VHF/UHF/SHF Committee

IARU Region 1 50MHz Contest

The annual IARU Region 1 50MHz Contest, which will take place, as usual, on the third weekend in June (15./16. June 2013). This year the contest evaluation coordinator will be adjudicating this contest. Contest rules are available in VHF Manager's Handbook V 5.42 – Chapter 5

Logs in standard digital format (EDI, REG1TEST) shall be uploaded to the IARU-Region 1 log roboter iaru.oevsv.at. The deadline for this year is 24. June 2013 for participants and 4. August 2013 for vhf managers.

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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.