4m (70MHz) returns to Germany for 2020
Here it is! As of today (22/1/2020) – use of the 70.150-70.200 MHz part of 4m is allowed again in Germany until the end of 2020 (all conditions are the same as last year).
This was announced in the periodic document released today on the BNetzA website at https://www.bnetza-amtsblatt.de/2020/:
Communication No. 8/2020
Amateur radio service; limited access in the frequency range 70.150 – 70.200 MHz
Use is restricted to fixed amateur radio stations and may only be carried out by holders of an authorization to participate in the class A amateur radio service.
Allowed transmission types: All transmission types
Maximum allowed bandwidth of transmission: 12 kHz
Maximum radiated power: 25 watts ERP
Antenna polarization: horizontal
Other radio services and telecommunications systems must not be impacted. In the event of any interference, the disrupting transmission must be stopped immediately by the radio amateur. Interference from other radio services and telecommunications systems must be accepted by the radio amateur.
Remote controlled transmissions are not permitted. Special call sign assignments according to § 13 AFuV are not possible within the scope of this regulation. A simultaneous multiple use of a call sign in accordance with Section 11 (4) AFuV cannot be approved.
Records (logbook) with the following information is to be kept covering the transmission mode: date, time, frequency, type of modulation, power, antenna direction if not omnidirectional, call sign of the other station contacted, with signature of the call sign holder.
When using the frequency range 70.150 – 70.200 MHz within the framework of the amateur radio service, all other provisions of the Amateur Radio Act (AFuG) and the Amateur Radio Ordinance (AFuV) must be observed and apply in this respect.
This regulation is to be applied carefully, interference is to be avoided and the maximum power is only to be used should it be considered absolutely necessary to make and maintain the radio connection or for experimental purposes.
73 Ed DD5LP
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