Amateur Radio Allocations Discussed

Logo WRC RA 2015At the CEPT CPG-PTA-8 meeting in Catania, Sicily, July 21-24, 2015 several amateur radio allocations were discussed.

The minutes contain these items of interest to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services:
4.13.1.1 IMT/MBB above 6 GHz
4.13.1.3 Amateur allocation to 50-54 MHz
4.13.1.7 To consider an allocation to the space operation service in the range 137-960 MHz to accommodate the growing number of small non-GSO satellites
4.13.1.11 Studies towards an identification for land mobile and fixed services operating in the frequency range 275-450 GHz
4.13.1.14 Amateur proposal for new primary allocation between 1800-2000 kHz

Annex VI notes these potential new IMT (mobile broadband) allocations were discussed:
• 10.0-10.45 GHz – France/Germany/Italy/Denmark – Lack of bandwidth.  UK, Sweden support parts of this band
NATO harmonized band.
• 45.5-48.9 GHz – No opposition received on this band. Added to draft Resolution. IARU noted that the amateur service have a global primary band between 47-47.2 GHz
• 66-71 GHz, 71-76 GHz, 81-86 GHz – Satisfies bandwidth argument and no opposition was expressed. Bands added to draft Resolution.

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WRC-15 takes place in Geneva, Switzerland, from November 2-27, 2015
http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/conferences/wrc/2015/