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The Radio Club Argentino (RCA) has announced that their communications authorities have granted Amateurs access to the 630 metre and 60 metre bands. In addition, existing allocations at 160 metres, 80 metres and 30 metres have been extended.
These revised allocations follow the latest International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Band Plans approved at the 2016 General Assembly in Vina del Mar, Chile.
The new allocations are the result of successful efforts made by the RCA to receive access to allocations approved in ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences in 2007, 2012 and 2015. These new allocations will be effective in 90 days.
630m: 472 – 479 kHz (new)
60m: 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz (new)
160m: 1800 – 2000 kHz
80m: 3500 – 4000 kHz
30m: 10100 – 10150 kHz
Radio Club Argentino is a member of International Amateur Radio Union in Region 2 which represents Amateur Radio in the Americas. Argentina Amateur Radio is very robust, with the fourth largest population of Amateurs in the Region (after the United States, Canada and Brazil). This new access represents a significant step forward in expanding the use of these new allocations.
Note: Preparatory Meetings for the World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019 are now underway in Geneva with Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN, RAC Special Advisor, in attendance representing RAC and IARU. For more information visit: http://wp.rac.ca/wrc-preparatory-meetings-november2017/
George Gorsline, VE3YV
RAC International Affairs Officer