IARU Region 1 Conference Tel Aviv 1996


CONFERENCE RECOMMENDATIONS
 

The following sections of this report deal with the Recommendations of the four committees of the Conference as approved by the Final Plenary Meeting.

The text of the Recommendations is given together with such additional material as is necessary for an understanding of the purpose of the Recommendation and the action required from each Member Society.

The sequence of the Recommendations does not necessarily follow the order in which the items were discussed by the committees.
 

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RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE C.2.
 

1. PROXY VOTES

The following proxy votes were approved:

SARL (South Africa) holding the proxy of ZARS (Zimbabwe)
ROARS (Oman) " " " " RJARS (Jordan)
RSGB (United Kingdom) " " " " GARS (Gibraltar)
ARAS (Senegal) " " " " RSTG (The Gambia)
ARAI (Cote d'Ivoire) " " " " AGRA (Gabon)
RSK (Kenya) " " " " MARS (Mauritius)
USKA (Switzerland) " " " " AVFL (Liechtenstein)
 

The Committee, also noted that due to the early departure of the RSK delegate, TARC - Tanzania will hold the proxy of RSK. Article B.4.8 and B.4.8.1. of the Region's Constitution and Bye-Laws will instead apply to the proxy given by MARS to RSK.

Rec/96/TVI/C2.1

THE COST ACCOUNTING AS WELL AS CORRESPONDING HISTORIC ACCOUNTING FILES AND RELATED CERTIFIED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (FOR ALL THE REGION'S FUNDS, INCLUDING FUND 4) FOR THE YEARS 1993, 1994 AND 1995 ARE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED AS INDICATED IN DOC 96/TVI/C2.2

REC/96/TVI/C2.2
STARTING 1997 UP TO 1999 INCLUDED, THE YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FEE OF THE REGION IS FIXED AT CHF.1.40 PER LICENSED MEMBER;

REC/96/TVI/C2.3
HOWEVER, SHOULD THE REGION'S EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE DEEM IT NECESSARY AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION, SAID YEARLY MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR THE YEARS 1997, 1998 AND 1999 COULD BE RAISED BETWEEN A MINIMUM OF CHF.0.05 AND A MAXIMUM OF CHF 0.15 PER LICENSED MEMBER;

REC/96/TVI/C2.4
(a) STARTING 1997, IT IS HEREBY UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED THAT MEMBER SOCIETIES - AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION - WILL DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO CONTRIBUTE TO FUND 4. SAID CONTRIBUTIONS SHALL BE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS ONLY AND SHALL BE ACCOUNTED FOR AS DONATIONS; AND

(b) THE GENERAL CONFERENCE UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTS AND SUGGESTS THAT THE YEARLY MEMBER SOCIETIES' VOLUNTARY DONATION TO FUND 4 IN THE THREE YEAR PERIOD STARTING 1997 UP TO 1999 INCLUDED IS MADE ON THE BASIS OF NO LESS THAN CHF.0.05 PER LICENSED MEMBER AND GIVES MANDATE TO THE REGION'S TREASURY TO REMIND ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES OF SAID MATTER, AND

(c) THE GENERAL CONFERENCE HEREBY UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTS THAT THE RIGHTS TO PARTICIPATE AND OR TO VOTE AT GENERAL CONFERENCES SHALL NOT BE EFFECTED BY WHETHER OR NOT A MEMBER SOCIETY HAS VOLUNTARILY MADE DONATIONS TO FUND 4 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REGION'S CRITERIA ADOPTED IN REC.C2.4.a AND C2.4.b ABOVE.

This conclueds the Recommendations for C.2
 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE C.3

Rec/96/TVI/C3-EMC

a. IT IS AGREED TO ACCEPT THE GUIDELINES FOR THE WORK PROGRAMME (see Annex 2 attached to this Report)

b. NATIONAL SOCIETIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE NATIONAL STANDARDISATION ORGANISATIONS IN ORDER TO INFLUENCE THE DEVELOPMENT OF AND VOTING ON STANDARDS

c. WE WOULD LIKE ERC TO TAKE ON THE JOB OF REMOVING LPD and SRD FROM 433.920. MHz

Rec/96/TVI/C3-EURO-COM WG

a. THAT THE EURO-COM WG REPORT (doc/96/TVI/C3.7) BE APPROVED
(see Annex 3 attached to this Report)

b. THAT THE EURO-COM WG CONTINUE THEIR TASK IN THE SAME WAY AS PRESENTLY, ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF REFERENCE ADOPTED AT THE EC MEETING HOOFDDORP, SEPTEMBER 1990.

c. THAT THE EURO-COM WG CHAIRMAN, ON4WF BE CONFIRMED IN HIS OFFICE FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

96/TVI/-IARU-MS RECOMMENDATION A.

A IARU-MS WG TO BE INSTALLED BY THE FINAL PLENARY UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF THE IARU-MS CO-ORDINATOR. THIS WORKING GROUP TO CONDUCT ITS WORK BY MAIL, FAX, E-MAIL UNTIL THE 1999 CONFERENCE, WITH TERMS OF REFERENCE AS PER THE ANNEX OF THE REPORT OF THE AD-HOC CONFERENCE WG ON IARU-MS MATTERS.

Terms of Reference for the Proposed IARUMS WG
1. The IARUMS Region 1 Working Group shall be separate from and operate independantly of the established region 1 Monitoring System.

2. The objective of the working group shall be to determine methods of participating in administrations monitoring establishments with a view to recognition in our own right by CEPT, ITU, PATU, SATTC and other organisations in the region.

3. To concentrate efforts for the removal from the amateur bands sources of unauthorised transmissions.

4. To offer full assistance to the EC Region 1 and AC in their continued investigation with the various organisations for our participation in the ITU Monitoring System.

96/TVI/-IARUMS RECOMMENDATION B.

THAT THE PRESENT ORGANISATION OF THE IARU-MS REMAINS UNCHANGED UNTIL SUCH TIME THAT THE OBJECTIVES MENTIONED IN THE TERMS OF REFERENCE HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED.

96/TVI/-IARUMS RECOMMENDATION C.

THAT A MODEST INCREASE OF THE IARU-MS CO-ORDINATOR'S BUDGET IS APPROVED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE RECOMMENDATION A.

96/TVI/-IARUMS RECOMMENDATION D

A. THAT THE EC OF IARU REGION 1 AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL CONTINUE INVESTIGATING WITH THE ITU, CEPT AND OTHER SIMILAR INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS TO ACHIEVE PARTICIPATION IN THE MONITORING OF HARMFUL INTERFERENCE AND THAT

B. ENDORSEMENT OF THIS RECOMMENDATION BE SOUGHT FROM IARU REGIONS 2 AND 3.

96/TVI/-IARUMS RECOMMENDATION E

THAT IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL OF THE IARU GIVES PUBLICITY TO THE MAGNITUDE OF THE PROBLEM OF NON-AUTHORISED TRANSMISSIONS IN THE AMATEUR BANDS, AT IARU STANDS AT INTERNATIONAL OR NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCES.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.1

THE "RESOLVES" OF DOC C3.19

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES SHALL TAKE STEPS IN ORDER TO STOP ALL ILLEGAL TRAFFIC CARRIED BY AMATEUR RADIO PACKET NETWORK (BBS), AS WELL AS ON ALL OTHER MODES.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.2

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES SHALL INSTRUCT ALL PACKET RADIO SYSTEM OPERATORS (SYSOPS) ABOUT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND THEIR DUTY TO REMOVE ALL ILLEGAL MESSAGES FROM THE NET.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.3

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT IF MEMBER SOCIETIES ARE UNABLE TO STOP SUCH TRAFFIC BY THEMSELVES, THEY SHOULD SEEK NECESSARY HELP FROM THEIR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITIES IN ORDER TO PUT A STOP TO SUCH TRAFFIC.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.4

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES ENCOURAGE THEIR MEMBERS TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF INVENTING AND IMPLEMENTING A SAFE SYSTEM OF AUTHENTICATION IN ORDER TO DENY ACCESS FOR ILLEGAL STATIONS OR STATIONS WITH FALSE OR "BORROWED" CALL SIGNS.

The following 4 Recommendations refer to Agenda 14.4.
IARU POLICY CONCERNING INTERCONNECTION ETC.
 

Rec/96/TVI/C3.5

RADIO AMATEURS MAY ACCESS DIGITAL NETWORKS BY ANY MEANS,INCLUDING DIAL-UP MODEMS ON GATEWAYS, THE INTERNET OR OTHER ELECTRONIC MEANS. HOWEVER, AMATEUR RADIO SYSOPS OF DIGITAL GATEWAYS SHALL ENSURE THAT NON-AMATEURS CANNOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GAIN ACCESS TO AMATEUR RADIO NETWORKS EITHER DELIBERATELY OR ACCIDENTALLY.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.6

SYSOPS SHALL TAKE ALL AND ANY NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT THE MATERIAL CONFORMS WITH THE RULES FOR AMATEUR RADIO TRAFFIC SET OUT IN THE RADIO REGULATIONS AND IN THE NATIONAL REGULATIONS IN THE COUNTRY CONCERNED.
 
 

Rec/96/TVI/C3.7

IF MATERIAL IS TRANSFERRED FROM A PUBLIC TELEPHONE BASED NETWORK, OR A PUBLIC DATA NETWORK (e.g. THE INTERNET), THE PERSON BRINGING THE MATERIAL INTO THE AMATEUR NETWORK SHALL DO SO UNDER HER/HIS CALL SIGN AS SENDER. IT SHOULD ALSO BE MENTIONED THAT THE MATERIAL ORIGINATES FROM e.g. THE INTERNET.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.8

REFERENCES ARE MADE TO IARU AC RESOLUTION 91.-2 (rev 95) (see Annex 4 attached)

The following 3 Recommendations refer to Agenda 18 "Bandplanning doc.C3.53
 

Rec/96/TVI/C3.9

THAT IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT MEMBER SOCIETIES ACTIVELY PROMOTE THE IARU BANDPLANS WITHIN THEIR COUNTRY IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE ALL AMATEURS TO HONOUR THEM.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.10

THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES DRAW THEIR MEMBER'S ATTENTION TO THESE BAND PLANS, AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR, IN THEIR PUBLICATIONS.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.11

THAT THE AMATEUR SERVICE MAKES FULL USE OF THE SPECTRUM ALLOCATED TO THE SOURCE.

The following Recommendation refers to Agenda 19A
FASC and RR S.25

Rec/96/TVI/C3.12

DEFINITION OF THE AMATEUR SERVICE (S1.56, S1.57)
IT WAS AGREED THAT THE CURRENT DEFINITION WAS SATISFACTORY AND THAT IT MET ALL OUR REQUIREMENTS WHILST REMAINING A SIMPLE DEFINITION. IT WAS CONSIDERED THAT DUE REGARD SHOULD BE GIVEN BY FASC TO THE INFORMATION PAPER PRODUCED BY THE RADIO AMATEUR SATELLITE CORPORATION.
Rec/96/TVI/C3.13

INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS MESSAGE CONTENT (S25.2)
THE INTRODUCTION OF DIGITAL MESSAGE TRANSMISSION HAD CAUSED CONFUSION IN THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEFINITION OF PLAIN LANGUAGE. IT WAS ACCEPTED THAT PLAIN LANGUAGE MEANT MESSAGES WHERE THE DETAILS OF THE CODE IN USE WAS PUBLISHED AND THAT IT SHOULD NOT BE SHOWN IN ANY GREATER DETAIL THAN AT PRESENT WITHIN ITU REGULATIONS. IT IS THE ROLE OF PARTICULAR ADMINISTRATIONS TO INTERPRET THIS AS APPROPRIATE.

The following two Recommendations refer to Agenda item 19B.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.14

LF BAND ALLOCATIONS
IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MEMBER SOCIETIES IN REGION 1 ASK THEIR NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATIONS FOR AN ACCESS TO THE LF RANGE IN THE FORM OF A SEGMENT, PREFERABLY IN THE VICINITY OF 136 kHz ON A SECONDARY,NON-INTERFERENCE BASIS (RR.342 S4.4)

Rec/96/TVI/C3.15

HOWEVER THIS SHOULD NOT PREVENT SOCIETIES FROM ASKING FOR OTHER FREQUENCIES IF CONSIDERED REALISTIC AND IT SHOULD NOT PREVENT IARU REGION 1 FROM WORKING IN FAVOUR OF THE AGREED WORLD-WIDE FREQUENCY ALLOCATION IN THE AREA 160-190 kHz IN THE FUTURE. THIS LATTER SEEMS RATHER UNREALISTIC IN REGION 1 AT THE MOMENT DUE TO MANY AND STRONG BROADCASTERS.
The following two Recommendations refer to Agenda item 19.4

Rec/96/TVI/C3.16

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EACH MEMBER SOCIETY SHOULD APPROACH THEIR TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATION WITH THE REQUEST THAT THEY DO NOT ALLOCATE FREQUENCIES TO OTHER THAN THE AMATEUR SERVICE IN THE BAND SEGMENTS THAT IARU REGION 1 HAVE ASSIGNED FOR INTERCONTINENTAL DX TRAFFIC, i.e. 3500-3510 kHz and 3775-38oo kHz.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.17

THIS APPROACH SHOULD BE REPEATED EACH TIME A NEW PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR FREQUENCY ALLOCATION COMES INTO SERVICE.

The following three Recommendations refer to Agenda item 20.1 (ARDF)

Rec/96/TVI/C3.18

THE ARDF WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDS THE APPROVAL BY THE CONFERENCE OF THE CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS IN EXISTING "RULES FOR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN AMATEUR RADIO DIRECTION FINDING". (See doc/96/TVI/C3.28 rev 1 attached as Annex 5)

Rec/96/TVI/C3.19

THE ARDF WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDS THAT THE CONFERENCE RECONFIRMS THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE WORLD-WIDE ARDF CO-ORDINATOR TAKEN AT THE IARU REGION 1 CONFERENCE 1993 IN DE HAAN.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.20

THE ARDF WORKING GROUP RECOMMENDS THAT KRZYSZTOF SLOMCZYNSKI, SP5HS, WILL CONTINUE HIS DUTIES AS CHAIRMAN OF IARU REGION 1 ARDF WORKING GROUP FOR THE NEXT THREE-YEAR TERM.

The following Recommendation refer to Agenda item 20.3 (STARS)

Rec/96/TVI/C3.21

THE IARU REGION 1 GENERAL CONFERENCE (TEL-AVIV 1996) RECOMMENDS THE APPROVAL OF THE CHAIRMAN'S REPORT AND THAT THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES OF THE STARS WG CONTINUE FOR A FURTHER THREE YEAR PERIOD IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IARU REGION 1 CONSTITUTION AND BYE-LAWS, THE WORKING GROUP CURRENT TERMS OF REFERENCE AND IT'S ACTION PLAN AS OUTLINED IN DOC/96/TVI/C3.10 AND RELATED ANNEXES (See Annex 6 attached) Rec/96/TVI/C3.22

THE IARU REGION 1 GENERAL CONFERENCE (TEL-AVIV, 1966) RECOMMENDS THAT AFRI-COM CO-ORDINATOR (IF ANY IS APPOINTED BY THIS GENERAL CONFERENCE) WORKS CLOSELY WITH THE STARS WG AND ITS ADOPTED GUIDELINES AS TO DOC/96/TVI/C3.10 AND RELATED ANNEXES (See Annex 6 attached)

Rec/96/TVI/C3.23

THE IARU REGION 1 GENERAL CONFERENCE (TEL-AVIV,1996) RECOMMENDS THAT AT THE NEXT GENERAL CONFERENCE STARS WG BE TURNED INTO A PERMANENT COMMITTEE OF IARU REGION 1 AND GIVES MANDATE TO THE STARS WG CHAIRMAN IN COORDINATION WITH THE IARU REGION 1 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO PUT FORWARD A PROPOSAL FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE GENERAL CONFERENCE.

Rec/96/TVI/C3.24

THE IARU REGION 1 GENERAL CONFERENCE (TEL-AVIV, 1996) RECOMMENDS THAT DURING THE NEXT THREE YEAR PERIOD, THE APPOINTED SUB-REGIONAL COORDINATORS OF STARS WG SHALL PARTICIPATE TO THE STARS WG YEARLY MEETING AND THAT THEIR TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COSTS ARE BORNE BY THE FUNDS ALLOCATED TO THE WORKING GROUP.

REC/96/TVI/C3.25

IT ALSO RECOMMENDS THAT STARS WG YEARLY MEETINGS ARE WHENEVER POSSIBLE HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN ITU, OR ANY OTHER INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE/EVENT IN ORDER TO LIMIT COSTS.
 

This concludes the Recommendations for C.3
 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE C.4
 
 

Rec/96/TVI/C4.1

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MEMBER SOCIETIES (WHERE APPLICABLE) ENCOURAGE THEIR MEMBERS TO AVOID TRANSMITTING IN THE FREQUENCY SEGMENT 1907.5 TO 1912.5 kHz (Japanese DX window") AND TO ADOPT SPLIT-FREQUENCY METHOD WHEN ATTEMPTING TO CONTACT STATIONS IN THIS SEGMENT.

Rec/96/TVI/C.4.2

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE FREQUENCIES 14.230, 21.340 AND 28.680 MHz SHOULD BE USED AS CALLING FREQUENCIES FOR SSTV/FAX OPERATORS AND THAT THEY, AFTER HAVING ESTABLISHED CONTACT, MOVE TO ANOTHER FREE FREQUENCY WITHIN THE TELEPHONY PORTION OF THE BAND.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.3

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE SATELLITE DOWN-LINK SEGMENT ON THE 29 MHz BAND BE CHANGED TO 29.300 - 29.510 MHz

Rec/96/TVI/C4.4

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE USE OF THE MODE PACKET RADIO SHOULD BE DISCOURAGED ON THE 7 AND 10 MHz BANDS.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.5

1. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FOOTNOTES TO REGION 1 HF BAND PLANS SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

2. ANY CONTROVERSIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE REGION 1 BAND PLAN SHOULD BE REGULATED BY REMARKS TO THE BAND PLAN AND SHOULD BE AGREED BY THE MAJORITY.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.6

IT IS RECOMMENDED:

1. THAT THE HF CONTEST SUB GROUP REMAIN AN AUTONOMOUS SUB-COM MITTEE OF THE HF COMMITTEE UNDER ITS OWN CHAIRMAN WHO SHALL BE A FULL MEMBER OF THE IARU REGION 1 HF COMMITTEE AND SHOULD ATTEND ALL HFC MEETINGS AND REGIONAL CONFERENCES.

2. THAT ALL MATTERS RELATING TO HF CONTESTS MUST FIRST BE DISCUSSED AND AGREED BY THE CSG BEFORE THEY ARE PASSED TO THE HFC FOR THEIR APPROVAL.

3. THAT MATTERS SENT DIRECTLY TO AN HFC MEETING AND THAT REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ACTION MAY, HOWEVER, BE DEALT WITH BY THE HFC AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE CSG CHAIRMAN

4. THAT THERE SHOULD BE A CHANNEL OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE HFC, CSG AND THE VHF/UHF/MICROWAVE COMMITTEE TO DISCUSS CONTEST POLICY AND AGREE CONTEST DATES.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.7

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE INTERNATIONAL LISTING FOR THE HF CW FIELD DAY BE DISCONTINUED FOR THE TIME BEING.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.8

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE GUIDELINES FOR CO-ORDINATION OF 29 MHz REPEATERS OUTLINED IN DOC 4.12 SHOULD BE ADOPTED WHERE APPLICABLE.
doc C4.12 (see Annex 7 attached)
 

Rec/96/TVI/C4.9

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE IARU DOCUMENT BEACON POLICY AT 28 AND 50 MHz BE RENAMED BEACON OPERATION AT HF AND 50 MHz.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.10

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE DOC C4.6 IARU REGION 1 HF BEACONS - A GUIDE TO GOOD PRACTICE, BE USED AS GUIDELINES FOR THE OPERATION OF HF BEACONS. (see Annex 8 attached).

Rec/96/TVI/C4.11

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE BAND SEGMENT 7.035 TO 7.045 MAY BE USED FOR STORE AND FORWARD TRAFFIC IN THE AREA OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR DURING LOCAL DAYLIGHT TIME.. HOWEVER, THE USE OF MORE EFFICIENT MODES THAN AX25 PACKET SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.12

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT

. THE SEGMENT BETWEEN 14.089 AND 14.099 SHOULD BE USED FOR NON-AUTOMATIC DIGIMODE TRANSMISSION

. THE SEGMENT BETWEEN 14.101 AND 14.112 SHOULD BE USED FOR STORE-AND-FORWARD TRANSMISSION

. THE USE OF MORE MODERN/EFFICIENT DIGIMODES SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED IN LIEU OF AX25

Rec/96/TVI/C4.13

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT MEMBER SOCIETIES OF REGION 1 SHALL CO-ORDINATE WITH THE CONTEST SUB-GROUP BEFORE INTRODUCING A NEW INTERNATIONAL CONTEST. PUBLICITY BY REGION 1 MEMBER SOCIETIES SHALL ONLY BE GIVEN TO THOSE CONTESTS WHICH ARE RECOGNISED BY THE CONTEST SUB-GROUP

Rec/96/TVI/C4.14

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES SHALL INCLUDE INFORMATION ABOUT CONTEST FREE SEGMENTS IN THEIR CONTEST RULES.

Rec/96/TVI/C4.15

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE PHONE FIELD DAY SHALL TAKE PLACE FROM 1300 UTC ON THE FIRST SATURDAY IN SEPTEMBER TO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY AT 1300 UTC.
 
 
 

Rec/96/TVI/C4.16

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE USE OF PHONE SHALL BE PERMITTED BETWEEN 10.120 and 10.140 MHz IN THE AREA OF AFRICA SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR DURING LOCAL DAYLIGHT HOURS

Rec/96/TVI/C4.17

ALF ALMEDAL, LA5QK IS PROPOSED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE HF COMMITTEE FOR THE PERIOD 1996-1999.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

RECOMMENDATIONS OF COMMITTEE C.5
 

RECOMMENDATION VIENNA-A

IN THE 145 MHz BAND PLAN THE FREQUENCY 145.200 MHz (FORMERLY CHANNEL S8) SHALL BE USED FOR SIMPLEX NBFM TELEPHONY BY MANNED SPACE STATIONS OVER REGION 1. FOR SPLIT FREQUENCY OPERATION THE FREQUENCY PAIR (145.200/145.800) CAN BE USED.

RECOMMENDATION VIENNA-B

THE WORD "PROVISIONAL" SHALL BE DELETED FROM ALL CURRENT MICROWAVE BAND PLANS.

RECOMMENDATION A

THAT ALL MEMBER SOCIETIES SHOULD REGULARLY SUBMIT TO THE BEACON CO-ORDINATOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BEACONS OPERATING IN THEIR COUNTRY.

RECOMMENDATION B

THE VHF MANAGER'S HANDBOOK WILL BE AMENDED IN THE FOLLOWING WAY:

1) RECOMMENDATION IN SECTION VIa ON "OBSERVER SERVICE (BRUSSELS 1969) BE DELETED.

2) RECOMMENDATION IN SECTION VId ON "STANDARDS FOR THE MICROWAVE BANDS (SCHEVENINGEN 1972)" BE DELETED.

3) RECOMMENDATION IN SECTION VIg ON "KEYING BEACONS (MISKOLC TAPOLCA 1978) BE DELETED.

4) THE WORD "PROVISIONAL" IN THE TITLE OF THE RECOMMENDATION IN SECTION VIm ON "PACKET RADIO DEFINITIONS (DE HAAN 1993) BE DELETED.

5) THE TEXT ON PROVISIONAL STANDARDS FOR FAX IN SECTION VIe (MISKOLC-TAPOLCA) 1978) BE REPLACED BY THE TEXT IN APPENDIX 1 TO THAT SECTION.

RECOMMENDATION C

THAT TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE IARU REGION 1 MONITORING SYSTEM CO-ORDINATOR BE EXPANDED ON A TRIAL BASIS, BY INCLUDING THE MONITORING OF NON-AMATEUR USERS OF THE INPUT FREQUENCIES OF AMATEUR SATELLITE TRANSPONDERS.
 
 

RECOMMENDATION D

IARU REGION 1 SHALL IMPLEMENT A TRUE 12.5 kHz SPACED CHANNEL SYSTEM FOR FM REPEATER AND SIMPLEX OPERATION IN THE 145 MHz BAND.THE CHANGE OVER SHALL START ON 1ST JANUARY 1997 AND BE COMPLETED BY lST JANUARY 2000. INDIVIDUAL MEMBER SOCIETIES IN CONSULTATION WITH NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES SHALL MAKE DETAILED PLANS FOR THE CHANGE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES,PARTICULARLY WITH RESPECT TO REPEATER OPERATION.

RECOMMENDATION E

THE RECOMMENDATION ON THE "TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR FM REPEATERS IN THE 145 MHz BAND, (SCHEVENINGEN 1972)" SHALL ALSO APPLY TO THE 435 MHz BAND. MOREOVER ITEM 4 OF THAT RECOMMENDATION BE REWORDED AS FOLLOWS "SIMPLEX USING DEMODULATION/REMODULATION ON A SINGLE CHANNEL/FREQUENCY PAIR".

RECOMMENDATION F

THE DOCUMENT ENTITLED "BEACON POLICY AT 28 MHz AND 50 MHz (HANDBOOK APPENDIX 9A APPENDIX 2 TORREMOLINOS 1990) BE REPLACED BY THE DOCUMENT IN ANNEX A (see Annex 9 attached)

RECOMMENDATION G

THE USE OF CTCSS AS AN ALTERNATIVE OR AN ADDITION TO 1750 Hz TONE ACCESS SHALL BE ENCOURAGED FOR VHF AND UHF REPEATERS IN REGION 1 WITH THE AIM OF REDUCING OF INADVERTENT INTERFERENCE BY USERS TO REPEATERS SHARING THE SAME INPUT CHANNEL.
FOR CTCSS THE FREQUENCIES LISTED IN THE TABLE IN ANNEX B SHALL BE ADOPTED AS A STANDARD SO THAT COMPATIBILITY BETWEEN REPEATER SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES CAN BE MAINTAINED, AIDING THE TRAVELLER WHO MOVES BETWEEN COUNTRIES.
THE CTCSS FREQUENCIES SHALL BE ALLOCATED BY MEMBER SOCIETIES TO THEIR COUNTRY'S REPEATERS. THE REFERENCE LETTERS SHOWN IN ANNEX B MAY BE USED TO IDENTIFY CTCSS FREQUENCIES IN A COMPACT WAY. (see Annex 10 attached).

RECOMMENDATION H

THE DTMF SYSTEM AS SPECIFIED IN ANNEX C CAN BE USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE CONTROL OF REPEATERS, VOICE MAIL BOXES ETC.(ANNEX C IS THE MAIN BODY OF DOCUMENT C5.9 (see Annex 11 attached).

RECOMMENDATION I

THE STANDARDS IN THE HANDBOOK VIi FOR POLARISATION FOR EME, (CEFALU 1984) BE AMENDED TO LINEAR POLARISATION RATHER THAN CIRCULAR POLARISATION FOR OPERATION ABOVE 3 GHz. EUROPEAN STATIONS SHOULD USE VERTICAL POLARISATION. ALL STATIONS SHALL INCLUDE PROVISION FOR ADJUSTABLE POLARISATION AND BE PREPARED TO AGREE THE OFFSET BEFOREHAND. EXACT POLARISATION OFFSETS SHALL BE CHECKED AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF ACTIVITY. SHOULD TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS OCCUR TO MAKE CIRCULAR POLARISATION PRACTICAL FOR GENERAL ADOPTION THIS WILL BE CONSIDERED AT A FUTURE CONFERENCE.

RECOMMENDATION J

THE CURRENT SYSTEM OF CHANNEL NUMBERING FOR NBFM AND DIGIPEATER CHANNELS ON THE 50 MHz, 145 MHz AND 435 MHz BANDS SHALL BE REPLACED BY A NEW UNIFORM COMPUTER COMPATIBLE DESIGNATION SYSTEM AS OUTLINED IN ANNEX D. (see Annex 12 attached).

RECOMMENDATION K

THE 50 MHz BAND PLAN, SHALL BE AMENDED AS INDICATED IN ANNEX E. (see Annex 13 attached).

RECOMMENDATION L

THE 145 MHz BAND PLAN SHALL BE AMENDED AS INDICATED IN ANNEX F. (see Annex 14 attached).

RECOMMENDATION M

EXPERIMENTS BY MANNED STATIONS USING WIDE BAND DIGITAL MODES MAY TAKE PLACE IN THE 435 MHz BAND IN THOSE COUNTRIES THAT HAVE THE FULL 10 MHz ALLOCATION. THESE EXPERIMENTS SHOULD BE IN THE ALL MODES SECTION AROUND A FREQUENCY OF 434 MHz, USE HORIZONTAL POLARISATION AND THE MINIMUM POWER REQUIRED.

RECOMMENDATION N

TO HELP INVESTIGATE VHF TRANSATLANTIC PROPAGATION, MEMBER SOCIETIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN IARU REGION 1 CO-ORDINATED PROGRAMME TO ESTABLISH "CONJUGATE BEACONS" IN THE 145 MHz BAND. (THESE WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE CONJUGATE BEACONS IN THE HF BANDS, EMITTING SEQUENTIAL SIGNALS WHICH ARE REPEATED).

RECOMMENDATION O

IT IS PROPOSED TO REPLACE THE CURRENT NOTE 1 ON PAGE IIIc-1 OF THE HANDBOOK WITH THE FOLLOWING TEXT.
"MULTI-OPERATOR ENTRIES ARE ACCEPTED FOR PARTICIPATION. WHEN SUCH STATIONS USE A DIFFERENT CALL SIGN ON EACH BAND, THE LOGS OF THAT MULTI-OPERATOR ENTRY SHALL FOR EACH BAND CLEARLY BEAR AN INDICATION OF THE GROUP. THIS WILL PREFERABLY BE ONE OF THE CALL SIGNS USED, BUT A GROUP NAME MAY BE USED INSTEAD. ALL STATIONS BELONGING TO SUCH A GROUP SHALL OPERATE FROM THE SAME LOCATION, i.e. SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN 50 METRES FROM EACH OTHER. THE RESULT ON EACH OF THE BANDS WHERE THE GROUP PARTICIPATES WILL BE COMBINED FOR DETERMINATION OF THE OVERALL RESULT".
 

RECOMMENDATION P

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EVERY ENDEAVOUR SHOULD BE MADE NOT TO HOLD AN IARU REGION 1 GENERAL CONFERENCE AT THE SAME TIME AS AN IARU REGION 1 VHF/UHF/MICROWAVES CONTEST.
 

This concludes the Recommendations for Committee C.5
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