On December 17, 2019, the ARRL website reported in an article titled
“FCC Formally Adopts Proposals to Remove Amateur 3-GHz Band, Invites Comments“:
At its December 12 meeting, the FCC formally adopted a Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in WT Docket 19-348 and invited comments
on its plan to remove “existing non-federal secondary radiolocation
and amateur allocations” in the 3.3 - 3.55 GHz band and relocate
incumbent non-federal operations. The FCC said it’s seeking comment
on appropriate “transition mechanisms” to make that happen. ARRL has
indicated that it will file comments in opposition to the proposal.
This action by the FCC signals their intent to proceed with
reallocation of frequency spectrum in compliance with the
act which states “the Commission shall make available a total of at
least 255 megahertz of Federal and non-Federal spectrum below the
frequency of 6000 megahertz for mobile and fixed wireless broadband
use” and, in Sec. 5.3(a), specifically requires review of the
3.1–3.55 GHz band for reallocation.