The next ITU World Radio Conference in 2015 (WRC-15) has a number of Agenda Items (AIs) that are relevant to the amateur and amateur satellite services.
Whilst most attention by amateurs is likely to be focussed on the prospect of a 5 MHz allocation, several other topics are included which represent either threats or opportunities.
The conference will be held in Geneva on 2-27 November 2015, and preparatory studies and meetings are already underway at national, regional (inc CEPT) and ITU levels.
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Agenda Items of interest to Amateur Radio are:-
- AI-1.1: to consider additional spectrum allocations to the mobile service on a primary basis and identification of additional frequency bands for International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT)
- AI 1.4: to consider a possible new allocation to the amateur service on a secondary basis within the band 5 250-5 450 kHz in accordance with Resolution COM6/12 (WRC-12)
- AI 1.6.1: to consider possible additional primary allocations) to the fixed-satellite service (Earth-space and space-Earth) of 250 MHz in the range between 10 GHz and 17 GHz in Region 1
- AI 1.10: to consider possible additional spectrum allocations for the mobile-satellite service in the E-s and s-E directions, including the satellite component for broadband / IMT applications, within the frequency range from 22 GHz to 26 GHz
- AI 1.12: to consider an extension of the current worldwide allocation to the Earth exploration-satellite service in the frequency band 9 300 – 9 900 MHz by up to 600 MHz with the frequency bands 8 700 – 9 300 MHz and/or 9 900 – 10 500 MHz
- AI 1.18: to consider a primary allocation to the radiolocation service for automotive applications in the 77.5 – 78.0 GHz frequency band
- AI 8: to consider and take appropriate action on requests from administrations to delete their country footnotes or to have their country name deleted from footnotes, if no longer required
- AI 9.1.4: Updating and rearrangement of the Radio Regulations
- AI 9.1.8: Regulatory aspects for nanosatellites and picosatellites
- AI 10: possible agenda items for future conferences