WRC-12 Day 11 – 2 February 2012 – Impasse

| February 2, 2012

Agenda Item 1.23 – 500kHz Working Group 4 met during the afternoon of Thursday with little progress on this agenda item. Although footnotes were tidied up and, with one exception, agreed, the administration of Iran insisted on maintaining their No Change (NOC) position. As a consequence, the proposals will now be forwarded to Committee 4, […]

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WRC-12 Day 10 – 1 February 2012 – Movement forward

| February 1, 2012

Agenda Item 1.23 – 500kHz The 12th and final meeting of the sub working group took place in the late afternoon and continued into the evening. After intense lobbying during the day a way forward was agreed with China and the Russian Federation, agreeing to text after their concerns into protection of the aeronautical radionavigation […]

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WRC-12 Day 9 – 31st January 2012 – Movement Forward

| January 31, 2012

At last there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel! Agenda Item 1.23 – 500kHz After 11 meetings of the sub working group concerned with the 500kHz proposal, no consensus has yet been reached on whether the amateur service should even have an allocation. The discussions are at a very pivotal […]

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WRC-12 Day 8 – 30 January 2012 – An allocation or no allocation?

| January 30, 2012

Meetings, followed by meetings, followed by meetings. Starting at 8.30am and, with short breaks for lunch and coffee, the final meeting of the day finished around 7pm. Already, the sub working group dealing with the 500kHz issue has met for an extra session, with yet another scheduled for tomorrow. Iran remains firmly opposed to an […]

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WRC-12 Day 7—29 January 2012—Sunday working

| January 29, 2012

After intense discussions during this Sunday meeting, a drafting group produced a document that lays out the positions of those administrations both for an allocation and those against an allocation at 472-479kHz to the amateur service. The document will now be discussed again in sub-working group 4C3 on Monday to try and find a way […]

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WRC-12 Day 5—27 January 2012—Progress

| January 27, 2012

Progress was made with a compromise proposal on agenda item 1.23, drafted to take into consideration the views of those for and those against an amateur service allocation around 500kHz. This proposal suggests a 7kHz segment between 472-479kHz, very close to the CEPT position of 472-480kHz. Initial indications are that this could be acceptable to […]

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