Hello and welcome to the ITU WRC-19 thread!

Discussion in 'ITU WRC-19 (Autumn-2019)' started by RSGB Forums, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. RSGB Forums

    RSGB Forums Administrator Staff Member

    The next ITU World Radio Conference (WRC-19) is scheduled to be on Oct-28 to Nov-22 2019. Agenda Items of interest to amateur radio include 50 MHz in Region-1, Wireless Power and microwave bands.

    Useful Links:
    • RSGB Background papers on key Agenda Items, and previous Ofcom consultation input
    • CEPT List of Agenda Items and draft Briefs/Positions**

    The UK delegation to WRC is led by Ofcom and based on a combination of CEPT and national positions which have been developed since the agenda was set at the end of WRC-15.

    This forum provides a platform for queries/suggestions etc - but is not a consultation per se

    **As approved at CPG meetings - so may not be the very latest from the individual project teams
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  2. M0ZPU

    M0ZPU New Member

    The following is fait accompli in relation for the wish for a 50-54MHz allocation in Region 1. IE: not going to happen until NATO says YES.

    NATO (22 November 2018)

    NATO Military Assessment

    The whole range 30.005 - 87.5 MHz is essential for NATO military tactical communication. A diminished access to the whole band would reduce the ability to fulfill combined missions. At this stage studies show difficulties with sharing between amateur service and mobile service in fixed channel mode

    NATO Position

    NATO does not oppose to an amateur service allocation in 50-52 MHz in Region 1 provided that the military systems operated under the land mobile service are protected and not further constrained. Thus NATO is still assessing the appropriate regulatory status associated with that allocation.


    Rob M0ZPU
  3. g6jyb

    g6jyb Moderator Staff Member

    Hi Rob

    Sounds like you came across the rear of the CEPT brief ?
    • 50-54 is not an official Nato core band
    • Nato is an observer like IARU - it may have soem influence but does not have a direct vote
    • CEPT favour 50-52 as a secondary allocation
    Having said that, governmental use (or hypothetical use in an emergency) at a national level by certain countries (inc France, Switzerland and Russia) has been a key challenge...


  4. g6jyb

    g6jyb Moderator Staff Member

  5. M0ZPU

    M0ZPU New Member

    I am just astounded by the attitude of the French.

    The Galileo issue - knowing what a segment of spectrum is used for, why did they press on with using E6? Were they ignorant (didn't know), or ignorant! (didn't care!).

    Reminds me of the car designer who thought that using 433MHz for remote locking was a clever idea.

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