Be Informed! “Restraint Urged”
“RSGB VHF Manager John Regnault, G4SWX, in a related Moon-Net post, said the flood of “fake news” on the issue propagated via social media and online petitions does not help Amateur Radio’s position.”ARRL News 07/02/2019
Read entire ARRL article *here*
ARRL Article Highlights:
- France proposed, at the CEPT meeting prior to WRC-19, a study of possible new Aeronautical Mobile Service primary allocations in several bands in the range from 144 MHz to 22.2 GHz on a primary basis, “while ensuring the protection of existing services in those bands and, as appropriate, adjacent bands, and not constraining future development of these services.”
- Great Britain recognized that there would not be an “eviction or reallocation” of amateur radio operators, but that the proposal, if adopted, was unwelcome.
- Germany opposed the idea at the CEPT meeting. A total of 6 or more CEPT Member Administrations must oppose the proposal at the CEPT Conference Preparatory Group meeting in August or this item will advance to the agenda at WRC-19.
- The proposal will most likely be put on the WRC-19 agenda, but would not be voted upon until WRC-23.
- IARU has pledged to protect amateur radio interests and allocations in this band allocation development.
- Amateur Radio Societies in all member countries should support their respective organizations so that amateur radio can speak as one voice.