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Update on 23cm from WRC-23

Date : 28 / 11 / 2023
Author : Dale Hughes VK1DSH and Peter Pokorny VK2EMR

WIA News Release covering WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b
Dubai, 8/12/2023

Today, during the 7th Plenary meeting of WRC-23, the work done over the past four years on WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b concluded through the approval of a new footnote to the ITU Radio Regulations.

Agenda item 9.1b covered amateur usage of the 1240 -1300 MHz band (23 cm band). The amateur and amateur-satellite services are secondary services in this band which is shared with other primary services, notably the radionavigation-satellite service (RNSS). The new footnote provides:

 regulatory certainty for the protection of RNSS receivers from harmful interference,
 guidance to administrations if interference to RNSS receivers from amateur transmissions occurs,
 continued amateur access to the 1240 – 1300 MHz frequency band.

The Plenary meeting also suppressed WRC-19 Resolution 774 which initiated work on agenda item 9.1b and the suppression of the Resolution concludes work on this WRC agenda item. This is a good outcome and the result of a great deal of work by the IARU delegates and amateurs working with their administrations, all of whom worked tirelessly at WRC-23 and all the preceding ITU-R meetings over the last four years to achieve this compromise outcome.

Assuming the revised treaty is signed during the final WRC-23 Plenary meeting next week, the new footnote will become part of the Final Acts of WRC-23 and be incorporated into the revised Radio Regulations which come into force on 1 January 2025, though individual administrations may adopt any part of the WRC-23 results sooner than that.

Work continues at WRC-23 on other issues of concern to the amateur service and a full report will be provided after WRC-23 concludes on the 15 December 2023.

Dale Hughes VK1DSH and Peter Pokorny VK2EMR

Watch this explainatory Video from RSGB at this Link

Page Last Updated: Sunday, 17 Dec 2023 at 19:54 hours by Peter Clee


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