Author Topic: The HAM VHF band in danger of being re-assigned?  (Read 219 times)

Offline Greekman

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The HAM VHF band in danger of being re-assigned?
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:29:39 AM »
well there has benn alot of drama the past few days...Approach the timeline with a cool head

Propostiion at the latests CEPT meeting for reasigning the band to Aeronautical
https://reflector.sota.org.uk/t/144-146-2m-band-in-danger-re-allocation-request-submitted-by-france-for-current-cept-meeting/20481
https://www.f4fxl.org/update-on-the-threats-on-2m-amateur-band/

ARRL newspost
http://www.arrl.org/news/no-strong-opposition-to-144-146-mhz-reallocation-proposal-at-cept-meeting

june 30th update
http://mailman.pe1itr.com/pipermail/moon-net/2019-June/039773.html
in short the proposal was a hasty last minute addition, and no final decision was reached.
But the issue will be discussed, and unless properly contested, may pass.

The relevant petition (for just in case I think)
https://www.change.org/p/rsgb-stop-the-2-meter-band-144-146mhz-being-taken-away-from-radio-amateurs?recruiter=979519520&recruited_by_id=2d946e70-9a34-11e9-953e-43712a788bb5&share_bandit_exp=initial-16346738-en-GB&share_bandit_var=v1

edit:
seems the proposal will be in the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 Agenda (could not find anything on the 2019th)
https://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/88-news/1864-wrc-23-agenda-items
« Last Edit: July 01, 2019, 02:36:59 AM by Greekman »

Offline BillFoster

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Re: The HAM VHF band in danger of being re-assigned?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 08:40:14 AM »
It’s not like hams use the 2-meter frequencies. The latest count from my little state, there are “only” 148 registered 2-meter repeaters. That doesn’t count the many that are not on the list, nor does it count the many cross-band repeaters on 2-m, or simplex users. Who is trying to buy these frequencies?