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Hungary allocated experimental license for 70 MHz

An experimental radio license was recently signed and issued to Háros Rádióklub which permits radio usage of the 70 MHz band for the first time in Hungary for 30 radio amateurs.

The license is valid for a period of 30 days starting 1 July 2007. The aim of the experiment is to study propagation of radio waves in the 70 MHz band where all FM broadcasting was stopped in February. The frequency range permitted for the experiment is 70.000 - 70.500 MHz, and the license is valid for all operating modes, CW, SSB, narrow band FM and digital modes like JT6M.

Maximum effective radiated power (ERP) is limited to 1kW. The original request was submitted in April. In spite of lack of Radio amateur service allocation of the band, the National Communications Authority responded quickly and cooperatively. In the experiment we have to identify ourselves by “call name” beside our ham radio call-sign.

The call name is composed by a prefix “70m” and a suffix of amateur radio call-sign, for example 70M1BVC HG1BVC 70012.5kHz JN87FI beacon. Our long-term goal is to contribute to the joint efforts of 70MHz allocation for amateur radio service in Hungary and worldwide. (southgatearc.org)