Austria Proposes Revision to HF Amateur / Ham Radio Band Plans

 Austria Proposes Revision to HF Amateur / Ham Radio Band Plans

The Austrian national amateur radio society ÖVSV is planning on proposing changes to the HF Amateur / Ham Radio Band Plans at the IARU Region 1 meeting 27-28th April 2018

The list of band plans delivered with the April issue of the QSP publication to the members of the national associations and the Austrian Military Radio Society (AMRS) is a simplified representation of the band plans currently recommended by the IARU region1, as the name implies by the ÖVSV.

This double-sided work aid for the practical operation on the bands is designed very high quality and is certainly very helpful. The individual band segments are highlighted in different colors and show clearly visible at the beginning and end of the areas for the respective operating modes.

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General Authorization for Spanish 2.4 GHz

Spain's national amateur radio society URE reports the regulator has agreed to allow amateur use of 2400.050 to 2409.500 MHz to access the E'hail-2 / QO-100 geostationary satellite

Since the State of Qatar sent the geostationary satellite Es'hail-2, the first of its kind to be used by radio amateurs, to space on 15th November 2018, the URE satellite (AMSAT) raised the possibility of requesting the Administration the free use of the entire segment granted for radio amateurs in Spain and not only segment 2316-2332 MHz.

The Administration, responding to the request submitted by the URE, has developed the present resolution, which authorizes until September 26, 2019, to the holders of radio amateur authorizations, the emission of the amateur radio satellite service from 2400.050 to 2409.500 MHz. For single-sideband telephone communications, with a maximum eirp of 1500 watts, from authorized amateur radio stations located anywhere in the national territory.

The resolution of the Secretary of State for Digital Progress - https://www.ure.es/images/noticias/generales/RESOLUCION-Es-hai.pdf

Amateur Radio in UK Spectrum Policy Forum report

Amateur Radio in UK Spectrum Policy Forum report

The UK Spectrum Policy Forum (SPF) have released the report Valuing the impact of radio spectrum use on the UK economy which features amateur radio

The SPF report contains input from Graham Murchie, G4FSG (previous RSGB Chair) plus Steve Thomas, M1ACB and Murray Niman, G6JYB.

He outlined shortage of practical skills in the radio arena and gave examples of where RSGB is encouraging development of these skills.

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