Mixed blessings for Dutch amateurs

| March 31, 2017

Telecommunication regulators in The Netherlands have scaled back considerably the country’s formerly liberal 60m privileges.

Since December 2015, amateurs in The Netherlands have had access to a 100kHz wide band at 5MHz, with a maximum power of 100W.

Starting on 1 April 2017, the allocation has been changed to the global secondary 15kHz-wide allocation, 5351.5kHz to 5366.5kHz, with a maximum of 15W EIRP.

On a positive note, the same gazette notice also removed the cross-band and duplex restrictions on 50.45 to 52.0MHz and 70.0 to 70.5MHz.

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