Rappaport Suggests National Security Risks with Amateur Radio Violations

A wireless expert says the FCC is putting national security at risk by not enforcing amateur radio rules. The FCC’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) 16-239 attempts to remove a limit on the baud rate of high-frequency (HF) shortwave transmissions. In an ex parte filing, Theodore Rappaport, Ph.D, told the FCC’s chief technology officer (CTO) Eric Burger the FCC should first address ongoing rule violations to proper usage of the amateur radio service ... Rappaport is the founding director of NYU WIRELESS, a professor at New York University (NYU) in three different schools [including the NYU Tandon School of Engineering] and a leading expert in 5G technology.