Political Relations Committee

Smart Metering / Low Carbon Society

If you follow this link you will find a Public Consultation on Information and Communication Technologies for a Low Carbon Society. Also addresses is the topic “Smart Metering”. As you know smart meters could evolve into a high risk application for amateur radio, since in some cases the meters from meter to DSL line is bridged by PLT technology. Furthermore on active smart grids communication between appliances and the meter exist via PLT, too. There are already washing machines on the market containing PLT chips for later use.


EMF Exposure

We all remember the EU Recommendation (1999/519/EC) which limits the exposure to electromagnetic fields of humans. This recommendation was not adopted by many member states as I recall.

Just recently I found a paper, named REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION ON THE APPLICATION OF COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION (1999/519/EC) . I ask everyone to closely study the report. It comes to the conclusion that many member states have adopted the recommendation and the limits, some even have legally binding rules.

If anyone has further thoughts on the paper, please address it to Chairman EUROCOM Working Group - Thilo Kootz, DL9KCE to have the EUROCOM WG address.

New EUROCOM WG Chairman

Written by Thilo, DL9KCE

During the IARU Region 1 Conference in Cavtat it was my pleasure to be elected as new EUROCOM WG chairman after Gaston Bartels, ON4WF, wished to discontinue to serve as chairman of the group. However Gaston promised to act as “Senior Adviser” for a little longer in the EUROCOM work, since his almost 20 years of experience are invaluable.

Peter Kirby, G0TWW, continues to act as vice chairman for another three year term.

If you wish to participate as a members of the EUROCOM WG for your society, please contact me.