Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN – RAC Particular Guide

The International Radiocommunication Convention 2019 (WRC-19) is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt from October 28 to November 22, 2019. 


The Global Beginner Radio Union’s Government with the Global Telecommunication Union’s Secretary Normal, Houlin Zhao, at WRC-19.
From left: IARU Vice-President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH; ITU Secretary Normal Houlin Zhao; and IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ

Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, the RAC Particular Guide at International Radiocommunication Meetings, has supplied the next replace. We can even be together with a file at the court cases and results of WRC-19 in a long term factor of The Canadian Beginner mag.

We are actually two weeks into the International Radiocommunication Convention and the next is a handy guide a rough abstract of the standing of the Beginner Radio problems which I defined in my article within the November-December 2019 factor of The Canadian Beginner.

Six Metres for ITU Area 1

An allocation in six metres is taking form. It’s been a protracted and irritating procedure and it’s not fairly over but. As soon as it’s “within the bag” I must be capable to provide you with a definitive abstract of what it’s going to appear to be. Consider, our absolute best case state of affairs has been that Amateurs in ITU Area 1 have a four MHz number one allocation very similar to what has been to be had for many years within the different two ITU areas.

There are, alternatively, numerous issues which make this a hard and not likely end result. The hoped-for allocation, alternatively, must offer protection to all present preparations whilst formalizing new choices right through the area. With a bit of luck, it’s going to quickly be imaginable to offer additional info.

47 GHz and 5G Cell Telephony

The collection of frequency bands for 5G Global Cell Telephony continues to eat the time of lots of the delegates to the Convention. The excellent news, alternatively, and as reported previous, is that the Convention has signed off with “No Alternate” for our number one allocation in 47 metres to 47.2 GHz.

Wi-fi Get entry to Methods in five GHz

Our 6 cm secondary allocation in Area 2 is 5650 to 5925 MHz. Observe: Within the different two areas the higher prohibit is 5850 MHz.

For the 5850 – 5925 MHz phase the Convention has selected “No Alternate” and it is a excellent end result for Amateurs. The similar end result is was hoping for the 5725 – 5850 MHz phase, however that is  nonetheless very a lot a piece in development as quite a lot of footnoted exceptions are in dialogue. A few of these are results which Amateurs more than likely may just reside with as they prohibit new cell allocations to indoor use most effective and occasional (200 mW EIRP) energy.

Different proposals are much less welcome and we’re hopeful the overall verdict in this phase is both “No Alternate” as within the CITEL Inter-American Proposal or restricted to tolerable adjustments of the sort discussed above.

Wi-fi Energy Switch for Electrical Cars

This Time table Merchandise does now not search an allocation for Wi-fi Energy Switch for Electrical Cars (WPT(EV)). As an alternative, it requests that research determine which frequency levels could be used with the least probability of inflicting destructive interference to radio products and services.

The Convention accredited the proposed frequency levels, 19 – 25 kHz for “prime” energy and 79 – 90 kHz for “medium” energy, and in addition the wording within the proposal emphasizing the wish to proceed research into the interference possible of this generation to radio products and services at and above their running frequencies. Necessarily, this end result has met the Beginner group’s goals.

Time table for Long run Meetings (WRC-23 and WRC-27)

In a welcome departure from the method adopted in earlier Meetings, a evaluate of the proposals for the following Convention deliberate for 2023 and, in positive circumstances, the Convention following – tentatively scheduled for 2027 – has begun early and with intensive involvement of the Convention delegations.

The Global Beginner Radio Union (IARU) particularly has adopted moderately a suggestion by way of the CEPT, the Ecu affiliation, to check the compatibility of the Beginner secondary allocation in 1240 to 1300 MHz with the receivers used with the Galileo RNSS (GPS) device. There was a minimum of one example of such interference.

The Beginner group would a lot want that this interference case be handled the use of present mitigation processes – as it’s been – quite than 4 years of analysis over the appropriateness of the Beginner allocation. The decision remains to be out on whether or not this perspective will be triumphant.

The IARU has additionally moderately watched a 2023 proposal for an Earth Exploration Satellite tv for pc Machine (EESS) the use of space-based radars in 40 – 50 MHz. Whilst there are references within the proposal for defense, we’ve got issues that the brand new radars adequately offer protection to the paintings carried out by way of Amateurs in our adjoining 50 – 54 MHz six-metre band.

In any case, in spite of the unique location of this Convention in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, when compared with the standard venue in Geneva, Switzerland it’s value citing that WRC’s are gruelling reviews for all of the delegates together with those that are right here protecting Beginner Radio. Time spent on the Convention Centre can automatically stretch to eight to 12 hours an afternoon and this has integrated Saturdays and Sundays. It’s value emphasizing, alternatively, as I identified in my article “The Significance of Appearing Up”, that Beginner Radio would more than likely now not continue to exist in its provide shape if devoted Amateurs weren’t prepared and in a position to take part in those processes.

And, whilst I will be able to go back to this on the conclusion of WRC-19, I wish to recognize that when once more, as in all earlier ITU Meetings, the Canadian Delegation has prolonged each and every courtesy and lodging to me and to our paintings for Radio Amateurs, and for this Canadian Amateurs are actually blessed.

Canadian Amateurs make this imaginable throughout the  Defence of Beginner Radio Fund ( DARF) so that you can be capable to quilt the transportation and residing bills of our delegate at International Radiocommunication Meetings and on the Preparatory Conferences in Geneva within the intervening years. Take a look at to consider this while you renew your RAC club or when your membership has some budget to spare.

Ma’a Salama  from WRC-19 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN
RAC Particular Guide



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