And now they want to take part of 2 meters..... (WRC 2023 proposal)

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  1. NN3W

    NN3W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Well this one has surfaced, and this is could be viewed as a serious threat to a major band in the amateur spectrum. Hang on to your hats boys and girls....

    From the IARU Region I group:

    Category: News
    Published: Monday, 10 June 2019 19:54
    Written by Don Beattie
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    IARU Region 1 notes that there are two proposals under discussion in Europe as possible future Agenda Items at WRC 2023, which potentially could impact important amateur radio frequencies. The following sets out the current IARU position on these proposals.

    • A proposal from France to consider the band 144-146 MHz as a primary allocation to the Aeronautical Mobile service, as part of a broader consideration of the spectrum allocated to that service.
    The band 144-146 MHz is allocated globally to the amateur and amateur satellite services on a primary basis. This is one of the few primary allocations to the amateur service above 29.7 MHz and as such is an important and widely used part of the amateur spectrum with a vast installed base of users and operational satellite stations.

    IARU views with grave concern any proposal to include this band in the proposed study. It will be representing this view energetically in Regional Telecommunications Organisations and in ITU to seek to obtain assurances that the spectrum will remain a primary allocation for the amateur services.
  2. KK5JY

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    They have bigger problems to solve.

    The proposal is definitely something to keep an eye on, of course. That said, aeronautical mobile allocations really need to be global in order to be useful.

    I'm not concerned... yet...

    If hams don't start using VHF+ for something substantial, whether it's tropo or another scatter mode, or at least some kind of wide-spread data infrastructure, VHF+ will eventually be snapped up by other interests. It's fantastic spectrum that is desperately underutilized.
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  3. N2RJ

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    Something about a wall and throwing.
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  4. N2RJ

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    Hams use 2 meters all the time. It's got everything from repeaters to EME. Like most VHF/UHF bands it isn't always open but when it is, there are contacts to be had.
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  5. KK5JY

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    Admittedly, I miss out on a lot of radio activity by living in fly-over country. :eek: ;)
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  6. K8XG

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    Most 2 meter repeaters in this area only host a traffic net 1 or 2 times a day... back in the early 80s they all had traffic on Morning drives, Lunch talk, Evening Drives... All that went away when everyone had a cell phone..

    Now on to what N2Rj also said; we have huge used portions of 2 meters in use each any every day.. First the Sat bands, then the digital Hot Spot Simplex bands, plus the regular repeater use when folks do use them from time to time and the traffic nets... How could one country decide to take a global band away unless driven by an agenda ?
  7. KL7AJ

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    We could all collectively fart in their general direction.
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  8. KE0TNL

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    Directional flatulence, finally something I can get on board with.
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  9. KV6O

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    Or, we could taunt them a second time. Just running thru the options...
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  10. K8XG

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    France Built a huge wall after WWI, 2 times we helped kept them from speaking another language..Seems they have a huge event over that , and our President attended it . ..

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