Archive for January, 2012

WRC-12 Day 9 – 31st January 2012 – Movement Forward

| January 31, 2012

At last there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel! Agenda Item 1.23 – 500kHz After 11 meetings of the sub working group concerned with the 500kHz proposal, no consensus has yet been reached on whether the amateur service should even have an allocation. The discussions are at a very pivotal […]

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WRC-12 Day 8 – 30 January 2012 – An allocation or no allocation?

| January 30, 2012

Meetings, followed by meetings, followed by meetings. Starting at 8.30am and, with short breaks for lunch and coffee, the final meeting of the day finished around 7pm. Already, the sub working group dealing with the 500kHz issue has met for an extra session, with yet another scheduled for tomorrow. Iran remains firmly opposed to an […]

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WRC-12 Day 7—29 January 2012—Sunday working

| January 29, 2012

After intense discussions during this Sunday meeting, a drafting group produced a document that lays out the positions of those administrations both for an allocation and those against an allocation at 472-479kHz to the amateur service. The document will now be discussed again in sub-working group 4C3 on Monday to try and find a way […]

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WRC-12 Day 5—27 January 2012—Progress

| January 27, 2012

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 […]

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WRC-12 Day 4 – 26th January 2012 – Progress?

| January 26, 2012

The first meeting of the sub working group on agenda item 1.23 took place during the morning session but little formal progress was made. Meanwhile ‘corridor meetings’ took place to try and find a way forward. As a result of these discussions, a small group met to consolidate the 12 input documents reflecting the views […]

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WRC-12 Day 3 – An uphill struggle on 500kHz

| January 25, 2012

Colin, G3PSM reports. Continuing on the same theme as yesterday, a sub working group meeting was held in the morning of 25 January. Russia is maintaining its opposition to the various 500kHz proposal, based on “possible” interference to the existing aeronautical radionavigation service. Despite persuasive arguments to the contrary from Australia, Canada, UK, and US […]

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