Experimental Licenses Granted in December

The FCC list of experimental applications granted between 12/1/05 and 1/1/06, indicates that the only license grant that could impact broadcasters was that issued to the Boeing Company. The grant to Boeing for WD2XNX allows operation in multiple bands from 800 MHz to 38.44 GHz for antenna testing at a fixed location in Algona, Wash.

Three companies received licenses for WiMAX development. Intel was authorized use of 3400-3600 MHz in Parsippany, N.J. for development of WiMAX equipment for foreign markets. Air Broadband Communications was authorized to operate on 3450 MHz with the license WD2XUS for WiMAX testing in San Jose, Calif. Walt Disney was granted license WD2XTP to operate in the 3450-3500 MHz and 3550-3600 MHz bands in Burbank, Calif. for test and development of WiMAX technology.

The University of Illinois was authorized to use 20.0 GHz in studying the speed reduction effects of certain signs and traffic control policies in highway construction zones.

For information on these and other experimental license grants, refer to the list of experimental applications granted between 12/1/05 and 1/1/06.