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FCC Proposing Changes to Part 95 of Rules

Here’s a bit of important info for our US audience.  The FCC is proposing revisions to their Part 95 – Personal Radio Services rules that govern the use of many non-corporate civilian radio frequencies.  The frequencies that a lot of us in the R/C hobby use regularly (27 MHz, 72 MHz, and 75 MHz bands being the most common, 2.4 GHz is unaffected) fall under those rules.  The AMA (the Academy of Model Aeronautics for those that aren’t into airplanes and helicopters) has prepared a response to the FCC about the proposed revisions that you can read at the AMA web site.   But there’s no reason to get your panties in a twist at this point, according to the AMA:

Although there are no major changes proposed to the R/C rules, the FCC very seldom revisits these rules and this proceeding provides a rare opportunity for persons with expertise in this field to share their suggestions for updating or improving them.

So if you are knowledgeable about Personal Radio Services Rules and would like to read the proposed rule changes and submit your own response you can do so at the Regulations.gov web site.

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Posted by in Industry News on Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

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