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PRC Meeting in Friedrichshafen PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 15:30

The Political Relations Committee of IARU Region 1 will meet in Friedrichshafen during the HAM RADIO. Guest from members societies, who would like to contribute to the political work, are invited to join. Our meeting will be held on Friday, 28.06.2013, from 13:30 to max. 15:00 in Verwaltungsgebäude 5th floor.

Details of how to find the meeting room can be obtained from the DARC or IARU stands in the main hall or from the fairs personnel.

Discussion

1. Opening and welcome

2. Status of EMC Directive

3. Status of RED Directive (former R&TTE-D)

4. Report on Smart Grid/Smart Metering

5. Report on European Spectrum Policy

6. About the committee

7. Any other business

Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE
PRC Chairman

 
Draft of R&TTE directive published PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Thursday, 18 October 2012 17:34

Yesterday the European Commission published the new draft for an R&TTE-Directive. You can download it here. An accompanying press release is available here.

If you would like to forward any comments to the Political Relations Committee (PRC) please write to prc_at_iaru-r1.org. We will collect and study all comments and finally draft a comment to forward to the commission.

 
Amendment to the EMC directive now in writing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Monday, 10 September 2012 10:39

As reported before (see article) the draft EMC Directive contained a new dangerous definition of electromagnetic disturbance in its first draft. IARU R1 PRC group had inserted a proposal for an amendment 31 to change the proposed definition of electromagnetic disturbance back to the current definition. The amendment was carried by a large majority.

Now we have written confirmation, because the Minutes of the IMCO committee have been published. Under Agenda Item 39 you can see that amendment No. 31 was accepted. In the list of Amendments you find our proposal text.

The first reading of the EMC Directive in the European Parliament is scheduled for Nov. 2012.

 
Amendment to the EMC directive in favor of Amateur Radio Service PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Monday, 06 August 2012 15:08

The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) of the European Parliament has voted on an amendment to the new version of the EMC Directive of the European Commission. IARU R1 PRC group had inserted a proposal for an amendment 31 to change the proposed definition of electromagnetic disturbance back to the current definition.

The amendment was carried by a large majority.

At the end of last year, after the draft EMC Directive has been published, IARU R1 PRC had intervened at the highest political levels to prevent the new definition. In the worst case, the adoption of the draft with this new definition could have defined a wanted signal to suddenly become a disturbance.

The full discussion of the internal market committee is available as a WMV file (1.8 GB) at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/vod/vodservice/getVODForDownload?vodid=16075&format=wmv&type=2&lang=DE

 
Change of EMC Directive (Urgent - Dangerous) PDF Print E-mail
Written by Thilo, DL9KCE   
Friday, 16 December 2011 10:06

As part of the NEW LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK (NLF) ALIGNMENT PACKAGE the European Commission is reworking some directives. One of the affected directives is the EMC directive including some major changes. Most of them are neutral or even good from an amateur radio operators perspective. However there is one slight change pickaback carried, which very much affects us.

In detail:

The definition of the term ‘electromagnetic disturbance’ will include the wanted signal of a radio as a possible source. This is not in line with the radio regulation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and not in line with the vocabulary of the International Electrotechnical Committee (IEC).

IARU Region 1 will respond to it with a letter soon.

However we strongly suggest, that you contact your local MEPs and tell them about this change in the EMCD, that is neither in line with the reasoning of the New Legislative Framework, nor does it help to improve protection of radio services or equipment.

 
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