March 5, 2012

FCC New Rules for 60m Band

March 5, 2012 is the day that new rules for the 60 meter (5 MHz) band go into effect.  The new rules were published in the February 3, 2012 edition of the Federal Register.

Summary of the changes to the 60m band in the Amateur Radio Service:
  • Replaces one of the channels with a less encumbered one.
  • Increases the maximum authorized power amateur stations may transmit in the band.
  • Authorizes amateur stations to transmit three additional emission designators.