April 23, 2021

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Via the ARRL: IARU Region 2 Releases 2020 Revision of its Band Plan


International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) — the Americas — has released the September 2020 revision of its Band Plan and made procedural changes to shorten the time to reflect future adjustments. The Band Plan includes a change approved at the October 2019 General Assembly to add an Amateur Satellite uplink subband, 21.125 to 21.450 MHz, on a non-exclusive basis. This matches similar changes in the Region 1 and Region 3 band plans.

A number of administrative changes have been made to the text, although the Band Plan itself has not been modified. These changes include:

  • Modifications to the wording of the Band Plan to ensure that national regulators understand it is a voluntary document, and that countries may depart from the plan based on national requirements.
  • Definitions additions: Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), primary service, secondary service, and several acronyms.
  • Inclusion of information detailing the primary and secondary users in each amateur radio allocation band.
  • Correction of minor typographical errors.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/iaru-region-2-releases-2020-revision-of-its-band-plan

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