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This report discusses the challenges associated with radio frequency allocation. It includes a review of historical, international, and technical information and provides proposals for reform.

Note: This document was written in the early 1960s and was originally intended to become a RAND research memorandum (RM). For various reasons, it never reached publication stage. Because the content is still of interest, it was made available in 1995.

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