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“The WRC-15 Sub-Working Group on Agenda Item 1.4” chaired by Dale Hughes VK1DSH has finished debate on and passed forward to the next level an agreement for a new secondary allocation to the Amateur Radio Service at 5 MHz.

The proposed allocation is for 15 kHz between 5351.5 and 5366.5 kHz with a maximum Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (eirp) of 15 Watts in ITU Regions 1 and 3. In parts of ITU Region 2 – specifically, countries of South America and Central America (not including Mexico) and specific Caribbean entities (not including entities and possessions of France, the Netherlands, the U.K. and the United States) – the power would not exceed 25 Watts eirp. Mexico, in a particular case, would have a maximum allowable power of 20 Watts. Canada and the United States would fall under the 15 Watt eirp limit.”

Canada played a critical role in these deliberations and we enjoyed the full attention of Christine Hsu of IC and the full support and confidence of the Canadian Delegation throughout.

Best Regards and 73 from Geneva,

Bryan Rawlings  VE3QN
c/o Radio Amateurs of/de Canada, Inc.

P.S. for those so inclined I will continue to post developments to Twitter under the hashtag #RACatWRC15.