On July 22 France’s National Frequency Agency ANFR announced the amateur radio 144/430/1240/2300 MHz bands would be used by the 2024 Olympic Games. REF has now issued a statement
A translation of the REF post reads:
The ANFR presented to the REF in the middle of the week the spectrum management plan that you saw published at the end of the week. The exceptional frequency needs expressed for the smooth running of the 2024 Olympic Games in France correspond to the global challenge of this type of event. As such, in the VHF, UHF and SHF bands, French assignees, as well as radio amateurs, see the use of certain bands modified according to the OJ 2024 frequency management plan present on the site https://www.paris2024.org/en/spectrum-management-plan-paris-2024/
It should be noted that the first frequency allocations, by the ANFR, will not begin until 2023 and will continue in phases. It is with a view to anticipation that this information was shared by the Agency. The ANFR indeed wishes the support and the cooperation of the radio amateur community for this event and thus to allow an optimal management of the bands.
Of course, a certain number of specific points are still to be discussed with the agency concerning our activities (automatic stations, etc.) and will be the subject of a communication in the months to come. The Hamexpo exhibition in October 2022 could be an opportunity for the ANFR to explain and specify the proposed measures.
It seems important to remember that these measurements are strictly limited geographically and in time and whose use by radio amateurs is moderate during this period and on these sites. For this, the Agency is counting on the entire amateur radio community and will rely on the associations to ensure that this message is relayed.
The REF wishes to encourage its members and the entire amateur community to support this project and thus guarantee the quality of contacts with the Agency and the project partners.
Norman HUBERT F4HXK
Source REF https://tinyurl.com/IARU-France
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