FCC Approves Experimental Licenses

The FCC list of experimental applications granted during March 1 - May 1, 2005 shows 41 new licenses, some of which may have an impact on the frequencies used by TV and FM broadcasters. TRN in Atlanta received license WD2XOW to operate in the FM band between 88 and 108 MHz for the test and development of a Part 15 broadcast device for use on trains. Fixed and mobile operations are allowed in the Atlanta area.

Motorola was allowed to use 765-769 MHz (TV channel 63) and non-broadcast, non-federal frequencies in the 150-170 MHz and 4940-4990 MHz spectrum to demonstrate equipment designed to enhance public safety radio communications in McLean, Va. using base stations located at "temporarily fixed locations." AT&T was granted a license to operate in the 700 MHz, 2 GHz and 3.5 GHz bands for RF propagation and product testing in various cities in Georgia and Pennsylvania.

Ubisense was allowed to operate on frequencies in the 5250-7223 MHz band for test and development of Part 15 devices in Lewisburg, Ohio. Also in Ohio, Antenna Specialists was granted a licensed to operate in various bands from 25 MHz to 6 GHz for antenna testing and development in Solon, Ohio.

One grant allows operation in various bands from 45 MHz to 17 GHz. ATK Missile Systems is allowed to use this spectrum for testing a mobile air-to-ground radar jammer at fixed Florida locations in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and Brandon.

For more details and information on the other grants, see the FCC Public Notice with the list of experimental applications granted during 3/1/05 to 5/1/05.