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5GHz Wi-Fi

| August 1, 2016

Ofcom Consultation for ‘Improving spectrum access for consumers in the 5 GHz band’. This proposes an expansion of 5GHz Wi-Fi bands which would amongst other things affect weak signal reception for 5760 MHz narrowband/EME users and 5840 MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and other innovative data systems. Ofcom Consultation RSGB response […]

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WRC-15 – Days 19 and 20 – the end!

| November 27, 2015
WRC-15 – Days 19 and 20  – the end!

Compromises are reached as WRC-15 draws to a close:- Agenda Item 1.12 (10 GHz EESS) was finally approved at plenary with footnotes relevant to certain Middle Eastern countries and with the amateur services allocations untouched. 10 GHz and 24 GHz: Threats by the mobile ‘phone/broadband industry have been averted for the time being, but no […]

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WRC-15 – Day-18

| November 26, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-18

Another success!  – Our WRC-19 future agenda item draft Resolution for 50-54 MHz in Region 1 was approved on first plenary reading. This is now included in the draft WRC-19 agenda document which is currently being delayed by other proposed agenda items. SmallSats: One of the remaining contentious issues for the WRC-19 agenda is the […]

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WRC-15 – Day-17

| November 25, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-17

Agenda Item 1.10 dealing with 22-26 GHz was finally finished with in the plenary meeting, with the result that there is no change to the status quo. This comes as some relief to the amateur services with our primary allocation at 24 GHz untouched. Agenda Item 1.12 dealing with 10 GHz and the EESS (earth […]

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WRC-15 – Day 16 – start of final week

| November 24, 2015
WRC-15 – Day 16 – start of final week

The day has been concentrating on the work of Committee-6 which is reviewing future agenda items, with work continuing late into the evening. Of interest to the amateur services is that the proposal to add an agenda item to WRC-19 to allocate and harmonise the band 50-54 MHz in Region 1 with the allocation already […]

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WRC-15 – Day-15, end of Week-3

| November 20, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-15, end of Week-3

Future Items: With a lot at stake, the conference is being bogged down. Working Group 6B, which is dealing with possible new agenda items is getting a little fractious, with in-fighting between the proponents of the various satellite services, either claiming new spectrum, or defending their existing spectrum. This is occurring even before items have […]

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