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WRC-19 U.S. Proposals

The Department of State approves U.S. proposals based on advice from the FCC and NTIA, and represents the proposals internationally.  Each proposal represents the U.S. position on specific changes to the Radio Regulations for WRC agenda items. These proposals may vary from the U.S. preliminary views based on international and domestic studies and multilateral discussions.

Last Update: April 10, 2018 (only to fix web site formatting issues)

Agenda Item 1.1 – Amateur Service Allocations in 50-54 MHz for Region 1

See CITEL PCC.II Draft Inter-American Proposal

Agenda Item 1.2 – Power Limits for MSS/MetSat/EESS Earth Stations around 400 MHz

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Agenda Item 1.3 – MetSat Upgrade / EESS Allocation (space-to-Earth) at 460-470 MHz

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Agenda Item 1.4 – Review of Limitations in Annex 7 to Appendix 30

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Agenda Item 1.5 – Earth Stations in Motion at 17.7-19.7 GHz & 27.5-29.5 GHz

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Agenda Item 1.6 – Regulatory Framework for non-GSO FSS at 37.5-39.5 GHz (downlink) & 47.2-50.2 GHz (uplink)

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Agenda Item 1.7 – Space Operations Service for non-GSO Satellites with Short Duration Below 1 GHz

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Agenda Item 1.8 – Global Maritime Distress Safety Systems (GMDSS) Modernization

See CITEL PCC.II Draft Inter-American Proposal

Agenda Item 1.9 – Maritime Issues

Agenda Item 1.9.1 – Regulatory Action for autonomous maritime radio devices at 156-162.05 MHz

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Agenda Item 1.9.2 – MMSS (uplink/downlink) within Appendix 18 for VHF Data Exchange System (VDES)

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Agenda Item 1.10 – Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS)

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Agenda Item 1.11 – Railway Radiocommunication Systems between Train and Trackside

See CITEL PCC.II Inter-American Proposal

Agenda Item 1.12 – Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

See CITEL PCC.II Draft Inter-American Proposal

Agenda Item 1.13 – International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) studies between 24.25-86 GHz

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Agenda Item 1.14 – High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS)

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Agenda Item 1.15 – Land Mobile and Fixed Services Footnote Between 275-450 GHz

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Agenda Item 1.16 – RLANs studies at 5150-5925 MHz

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Agenda Item 2 – Incorporation By Reference (IBR) Review

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Agenda Item 4 – Resolutions & Recommendations Review

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Agenda Item 7 – Resolution 86 - Satellite Regulatory Procedures

(For this agenda item, the CITEL PCC.II naming scheme for individual issues is used and may be subject to revision to align with ITU naming in the future)

ISSUE A - Bringing into use for non-GSO systems

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ISSUE B - Coordination arc approach for GSO MSS and FSS networks

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ISSUE C1 - Alignment of the wording of §8.13 of the Appendix 30B and No. 11.43A of Article 11

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ISSUE C2 – Submission of the Appendix 4 data elements

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ISSUE C3 - Seeking BR assistance for requests made under §6.5 to requests made under §6.6

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ISSUE C5 - Reminder to notifying administration before the end of the six-month period provided in No. 11.46

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ISSUE C6 - Simultaneous submission of the Appendix 4 data elements

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ISSUE D - Bureau identification and publication of specific satellite networks or systems to be considered when effecting coordination under Nos. 9.12, 9.12A, or 9.13

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ISSUE E - Harmonization of RR Appendix 30B with RR Appendices 30 and 30A

See CITEL PCC.II Preliminary Proposal

ISSUE F - Concerns with the lack of implementation of certain provisions of the Radio Regulations that can lead to difficulties during the process of entering an assignment into the RR Appendix 30B list

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ISSUE G - Updating the reference situation when provisional recording is used

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ISSUE H - Data elements to be provided in filings for non-GSO satellite networks/systems - For NGSO systems not subject to the procedures of Section II of RR Article

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ISSUE I - Data elements to be provided in filings for non-GSO satellite networks/systems - For NGSO systems with multiple orbital planes

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Agenda Item 8 - Country Footnotes

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Agenda Item 9 – Director's Report

Agenda Item 9.1 –  Activities of the Radiocommunication Sector since WRC-12

Issue 9.1.1 – Implementation of IMT at 1885-2025 MHz and 2110-2200 MHz 

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Issue 9.1.2 – IMT/BSS Compatibility at 1452-1492 MHz in Regions 1 & 3 

See CITEL PCC.II Inter-American Proposal

Issue 9.1.3 – New FSS non-GSO Systems at 4500-4800 MHz, 5925-6425 MHz, & 6725-7025 MHz 

See CITEL PCC.II Inter-American Proposal

Issue 9.1.4 – Stations on Board Sub-orbital Vehicles 

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Issue 9.1.5 – Incorporation of Recommendations M.1638-1 & M.1849-1 in Nos. 5.447F & 4.450A 

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Issue 9.1.6 – Urgent Studies for Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for Electric Vehicles

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Issue 9.1.7 – Urgent Studies for Unauthorized Operation of Earth Station Terminals 

See CITEL PCC.II Preliminary Proposal

Issue 9.1.8 – Urgent Studies for Machine Type Communications (MTC)

See CITEL PCC.II Inter-American Proposal

Issue 9.1.9 – FSS Uplink Studies at 51.4-52.4 GHz 

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Issue 9.2 – Difficulties or Inconsistencies in the Application of the Radio Regulations 

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Agenda Item 10 - Future Conference Agenda Items

<TBD pending organization of issues>