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FAA releases new Advisory Circular regarding HOR bill
Effective October 8, 2016, The FAA released a superseding Advisory Circular implementing changes related to the new bill from the House of Representatives.


FCC Limits Announces Plans to Dismiss Renewal Only Applications for Wide Band ONLY Emission Operation

     The FCC announced it will plan to dismiss applications seeking Renewal Only of VHF and UHF stations reflecting operations employing bandwidths greater than 12.5 kHz.  The agency will permit you to seek renewal with modification to reflect the new emission designator, or, for data only operations meeting 4800 bps per 6.25 kHz bandwidth.

     The Agency is also encouraging licensees to use the renewal process to remove all reference to wide-band emission designators not authorized by waiver or rule.

Registration for Signal Boosters REQUIRED:

    FCC, on January 8, 2014, made available on-line filing software for users of Part 90 Class B Signal Boosters to register locations.  Existing users have until November 1, 2014 to register and "new" operations after the November 2014 date will be required to register prior to use of the Class B Boosters.  The FCC has announce unregistered operations will be unauthorized and subject to actions by the Enforcement Bureau.

    Part 90 Class A (narrowband) operations are exempt.

Conditional Temporary Authority for above 470 MHz Extended!

     The FCC recently granted an extension, requested by the Enterprise Wireless Alliance, for Conditional Temporary Authority (CTA) for operations of Part 90 radio systems, operating above 470 MHz, while applications, submitted prior to December 31, 2013, are processed.  The CTA is extended through June 30, 2014. 


Upcoming Speaking Engagements

FCC-FAA Licensing will be participating in a Round Table Discussion:  "Got Questions?"  We will discuss Towers, FAA, FCC, TCNs, NPA and of course, FCC Licensing.  Come see us on April 25th from 2:30pm to 4:00pm in room 320-B.

FCC-FAA Licensing will also be presenting a session on FCC Compliance & Frequency Recommendations and Selection For SCADA and MAS Systems.  Be sure to come and see us on April 27th from 11:00am to 12:00pm in room 310-C.


Previous Speaking Engagements

 FCC-FAA Licensing will be presenting a session at the SCADA Technology Summit at The Green Valley Ranch Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, NV in November.

ENTLEC 2016!
     FCC-FAA Licensing will be participating in an informal roundtable in the Exhibition Hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX on Thursday April 28 from 10:30am to 11:30am.

IWCE 2016!

 FCC-FAA Licensing participated in the panel "Frequency Coordination & FCC Compliance" Roundtable on Wednesday, March 23 in room N255 at 2:45 pm in Vegas.

ENTLEC 2015!

     FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at IWCE 2015 in Houston, Texas on April 10, 2015.  The Panel "Stay out of the FCC's Dog House"

IWCE 2015!

     FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at OilComm 2015 in Las Vegas on FCC Compliance.

OilComm 2014!

     FCC-FAA Licensing participated in a panel at OilComm 2014 in Houston, Texas on November 15, 2014.  The Panel "Stay out of the FCC's Dog House"

IWCE 2014!
 FCC-FAA Licensing participated  in a panel at IWCE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 28.  The Panel "Make your voice heard at the FCC"


New FCC Filing Fees:

        New FCC Filing Fees become effective on September 22, 2016.


Superseding Treaty with Canada:

      8/20/2013, FCC released News Release announcing superseding Treaty with Canada for shared use of the following bands: 454/459.6625-454/459.9875 MHz, 935/896-940/901 MHz and 70/80/90 GHz.

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