FCC Grants Waiver on TDMA

fcc-1From the That Took A Long Time department, the FCC granted a waiver requested by the ARRL that clarifies the rules concerning the use of TDMA (i.e., MOTOTRBO or DMR) on the ham bands. I posted on this topic way back in March 2011, so refer to that article for the background. Update: ARRL article posted here.

I was surprised to find that the FCC quoted my comments that I filed on this proceeding:

Some commenters state the proposed rule change “removes an ambiguity in Part 97 concerning the use of single slot TDMA technology” and it “enable[s] and encourage[s] the adoption of spectrally efficient narrowband technology.”  Comments of Robert Witte at 1.

OK, fine, it was buried in the footnotes but I appreciate the mention. I can now die in peace knowing that my name is in the FCC record and not associated with a rules violation :-)

Thanks to Jeff K0RM, for pointing this out.

73, Bob K0NR

Bob Witte, KØNR, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Colorado, USA. Contact him at [email protected].

2 Responses to “FCC Grants Waiver on TDMA”

  • John E Mann-KK4ITN:

    What ever happened to the proposal where the FCC was considering to let people who let their ham tickets expire, get reinstated.
    I think a ham in Alaska presented it months back, now I don’t hear about anymore. Is it still under consideration?

  • George KJ6HFD:

    I had try to get back my General back . I was in Nam Vietnam 1964 to 1972 was medical out be like I don’t recall all the years I was not able to re in state my license back . have been a Disable Vet all this time so I have taken the Technicial. and trying to get ready for the General. I spent my years in the VA Hospital .was a SSG E6 U.S. Army Platoon leader . some bad times for me still . I hope the person in Alasksa wllget his all so. Mr Rowe KJ6HFD

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