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[amsat-international] RE: [bod] (no subject)


 The inclusion of the word "immediate" in Article is a "no-change" situation
as this requirement already exists and was applied under S22.1: -

 § 1.             Space stations shall be fitted with devices to ensure
immediate cessation of their radio emissions by telecommand, whenever such
cessation is required under the provisions of these Regulations."

The new wording is a simplification and clarification. The limited wording
of the two sections in Amateur-Satellite Service (S25, section II) does not
exempt amateur satellite operators from the requirement to comply with the
remainder of the ITU Radio Regulations.

 73, Terry,  ZL3QL.

> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Richard M. Hambly
> To: RaySoifer@cs.com ; amsat-int@AMSAT.Org
> Cc: bod@AMSAT.Org
> Sent: Friday, July 04, 2003 12:15 PM
> Subject: [amsat-international] RE: [bod] (no subject)
> Ray,
> The term "immediately", if interpreted literally, would effectively end
> Amateur Radio Service as a viable service. It is ridiculous and it is hard
> to imagine this word getting in without vigorous opposition by the IARU.
> Rick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-BOD@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-BOD@AMSAT.Org] On Behalf Of
> RaySoifer@cs.com
> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 7:50 PM
> To: amsat-int@AMSAT.Org
> Cc: bod@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: [bod] (no subject)
> From Michael Owen's article:
> "The Amateur-satellite service
> "The final two provisions deal with amateur-satellite service, the first
> being unchanged and reading as follows:
> "25.10 The provisions of Section I of this Article shall apply equally, as
> appropriate, to the amateur-satellite service.
> "The next provision is the only operative provision in Article 25 dealing
> with the amateur-satellite service. The previous provision read as
> "Space stations in the amateur-satellite service operating in bands shared
> with other services shall be fitted with appropriate devices for
> emissions in the event that harmful interference is reported in accordance
> with the procedure laid down in Article 22. Administrations authorizing
> space stations shall inform the IFRB and shall ensure that sufficient
> command stations are established before launch to guarantee that any
> interference which might be reported can be terminated by the authorizing
> administration (see No. 2612).
> "The provision was unnecessarily complex, repeating obligations that are
> found elsewhere in the Radio Regulations, particularly Article 22.
> "In the end, the following simplified provision was adopted:
> "25.11 Administrations authorizing space stations in the amateur-satellite
> service shall ensure that sufficient earth command stations are
> before launch to ensure that any harmful interference caused by emissions
> from a station in the amateur-satellite service can be terminated
> immediately (see No. 22.1).
> "The new provision avoids the repetition in different words of regulations
> that already apply to the stations, and simply requires that sufficient
> earth command stations are established before launch."
> If I read it correctly, the requirement in Article 25.11 that
> administrations inform the IFRB (now the Radiocommunication Bureau) of
> prospective amateur space station launches has been done away with.  This
> should result in the elimination of the U.S. notification requirement in
> CFR Sec. 97.207(g), and similar requirements in other countries.
> On the other hand, the requirement that harmful interference be terminated
> has been strengthened to require that it be terminated "immediately."
> programs with only one command station inherently cannot qualify, as
> sufficient command capability must exist throughout the world to turn off
> satellites "immediately."  Fortunately for the likes of AO-7, this applies
> only to satellites launched after the effective date of these regulations,
> but would appear to rule out university-type satellites with only one
> command station.
> 73,
> Ray

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