FCC Chariman Aji Pat asks Congress to repeal T Band auction

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FCC Chariman Aji Pat asks Congress to repeal T Band auction

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https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments ... 1103A1.pdf

Chairman Pai Calls On Congress To Protect Public Safety And Repeal T-Band Mandate
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No surprise here. Public Safety organizations in the major metropolitan areas affected have been pushing this for several years now.
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Very good to see, hope this passes quickly!
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Re: FCC Chariman Aji Pat asks Congress to repeal T Band auction

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Mike,

What tie in, if any, is there with the TV repack? Were those frequencies in use for TV in other parts of the country? Will they now be open to LMR users nationwide?

I know you probably can't know those things for sure, but what are your thoughts?
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There isn't. The FCC hasn't allocated any new T Band allocations across the country, but stations in other markets did repack into the T Band channel slots.
Here in Boston, we have two new-comers into T Band and three "vacators"

18 - WMFP-DT -> None
19 - WGBH-TV -> WUTF
20 - WCVB-TV -> WBZ-TV

So channel 18 is now vacant.

Channel 17 is used in Southern Rhode Island. 15 isn't allocated around here. (I know John Mullaney has listed STA two way users on channel 15 in the past, so the FCC seemingly has allowed that).
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Thanks.
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COVID Relief bill contains T-Band legislation

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Apparently [have not read thru 6k pages of legal mubo-jumbo] the recent COVID Relief Bill contains a Congressional repeal of the flawed T-Band auction

We shall see, if/when POTUS signs it, and if rumors are true
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Re: FCC Chariman Aji Pat asks Congress to repeal T Band auction

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I don't understand the legalese all that well, but it sounds like this is the FCC finally killing off the auction: https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/DA-21-52A1.pdf

"The T-Band Act has now repealed the T-Band Mandate in its entirety, thus eliminating the statutory mandate to reallocate and auction T-Band spectrum occupied by public safety licensees. In the absence of the statutory mandate that was the predicate for the T-Band NPRM, we therefore terminate this proceeding."
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