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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX002 (2007)

ARLX002 Canada Ending 136 kHz and 5 MHz Special Authorizations

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 30, 2007
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX002 Canada Ending 136 kHz and 5 MHz Special Authorizations

In accordance with an agreement between Radio Amateurs of Canada
(RAC) and Industry Canada, that country's telecommunications
regulatory agency, special authorizations allowing some Canadian
radio amateurs to conduct experiments at 136 kHz and 5 MHz will
terminate June 30. "These experiments have had, as one objective,
the provision of data that would support the objectives of RAC and
the IARU for possible new allocations to the Amateur Service at
these frequencies," the RAC said.

Future special authorizations will depend on the outcomes of World
Radiocommunication Conference 2007 (WRC-07), which gets under way
October 22, the RAC added. New worldwide, secondary amateur
allocations at 135.7 to 137.8 kHz and in the 5 MHz range are up for
possible consideration at WRC-07.

RAC Newfoundland-Labrador Section Manager Joe Craig, VO1NA,
described some of his LF experiences in "The Transatlantic on 2200
Meters," that appeared in July 2005 issue of QST. Craig also has
been in the forefront of 60 meter experimentation in Canada through
the Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland. In 2003, club station VO1MRC
worked N1RL in Massachusetts for the first Canada-US two-way amateur
contact on 60 meters. There's more information on the VO1MRC 5 MHz
Experiment Web pages at,