Great information. I remember seeing the signs around White Sands back in the late 80's when I lived in ABQ and liked working AO-27 mobile. Last time I worked in the area a couple years ago I remember seeing the signs again and being surprised they are still there. I think they are located near the beginning and end of Route 70 near White Sands and Alamagordo. Thanks for the reply.
-----------------------------------------From: "JamesDuffey" To: [email protected] Cc: "Dan Eggert", "[email protected]" Sent: Thursday February 27 2020 8:15:48AM Subject: Restrictions to UHF operation at White Sands National Park
One can legally operate at 50 Watts output or less on 70cm at the White Sands National Park and in the vicinity of White Sands Missile Range, but not on the range itself. So, you should be OK for satellite operation from the park if you stay under 50 Watts. Output EIRP, that is the the type of antenna used, does not matter. Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense. The only outright prohibition on amateur operation in that area is on 902MHz. These restrictions are specified in “ FCC ONLINE TABLE OF FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS 47 C.F.R. § 2.106” footnotes US270 and US275, available on-line at < https://transition.fcc.gov/oet/spectrum/table/fcctable.pdf  > If there are posted signs indicating otherwise in the public access area of White Sands National Park, or public right of way near the White Sands MissIle Range, but not on the range itself, indicating otherwise, I would like to see a photograph of such a sign with its location clearly identified. Of course, on the base proper they can limit your operation as they see fit, as you are subject to military oversight there, but for the public access to the areas around the range, including the park, the restrictions in the table apply. If you are not on the base proper and you stick to
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