Very good news from Luxembourg : LX stations are now allowed to use the 4 m band on a secondary basis in the frequency segment 70.150-70.250 MHz, with 10 W erp since March 13 , 2006.
It is indeed a surprise, as last Sunday (12th March 06) during our national RL congress, our president LX1MA informed us that the talks with the authorities are still in progress. Last year I asked our Radio Society RL in March 2005 to introduce a request to our authorities. I provided our Society with a lot of information about the 4 m band as well about the licence situation in other countries. The first answer of the authorities in 2005 was negative. I provided our society very recently with some more informations about new licences in CT and 3A. In particular, the emails between Johan ON4IQ and David G4ASR (RSGB VHF Manager) with regard to the Detailed Spectrum Investigation (DSI) conducted by the European Radiocommunications Office (ERO) on behalf of the European Radiocommunications Committee (ERC - which is part of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunication Administrations (CEPT)). This recommended that a minimum of 100 kHz in the band 70-70.45 MHz be allocated to the amateur service on a secondary basis according to national considerations, if feasible, centred on 70.2 MHz. This information was indeed very helpful, as our RL president Armand LX1MA immediately informed our authorities with the result that we got it now in a very easy way.Nobody is qrv in the moment. I have just received a OZ-transverter kit and will be qrv shortly. Still have no matching PA for it. So see you all on 4 m in the coming Es-season. Jacquot (Jack), LX1JX.