Are we losing 5.9 GHz too?

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tbiggums

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It sucks US hams lost the 3.3-3.5 GHz band, but after reading https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-368228A1.pdf, it sure looks like life for the ham data links on 5.85-5.925 GHz is only going to get worse. Even if hams stay "secondary" users there, all the consumer WiFi and vehicles driving around emitting noise will probably make that band like most of 900 MHz is today.

I guess it's tough to compete with everyone who's not a ham and just wants to browse facebook and tiktok all day...
 

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Back in the day, no one thought that upper spectrum would be worth anything.
Well, we know now that is not the case.
Nothing is going to stop wireless tech from marching forward. Especially when it is Amateur radio vs. Consumers...... money talks!

I am for it, they don't use, so ... 2, 2 bad! IMO
 
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It sucks US hams lost the 3.3-3.5 GHz band, but after reading https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DOC-368228A1.pdf, it sure looks like life for the ham data links on 5.85-5.925 GHz is only going to get worse. Even if hams stay "secondary" users there, all the consumer WiFi and vehicles driving around emitting noise will probably make that band like most of 900 MHz is today.

I guess it's tough to compete with everyone who's not a ham and just wants to browse facebook and tiktok all day...

Sadly, spectrum is a money spinner for governments.

Article 5 of the ITU Radio Regulations defines the current service allocations for the 3400–3700MHz frequency range for all regions of the world. Internationally, there appears to be growing commercial interest in use of the 3400–3800MHz band.

Here in Australia, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is currently looking at re-farming here as well.

Australian amateur use of the band is comparatively lower than other services :-( It is also currently limited to only two locations in Australia, one in Adelaide and one in Sydney. Amateur use of the band is on a secondary basis and in accordance with the Australian Amateur Band Plan.
 
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