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Dear SEC Members, Attached are comments that the RR-TAG proposes to file with the FCC. The subject of RM-11325 is "Amendment of the Amateur Service Rules to Facilitate Use of Spread Spectrum Communications Technology". The ARRL is requesting that the FCC remove the require for ATPC. ATPC is meant to insure that only the minimum required power to successfully communicate is used by amateur operators. While there are several frequency bands that the rule change would impact the one of greatest interest currently is the 2.4 GHz frequency band. It is feasible that, without the ATPC requirement, an amateur operator could radiate as much as 4 kW in that band. The amateurs make the argument that ATPC is too complicated to implement. That seems to contradict the widespread use of ATPC by a number of technologies. Additionally it was the amateurs that originally requested to use ATPC. The potential impact on unlicensed technologies in the 2.4 GHz band could be severe. The RR-TAG believes that ATPC can be implemented without imposing undue hardship on the amateur service. The RR-TAG developed these comments during its May interim in Jacksonville. A quorum was present and these comments were approved by a vote of 9 Yes, 0 No, 0 Abstain. The comment period for RM-11325 closes 30 May. I propose that the EC review begins today (24 May) and closes at midnight CDT 29 May. Regards, Mike +1 972 684 7518 (ESN 444 7518) Voice +1 972 684 3774 (ESN 444 3775) FAX +1 972 814 4901 (ESN 450 9401) Mobile <<18-06-0036-01-0000.doc>> ---------- This email is sent from the 802 Executive Committee email reflector. This list is maintained by Listserv.