18 Jan 2012
This most important international frequency revision conference takes place Jan 23th - Feb 17th. As always, the amateur service can never be certain of the outcome with a possibility of precious spectrum being lost to other services. However, this time there is a good chance that we will GAIN a new amateur MF band somewhere between 415 and 526.5kHz. The most likely outcome is a band near 480kHz around 8kHz wide. 8kHz of spectrum would allow much more experimentation, especially if this allocation was world-wide. This would supersede the special permits around 500kHz allocated in some countries.