FAQ: With the collapse of the big radio telescope at Arecibo, do we still have to get coordination on Puerto Rico applications?

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Per a message to REC from the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology, despite the collapse of the big radio telescope dish, a 12 meter dish remains operational.  

Therefore, the Puerto Rico Coordination Zone remains.

Any new station or modification application in Puerto Rico and associated islands (not the US Virgin Islands) requires a letter of coordination with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. 


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Answer Date: 
Monday, August 7, 2023