Important: Commercial Interests Petition FCC for High Power ( 20 kW ) Allocation on Shortwave Spectrum

The ARRL has highlighted a recent petition by commercial interests for high power ( 20 kW ) data transmission in bands across 2 – 25 MHz and immediately adjacent to spectrum allocated to amateur radio (20 kW, frequency agility techniques across 2-25 MHz with a potential maximum bandwidth of 50 kHz.)

From the petition (RM-11593) and the ARRL page, the petitioners appear to represent high-speed stock trading interests.

The main FCC page for this petition is here:

and the PDF of the petition is here:

The ARRL Legal Counsel David Siddal and the ARRL Lab are preparing the League’s response to this petition. It should be filed next week.

Comments on this filing are due by July 31, 2023 and reply comments by August 15.

Please read the petition and consider filing thoughtful comments before July 31.

Some of the more interesting comments already filed include: