Germany Permits 50 MHz Ham Radio Contest Operation

The DARC reports German radio amateurs are permitted to take part in Contest Operating in the 50 MHz band from 1st May until 30th September 2019

With the order No. 64/2019 amateur radio service; Terms of use for the frequency range 50.08-51.00 MHz, the current Order No. 36/2006 is updated. The period in which the contest is not allowed to compete in the future is limited to the period from October 1 to April 30. German radio amateurs can therefore participate in contests in the 6-m season from the beginning of May to the end of September.

With Communication 287/2019, the Contest Prohibition previously contained in Communication 34/2016 is now limited to the frequency range 50.03-50.08 MHz not included in Appendix 1 of the AFuV, thus allowing for contests above 50.080 MHz. The other provisions mentioned in the notification 287/2019 to 31.12.2019, such as waiver of operational notification and telephone availability, continue to apply until the end of the year 2019. The same applies to the permitted frequency range 50.03-51.00 MHz.

This is reported by Ulrich Müller, DK4VW, from the DARC Department for Frequency Management in the Wuerttemberg Round Award No. 23/2019.