In a message dated 5/19/03 3:18:39 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
[email protected] writes:
<< 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 >>
A slight typo here. I believe Andre' is referring to Part 5 of the FCC Rules
and Regulations, under which the FCC issues licenses for experimental work.
Part 15 covers low power, license-free operation and incidental-radiation
devices. It contains the provisions under which existing US LowFERs work.
He is correct that Part 5 licensees can only communicate among stations
covered by the same license. (And then, only if communication techniques are
part of the authorized experimental program. A station that is authorized
specifically for antenna testing, for instance, might only be allowed one-way
We do not have anything nearly as progressive as NoV under US ham rules. The
closest we have under Part 97 is Special Temporary Authorization (STA), which
allows for experimentation with non-standard modes or emission
characteristics, but only within an existing recognized ham band.