FCC Experimental Actions
February 8, 2008
One of the experimental license grants on the FCC list of experimental actions between 12/1/2007 and 1/1/2008 of interest to broadcasters:
WE2XLN to L-3 Communications Cyterra Corp. allowing use of 2070-2195 MHz (overlapping the 2 GHz BAS spectrum) for “testing Electromagnetic Motion Detection and Ranging (EMMDAR).” Mobile operations are authorized for Orlando, Fla.; Arlington, Va.; Woburn, Mass.; Tinton Falls, N.J.; Fairfax, Va.; and Washington, D.C. Pacific Gas and Electric Company joined the growing list of utilities with nuclear power plants receiving experimental licenses “for evaluating communication inside and around a nuclear reactor” using high VHF and UHF TV channels in the 174-740 MHz band. The PG&E license allows mobile operation at Avila Beach (San Luis Obispo county), Calif.
Low VHF frequencies still attract interest for land-mobile operations. Motorola received license KI2XBM to use frequencies around 70 MHz for testing and demonstrating land mobile radio equipment in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Refer to the FCC list of experimental actions between 12/1/2007 and 1/1/2008 for information on other license grants.