Waiver for Use of Pactor 4 In Us Extended. Sept 6 2019

The use of Pactor 4 to support Hurricane emergency communications has been extended until Sept 13 2019

Part of the order reads as follows

7. We conclude that granting the requested waiver is in the public interest.  Hurricane Dorian has caused (and is likely to continue to cause) substantial damage in the southeast United States, and communications services will be disrupted. See, e.g., FCC Chairman Pai Issues Update on Hurricane Dorian Preparation Efforts (Sept. 2, 2019), https://www.fcc.gov/document/chairman-pai-issues-update-hurricane-dorian-preparation-efforts; see also Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Extends the Disaster Information Reporting System for Hurricane Dorian, Public Notice, DA 19-876 (PSHSB Sept. 4, 2019).  Thus, to accommodate amateur radio operators assisting in the recovery efforts, we grant ARRL’s waiver request until September 13, 2019.  The waiver is limited to amateur radio operators using PACTOR 4 emissions in the continental United States who are directly involved with HF hurricane relief communications.  Grant of this waiver is without prejudice to the resolution of the pending rulemaking proceeding.8. Accordingly, IT IS ORDERED that pursuant to section 4(i) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. § 154(i), and section 1.925 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR § 1.925, the Emergency Request for a Temporary Waiver of Section 97.307(f) of the Commission’s Rules filed by the American Radio Relay League, Inc. on September 1, 2019 (as amended on September 5, 2019), IS GRANTED as set forth above.
9. This action is taken under delegated authority pursuant to sections 0.131 and 0.331 of the Commission’s rules, 47 CFR §§ 0.131, 0.331.

Scot Stone Deputy Chief, Mobility Division Wireless Telecommunications Bureau