IARU addresses 2m & 23cm threats

| June 14, 2019

As October’s World Radio Conference, WRC-19 draws closer, proposals that would need to be agreed for the future WRC-23 agenda are also in progress.

On Monday the 10th of June, IARU Region 1 provided detailed background and serious concerns it has regarding two proposals under discussion in CEPT/Europe that may potentially impact important amateur bands at 144-146MHz and 1240-1300MHz on a global basis if initially adopted and eventually agreed at the 2023 conference.

The 2m band has a proposal for a Primary Aeronautical Mobile service allocation, whilst 23cm faces potential restrictions with respect to the European Galileo and similar satellite navigation services.

RSGB and IARU volunteers are actively involved with the CEPT meetings and other fora considering these initial proposals.

The RSGB’s own special focus page is at https://rsgb.org/wrc-19

Whilst IARU and RSGB wish to draw this information to the attention of the amateur community, we urge restraint in public and social media comments until further progress has been made in the regulatory discussions.

More details can found at www.iaru-r1.org

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