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Experimental License Allows use of 42.8 MHz to Commemorate First Wideband FM Transmission

I noticed several interesting items in the FCC's list of experimental licenses granted between 8/1/2005 and 9/1/2005. Solid Electronics Laboratories was granted an experimental license to use 42.8 MHz "to commemorate Major E. H. Armstrong's first wideband FM broadcast at Alpine, NJ. Turner Broadcasting received a license to operate in the 2110-2120 MHz band "for test and development of 3G technologies."

Three companies received experimental licenses for data transmission tests in the new 3650 to 3700 MHz band. received a license to test "high speed NLOS [non-line-of-sight] wireless data transmission using Time Division Duplex technology" in Aurora, Ill. Skytel's license allows testing for development of wireless broadband technologies in Clinton, Miss. Network Insight was granted a license to "test WiMax system involving subscriber-to-base station, bandwidth/throughput and Voice over IP" mobile in Beverly Hills, Calif.

A license granted to the University of Eau Claire, Wisconsin allows use of a wide range of frequencies, including spectrum allocated to public safety, amateur radio and broadcasting services, for research into using ground penetrating radar for quarry operations. The frequency bands authorized are 6000-18500 MHz, 12.5-37.5 MHz, 25-74.6 MHz, 50-150 MHz and 100-300 MHz.

For additional information, refer to the FCC list of experimental licenses granted between 8/1/2005 and 9/1/2005.