WRC 2015 When drafting this issue, the World Radio Conference 2015 had concluded his work. During 4 weeks more than 3000 participants attended this conference.
The IARU was present as observer with a team to represent the interests of amateur radio, as well as volunteers embedded in some national delegations.
This conference resulted in a new Band on HF (5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz). Regarding VHF we succeeded in including a future agenda item for the next conference, in 2019, which will consider harmonizing the 50MHz band in Region 1 (see later for a copy of the resolution). However other new WRC-19 agenda items may threaten other bands, including 5GHz and 47 GHz. If you want to know more about it; you can find the final press release here: http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2015/56.aspx#.Vl1wjGaFOM8
The FCC has denied the petition of an Arizona radio amateur, who had petitioned for lifetime Amateur Radio licenses. Mark F. Krotz, N7MK, of Mesa, had filed hisPetition for Rule Making (RM 11760) with the FCC last November, and the FCC invi... Read more