FCC Orders Amateur Access to 3.5 GHz Band to “Sunset”

The ARRL Central Division Director, Kermit Carlson (W9XA) sent a message to ARRL members in the Central Division this morning.  A portion of his message follows.

The following message is from the ARRL HQ regarding the
loss of access to the 3.3-3.5 GHz secondary spectrum allocation. I wish
that I would be able to relay a more acceptable message to you this
morning. The timing for actual end to amateur operations on the 9-CM
band has yet to be announced.

FCC Orders Amateur Access to 3.5 GHz Band to “Sunset” 

Despite vigorous and continuing opposition from ARRL and others, the FCC has ordered the “sunsetting” of the 3.3 – 3.5-GHz amateur radio secondary spectrum allocation. The decision allows current amateur
activity on the band to continue, “grandfathering” the amateur
operations subject to a later decision. The FCC proposed two deadlines
for amateur operations to cease on the band. The first would apply to
the 3.4 – 3.5 GHz segment, the second to 3.3 – 3.4 GHz. The FCC will
establish the dates once it reviews additional comments.

Full announcement from the ARRL