“FCC/DOD Says Power Down: UHF Repeaters in Calif. Reduced to 5 Watts”

PAVE PAWS installationA June 6, 2007 posting of a letter from ARRL Regulatory Information Specialist Dan Henderson, N1ND concerning recommendations to owners of repeaters allegedly causing interference to military radars in California and Massachusetts has stirred up considerable discussion on the web site.

“Below is a letter from the ARRL essentially telling 104 UHF repeater operators in Northern California to reduce the output power of their repeaters to 5 watts from the transmitter, which cannot be adjusted up for system losses. This action also affects a number of repeaters in Massachusetts.” [Full story]

See also:
Cape Cod Times: “Ham radio users face military interference”
Barnstable ARC 443.500 Repeater Off The Air
ARRL Submits Plan to Mitigate Repeater Interference to Military Radars
ARRL Aiding Effort to Mitigate Repeater Interference to Military Radars

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