The Ankara CEPT meeting is over and the outcome is very positive, at least for the 2 meter amateur band. Many unofficial sources, are saying 2 meter has been saved!
Just when the french administration might think they can get away with their poor response to the IARU, they just have been, once again, reminded that physic laws are the same for all of us. Lately (August 26th), Germany submitted a document that largely resembles the IARU one. The document …
French organizations, REF, AMSAT-F, DR@F, and URC sent a joint letter to the ANFR International Affairs Commission. Since the start of the 2m crisis only URC had officialy addressed concerns to the ANFR and CEPT.
The IARU just uploaded a document on to the CEPT servers. This documents completly deconstructs the French/Thales proposal.
Fran EA4FRI twitted this information to us. Several Spanish amateur organizations met with the Secretary of State for Digital Development. They discussed the 2m crisis and other topics where we believe Thales touch can be spotted afar.
The national amateur radio association UBA had a meeting with the Belgian telecommunication government agency IBPT. During this meeting UBA exposed their point of view to IBPT.
On June 27th all of the minutes and the outcome of the work groups at the Prague CEPT Meeting (June 17th to June 21st) have been published. Since everyone was ranting about the possible loss of the 2m band, this went almost unnoticed. The French proposal is still there, yet …
The president of the british RSGB wrote a letter to OFCOM, the british regulator., expressing RSGB concerns and point of view on the 2 meter situation.
VERON, in the Netherlands is organizing a 2 meter propagation experiment. This experiment aims to bring as many as possible amateur radio stations onto the 2 metre band.