“Future regulation will bring new tracks for the Amateur Radio Service in line with ITU and IARU guidelines.
The Board of Directors of Anatel approved yesterday, August 23, 2018, new assignments and assignments of radio frequency bands to the Amateur Radio Service and the issuance of a new Regulation on Conditions of Radio Frequency Use by the Amateur Radio Service, aiming at replacing Resolution 452 , of December 11, 2006.
The process was motivated by LABRE / GDE in 2014 through formal proposals, revised by Anatel with meetings, internal consultations in the agency, evaluations by the specialized prosecutor of the republic, analysis of regulatory impact, public consultation, evaluations of rapporteurs and now vote on the board, where it was unanimously approved.
Its main objective was to update the radio amateur bands with the latest achievements of the ITU world radio conferences, the International Telecommunication Union, as well as align them with the segments provided for in the ITU Radio Regulations for Region 2.
In this sense, Brazilian radio amateurs conquered 4 new bands: 2200 m (135.7-137.8 kHz), 630 m (472-479 kHz), 60 m (5351.5-5366.5 kHz) and Amplitude of 3 bands: 160 m (1800-2000 kHz), 80 m (3500-4000 kHz) and 30 m (10100-10150 kHz), sector.
Another achievement was recognition of primary use in high frequency segments, following the ITU guidelines, at 24-24.05 GHz; 47-47.2 GHz; 77.5-78 GHz; 134-136 GHz; 248-250 GHz.
The new regulation also allowed for an increase in the power limit of stations operated by class A radio amateurs to 1500 W, with the exception of 2200 m, 630 m, 60 m (limits defined by ITU) and 30 m (200 W).
The project also aimed to align the sub-bands with the IARU band plans, the International Union of Radio Amateurs, giving greater international harmonization in the specific use of bands.
In order for this standardization to be always updated, its adoption was approved by means of a normative act, whose alterations occur more quickly than the conventional regulations, without losing the force of the law.
This topic, of legal nuance, was the most discussed in the vote of the councilor-rapporteur, Leonardo Euler de Morais, exposing his opinion favorable to the so-called micro-management of the spectrum, bringing examples adopted in other telecommunications services.
To this end, a new public consultation on sub-bands will be published and evaluated during the vacancy of the regulation approved yesterday, stipulated in the draft within 90 days from the date of its publication. So when the regulation comes into force, the act with the plans of tracks will also take effect, including on the new tracks.
According to the rapporteur, the same procedure had also been adopted for other services such as SARC, Private Limited Service (SLP), Multimedia Communication Service (SCM), etc.
Therefore, the publication of the new regulation will not automatically make it valid, since it has a deadline for its entry into force. Only after this period has expired shall the new Regulation take effect. Meanwhile, all the devices of the current Resolution nº 452 remain valid.
LABRE and IARU were mentioned in the analysis and vote of the rapporteur, as well as Brazil’s performance in international norms of spectral management: “The present normative amendment proposal is the result of requests made by the Brazilian Amateur Radio Emission League (LABRE) ( …) In them, LABRE draws the attention of the Agency to the need to update the allocation and allocation of the radio frequency bands associated with the Amateur Radio Service, as well as to update and harmonize the rules in force with the recent internationally adopted standards. “
“The proposal is timely and convenient, to update and harmonize the Brazilian regulation of the Amateur Radio Service to the international standardization established by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).”
Furthermore, according to the rapporteur: “Although the Plan for the Allocation, Allocation and Distribution of Frequencies in Brazil (FDP) is periodically updated by the Agency to reflect possible changes in the Radio Regulations (RR), the normative framework for the A / has not received the changes resulting from its last two editions (…), and has not yet incorporated what was agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference of 2015 (WRC-15). Similarly, this milestone is also outdated in relation to the Radio Frequency Band Plan for IARU Region 2 (IARU-R2). “
The president of Anatel, Juarez Quadros, congratulated efforts to update the regulations, considering that “amateur radio is important”
the world, not just for Brazil. “LABRE will continue to follow the process through its Working Group on Spectral Management and Defense.LABRE / GDE, August 24, 2018.
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