WIA Updates Bandplans - (6, 30, 40 and 6 metres)
Amateur Radio Bandplans are a voluntary operating code which divides the various amateur bands into segments, in order to minimise interference between often incompatible transmission modes and technologies. As technology progresses, and patterns of usage change, Bandplans need to be periodically reviewed and updated to ensure they meet current needs, and also that, as much as possible, band usage remains internationally harmonised.
Phil Wait - VK2ASD
Following a lengthy period of public consultation the Bandplan changes are now released as a "Draft for Adoption". If no serious deficiencies are identified the updated Bandplans will come into effect on the 15th March, 2015. The two metre and 70cm Bandplans are also under review, and are expected to be finalised during the second half of this year. Watch out for new information on those Bandplans in the Hot Issues section of this website.
The WIA would like to sincerely thank John Martin VK3KM and the entire Technical Advisory Committee for undertaking the difficult task of reviewing the Bandplans, and finding a workable solution to satisfy the various competing interests.
Phil Wait VK2ASD.
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