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WRC-15 – Day-14

| November 20, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-14

Progress seems to be getting slower and slower… Agenda Item 1.12 (10 GHz): Discussions grind on with political issues continuing, which do not affect our allocations at 10 GHz. This could result in a No Change (NOC) situation in this frequency band and could be considered a success should this occur. Future Agenda Items: These […]

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WRC-15 – Day-13, A New Band…

| November 20, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-13, A New Band…

Lucky 13!  – for the amateur service, as Agenda Item 1.4 (5 MHz) passed the final two readings without any comment whatsoever. Although the 15kHz that has been agreed at ITU level is a very small international allocation, this is the first new allocation to the amateur services at HF since the WARC of 1979. […]

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WRC-15 – Day-12

| November 18, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-12

Future Items: The revised 50-54 MHz proposal for a possible future agenda item received its reading and agreement in Working Group 6B with the U.S. reserving its position. This means that the proposal moves up a level to Committee 6 but is still a long way from being accepted as a future agenda item. There […]

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WRC-15 – Day-11 – start of Week-3

| November 16, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-11 – start of Week-3

Progress is slow but steady… 5MHz: The 5 MHz item has cleared another hurdle and hopefully it will be tabled at a Plenary meeting scheduled for Wednesday, when it will receive two readings. The approval of the last reading is a key milestone, subject of course to the final signing and national administration processes. 50MHz: […]

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WRC-15 – Day-10 – end of Week-2

| November 16, 2015
WRC-15 – Day-10 – end of Week-2

A quiet day in comparison to recent days saw progress for a number of amateur service associated agenda items. Future Proposals (AI-10): The 50 MHz proposal that was approved at drafting group level suffered a minor setback when presented to working group 6B. Iran insisted that a footnote concerning their usage of frequencies at 50 […]

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WRC-15 – Days 8 and 9

| November 12, 2015
WRC-15 – Days 8 and 9

Finally a little progress!… 5MHz: An allocation at 5351.5-5366.5 kHz was agreed with regional variations in power between 15 W eirp/20 W eirp and 25 W eirp. In Region 1 this equates to a power output of 60 W. This was passed up to the next stage to Committee 4B where it was approved with […]

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