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FCC Part 97 Ham Radio Changes

On June 14 the FCC WRC–12 Implementation Report and Order was published in the US Federal Register

The Federal Communications Commission has implemented allocation changes from the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 2012) (WRC–12) and updated its service rules. The Commission took this action to conform its rules, to the extent practical, to the decisions that the international community made at WRC–12.

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New European Table of Frequency Allocations


A new edition of the European Table of Frequency Allocations in the range 8.3 kHz to 3000 GHz has been released.

The table is maintained by the CEPT Working Group Frequency Management (WG FM). Much of this work is carried out by the CEPT European Communications Office (ECO) on behalf of WG FM and a fully searchable electronic version of the European Common Allocation (ECA) table can be found on the ECO Frequency Information System site at

Among the changes the EUxx footnotes have been renamed to ECAxx and the new Amateur Radio secondary allocation at 5351.5 kHz – 5366.5 kHz has been included.

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New UK distance record on 134 GHz

Southgate Amateur Radio News
January 17, 2016

Ian Lamb G8KQW and John Hazell G8ACE are very pleased to report a successful 134GHz CW contact which extended the existing UK 134GHz distance record to 35.6km on Saturday 16th January 2016.

This exceptional contact was made over a Line Of Sight (LOS) path from Chute Causeway (IO91FH20DP) near Andover to Cheesefoot Head (IO91JB00NV) near Winchester.

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