Here you can download the European Common Allocation Table 2008 document prior to the meeting in Bruxelles 18-23 May 2008. The 70 MHz band is mentioned on page 63, 64 and 210, absolute page numbers in the PDF file.Download it here (4 MB).
Klaus, DL3YEE, also got permission to be QRV on 70 MHz again. This time from 1 May and until end of August 2008.Conditions: 69,950 MHz, max bandwidth 2,7 kHz and max 10 W EIRP.
Today Hans, DL8PM, received a new permission to operate on 70 MHz with the callsign DI2PM.
Conditions: 69,950 MHz, max bandwidth 2,7 kHz and max 10 W EIRP.
During Hans’s first permission, expired 2008-02-29, he was very active and made over 100 QSOs. So with a new permission in hand and the Es season coming soon tons of QSOs can be expected.Hans is very thankful to the German Bundes-Netz-Agentur.
Radio amateurs in the Czech Republic are now permitted to transmit on 70 MHz. The licensing conditions are: 70,2-70,3 MHz, 10 W ERP and up to 20 temporary licenses are valid until 2008-12-31.
Stations are already active. So if you have not got a first already now is the time to get it!Licensed stations are:
The Czech PTT has announced that very soon 20 special 4m permits will be granted. QRG range 70.2- 70.3 MHz, 10 W ERP, all modes. The licences will be valid untill Dec 31st 2008.
Depending on the experiences in 2008 there are good chances for a general release in 2009.
To VHF-community of Europe
We are very happy to announce that from December 23, 2007 the 70 MHz (4 m) band is officially allocated for regular amateur radio use in Estonia on secondary status. The band may be operated by all national licence classes (A, B and D).
A foreign radio amateur, who is the holder of a valid CEPT licence, can also use his amateur radio station on 70 MHz during a temporary stay (up to 3 months) in Estonia without any extra registration, application or charge – like it is the case with other amateur bands in the country.
The secondary status of the band however means that it can be operated on non-interference basis to other communication services in Estonia. The transmitter’s RF power output limit is set to 20 dBW (100 W) for the national classes A & B and to 10 dBW (10 W) for the class D (entry level). All modes (CW, SSB, AM, FM, MGM) are permitted. In general, using a horizontally polarized antenna is recommended.
The band plan of the new allocation shows, that the lower limit for operation is at 70.140 MHz – perhaps there is a hope that it can be shifted down in the future, but currently we have to be pleased also with this permission.
There may have been some preliminary notices of the new band allocation from Estonia also before, but at that stage they were more rumours and did not carry actual official data. Herewith we are glad to say that all official paperwork has now been finished, corresponding permission has been issued by the Ministry of Economy and Communication and after almost 5 years of hard work ES should be soon heard on the 4 m band!With Season’s Greetings