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 many administrations and regional organisations. However, various meetings need to take place to have these formally accepted. In order to tidy up the draft for the next meeting of the sub working group, a weekend meeting of the drafting group will be held. At the time of writing the NOC No Change advocates steadfastly maintain their positions.
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