Business Consortium Wants to Put Commercial Digital Radio Within the HF Bands
I spoke about this on the Holly Net this week. This is the link to the article I was referring to which, in turn, contains a link to the FCC petition.
There is also now a brief mention on the ARRL website.
I was reminded of this issue by this fellow Amateur this morning. He raises some interesting points about origins of the this petition and the possible effects it may have on amateurs due to having close proximity transmitters of tens of kilowatts nearby, even if they are only adjacent to amateur frequencies.
Please like and comment on his video if you watch it to boost it's reach.
Like him, I lack the expertise to evaluate the petition on it's technical merits but perhaps this will reach others that can. My thoughts are that with the closing of SW broadcast stations around the world and AM commercial stations in the US, there should be adequate bandwidth available outside of the amateur HF frequencies.
Comments to the FCC close July 31, 2023.