Thursday, May 10, 2007

Possible interference on 35Mhz band

There is some evidence of interference on the 35mhz band near the MMS site in Midrand.
(More details on the MGASA Yahoo group.)
There is no suggestion that this is happening anywhere else.

Here's a briefing note from Lionel Brink:

Hi Everyone

I have just spoken to Dave Armitage (SAMAA Technical Committee) regarding the possibility that certain 35 mhz frequencies may be in use for purposes other than radio control flying model aircraft.

Please be advised that all the relevant documentation was immediately forwarded to ICASA & every attempt is being made to obtain a prompt response. I am appealing to everyone to provide SAMAA & Dave with the time to deal with this matter through the appropriate channels. I have been assured that we will be updated with any relevant information as soon as it becomes available.

From a flight safety perspective, pending further notice, I recommend reconsidering use of these potentially affected frequencies for any form of RC flying. I understand that the potentially affected frequencies are 35.225 mhz, 35.250 mhz (slot 85), 35.275 mhz and 35.300 mhz (slot 90).


Lionel Brink

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