June Experimental License Grants

Between June 1, 2006 and July 1, 2006, the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology granted only four experimental licenses. One of the more interesting grants was to Radio Waves Inc., which broadcasters may recognize as a popular manufacturer of ENG central receive antennas. The license issued as WD2XVM allows Radio Waves to use selected frequencies between 2,400 MHz and 60,500 MHz "on an outdoor antenna range to measure gain and radiation patterns." The license is for fixed operation in North Billerica, Mass.

Cablematrix Technologies Inc. and Skyriver Communications received licenses for frequencies in the 3,650 MHz band to demonstrate and test WiMAX technology in Chicago, Ill. and Riverside, Calif., respectively. The fourth license grant was to Northrop Grumman for radar equipment testing in the 2,360-2,390 MHz band.

For additional information, see FCC Report No. 392 Experimental Actions.