Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Aug 27, 2019.
Wir wollen, dass das 2 Meter Band nur für den Amateurfunk zur Verfügung steht. Gut gemacht DARC!!
Happy to see German's reaction, here in France nothing ....
I hope that more amateur radio associations and state officials will fight with us to defend the 2m band.
I heard a rumor (and can not confirm that !!) that the french delegation consisted of seven people and five of them belong to the big company THALES.
Hmmm, cannot understand that, because the plan is from France. I expected that this was in close contact with your french radio amateur association.
Did the French actually have the "audacity?" OR...? Something else up their sleeve? (French Cuffs, you know.)
WA9SVD's Third Law: "Stupidity known NO bounds." It may well apply here .
I tried to understand the document but I don't know German
Definitively not true , some of the french national associations (R-E-F / URC / Dr@F / Amsat F) wrote to the regulator to complain and fight against this situation : https://www.save2m.org/2019/08/french-organizations-issue-a-joint-letter/
In my own opinion the French Regulator (ANFR) doesn't really care about the ham, they're more interest with commercial (like everywhere on earth).
This is only a personal opinion but I will not be surprised that there is some slippage under all this crap business with Thales (like a little € stamp under the table, no it would be really big and obvious isn't it) ?
Now that the French associations are able to walk hand in hand, our regulator sticks us our wheels (we only have to watch the french position on the 6m band for the next WRC-19, this stupid idea for the 2m, or even the idea that the 23cm isn't managed in France).
Happily some European regulators still have feet on the groud.
Be certain that the position(s) of our regulator does not represent the mindset of French Ham Radio in that particular case.
And as a personal matter this situation revolts me.
But sometimes the wind will reverse itself and The truth will come out.
I almost forgot :
I Guess this only mean to the French's commercial positions AKA Thales' one for exemple.
According to what we've seen recently , i really hope i'm wrong.
We will have to wait and see.
A wise and respected local politician once told me she thought that outside of totalitarian regimes successful governance only occurs when the will of a vast majority of those to be governed allows it.
If a deceptively quiet yet well endowed amateur band like 2m is designated as shared with autonomous roaming flying machines (which would probably use some form of ALE / cognitive radio to avoid QRM to each other) I can easily imagine a scenario similar to when the Russian Woodpecker of yore forcibly "shared" popular HF amateur bands.
A new VHF "bird" hunting sport would pop up amongst enterprising hams, making it their purpose in life to develop xmsn techniques to fake out the fluttering Napoleonic drones, causing them to QSY, shepherds herding the flock into submission.
Taïaut ! Yee-haw !! --> https://www.qsl.net/n1irz/woodpeck.html
ANFR needs to come to the DARC side.
On that particular case I wanted to congrats the DARC & BNetzA for their most recent document , perfect work !