Belgium’s BIPT decision on ham radio frequencies, modes and power

The Belgium amateur radio regulator, BIPT, has decided to dramatically cut Basic licence (ON3) power levels from 50 watts to just 10 watts and they are to lose the 18 and 50 MHz bands.

National amateur radio society UBA reports:
On March 22, the Decision of the BIPT Council of March 20, 2019 on the frequencies, powers and transmission modes that may be used by the radio amateurs was published on the BIPT website, see https://www.bipt.be/public/files/nl/22777/Besluit_Frequentieplan_RAM_2019-03-20.pdf

Unfortunately we have to conclude that this decision for the basic license (class C, ON3) is almost identical to the proposal made by BIPT in the consultation, despite the various proposals made by the UBA to limit the loss for the ON3s, see https://www.uba.be/nl/actueel/flash/raadpleging-bipt-antwoord-van-de-uba

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