[amsat-bb] IARU-R1 - Disconnect D-Star Repeaters Violating Bandplan

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Aug 31 15:32:56 PDT 2011

Edition 58 of the IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-UW Newsletter publishes the
notes from the key C5 committee meeting at the IARU-R1 Sun City

There are a number of Italian repeaters operating in the Amateur
Satellite Service segment from 145.8-146.0 MHz causing interference to
the uplinks and downlinks of Amateur Radio satellites. Among them are:

IR0MA 145.99375MHz -1.975 Roma, Lazio
IR7AZ 145.97500MHz -1.250 San Giovanni Rotondo , Puglia

Also these Italian repeaters using other modes:
FM: IR0CK 145.8500MHz -0.600 Roma (Internet Linked)
Echolink: IQ0FP 145.8875MHz Node 522 131
Packet: IK4MTK-6 145.975MHz Parma, North Italy

The IARU-R1 Sun City conference C5 committee meeting notes say:

SC11_C5_16 – D-Star in Italy using SAT-Band

IARU R1 stresses the importance of satellite service and band plans
also in case of the introduction of new modes. It is recommended to
disconnect repeaters/nodes from international D-Star network if these are operated in contradiction to IARU-R1 band plans.

Action points:
1. Write the repeater operator to remove out of satellite segment.
2. Inform the trust server operator of the IARU bandplan breach made
by the use of the repeater.
3. Inform the government about the repeater and request them to remove
the repeater.

Action for the chairman OE1MCU

Voted in favour: All unanimous in favour

73 Trevor M5AKA

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