[amsat-bb] Re: Frequency Co-ordination.

Trevor m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 16 11:41:35 PDT 2008

--- On Mon, 16/6/08, Mark Vandewettering <kf6kyi at gmail.com> wrote:
> confused about some of this.   If I recall correctly, 144.3
> to 144.5  
> and 145.8 to 146.00 are allocated to the amateur satellite
> service.   

Only 145.8 to 146.0 MHz is currently allocated by IARU to the Amateur Satellite Service. In addition in IARU Region 1 the International Space Station makes use of 145.2 MHz as an Uplink (144.490 MHz in Regions 2 and 3) 

In IARU Region 1 - Europe and Africa - 144.4 to 144.5 MHz is heavily used for terrestrial beacons. 

So as you can see there is a shortage of frequency spectrum in 2 metres - there is only 200 kHz available. 

With that in mind I hope that national AMSAT societies in Region 1 will be explaining the benefits of the IARU Region 1 Cavtat 08 2 metre satellite expansion paper to their IARU recognised National Society since it's the delegates from these societies that will decide the issue. 

If nobody takes the time to explain to these Societies what Amateur Satellite operation is about and why an expansion is needed then we should not be suprised if delegates who know nothing at all about the Amateur Satellite Service do not support it. 

AMSAT groups in IARU Regions 2 and 3 may wish to give consideration to providing similar papers for their IARU recognised national societies to submit to IARU Region 2/3 conferences. 

IARU Region 1 Cavtat 08 papers 

73 Trevor M5AKA

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