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What Happened to the Citizens Radio Band? (May, 1950)

What Happened to the Citizens Radio Band?

Simple licensing procedure has been set up, but equipment meeting government standards is not available at present time. Here’s authentic data for radio and model enthusiasts.

By Robert Hertzberg

ABOUT a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission announced the opening of the “Citizens Radio Service,” the big feature of which was the simplicity of the licensing procedure and the elimination of the technical examination required of operators in all other services. To get a “ticket,” you had only to ask for it, and it didn’t cost a cent.

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