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Old 06-15-2010, 01:47 PM
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Default Proposed part 95 rule changes


This weekend Docket 10-119 was released.
It discusses proposed rule changes to part 95, which includes GMRS, FRS and CB.

For FRS, they discuss banning radios with FRS with capability for other services.
For GRMS, they consider going unlicensed. GPS data, and text allowed on GMRS.
For CB, they discuss 5 minute limit rule, 250km limit rule.

"Amplifiers for CB stations are already illegal, but should we consider prohibiting directional antennas for CB operations in order to facilitate its intended use for short range communications? Should we consider power reductions for the CB Service? Is there harm in allowing CB operators to communicate in sky wave mode, or would such an allowance tempt the use of illegal amplifiers which cause interference? We seek comment on how best to deal with section 95.413(a)(9) and other challenges in permitting a “commons” band regulatory structure in the HF band."

Its a long read:
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_publi...C-10-106A1.doc


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lol I won't bother to read that.

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Old 06-15-2010, 04:29 PM
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Anyone that uses FRS, GMRS and CB should read it.
This will effect you.
Some of it is good stuff, some of it is not.
They are asking the public (you) to comment on proposed rule changes that will effect you.
If you enjoy CB you should read the proposed rule making.
Should they prohibit directional antennas?
Should they allow Sky-wave use?
If you ever wanted to have a voice about something the FCC is doing, here is your chance.
How many guys want to pull down there Shooting star beam?
Or your 3 Element flat side?
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"Therefore, we seek comment"
You can bet the guys that would Love to see Cb go away, or get even more restricted will be commenting.
Don`t miss your chance, find a reason, and tell them why it would serve the public's interest to continue to allow directional antennas or Sky-wave, or why the should NOT reduce the power output of Cb radios, point out how TV has changed and is Less prone to interference, or that most users have gone to cable, instead of reducing power, make a rule change to use a low pass filter instead of banning directional antennas ....
Think and voice your opinion, or things will change with out you being heard.

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Just a few clips from the text:

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Nevertheless, this ability to communicate over long distances has tempted some to use illegal linear amplifiers and directional antennas to see how far they can communicate. Such operations can result in harmful interference to television operations, as well as other services in the HF band. Therefore, we seek comment on how best to deal with this natural phenomenon. Amplifiers for CB stations are already illegal, but should we consider prohibiting directional antennas for CB operations in order to facilitate its intended use for short range communications? Should we consider power reductions for the CB Service? Is there harm in allowing CB operators to communicate in sky wave mode, or would such an allowance tempt the use of illegal amplifiers which cause interference? We seek comment on how best to deal with section 95.413(a)(9) and other challenges in permitting a “commons” band regulatory structure in the HF band.

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While CB radio was extensively used in prior decades, the widespread introduction of wireless telephony and other forms of communication in the 1990s have resulted in a sharp decline in the number of CB users. In view of this marked decline, we question whether the rules adopted to ensure a reasonable spectrum sharing environment in the CB Service are still timely and appropriate. Below we will review various rules for the CB Service and seek comment on whether the rules are needed, effective, enforceable, and make sense for this Personal Radio Service.

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We seek comment on whether the current power limits for each Part 95 service continue to be appropriate, and if not, on how they should be changed. If commenting parties support higher powers for certain applications, they should explain the technical basis for the higher power and provide an analysis for the associated impact on interference potential.
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In 2003, the Commission, at the request of Garmin International, Inc. (Garmin), a designer and manufacturer of electronic devices, amended Part 95 to permit the transmission of Global Positioning System (GPS) location information and user-generated text messages on certain FRS channels. On July 22, 2003, Garmin filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that the Commission amend Part 95 to permit such transmissions on the 462 MHz GMRS channels. Garmin requests that we amend sections 95.29(f)(1), 95.119(a)(1), 95.181, 95.183(a)(4), 95.631(a), (e), and (f), and 95.633(a) to authorize the transmission of GPS location information and text messaging using emission type F2D in a digital data burst of not more than one second. The digital transmissions (data or text) would have basically the same limitations as those applicable to the transmission of GPS data and text messaging in the FRS.
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1. CB Hands-Free Microphones
On December 17, 2003, Omnitronics, L.L.C. (Omnitronics), a manufacturer of communications equipment, filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that we amend Part 95 to authorize the manufacture, sale, and use of wireless microphones to permit hands-free operation of CB transmitters. Specifically, Omnitronics proposes that we amend the rules “to (i) provide that authorized wireless microphones in the Citizens Band Radio Service (‘CB Hands-Free Microphones’) may be used with authorized CB transmitters, (ii) allow manufacturers to obtain stand-alone equipment authorizations for CB Hands-Free Microphones designed and marketed as after market add-ons, and (iii) set forth technical standards for CB Hands-Free Microphones.” Omnitronics also requests that we amend section 95.419 to provide that use of CB hands-free microphones does not constitute remote control.
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all they need to do is to get rid of AM and go strictly FM and 99% of these issues will heal themselves. Right Bob?
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Rules shmules

They've had rules in place all along but with the past deregulation there's been no enforcement and there's no reason to believe they're going to get back into enforcement.

They mostly don't work enforcement on hams unless something outrageously egregious is going on. Look how long it took to do anything about k1man.

this is sheeple fluff

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What are these guys thinking? Reducing CB power will just drive more people to use Amateur equipment on CB. Raise the power for CB, less people will buy Amateur and less will be using it out of the CB band.

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Like any new rules are going to change anything that people are already doing now. I dont even know where they come up with this stuff. As mentioned there have been rules for years and there not followed by half the CB operators anyways so righting new rediculous rules will also result in 0 changes in anything I wouldnt worry about it but it is an opporitunity to voice your oppinions on these matters so take advantage of your rights to do so.
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