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To: The Government and Ofcom

2 metre amateur band must be kept.

Stop the ITU from taking away the 2 metre band from Radio Amateurs, and reallocating it to the Aeronautical Service for their use.

Why is this important?

Many amateurs World wide have spent a lot of time and money to put literally thousands of repeaters on the air, and millions of others purchasing equipment and aerial. Also many of the Amateur Emergency services such as ARES, RAYNET, etc use this band for emergency communications during crisis throughout the World, helping victims of disaster.

This Amateur Radio band is a primary service for the use of Radio Amateurs world-wide, and is also used in the event of Local, National and International crisis and disasters.

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Reasons for signing

  • I cut my radio amateur teeth on 2m FM, using simplex and repeaters and consider it very important we keep this band allocation as primary users and not use it for commercial gain. It should be used for the reasons it was allocated in the first place.
  • Active amateur using 2m for local and international contacts with friends
  • the only band I use

Updates

2019-06-28 10:48:58 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-06-26 05:38:06 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-06-15 00:37:18 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-06-14 21:29:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-06-14 20:28:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-06-14 20:05:30 +0100

10 signatures reached