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WRC-19 Day-9+10: Halfway there?

| November 10, 2019
WRC-19 Day-9+10: Halfway there?

Thursday and Friday saw the halfway point reached at WRC-19 but this has led to some agenda items being continued into the weekend ahead of key deadlines on Monday. Satellites: One example, so far not mentioned, is a solution for Agenda Item 1.7 for tele-command spectrum for short duration small satellites (cubesats etc). A solution […]

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WRC-19 Day-8: Progress !?

| November 6, 2019
WRC-19 Day-8: Progress !?

Wednesday saw some encouraging signs for two key items – Wireless Power (WPT-EV) and 50 MHz. First up was the re-work on the short AI-9.1.6 WPT-EV report that had been asked for by the Plenary. Significant background effort had been made to hone a couple of paragraphs for Committee-6 (COM6) to consider. This had a […]

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WRC-19 Day-7: 23cms and A Long Day

| November 5, 2019
WRC-19 Day-7: 23cms and A Long Day

A somewhat difficult start to the day’s proceedings began with another AI-10 Proposal being introduced for WRC-23 – protecting RNSS (Galileo etc) from secondary amateur usage in the 23cm band. From an amateur viewpoint this is more complex and unwelcome as a top level WRC item, than as a local CEPT work item (which has […]

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WRC-19 Day-6: Work resumes on all fronts

| November 4, 2019
WRC-19 Day-6: Work resumes on all fronts

Week-2 started with both 50MHz and other items – inc a new arrival from afar. 50 MHz resumed after the weekend session. Discussions in the sub-working group are trying to create a delicate balance between various potential allocations for amateurs; and appropriate protection criteria for other incumbent services such as mobile or broadcasting. A very […]

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WRC-19 Day-5+Sat: Don’t count your chickens…

| November 3, 2019
WRC-19 Day-5+Sat: Don’t count your chickens…

Friday saw progress, as a few items became clear, or so people thought – as we went to overtime on Saturday. The third Plenary session of the conference was held on Friday afternoon. This saw items where there was a consensus for ‘No Change’ (aka NOC) being addressed. Two Agenda Items of interest were given […]

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WRC-19 Day-4: Consensus, or Not

| October 31, 2019
WRC-19 Day-4: Consensus, or Not

WRC-19 takes decisions based on consensus rather than votes. Day 4, Thursday October 31st provided a few examples of the extremes, of when views converge, or not. Wireless Power for electric vehicles (WPT-EV) managed to reach consensus on one of its core regulatory aspects. Subject to finalisation, ‘No Change’ will be made to the ITU […]

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