Southgate News reports:
"The SARL reports a European Common Proposal (ECP) for an allocation of 100 kHz at 5350-5450 kHz has been accepted. This was a hard fought success with 7 abstentions
(Austria, Belgium, UK, Hungary, Ireland, Montenegro, Poland) and 5
against (Azerbaijan, Germany, Romania, Russian Federation and France).
It is now up to the African block to support the
agenda item at WRC which starts in Geneva, Switzerland on 2 November.
Source: South African Radio League (SARL)
. The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015
(WRC-15) Agenda and Relevant Resolutions can be downloaded from
There is still a way to go, but just maybe we'll see a contiguous 100kHz wide allocation at 5MHz from WRC 2015? With declining sunspots (possibly for a very long time) this would be really good. It was a pity to see the UK apparently abstaining. Maybe OFCOM was under pressure from the UK military? A lot of UK allocations are reserved for military use, more is the pity. The UK military wastes so much spectrum!!