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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

  • the only band I use
  • 2m is the only band in this part of the VHF spectrum to which amateurs have access. It's vital it's not lost! It would also be ridiculous to allocate a part of the spectrum to the aeronautical service while there are many thousands of radio sets capable of causing interference either accidentally or maliciously!
  • Unfortunately it's a case of use it or loose it. Not many amateurs around now days but many thousands of people have vhf equipment and have spent a considerable amount of money on, including myself.

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