5MHz amateur band – it is now official

WRC-15 has ratified the first new HF amateur allocation since 1979. Although only 15kHz wide it was agreed internationally. I hope that CEPT allows a wider contiguous allocation. I am sure I cannot be alone in finding all these non-contiguous 5MHz allocations very confusing.

From the RSGB report on WRC-15:
“Z8 has now officially been agreed as the prefix for South Sudan and will be formally entered into the Radio Regulations. Meanwhile the revised Radio Regulations from WRC-15 will officially come into effect from the 1st January 2017. “

Roger Lapthorn, G3XBM, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com and writes from Cambridge, England.

3 Responses to “5MHz amateur band – it is now official”

  • ted jaramilo HC5K:

    Great news…..I assume ECUADOR is also into the assignment ofthr 5 mhz seegment
    and power levels..BUT usually from our Govrnment we do no hear ANYHTHING regarding HAM RADIO allocations and details…EVER….we sor of FLOAT with the
    Bands Modes and Other details.

    I will pass the news to most amateurs…but doubt that ANYONE wwill take
    it
    seriously as far as implementing trying and taking the experience…Iwill
    if all goes well and 5 mhz should be a nice coverage band beetween
    Latin Countries for sure…BUT fingers crossed.
    Please reply with additional nf and of where to get deatils for our region.
    thanks for the great letter enjoy it aveery day.

    T.Jaramillo Hc5k/kg4lrj (old ham )

  • Joe Cro N3IBX:

    I wonder what the new allocation will be for 60 meters? It sounds like this is definitely a step in the right direction and am wondering how it will affect ops on that band. We’ll have to wait and see.

    If anyone knows what the new allocations will be for 60M? Please let us all know.

  • Karl-Max OE4KMC:

    See here:
    http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2015/november/new_ham_radio_band_at_5_mhz.htm
    It’s 5351.5-5366.5 kHz.
    73’s de Karl-Max

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