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WRC-19 ends - have we lost half our 50MHz primary allocation?

posted 22 Nov 2019, 11:18 by Mike Brown
The 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) has just ended in Egypt. More countries now have 50 MHz allocations, which is good news as there will be more stations to work. Is there a sting in the tail though?

Our current UK allocation is as Primary user from 50-51 MHz. (This comes with a 400W PEP power limit for Full licensees. From 51-52 MHz the power limit is 100W PEP.)

Footnote 5.D11 of the conference report shown on the RSGB website says we and amateurs in a selection of other coutries are only Primary users from 50-50.5 MHz!