"For members only"
Date: 10 May 2000
Time: 2:00 PM
Venue: Room 2938, 29/F., Wu Chung House
Mr. Y.C. Leung (Chairman)
Mr. K.T. Seto
Mr. Y.L. Li (Secretary)
Mr. Brett Graham
Mr. Steven Beesley, Mr. Charlie Ho, Mr. Ken Kwok
Mr. Paul Anderson, Mr. Yul Kwan, Mr. Cheng Shiu Fai
Mr. T. Nagata, Mr. S. Nagayama, Mr. Mitsui
Mr. Ho Wing Leung, Mr. Alan Ng
|The Chairman welcomed the representatives of each society.|
society introduced its own society.
It was agreed that the future meetings would be convened on a quarterly basis.
|2.||China Amateur Radio Study Club Ltd
Chairman asked if all major amateur radio societies were
present. Mr. Ho Wing Leung brought out that whether China
Amateur Study Club Ltd with about 1000 members should
also be invited to attend future meetings. Some said that
it was not an amateur radio society but involved in other
business. OFTA would consider whether to invite
this society for the future meetings.
Guideline for Temporary Amateur Repeater Station
Chairman said that, in general, at least two weeks
advance notice would be required for the applications for
temporary setting up of amateur repeater station and
frequency assignment. OFTA would provide guidelines for
application for temporary setting up of amateur repeater
station and frequency assignment.
Use of Hill-top Sites
suggested the use of hill-top sites should be reviewed.
OFTA noted the suggestion and requested the societies to
provide further information.
of holder for ATO
expressed that the photographs of holders on ATOs were
very useful and requested OFTA to continue to issue ATOs
with photographs of holders. Other societies
supported the request. OFTA noted and would consider.
Radio Societies/OFTA co-ordination regarding illegal
operation/interference on amateur bands
societies claimed that they wanted to improve the
communication with RMU so as to increase the chances of
tracking down on illegal operation/interference on
amateur bands by RMU. In this regard the societies should
provide more information and if necessary a
representative from RMU would be invited to take part in
the next meeting.
ITU and IARU matters
tabled a copy of E-mail from Keigo Komuro saying that ITU
Asia TELECOM 2000 would request IARU Region 3 to pay for
the stand in the exhibition if HARTS/IARU were to join
the event. In previous TELECOM exhibitions, IARU
was granted free use of a stand. Hence HARTS wished OFTA
to offer assistance in this matter. HARTS passed a
copy of the E-mail to OFTA for information.
requested OFTA to study and work out the reciprocal
licensing arrangement with Macau SAR and other countries.
OFTA noted the request and would consider.
Mobile and portable operation in 430-440 MHz
requested OFTA to review the opening up of mobile and
portable operation by HAM operators in the entire 430-440
MHz on a secondary basis as there was no other commercial
radio tracking allocation at present. OFTA noted the
request and would consider.
1.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz spectrum assignment
requested OFTA to consider the opening up of 1.2 GHz and
2.4 GHz band for amateur radio operation. OFTA
noted and would consider.
Proposed class A/B licence and Amateur Morse
proposed OFTA to study and plan for the introduction of a
new class A/B licence with a 5 wpm morse test
requirement. Licensee would be permitted full
operation privileges at limited transmitting power as
such restructuring had already been introduced by UK,
USA, Australia and New Zealand. The other societies
present were in full agreement with HARDXA's proposal.
OFTA noted and would consider.
respect of the conduction of Morse test by the amateur
radio societies, HARTS wished the discussion on this
issue would continue in future.
Any other business
next meeting was scheduled at 2:00pm on 23 August 2000.
Each society should send a maximum of 2 representatives
only. There being no other business, the meeting
adjourned at 4:15 pm.