146-147MHz: A New Frontier of Amateur Innovation

John Regnault, G4SWX delivered this lecture at RSGB Convention 2014

Towards the end of March this year Ofcom published a document: Responses to the Call for Input and Consultation on next steps of the release of spectrum within the frequency range 143 MHz to 169 MHz.

In the talk John, G4SWX, the RSGB VHF Manager, reviews the restrictions imposed by the NoV and highlights the challenges for experimentation and innovation that became possible with this new spectrum.

Although the focus of this talk is the release of 146-147MHz to the amateur service the technology aspects of his talk are relevant to digital communications on any of the VHF, UHF and microwave bands.

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