WRC-12 Day 4 – 26th January 2012 – Progress?

| January 26, 2012

The first meeting of the sub working group on agenda item 1.23 took place during the morning session but little formal progress was made. Meanwhile ‘corridor meetings’ took place to try and find a way forward. As a result of these discussions, a small group met to consolidate the 12 input documents reflecting the views […]

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WRC-12 Day 3 – An uphill struggle on 500kHz

| January 25, 2012

Colin, G3PSM reports. Continuing on the same theme as yesterday, a sub working group meeting was held in the morning of 25 January. Russia is maintaining its opposition to the various 500kHz proposal, based on “possible” interference to the existing aeronautical radionavigation service. Despite persuasive arguments to the contrary from Australia, Canada, UK, and US […]

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WRC-12 Day 2 – 500kHz work commences for Colin, G3PSM

| January 24, 2012

From the amateur service aspect the hard work of the conference started today, Wednesday 25 January. Early discussions in sub working group 4C3 (the 500kHz proposal) focussed on developing a work-plan, however, a minority led by Russia, Iran and China centred around whether an allocation should even be considered and, if it were, how incumbent […]

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WRC-12 Day 1—Colin sets the scene at the Conference

| January 23, 2012

WRC-12 opened at 11.00 on 23 January with the formal speeches and political niceties usually associated with a global conference of this size. Over 150 administrations are represented and Mr T Al Awadhi from the United Arab Emirates was elected as the conference chairman. Work started after lunch with the election of the various committees, […]

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The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12)

| January 22, 2012

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) runs between 23 January and 17 February 2012, but preparation started shortly after the previous Conference, WRC-07.

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