ARI Sends Letter to Italian Ministry

ARI has made an important step that every national radio amateur association should do, namely to wake up the ministry in charge and to ask them not to vote in favour of the French motion!

Indeed, the hard-working IARU delegates are doing a fantastic job, but that ought to be backed up by supplementary actions on a national basis.

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Austrian Supports 144MHz for Radio Amateurs

Austria's ÖVSV reports the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) has assured radio amateurs of the Ministry's support against the French proposal to allocate 144-146 MHz to the Aeronautical Mobile Service

The BMVIT assures the ÖVSV, as representative of Austria at the next CEPT-CPG at the end of August, that the frequencies of 144-146 MHz be removed from the list of proposals for UAVs (drones). We receive feedback that other countries will join this position as well.

RSGB President Writes to Ofcom about 144MHz

RSGB President Writes to Ofcom about 144MHz

The RSGB’s next step in an ongoing effort to protect the 144MHz band, the RSGB President has written to Ofcom regarding the recent World Radio Conference WRC-23 aeronautical proposal.

The input summarises the basis for groups deep concerns, but also includes an appendix highlighting the multi-faceted nature of amateur radio activity and innovation in this strategically important global Primary allocation.

This comes in the run up to a key CEPT meeting in August, where its 48 member states—including the UK—will confirm their common positions for the World Radio Conference this autumn.

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