50 MHz activity needed - 13 June 2019

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  1. G4TUT

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    50 MHz activity needed - 13 June 2019

    This year the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) starts on 28 October and will last four weeks.

    An important agenda item for the amateur service is for the WRC to consider the consolidation and extension of 50 MHz in Region 1 (Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asiatic Russia).

    One of the national telecoms administrations, which are actively supporting the proposal, is the Czech Republic; unfortunately some other administrations are actively opposed.

    To gather solid evidence of the high level of amateur activity on the band, and at the same time to demonstrate that amateurs can co-exist with other band users including the military, IARU is supporting a monitoring trial in the middle of June.

    The event is being run by the Czech national radio society, in conjunction with their regulator. It is part activity period and part contest.

    Government and professional users will be monitoring (and some will be transmitting as well) so it is important that we make a good showing. Remember, by the way, that if you do hear any non-amateur stations you must make sure you do NOT cause them any interference.

    Full details can be found on the iaru-r1.org website.

    Date and times are Thursday 13 June 2019 07:30 - 09:00 UTC and 11:00 - 12:30 UTC

    There needs to be as much activity as possible on the band during these two periods, preferably sticking to the Czech power limit of 25 W ERP.
    It doesn't matter whether the band is open or not, just get on the air using SSB, CW, Digital, or all three.
    It is not essential that you should submit an entry for the contest although that would be appreciated, but IARU would definitely like as many logs as possible (contest or non-contest) to be sent in by 15 June, to provide solid evidence that can be used in pre-WRC planning.


    IRTS

    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2019/may/50-mhz-activity-needed.htm


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