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***Important Call to Action from the National Hydrologic Warning Council***

A request has been made to the Federal Communications Commission for shared access to the 1675-1680 MHZ radio spectrum between terrestrial mobile and federal uses.  The National Hydrologic Warning Council strongly encourages our member organizations to review FCC Notice RM-11681, as well as to write and submit comments directly to the FCC.  Instructions for doing so can be found below.

National Hydrologic Warning Council

Instructions for Writing and Submitting Comments in Response to FCC Notice RM-11681

Public Notice; Federal Communications Commission; Issued April 22, 2016

“Comment Sought to Update the Record on Ligado’s Request that the Commission Initiate a Rulemaking to Allocate the 1675-1680 MHZ Band for Terrestrial Mobile Use Shared with Federal Use”
The complete, original FCC Public Notice is at:

Written Comments are due by June 21, 2016.

The FCC Public Notice includes instructions for submitting written comments on page 9 of the notice. We recommend filing electronically using their Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) at on the “Submit a Filing:” link on the FCC ECFS webpage. Use RM-11681 as the Proceeding Number.

I strongly encourage your agency, organization, or company to send the FCC comments on this critically important issue. For back ground see the attached two page Fact Sheet written for the weather community, a copy of the NHWC letter to the FCC dated March 18, 2016 submitted prior to the April 22, 2106 Notice, and a Template for NHWC Non-Federal Members that you can use as first draft. The NHWC will prepare and submit a specific letter to cover this request. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Steve Fitzgerald

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