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  • Friday, January 27, 2012

    WRC-12: World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 Begins in Switzerland, Considers Secondary MF Amateur Allocation

    The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) opened in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, January 23. Attendees will review and revise the Radio Regulations, the international treaty governing the use of radio frequency spectrum and satellite orbits. One of the items to be considered at WRC-12 is Agenda Item 1.23: To consider an allocation of about 15 kHz in parts of the band 415-526.5 kHz to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis, taking into account the need to protect existing services.

    More than 3000 participants — representing more than 150 out of the International Telecommunication Union’s 193 Member States — are expected to attend the four-week conference. About 100 Observers from among the ITU’s 700 private sector members — along with international organizations, including the International Amateur Radio Union — are also in attendance. A number of WRC-12 delegates are radio amateurs.

    Members of the IARU Team include: IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH; IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; IARU Secretary Rod Stafford, W6ROD; IARU Region 1 President Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T; IARU Region 2 President Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM; IARU Technical Representative Ken Pulfer, VE3PU, and ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ. ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price, N4QX, and ARRL Technical Relations Specialist Jon Siverling, WB3ERA, are serving as members of the US delegation. Price is serving as Chairman of the sub-committee that will consider Agenda Item 1.23 Read more here

    Source: ARRL

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