FCC Decides Not to Adopt New Rules Affecting 902-928 MHz Band

It’s taken them a while, but the FCC has decided not to change the priorities in the 902 MHz band. As it now stands Amateur Radio is a secondary user in the band behind a number of services, including M-LMS (Multilateration Location Monitoring Service). A company called Progeny had petitioned the FCC to allow it to reprioritize its service in the band which operates as an unlicensed Part 15 device. This would have likely caused interference with licensed services such as Amateur Radio and would have made adoption and use of the band by hams even more difficult. Progeny is still permitted to use the band, but at the same priority as currently allowed to Part 15 devices.

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