Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

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g8gtz
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Question 9 response

Post by g8gtz » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:14 am

Q9. Are there additional changes to the Amateur Radio Licence which would assist amateur in lowering the risk of causing harmful interference to new uses?

This is my individual proposed response - it is not a BATC reponse:

There already is a mechanism whereby Ofcom can amend an individual amateur licence schedule should a station continue to interfere with other services and I see no reason why this cannot be used in the future.

g8byi
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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by g8byi » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:13 am

Noel

For the record I can confirm I have sent a questionnaire response into OFCOM. I am sure others have/will.....

G8BYI

Richard

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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by g6jyb » Fri Jul 19, 2013 3:12 pm

Every one should reply....

THE RSGB DRAFT REPOSNSE IS NOW ONLINE

Web page:
http://rsgb.org/main/operating/band-pla ... m-release/

Short Link:
http://rsgb.org/main/files/2013/07/draf ... nse-v2.pdf

This may be used for your own ideas as well as for comments back to me on
substance and typos

Please note there are items in this draft that so far may have been missed in
other considerations inc on:-

a) the answer to Q1,
b) impact on European amateurs, if the bands are lost
c) the 2300-2310 option offer
d) a wider range of other measures that would complement the technical support
offer that I am glad UKuG and BATC are up for

As with other efforts I would be glad of formal endorsements by UKuG, BATC and
Amsat-UK who have contributed to various aspects

regards

Murray

Based on feedback we will update it add boilerplate etc prior to teh 5pm Monday
deadline


>
> --- In ukmicrowaves@yahoogroups.com, "g8gtz" <noel@> wrote:
> >
> > All,
> >
> > Just a reminder that the closing date for the Ofcom 2.3 Ghz consultation
process is approaching.
> >
> > I believe that everyone, whether active on 2.3 Ghz or not should respond,
as we need to show Ofcom that we value the spectrum we have access to.
> >
> > If they do not see a large response, they will be more inclined when
considering the future of other bands, such as 10 GHz, to take the approach of
the authorities in Sweden and Australia and just remove our access to bands
without consultation.
> >
> > In order to encourage responses from the ATV community, who are
particularly affected by the proposed changes, I have posted my own proposed
responses on the BATC forum at
http://www.batc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic. ... 6&start=10
> >
> > Chris GW4DGU has also published his responses in the latest issue of
Scatterpoint.
> >
> > Thanks to the good work by Murray and others we do have a good
relationship with our regulator in the UK and this is the opportunity for us all
to show them how much we value the spectrum we have access to.
> >
> > 73
> >
> > Noel - G8GTZ
> >
>

g8gtz
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Responses now available

Post by g8gtz » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:21 pm

Ofcom has published the responses received:

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consul ... onses=true

Personally, I find it very disappointing that only approximately 90 responses were received from the wider amateur community.

If this is all of the responses, considering the BATC has 800 plus members, it means that only 10% of the membership bothered to respond on an issue that will clearly impact our hobby in the next 12 months.

At that rate, we shouldn't be too surprised if Ofcom does not bother to consult us on future band changes....

73

Noel

G4GUO
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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by G4GUO » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:05 am

I am waiting to see the comments in http://www.theregister.co.uk/
concerning people with beards.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/12 ... mod_bands/

Quote
"In contrast with other radio users, amateur radio operators, most (but not all) of whom have beards,
don't pay for their spectrum. Even the RNLI has to pay for the"

- Charles

G4KLB
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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by G4KLB » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:32 pm

Any one else sent a response but can't see it on
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consul ... onses=true ?

g6jyb
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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by g6jyb » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:13 am

Post by G4KLB » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:32 pm

Any one else sent a response but can't see it on
http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consul ... onses=true ?
Ofcom have uploaded more and yours is in there...

If there is anyone else who cant see theirs online now, do please say

regards

Murray G6JYB

G4KLB
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Re: Spectrum pressure at 2.3 GHz

Post by G4KLB » Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Thanks Murray :D

g8gtz
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Ofcom statement on future of 2.3 GHz

Post by g8gtz » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:20 am

Ofcom have today released the statement on amateur use of spectrum at 13cms.

Ofcom has decided to remove from the Amateur Radio Licence all frequencies in these bands which overlap with those planned for award (2350 to 2390 and 3410 to 3475 MHz) , giving amateurs at least twelve months’ notice of this intention.

http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consul ... ment-apr14

g8gtz
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MUST register 13cms activity with Ofcom

Post by g8gtz » Sun May 04, 2014 8:40 am

Murray (G6JYB) has asked BATC to remind all members that they must register immediately with Ofcom if they intend to operate on 13cms (2310 - 2350 MHz) in the future.

This includes all stations who will use 13cms to access their local repeaters and Murray has also advised that it would be useful if repeaters keepers register any 13cms inputs with Ofcom - also can you remind any of your 13cms users that they must register.

Register using the following email address pssramateurs@ofcom.org.uk

Full details are found here http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binari ... tement.pdf

The relevant sections is as follows:

5.34 In order to facilitate communication of any information related to future changes to other uses in this band, we are therefore requesting amateurs using 2310 to 2350 MHz register their use and provide contact details by emailing pssramateurs@ofcom.org.uk providing the following information:
• Name
• Address (and location of use)
• Call sign
•Location of use
• Frequency range uses
• Type of use
• Regularity of use (e.g. evenings and weekends; 24/7; occasional)
• Transmit power (ie. EIRP)

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