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AAS Electronic Announcement #81 -- April 2000

AAS Electronic Announcement #81 -- APRIL 2000

This urgent message was received after the regular April notice was distributed.

[Mailed from aas.org to US members at 4:10pm 13 APR 2000]

CONTENTS

  1. NRC CORF UPDATING LIST OF OPERATING RADIO OBSERVATORIES

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1. NRC CORF UPDATING LIST OF OPERATING RADIO OBSERVATORIES
Paul G. Steffes, Chair, NRC Committee on Radio Frequencies
Respond by: 18 April 2000.

As part of potential revisions to its radio regulations, the Federal Communications Commission is soliciting input for protection zones surrounding radio telescopes operating in the 1350-1400 MHz bands (adjacent to the 1400-1427 MHz primary radio astronomy band) and in the 4950-4990 MHz band. The current list of US radio telescopes so protected includes Arecibo, Green Bank, the VLA, and the VLBA station locations.

As part of its comments to the FCC, the National Research Council's Committee on Radio Frequencies is gathering suggestions for other
US observatories to be included in the list. The committee is interested specifically in institutionally-operated, continuously supported-observatories used for scientific research in these bands. Please send the name of the observatory, plus location (town name,
latitude and longitude in degrees + arcmins) to CORF via its program officer at mailto:rriemer@nas.edu.

Note that the allocations have secondary status, which does not guarantee protection, but rather that protection will be pursued  to every extent practicable.

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