WRC-15 – Day 16 – start of final week

| November 24, 2015

ITU WRC-15The day has been concentrating on the work of Committee-6 which is reviewing future agenda items, with work continuing late into the evening. Of interest to the amateur services is that the proposal to add an agenda item to WRC-19 to allocate and harmonise the band 50-54 MHz in Region 1 with the allocation already available in the other two Regions was accepted without comment. This means the proposal is moved up to Plenary and is likely to be added to the draft WRC-19 agenda.

Fortunately this decision was made before the meeting became immersed in discussions regarding semantics and principles concerned with other future agenda items such as machine to machine communications and Wireless Power Transfer.

Later discussions took place on suggested frequency bands for

possible new or an upgrade of existing allocations to the space operations service within the frequency ranges 150.05-174 MHz, 400.15-420 MHz [and 420-450 MHz] for short duration satellites.

This potential future agenda item is an attempt to overcome the problem of non-amateur nano- and pico-satellites using the amateur service bands. No decision was reached and the document has been passed to plenary for decision.

Tomorrow is a day of plenary meetings and a decision will be made on a draft WRC-19 agenda in the next day or so. The final agenda will still need to get the agreement from the ITU Council but this should be a routine matter.

The meeting is slowing, very slowly, winding down.


Colin, G3PSM

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


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