Michelle Bradley, KU3N on behalf of REC Networks has filed a Petition for Rulemaking with the FCC to open an inquiry to request a new amateur radio allocation in the 8 meter band at 40.51 to 40.70 MHz.
This spectrum was recently awarded to amateurs in Ireland and several Region 1 nations currently have allocations or specially authorized beacons in this band.
See the REC filing on our filings page: https://recnet.com/filings
View the proposed bandplan for Ireland: https://www.irts.ie/dnloads/Irish_8m_5m_band_plans.pdf
Once an RM number is assigned (if they assign one), then comments will be accepted for 30 days.
This proposal will get pushback from the NTIA. I expect this, but if we can get an understanding on this band similar to like what we have on 60 meters, we have an opportunity for a new band for transatlantic digital modes between 10 and 6 meters.