FCC releases cut-off sheet LPFM S-7 - ready to issue CPs to Oct 2002 Remedials
The FCC today has released cut-off sheet LPFM S-7. This list included LPFM applicants who were allowed to make major changes during last year's Remedial Filing Window.
Among the applicants include several in REC's Area of Interest in locations such as Lancaster (Rosamond), Banning, Fallbrook, Ventura and Bakersfield, CA. Nevada applicants in Fallon, Silver Springs and Yerington were also on the list.
These applicants needed to file Major Change applications to be compliant with the third adjacent channel protection that was mandated under the Radio Broadcast Protection Act.
Citing 9/11.. LAX requested to raise their power of their 530 kHz station
Citing that it is "essential to facilitate the airport’s efforts to provide emergency communications to the traveling public in the event of a terrorist attack", Los Angeles World Airports has filed an application with a waiver request attached to increase one of their 530 kHz transmitters from 10 watts to 100 watts. The application was filed on February 6th.
REC opposes petition to require registration of radio (Ham, Land Mobile, etc.) transmitters.
REC has filed comments in opposition to a petition made by Dale Reich to require that radio transmitters subject to licensing be registered. This is done by the retail vendor of the equipment requiring a name and address of the purchaser. A second part of the petition is asking for a requirement that all transmitters (including Part 15) carry a tag with the owner's name and call sign (if required) on it citing it will be easier for enforcement purposes.
REC opposes because the petitioner has not given any extraordinary compelling reason why this is needed. REC feels that this type of registration is similar to registerring firearms.