5th Meeting of the Expert Team on Radio-Frequency Coordination (20-22 February 2024)

5th Meeting of the Expert Team on Radio-Frequency Coordination (20-22 February 2024)

Date & Time

20-22 February 2024 

Venue

Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) 

4 Mary Street St Clair
Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Agenda 

Meeting documents: ET-RFC Meeting 2024

Item

Subject

Document/author

0

Organization of the meeting

 

0.1

Opening of the meeting

ET-RFC Chair

Secretary-General of CTU

0.2

Approval of the agenda

Doc 0.2 - Chair

0.3

Working arrangements

Doc 0.3 - Chair

1

Organization of the Expert Team on Radio Frequency Coordination 

 

1.1.

ET-RFC Vice-Chair(s)

Chair

1.2

WMO ET-RFC Focal Points

Doc 1.2 - Chair

2

Review of previous activities 

 

2

ET-RFC-4 List of actions

Doc 2 – Chair

3

Outcomes of WRC-2023 and outlook for WRC-27

 

3.1

Outcomes of WRC-23 agenda items of relevance to WMO Members

Doc 3.1 - Members

3.1.1

Identification of the frequency bands 6425-7025 MHz, 7025-7125 MHz and 10.0-10.5 GHz for IMT and its impact on meteorological systems (WRC-23 A.I. 1.2)

Kirsty McBeath

3.1.2

Avoiding any potential for RFI into the MetSat L-Band 1675-1710 MHz (WRC-23 A.I. 1.4)

Tom Wojtaszek / Benjie Spencer

3.1.3

New secondary allocation for EESS (active) around 45 MHz for space-borne radar sounders operation in polar regions (WRC-23 A.I. 1.12)

Dave Franc

3.1.4

New frequency allocations for EESS (passive) in the bands 239.2-242.2 and 244.2-247.2 GHz (WRC-23 A.I. 1.14)

Markus Dreis

3.1.5

Revision of the Resolution 731 (WRC-23 A.I. 4)

Markus Dreis

3.1.6

Recognition of Space Weather in the Radio Regulations (WRC-23 A.I. 9.1a)

Eric Allaix

3.1.7

Protection of EESS in the frequency band 36-37 GHz from non-GSO space stations (WRC-23 A.I. 9.1d)

Alec Casey

3.1.8

Other WRC-23 agenda items of prime importance for WMO Members

 

3.2

Develop First Draft of WMO Position Paper for WRC-27

Doc 3.2.0 - Template

Doc 3.2.1 - Chair

Doc 3.2.2 - ESA, EUMETNET, EUMETSAT, Météo-France, MetOffice

Doc 3.2.3 - ECCC

Doc 3.2.4 - NOAA

Doc 3.2Merged document

4

Introduction of WMO concerns on frequency matters beyond WRC agenda items 

Members

5

RF-related information in OSCAR/Surface

 

5

Potential integration of RF-related information in OSCAR/Surface for the surface-based observation systems operated by WMO Members: discussion

Doc 5 - Secretariat

6

Issues related to C-band weather radars using solid state technology

Members

6.1

Technical background information on potential RFI impacts to solid state weather radar systems

Doc 6.1a (DOC, PPT) - HMEI

Doc 6.1b - MoM 16 Jan 2024

6.2

The development of a consolidated strategy related to the RFI issues and associated threats to solid-state weather radars 

Members

7

Capacity Development

 

7.1

Initial feedback on Training workshop on RF matters: Day 1

Eric Allaix

7.2

National Focal Points on RF matters

Doc 7 - Secretariat

7.3

Joint training activities planned by WMO and ITU

7.4

Virtual theme days (RFC2023.16): discussion

7.5

INFCOM-3: side event on RF matters

8

ITU-WMO Handbook updates

 

8

ITU-WMO Handbook updates: specific input from ET-RFC

Doc 8 - Markus Dreis

9

Further activities (list of actions, next meetings, etc.)

Members

10

Any other business

Members

11

Closure of the meeting

ET-RFC Chair