The IARU Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) Directors have submitted a band plan paper concerning amateur satellite allocations for consideration at the IARU Region 3 Conference which takes place October 12-16 in Bali, Indonesia.
ORARI plans to run a special event station YB16IARU from October 11-16 from the conference and the delegates will be taken on a tour of Bali.
The President of ORARI, Sutiyoso YB0ST, says: “It’s an exciting time for us as we continue to grow and thrive, remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive. The world of amateur radio is an exciting area in which to work and play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure IARU Region 3 remains at the cutting edge.”
The IARU Region 3 Directors have acknowledged the existing 2m band plan does not adequately define how stations in the Amateur Satellite Service may use the band. However, the changes they are proposing would appear to prohibit the use of the Amateur Satellite Service channel 144.490 MHz as an uplink for crewed space missions. Use of this channel was agreed by IARU Region 3 some 20 years ago but the new paper says:
“Note 2: The other portion of the band 144.035-145.8 MHz is exclusively identified for the amateur service.”
At the same time IARU Region 3 had agreed the crewed space mission downlink channel would be 145.800 MHz using 5 kHz deviation FM with a Doppler shift of +/- 3.5 kHz. The paper does not record this.
Read the IARU R3 Directors amateur satellite band plan paper at
The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) have presented a satellite band plan paper, see
Other papers submitted for the conference may be seen at
16th IARU R3 Conference http://www.iarur3conf2015.org/
IARU Coordination of Satellite Frequencies