SF – Papers and Consultations

Here are the most recent Spectrum Forum Papers and Consultations.
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  • WRC-19 Update & WRC 23 Proposals (1st July 2019)

    RSGB continues to participate in the WRC-19 process, including proposals for WRC 23 Agenda items. In July 2019 the President wrote to Ofcom regarding 144-146 MHz being included in a WRC-23 aeronautical proposal  – along with other amateur radio interests re 50 MHz, WPT and 23cm/Galileo. Slides which give a broader overview of the WRC process have also been made available.

     

  • Enabling Opportunities for Innovation (6th March 2019)

    RSGB have responded to one aspect of this Ofcom consultation, with respect to opening up the 2390-2400 MHz amateur allocation to shared use.

     

     

  • CEPT WPT – Draft Report 289 (6th December 2018)

    In Autumn 2018, CEPT consulted on their report on Wireless Power Transmission for Electric Vehicles (WPT-EV) in 79-90 kHz

     

     

  • UK Spectrum Policy Forum Update (13th November 2018)

    RSGB have contributed to a study on Social & Economic Spectrum aspects being undertaken by the  industry-led UK Spectrum Policy Forum (UKSPF), which is facilitated by the techUK industry association.

    The RSGB presentation by Graham Murchie G4FSG had a focus on skills development and innovation. This follows an earlier study in 2015.

     

  • WRC-19 Consultations (13th September 2018)

    The 2019 World Radio Conference includes a number of agenda items of interest to amateur radio including 50MHz and Wireless Power, as well as items on next generation mobile/Wi-Fi services, satellites etc.

     

    NB: See also our WRC-19 Focus pages

     

  • Isle of Man 3.4 GHz Licensing (17th January 2018)

    The Isle of Man Communications Commission has consulted on the licensing of additional spectrum in the 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands. In the case of the 3.4GHz band, the RSGB has responded as per below.

     

     

  • 5G Spectrum Access and Update (17th September 2017)

    This Ofcom Call for Inputs (CFI) is concerned with spectrum for fifth generation (5G) mobile handsets and base stations. In a marked change to previous generations, millimetre wavelengths will be used. The overall frequency range under consideration is 24.25 – 86 GHz and is associated with WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13. The latest detail gives us particular concerns regarding the amateur primary allocations at 24 and 47 GHz.

     

  • 5GHz Fixed Wireless Access (16th September 2017)

    Ofcom Consultation for ‘Improving access to 5.8 GHz spectrum for broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA)’. This proposes an expansion of 5 GHz BFWA channels in the 5725-5850 MHz range which would amongst other things affect weak signal reception for 5760 MHz narrowband/EME users and 5840 MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and other innovative data systems.

     

  • UK 47 GHz Amateur Radio (27th October 2016)

    This briefing paper was created in response to questions from Ofcom as part of the preparations for WRC-19 Agenda Item 1.13 for identifying bands in the 24.25-86 GHz range for IMT-2020 (5G Mobile Broadband)

     

  • 5GHz Wi-Fi (1st August 2016)

    Ofcom Consultation for ‘Improving spectrum access for consumers in the 5 GHz band’. This proposes an expansion of 5GHz Wi-Fi bands which would amongst other things affect weak signal reception for 5760 MHz narrowband/EME users and 5840 MHz satellites, whilst still inhibiting innovation of amateur mesh and other innovative data systems.


    April-2017:
    Additional input re Ofcom statement and draft regulations :-

  • VHF Radio Spectrum for the Internet of Things (13th November 2015)

    Ofcom Consultation for ‘More Radio Spectrum for the Internet of Things’. Frequencies span the 55-68 MHz, 70.5-71.5 MHz and 80.0-81.5 MHz bands.

     

  • UK Spectrum Policy Forum (6th July 2015)

    Contributions to the  industry-led UK Spectrum Policy Forum (UKSPF), which is facilitated by the techUK industry association.

    June-2015:

     

    Note: See also the Nov-2018 update

  • Spectrum above 6GHz (5th March 2015)

    Ofcom Call for Input on Spectrum above 6GHz for future mobile communications (5G)

     

  • Strategic Review of UHF Spectrum at 420-470 MHz (26th February 2015)

    Ofcom Call for Inputs on a strategic review of UHF Spectrum at 420-470 MHz (UHF Bands 1 and 2)