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Re: LF: No LF Band in US

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Subject: Re: LF: No LF Band in US
From: "Andre Kesteloot" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 15:17:40 -0400
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Stewart Bryant wrote:

Are there experimental licenses of the UK type that extends the
individual amateur's privileges on a case by case basis, or are
they just for working amongst the experimental group?

Stewart G3YSX
Hello Stewart,
yes the FCC can, and does grant "Part 15" licenses. In fact AMRAD has held such a license to transmit on 136 kHz for several years, and we have --off and on-- run a beacon (WA2XTF) on that frequency for at least three years. It was heard regularly in London (the Ontario, Canada variety). The problem is that, although we are all licenses amateurs, when we do operate under a Part 15 license, we are forbidden from communicating with other amateurs. Hence we can beacon, but not exchange messages with other hams.
Catch 22   :-(


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