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WRC-19 Day-15: A Long Weekend

| November 17, 2019
WRC-19 Day-15: A Long Weekend

The slipping schedule saw slow progress on Friday and consequently full overtime on Saturday and Sunday for future agenda items (AI-10), small-satellites (AI-1.7), 5G mobile (AI-1.13) and 5GHz Wi-Fi (AI-1.16). Overtime started early, with a queue to get in before the 9am Saturday start. The 8:40m Saturday morning queue AI-10 WRC-23/27 Agenda: Late on Sunday […]

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WRC-19 Day-13+14: IARU Features and Waits

| November 14, 2019

WRC-19 like any major international conference has news and media associated with it. The ITU have a TV Studio at the venue for interviews –  including one with IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH which is now available on YouTube. The IARU summary position has also featured in an ITU news release:- IARU Positions feature in […]

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WRC-19 Day-11+12: Week-3 and Next Steps

| November 13, 2019
WRC-19 Day-11+12: Week-3 and Next Steps

Week-3 should be where even the harder items are heading towards solutions. Conveniently, a CEPT status table offers a great overview, but shows that many items are running behind schedule, or being escalated to higher levels as their lower-level drafting groups close. CEPT WRC-19 Status table 50 MHz: One of the few clearer signs of […]

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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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