2.3 and 3.4 GHz: UK to Auction Former Amateur Radio Spectrum

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2.3 and 3.4 GHz: UK to Auction Former Amateur Radio Spectrum

Post by DD3AL » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:47 pm

"UK to Auction Former Amateur Radio Spectrum

[...]


10/28/2015

Spectrum at 2.3 and 3.4 GHz that once was allocated to Amateur Radio is
going on the auction block in the UK. [...] Ofcom
announced in April 2014 that it was ending Amateur Radio access to
significant portions of the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands following a year-long
consultation — a rule making proceeding — [...]

Amateur Radio lost privileges on frequencies in the two bands that
overlapped with the 190 MHz of spectrum that Ofcom now has put on the
block — 2350 to 2390 MHz and 3410 to 3475 MHz. Amateur Radio will retain
access to the adjacent bands, but Ofcom has put procedures in place to
remove even those frequencies from Amateur Radio access, if necessary in the
future.

Ofcom said in 2014 that, with military and other government use of the 2.3
and 3.4 GHz spectrum ending, it believed that “an award of the spectrum for
high power use is likely to deliver greater benefit to UK consumers and
citizens than continued amateur use.”

[...]

Ofcom has said it would make 2300-2302 MHz available for amateur use, but
licensees first must obtain a Notice of Variation to their licenses. Hams in
the US have access to 2300-2310 MHz, 2390-2450 MHz, and 3300-3500 MHz
(Amateur Radio in the US is primary at 2390-2417 MHz). Neither the affected
2350-2390 MHz segment nor the 2310-2350 MHz that may be removed down the
road in the UK has been available to US amateurs for many years. In the
international Table of Frequency Allocations, the 3.4-3.6 GHz band is
designated for future mobile wireless broadband in many countries, including
the UK, but not in the US. Germany and Israel are the only ITU Region 1
countries with amateur allocations at 3400-3475 MHz. — Thanks to RSGB,
Ofcom"
(http://www.arrl.org/news/uk-to-auction- ... o-spectrum)

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Re: 2.3 and 3.4 GHz: UK to Auction Former Amateur Radio Spectrum

Post by DD3AL » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:24 am

On 06. Nov. 2015 Philippe AC7JF wrote:

Hello again Jens,


Dans la lettre d'information de l'ARRL d'aujourd'hui :


World Radiocommunication Conference 2015: The Deliberations Have Begun
[...]
Of prime Amateur Radio interest is Agenda Item 1.4, which calls for allocating an appropriate amount of spectrum to the Amateur Service on a secondary basis within the band 5250-5450 kHz.
[...]
IARU Region 1 is hoping for further worldwide harmonization of bands allocated to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services. These would include a 160 meter allocation at 1800-2000 kHz to align with the Region 1 and 2 allocations, and an allocation of 50-52 MHz to the Amateur and Amateur satellite services in Regions 1 and 3. IARU Region 1 also wants to further harmonize the Amateur Radio microwave sub-bands, especially 3400-3410 MHz in Region 1 with the allocations in Regions 2 and 3. It is proposing a secondary allocation to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite services.
The IARU will host a function on November 10 for all attending WRC-15. On display will be an emergency communications mobile unit, which will be available for viewing November 8-14, with IARU International Coordinator for Emergency Communications, Hans Zimmermann, HB9AQS, attending. The trailer-mounted display will have equipment showing the voice, text and image mode capabilities for emergency communications, plus a mobile antenna. Emergency Radio Germany supplied the mobile unit for the exhibit.

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