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EURAO Special Newsletter on 2m threat

This summer amateur radio worldwide became shocked and concerned about a proposal from France to allocate 144-146 MHz to aeronautical service.

The reactions did not wait and EURAO did not stay still. Fortunately, the proposal could be rejected within the CEPT and we are proud of our modest contribution.

In this special issue of the EURAO Newsletter you will find all the actions carried out by our members and staff on this matter.

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Global: 2 meters band in danger: CQ solidarity nuevo

2 meters band in danger Mid June EURAO supported an spontaneous protest action against the proposal of France to kick us out of the popular 2 meters band (144-146 MHz in Europe).

The action objective was: "let's occupy the 2 meter band on Saturday, June 15, 2019, between 20:00 and 21:00 UTC".

The operation was such a success that, not only the band was occupied during that hour, but the threat had an enormous diffusion among the global radio amateurs community.

France: REF and EURAO meeting on 2m crisis nuevo

F5DJL+EA3CIW The president of REF, F5DJL, visited the EURAO booth at HAM RADIO 2019 and met its Secretary-General, EA3CIW, who, a week before, had sent an email offering support and collaboration in the 144-146 MHz affair before French Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

Let's keep in mind that current EURAO HQ is in France.

Both exchanged views and concerns and agreed on the im­por­tance of addressing this issue with diligence and trying the maximum consensus.

Belgium: Meeting with BIPT nuevo

BIPT Both Belgian members of EURAO (VRA and UFRC) met with the Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions (BIPT) late June and expressed their rejection to the proposal of sharing the use, with aeronautical service, of the 2m band (144-146 MHz), now allocated to the amateur service on a primary basis. BIPT agreed this position.

Later on a formal letter was sent to BIPT requesting its vote against that proposal at the next CEPT meeting.

Spain: Defending amateur radio before the Ministry nuevo

EURAO-SEAD On July 12th, the Spanish EURAO member associations (FEDI-EA, FeRaCat and LigaCB) met with the people in charge of amateur radio issues in the Secretariat of State for Digital Progress (SEAD) to discuss, among other issues, the in­ter­na­tion­al threat of losing the 144-146 MHz band.

It is worth noting the good receptivity and harmony of the interlocutors in the main topics: 2m, 50 MHz, etc.

Then the chronicle of the meeting that, by the way, no other association asked for.

Newsletter issue: 2019-09-07
EURAO is stakeholder of:

EURAO member associations
  • CISAR: Centro Italiano di Sperimentazione ed Attività Radiantistiche (Italy)
  • FEDI-EA: Federación Digital EA (Spain)
  • VRA: Vlaamse RadioAmateurs (Belgium)
  • UFRC: Union Francophone des Radio Clubs (Belgium)
  • FeRaCat: Federació de Radio­afi­cio­nats de Catalunya (Spain)
  • RCL: Radioamador Clube de Loulé (Portugal)
  • ARRLx: Associação de Radio­ama­dores da Região de Lisboa (Portugal)
  • LigaCBR: Liga Española de Asociaciones CB y Radio­aficionados (Spain)
  • RFDX: Romeo Foxtrot International DX Club (The Netherlands)
  • NRSI: National Radio Society of Ireland
  • 773RG: 773 Radio Group (Italy)
  • ARLC: Associação de Radioamadores da Linha de Cascais (Portugal)
  • ARS: Asociatia RadioStiinta (Romania)
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