WRC-15 – Day-6, start of Week-2

| November 10, 2015

ITU WRC-15Agenda Item 1.4 (5MHz): After a weekend of informal meetings, official business re-commenced on Monday morning. Despite the efforts of a number of pro-allocation administrations, intense pressure from a number of major opponents reduced the proposed band down to 15 kHz. In return for this major compromise, some ‘No Change’ proponents agreed to change their position, however some opposition still remains. A candidate frequency segment has been identified and is subject to agreement, but the main topic of discussion is now on the power requirement. Some administrations are insisting on an eirp figure, while the remainder seem happy with a straight transmitter output figure. Discussions will resume on Tuesday morning.

Agenda Item 10 (Future Agenda Items): On a more positive note and looking at possible future items, both proposals regarding 50 MHz from CEPT and the Arab Group, plus the 1.8-2 MHz proposal, have survived the first cut. These will be examined in more detail in Ad-Hoc Group 6B4, alongside proposals for Electronic News Gathering, High Altitude Platforms, ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) usage around 60 GHz, Wireless Power Transmissions and Wireless Access Systems.

Colin, HB9/G3PSM

NB: Further background and updates are at rsgb.org/wrc-15 and in our news

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