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IARU prepares for Key CEPT meeting

| August 16, 2019

The final CEPT Conference Preparatory Group meeting prior to WRC-19 takes place from the 26th of August. Most of its papers are now available, including on current hot topics in the 6m, 2m and 23cm bands, where RSGB volunteers have been working hard to support the IARU. In summary:- At 50MHz IARU hopes that the […]

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David Sumner, K1ZZ, publishes article in ITU News

| August 2, 2019

David Sumner, K1ZZ (Secretary, International Amateur Radio Union) is the keynote speaker at this year’s RSGB Annual Convention. In the run-up to the discussions at WRC-19 he has published an article on P33 of the latest International Telecommunication Union (ITU) News magazine, promoting the importance and relevance of amateur radio. We have published a short explanation […]

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WRC-19: request to support 50MHz

| August 2, 2019

As the run-up to WRC-19 gathers pace, the UK Six Metre Group has also written to Ofcom in support of a positive approach to Agenda Item 1.1 concerning the future of the 50MHz band in ITU Region 1. At present, harmonisation and activity is impeded by the lack of a formal 50MHz ITU Region 1 […]

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RSGB President writes to Ofcom about 144 MHz

| July 12, 2019

After due consideration, and as reported in GB2RS news on Friday, 5 July 2019, RSGB President Dave Wilson, M0OBW wrote to Ofcom strongly expressing the RSGB’s concerns about the proposed WRC-23 aeronautical Agenda Item that includes 144-146 MHz. The President’s letter started by stating that the RSGB “shares the concerns of the global amateur community […]

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RSGB President writes to Ofcom about 144MHz

| July 5, 2019

In our next step in an ongoing effort to protect the 144MHz band, the RSGB President has written to Ofcom regarding the recent World Radio Conference WRC-23 aeronautical proposal. Our input summarises the basis for our deep concerns, but also includes an appendix highlighting the multi-faceted nature of amateur radio activity and innovation in this […]

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144 MHz and the WRC process

| July 1, 2019

RSGB has been a key part of a joint International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) effort and are working hard on both national and international levels to ensure a positive outcome for World Radio Conference-19 (WRC-19) items (50 MHz, Wireless Power, microwave bands etc) and WRC-23 Agenda proposals (144-146 MHz and 23cms). With regard to 144-146 […]

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