EMRFD Message Archive 900

Message Date From Subject
900 2007-07-12 06:25:05 Giancarlo NOT EMRFD - ITALY NOW OPERATING ON 70 MHz
Hi All,

Finally, as of today July 12th, Italian Amateur Radio operators will
be roaming around the 70 MHz band, although for a limited
experimental period and limited frequencies spots. Please see below


G-QRP #10241
I QRP #571
President Sezione ARI Cassano delle Murge BA – Italy
Club Station IQ7MU

Italian amateur radio 70-MHz experimental campaign


Upon request of Luca Ferrara IK0YYY, the Italian Ministry of
Communications, in coordination with the Ministry of Defense, is
willing to kindly authorize an amateur radio experimental campaign on
the 70-MHz band (4 meters) up to December 31, 2007. Activities will
however only be possible after the authorization has actually been
signed. Such campaign is being carried out under the technical
coordination of Piero Tognolatti I0KPT, Full Professor of the
Electromagnetic Fields Group and Director of the Electrical
Engineering and Information Theory Department of the University of

The technical parameters are:

• Modes: all (SSB, CW, AM, FM, RTTY, digital modes, etc.)
• Frequencies:
- 70.100 MHz  12.5 kHz
- 70.200 MHz  12.5 kHz
- 70.300 MHz  12.5 kHz
• Maximum RF power: 25W EIRP
• Operational area: the whole Italian territory except for a
30 km strip from the Austria, France and Switzerland borders
• Antenna types: omnidirectional and directional

The experimental campaign, whose results will be published after its
conclusion, is open to all Italian radioamateurs.

A beacon transmitting on frequency 70.088 MHz (mark) with FSK
modulation (500-Hz upward shift) is shortly going to be installed.
This is at the very low edge of the authorized band.

We wish to express our warm thanks to the Italian Ministry of
Communications (Ing. F. Troisi and Dr. A. Cascio) and to the Italian
Ministry of Defense, who, despite the administrative and operational
hurdles, have once more given the Italian radioamateurs a clear sign
of esteem and credibility. Sincere thanks are also given to the
Università of L'Aquila (Prof. P. Tognolatti) for its exquisite and
effective cooperation.

Luca Ferrara IK0YYY – Antonio Vernucci I0JX