Spain Gets New 5 MHz Allocation for 2016


Temporary permission for radio amateurs in Spain to operate at 5 MHz ended in November, but World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 established a new 15 kHz Amateur Radio allocation at 5 MHz.

At the request of URE, Spain's IARU member society, the secretary for telecommunications and information in the Ministry of Industry, Energy, and Tourism has authorized access to the new 5351.5-5366.5 kHz band for the duration of 2016 at a maximum of 15 W effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP), up to 3 kHz maximum bandwidth, CW and SSB.

Amateur Radio use of the band would be on a secondary, non-interference basis. — Thanks to Southgate Amateur Radio News