[amsat-bb] IARU AC Meeting Summary

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 4 03:26:36 PDT 2011

The IARU administative council meeting took place in Sun City on August 19-20 and the summary has now been released. The Amateur Satellite Service is mentioned in several places. 

Among them is the expansion of the 70cm CubeSat segment:  

"6.3. Owing to his presence in Sun City for the regional conference, IARU Satellite Adviser Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV, presented his report in person and supplemented his report with oral remarks. He mentioned that educational institutional satellites using amateur radio frequencies were increasing. The Satellite Advisory Panel has expanded the CubeSat band from 437.305 – 437.505 MHz by 100 kHz to 437.605 while
taking into account certain ARISS preferred slots. He mentioned the opportunity to convert the CubeSats to amateur usage upon completion of the educational institutional experimental usage and in this way anticipated more satellite availability for the amateur-satellite service."

Read the 2011 IARU Administrative Council Summary Record at 

Notes of the IARU Region 1 C5 committee meeting that took place August 14-16 have been published in the VHF-UHF-MW newsletter Editon 58. The Amateur Satellite Service is mentioned, see  

73 Trevor M5AKA
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