WRC-15 – Day-5, End of Week-1

| November 7, 2015

ITU WRC-15Agenda Item 1.4 (5 MHz): Some progress was made during the course of the Friday morning session. The various African organisations agreed to merge their proposal resulting in a proposal of 100 Watts between 5350-5400 kHz which will be considered alongside other proposals. Unfortunately other administrations are refusing to move from their position for a far smaller allocation or even NoC (No Change). As a consequence the meetings scheduled for Saturday morning have been cancelled pending feedback from various administrations back home.

Agenda Item 1.18 (77GHz radar): It is anticipated that this will be finalised early next week.

Agenda Item 9.1.8 (Regulatory aspects for nano- and picosatellites): It was noted that this did not include any consideration of possible changes to the regulatory procedures for coordination and notification of nano- and picosatellites, but on the other hand did not preclude such consideration being undertaken. It was noted that such considerations could be undertaken and that this should be conducted under the standing agenda item of WRCs (Agenda item 7). It was agreed to suppress Resolution 757 (WRC-12) since this Resolution is no longer required.

 Agenda Item 10 (Future Agenda Items): There is a CEPT meeting for this at lunchtime on Saturday, no doubt to review the lengthy (146) worldwide list of proposed agenda items. These include 3 proposals from the amateur service regarding 1.8 and 50 MHz, 4 for GMDSS, 4 for the Fixed Satellite Service, 15 proposals regarding IMT future spectrum requirements, and Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety Systems, to name but a few. These have to be pared down to a total of 18. There are however a considerable number of duplicated proposals from different administrations and Regional Telecommunications Organisations which will reduce the overall number to be considered.


Colin, HB9/G3PSM

NB: Further background and updates are at rsgb.org/wrc-15 and in our news


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