Posted on Jan 11, 2020
Cadet 2LT (Pre-Commission)
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My platoon is going on a month-long FTX. (no civilian electronics are authorized) We are on M1A2s and for morale purposes, I was wondering if there was a frequency/setting that we can change in order for us to listen to music and or news/weather reports?
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Short answer no. The FCC allocates bandwidth so functions do not interfere with each other. So the government gets a block, commercial use gets a block etc. there might be a situation where the frequencies bleed over sometimes. https://www.fcc.gov/engineering-technology/policy-and-rules-division/radio-spectrum-allocation/general/table-frequency
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Sir, Thank you. I had assumed as much but was unaware of the exact details. I appreciate the link, I will read up on it to better understand how Frequency Allocations work.
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MAJ Javier Rivera
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You mean tampering with US Government communications equipment and somehow breach the frequency spectrum controlled/managed by the FCC? Let me know how it goes!
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Try an emergency hand crank radio. I don't think it would count as electronics.
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Might also be good to have for a weather update
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