On September 1st an ECP “European Common Proposals” paper has been pushed onto the CEPT website. This document is the outcome of the work that was done during the CEPT Ankara meeting and will be discussed in the World Radio Conference 2019 in Egypt.
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 …
In the wake of the IARU Document putting the 2m proposal down France issued a new document. It claims that 144-146MHz shall remain amateur primary yet that sharing shall be envisioned.
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.
When the news that a french company wants to share the 2m band with drones avery ham radio operator immediately thought that this is a perfect non sense. But how does one even come up to such an idea? Andrew VK1DA/VK2UH provides an interesting point on the SOTA mail group.
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.
On July 10th USKA sent an official letter the swiss regulator BAKOM.
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.