WRC-15 News

| November 20, 2015

This week, the World Radio Conference in Geneva finally approved a new amateur service allocation at 5MHz.

Although only a small allocation of 15kHz between 5351.5 – 5366.5kHz was agreed, it is the first new allocation at HF since the WARC of 1979.

After intense pressure from the fixed service primary user, power limits have been set at 15 watts EIRP in regions 1 and 3, 20 watts EIRP in Mexico and 25 watts EIRP in Central America, South America and most of the Caribbean area.

The new Radio Regulations will not come into force until 1 January 2017 but it will be for individual administrations to agree local arrangements.

No change is expected to the current spectrum allocation at 5MHz within the UK.

Regular updates from Colin Thomas, G3PSM who is attending the conference and other background information are at www.rsgb.org/wrc-15.

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