Re: [802SEC] ***SEC Five Day Review*** RR-TAG Comments on FCC RM-11325, Amendment of Amateur Service Rules
Dear EC Colleagues,
I also reviewed and voted approve in .18 on this filing and urge you to
allow it to go forward in a timely manner.
As an amateur radio operator, I cannot and do not support the ARRL's
petition ... It is unnecessary and "supported" by specious arguments in an
attempt to remove a requirement that is simply good engineering practice and
which, if removed, would allow misuse of 802.11 (b/g in particular) by
amateurs in a way that could cause widespread, massive disruption of
personal and enterprise networks over large areas (imagine blanketing an
entire metro area with a single "LAN" from a high site at exceedingly high
radiated powers ...)
The ARRL proposal is unnecessary and deserves our opposition.
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> [mailto:STDS-802-SEC@ieee.org] On Behalf Of Michael Lynch
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 12:37 AM
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> Subject: [802SEC] ***SEC Five Day Review*** RR-TAG Comments
> on FCC RM-11325, Amendment of Amateur Service Rules
> 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.
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