VHF/UHF/SHF Committee

70 MHz in Italy

Italian Amateurs have again access to 70 MHz from February 1st until December 31st 2013. These are the specifications:

  • All Italian stations are authorized except the ones 30 km or less from Italian border with Austria, Switzerland and France.
  • Frequencies: 70,100 – 70,200 – 70,300 with 25 kHz of bandwidth
  • All modes with a maximum power of 50 Watt ERP
  • 70 MHz, 2.4 and 3.4 GHz bands available in Poland

    The Regulation of the Council of Ministers from 3rd April 2012 (published in the Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland from 17th May 2012) makes available to the Amateur Service the following bands:

    • 70.1 - 70.3 MHz (on a secondary basis, no more than 20 W e.i.r.p., according to the norm ETSI EN 301 783)
    • 2.400 - 2.450 GHz (without interferences to the other services, operating in line with the article no. 5 of the ITU Radio Regulations)
    • 3.400 - 3.410 GHz (on a secondary basis, no more than 20 W e.i.r.p., according to the norm ETSI EN 301 783)

    The changes to the "National Table of Allocation of the Radio Frequency Spectrum", will come into effect on 1st June 2012.

    TEP observation in Namibia

    Thanks to the cooperation from Italian and Hungarian OM and the help of Pieter V51PJ, we have now 2 new beacons on air from Namibia for TEP observations. They are 24h a day qrv from JG82IE Callsign V51VHF

    • 70.005 CW - 35 Watt - 6el DK7ZB beam N
    • 144.430 CW - ? Watt - 10el. DK7ZB beam N

    We all hope to receive them soon.

    IARU-Region-1 145 MHz September Contest

    Congratulation to the winners of the IARU Region 1 - 145Mhz September Contest 2011. Many thank's to all participating stations. It was a pleasure to evaluate the IARU region 1 vhf contest. The quality of the logs was really good - particularly those from OK and OM. Results are now posted online.