As has been going around lately, there is a bit of discussion and concern over the possible reallocation of the 2m band for use with Aeronautical Mobile Service. It’s been going around on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many other social media sites including other websites in general.
Some discussions have expressed changes in the 144-146 section of the band and the 146-148 section of the band. It has been argued that ARES, RACES, Repeaters and other uses could be affected by this change. This is an issue with the European side of the band, but can have implications within other zones if it gets altered. Many people have been advocating that the ARRL and other proponents argue against this change and they are rightly to be doing so. It’s affects could be widespread and move from zone 1 to others over time.
Currently the IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) is notifying others around their zone and around the world through means such as the ARRL to stand fast that they are working to protect our bands and our rights to use them as primary. Continued discussions are going on as to how best the allocation could be done and how it can benefit both sides with out finding any overlap or interference.
Please take the time to read the current post on the ARRL website news section in regards to this. It’s very interesting and is worth the time to digest it. It can more clearly state what we are summarizing here. It’s going to take time and they aren’t allowing us to go quietly into the night on this. We have support, but keep pushing in the meantime because it’s important that we don’t back down either.