22 Dec 2016

5MHz in Germany

My German is poor, but I think the Germans have been granted early access to the WRC15 15kHz wide band at 60m (5MHz).

I have said many times before, it would have been better if CEPT countries were allocated a contiguous 100kHz wide 60m band. 15kHz is good, but a wider band would have been so much better.

As the solar conditions worsen, the 60m band will become very important. As a secondary allocation, I am surprised that a contiguous wider band is not being allocated as many countries have daft allocations in channels, which differ around the world.

See http://www.darc.de/der-club/referate/hf/aktuelles/

1 comment:

Jan, OZ9QV said...

You read it correctly, Roger.
They have the 15 kHz segment from 2016-12-20
Good to see them join the OZ's, albeit with a much lower bandwidth ;)
Vy 73 de Jan, OZ9QV