In a previous post, I outlined how seven experimental licenses were issued for the 40 MHz band in the USA. It now seems as if the FCC, the licensing authority in the USA are now turning down new applications.
It's possible there may be two reasons for this...
1) The FCC may have been contacted by existing users of the 40 MHz band about their fear of interference from these new experimental stations.
2) The FCC may feel that this is an attempt by radio amateurs to gain access to a new VHF band by the back door so to speak.
Hopefully, the FCC will be assured that the licenses issues are issued to people who want to conduct propagation experiments and it's not just another band for talking or DX-ing.
1) My 40 MHz page