Amateur Satellite Allocations on the Agenda at Vienna

IARU_LogoIn the coming months meetings will take place in both IARU Region 1 and Region 2 to discuss HF and VHF bandplans.

The IARU Region 1 2013 Interim Meeting in Vienna April 19-21 will be discussing two proposals relating to the Amateur-Satellite Service:

VIE13_C4_02 – Amendment to the 28 MHz Bandplan in relation to the Amateur Satellite Service. This proposes the removal of the downlink only restriction on the 29.300-29.510 MHz satellite segment.
http://uska.ch/fileadmin/download/iaru/interim_meetings/vienna2013/VIE13-C4-02_RSGB.pdf

VIE13_C5_03 – Increased Amateur-Satellite Service 144 MHz Usage. This proposes the introduction of a new satellite downlink band for CW/SSB transponders at 144.000-144.035 MHz.
http://uska.ch/fileadmin/download/iaru/interim_meetings/vienna2013/2013_Vienna_Documents.pdf

A report on the ARRL website has requested input for the IARU Region 2 meeting. At this time it is not known if satellite allocations will be raised at the meeting in Region 2.

UK Yahoo Reflector for discussion of C4 (HF) papers
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ukc4discussion/

UK Yahoo Reflector for discussion of C5 (VHF/UHF/Microwave) papers
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/ukc5discussion/