, one out three hams that I ask about 3.3 to 3.5 GHz are not aware that we have that band.

Take a look at

It is a transcript of a presentation

from Bennett Z. Kobb, AK4AV

and he is a real authority on FCC matters and he is alerting us about this new service.  He says that it is on the FCC fast track for rule making.  If nothing else, 3.3 to 3.5 GHz is a band for us to use and I to want to help to get the word out to fellow hams that 3.3 to 3.5 GHz exists. 

Thank you,
David, W2LNX

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