Today the German BNetzA
has announced that German radio amateurs holding a Class A license are allowed to use 70,000 MHz to 70,030 MHz until the end of August 2014. The other operating conditions are similar to those on 50 MHz, i.e. 25 W EIRP, max 12 kHz bandwidth and horizontal antennas.
Last year DARC files a petition for 70,0 MHz to 70,2 MHz but this was not granted by BNetzA. However, DARC will continue to work for a more permanent solution.Please note: To minimize the interference to/from beacons it might be worthwhile considering if split operation will make sense for sked like QSOs.