Three of ITU-R Study Group 5 Working Goups meet in Geneva 5-16 November 2018. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz (excluding IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the amateur and amateur-satellite services. Working Group 5A1, responsible for amateur matters is chaired by Dale Hughes VK1DSH. The main topic is to develop a technical report to support the work for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, considering an allocation of the frequency band 50-54 MHz to the amateur service in Region 1. The Working Group consists of a mix of radio amateurs from all three IARU Regions, administrations from all over the world and other interested parties like meteorologists and military.
Amateurs present in WP 5A include 5A1 Chairman Dale Hughes VK1DSH, IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad LA2RR, IARU repesentative Dave Court EI3IO, CEPT coordinator Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T, ARRL representative Jonathan Siverling WB3ERA, DARC representatives Ulrich Mueller DK4VW and Bernd Mischlewski DF2ZC and JARL representative Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP.