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    • Brigg & District Amateur Radio Club, the new incorporation to ECBF.

      The Council of the ECBF agreed to approve the application for entry of Brigg & District Amateur Radio Club as a new member of the ECBF representing the UK. His spokesman is Mr. David Ogg and can contact through official address uk@ecbf.eu

      Belgium authorizes the use of CB radios AM-FM and SSB 4w and 12w pep

      Recently, the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications has authorized the use of equipment radio CB with power 4w AM-FM and 12w SSB pep. To date, the Belgian law only authorize the use of 40 channels in AM-FM, with a maximum power of 4w.
26th Anniversary of ATCB DX IN - DX CB Radio Expedition.

The Organisation committe of the Association Templarios CB International DX decided to hold a expedition CB radio the days 27- 28-29 March to celebrate their 26th Anniversary the next April 4, 2015

Colleagues, friends and supporters of ATCB International DX let's get more effect an exercise cb radio communications on the last weekend in March 2015 when the 26th anniversary of the Association Templarios CB International DX.

The Organisation Committee of the Templars Association will undertake Awards delivery CB radio expedition held in April 2014 in the hills of Lousã Trevim.

Thus and thus are invited to attend the 26th anniversary of the Association Templars CB International DX to be held on June 4 April 2015

The Awards Ceremony will be in a the Restaurant Infante, in the center of city, after lunch of the 26th Anniversary of ATCB International DX

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Finish the 14. European CB Congress. Brussels, 16-17 July 2014.

The ECBF held July 16-17 14th Congress in Brussels. A new Board of Directors consists of the following officers were elected:

  • President Oscar Espallargas. (FCCB Catalunya)
  • 1st Vice President. Dieter Löchter. (IF Germany)
  • 2nd Vice President. Jerzy plokarz. (PL-CB Poland)
  • General Secretary: Bernard Chilloux. (Channel 9 ACO France)
  • Secretary Adjount: Franz Hernalsteens. (EB Radio. Belgium)
  • General Treasurer: Antonio M. Adalia. (Liga CB. Spain)
  • Vocal: Vicente Jareño. (FCCB Catalunya)

Among others, the following resolutions:

  • Modifying and updating the Statutes of the organization.
  • Creation of a working group to study the possible implementation of new bands for CB in VHF.
  • Urge to European governments to the European standard of free movement of equipment CB-27 applies.
  • Approval of the entry of new members in the ECBF
    French Federation for the Union of the Citizens Band. (FFUCB)
    Brigg & District Amateur Radio Club (United Kingdom)
  • Approval of the change in representation of Portugal. (Associação Templarios International DX)
  • Adoption of the Balance Sheet for the period 2010-2013

14. European CB Congress. Brussels, 16-17 July 2014.

The ECBF celebrates its 14th. European Congress of CB this July in Brussels. This conference, held every four years, will be used to, among other issues to discuss, choose a new Board, propose a reform of laws and approve the entry of new members.

For now, have confirmed their participation delegates from Belgium, Catalonia, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom. Pending the presence of delegates from Croatia, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland.

Recently, ECBF formalized its presence in social networks, through a Facebook page. Through this page, for now general information on activities taking place in Citizens Band in Europe, mainly included.

Link to the Facebook page

Public Petition to the European Commission against the adoption of EN 50561-1 that extraordinarily broad permitted levels for PLC devices.

DJ5IL sent an open letter to the President of the European Commission against the adoption of EN 50561-1 that extraordinarily broad maximum permitted levels for PLC devices. The European CB Federation to be officially added to the petition, as the Citizen Band is one of those affected by the use and abuse of this technology, which greatly hinders the reception in most of the frequencies are used in CB Whoever accede to this request will have to enter the link below and put your email address in paragraph DIESE UNTERZEICHNEN PETITION (Sign this petition) and then click on SENDEN (Submitted).

Link to the petition

Holiday in Spain with your CB radio? No problem.

In reply to an inquiry from the last 11th I inform you that taking into account the provisions of Article 9 of the Order ITC/4096/2006 of 28 December, approving the Regulations governing use of public radio he approves of CB-27 (BOE # 6 of January , 2007) and that both Spain and the United Kingdom applied at the time the provisions cited in the article, but from the June 24, 2011 both references are not updated if the licensed by the consulting citizen has been issued by the UK does not require authorization for the temporary use of their mobile devices and / or in Spain for a period of time not exceeding one month

Comemorações do 25º aniversário da ATCB DX Internacional.

Caros colegas, amigos e simpatizantes da ATCB DX A Direcçao da Associação Templários CB DX Internacional tem o prazer de informar todos os utentes e utilizadores da Banda do Cidadão de que recebeu hoje a confirmação de que a Federação Europeia da Banda do Cidadão irá estar presente no 25º aniversário desta instituição de cb. A E C B F presetiou-nos com a comfirmação da presensa de trez membros da Federação Europeia da Banda do Cidadão respectivamente o Sr Victor Reis, representante da Federação Europeia em Portugal, o Sr Oscar Espallargas, Assessor Técnico da Federação Europeia e Assessor Técnico da Federação Catalã e o Sr. Vicen Jereño, Secretário-Geral da Federação Catalã e Tesoureiro Geral da ECBF.

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Slight increase in the number of CB users in Spain.

As reported the Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Energy of Spain, the number of registered users in CB is 105652 . (March 2014) The number of users continues to grow, +716 more than in the previous quarter and than +1139 users in the same period last year. By provinces, Barcelona leads the standings with 5558 users, followed by Madrid and Valencia, with 4965 and 4476 users respectively.

Source: Federació Catalana de CB

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The use of CB on AM and SSB are already possible in Austria.

From Monday, March 26, 2014 can be used in Austria CB equipment AM and SSB with a power of 4 and 12 watts, respectively, as is already the case in most European countries that is already allowed such use.

Frequencies Known as "ghosts " (26.995 MHz, 27.045 MHz, 27.095 MHz, 27.145 MHz, 27.195 MHz) can not be used.

Good news for CB users in Europe.

Access to the document published by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Ofcom, the communications regulator in the UK, open the consultation period for the use of the released spectrum in VHF

Ofcom Independent Authority for Communications Industries UK opens consultation period for the allocation of applications and services in the frequency range between 143 and 169 MHz

Among the possibilities , the allocation of frequencies available for the use of CB is contemplated , as is already happening in other countries such as Australia , which has to use frequencies in UHF CB plus 27 frequencies MHz (HF ) used in Europe . Malasisa , New Zealand , Indonesia and Japan are other countries that, besides HF CB , have available in VHF and UHF frequencies CB .

The European CB Federation through its Delegate in the UK, David Ogg uk@ecbf.eu is studying this issue and make the necessary consultations among CB members of the country , to send their proposals to Ofcom . Anyone interested in participating can contact directly with the delegate ECBF UK . The consultation period ends on May 26, 2014

At European level, the ECBF is considering request to the various European governments consider the opportunity to implement the CB VHF/UHF frequencies in addition to the current frequency 27MHz . To do this, anyone who wants to contribute ideas or proposals for work, can contact the ECBF (info@ecbf.eu) where your ideas are always welcome.

Brigg&District Amateur Radio Club, the new incorporation to ECBF.

“The Brigg and District Amateur Radio Club, which actively supports all hobby radio which includes CB Radio and 446 and its use and promotion is the organisation that is backing me. I was one of the groups four founder members and am the current Chairman. The ECBF was formed back in 1976 to help all aspects of the CB radio hobby. Since the early days of CB Radio within the UK there were groups such as the Citizen’s Band Association (CBA) that back then in the early 80?s pushed the goverment to legalise CB Radio. Sadly our fine country has not had any groups internally backing us for many years. The ECBF have being a big part in pushing for a European standard and the main driving force behind the upcoming AM/SSB modes becoming legal. Many TM1 Members know of my passion towards CB Radio , I’ve been active from a young age way back in 1978. I review products under on my M0OGY Youtube channel and also conduct CB based product reviews for Radio User magazine. I am also part of the management team for a very respected 11 meter DX group within the country. I am more than happy to try and help get our voices heard on matters regarding the hobby. Any questions or suggestions, please feel free to PM me. Best Regards, Dave Ogg. ECBF Member, United Kingdom.”

Source: www.transmission1.net/

The ECBF decisive in the new Standard CB 27 in the UK.

The work done by the ECBF in ETSI are yielding positive results . The new CB rule authorizes the use of AM and SSB, with a power of 4w and 12w PEP respectively in the UK from next month of July is a good example of this.

The last meeting of ETSI held last December 2013 on the German city of Mainz, with the presence of two members of the Directive Board of ECBF served to listen the views of members of the European CB before representatives of international organizations responsible for telecommunications in their respective countries , both public and private .

After two years of the publication of the new standard CB legislation, in some EU countries is still using the old standard , which only allows the use of CB in AM with 1w and 4w PEP SSB . The ECBF continue to work for the new regulations apply in all EU countries , but need the support and cooperation of all users , since it is these that the pressure on their respective governments, must get their final application.
Also from the ECBF call to different national associations and clubs of CB users in Europe to join forces and join the ECBF to get the CB continues to have a voice in the various international forums and organizations in which about their future and the laws that govern it.

The Council met in Barcelona ECBF last December , where the President of the ECBF , Mr. Dieter Löechter , and Treasurer , Mr. Vicente Jareño , informed those present of the topics covered in Mainz . Various issues of internal organization and future actions were also discussed.

For more information, please contact the ECBF through your email info@ecbf.eu

Meeting of the Committee for Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM) of the European Telecommunications Standardization Institute (ETSI)

In the German city of Mainz took place the meeting of the ERM Committee of ETSI attended on behalf of the ECBF’s President, Mr. Dieter Löchter and Treasurer-General, Mr. Vicente Jareño

Michele Owen, President of the ERM Committee
and Dieter Loechter, President ECBF

The meeting of the Committee had a duration of 4 days, and the main point of interest for us, was on the second day, relative to the EEC directive on equipment of radio communications that go on placed of vehicles (emergency, police, services, amateur and services of citizen's band)

Attendees, moments before kick off meeting

The new directive requires features that are almost impossible to apply to the VHF and HF equipment. In summary this directive aims to be the radiated spurious or harmonic radiation at very low levels, a level similar to those required by the European standards for the receiver spurious radiations, which are of the order of the 4 nW, something that in the UHF equipment can be met, but that (remember that the CB is in the segment of the HF - 3 to 30 MHz-) in the HF and VHF is not possible by the weight and dimensions that would require the necessary filters.

In the course of the meeting various documents were presented to demonstrate this technical difficulty and raise awareness to the Committee of the technical impossibility of implementation of this Directive. The ECBF, along with several prestigious manufacturers and associations to consensus and presented a document that reflected those concerns, which the Committee shall study in upcoming meetings.

Another issue we follow with interest and that is studied in another parallel Commission is the Wireless Power transmission (WPT) below 30 MHz. This technology could increase the noise in our band (QRM) , just as it did in his day with PLC.

Also the meeting of the Committee served the farewell to Gabrielle Owen, leaving the chairmanship of the Committee after more than 10 years at the head of the same. Attendees sent him a joint congratulation signed by all.

The Telecommunications authorities of the United Kingdom (OFCOM) shall authorise the use of AM

On the 7th October 2013 the OFCOM published a consultation setting out proposals to authorise AM modes of operation on CB radio. In that document we proposed to allow AM/DSB and AM/SSB transmission on CB radio. Currently only frequency and phase modulated missions are permitted.Days ago the OFCOM was published the results of the consultation

Over the course of the last few years the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) has completed detailed compatibility studies (ETSI TR 102 626) on the impact of AM CB transmission on other domestic and vehicle based spectrum users. The testing did not identify any undue risk of interference and found no outstandingcompatibility or sharing issues. ETSI has developed new standards (EN 300-433-1 and 300-433-2) to harmonise the technical parameters applicable to AM on CB and these are reflected in the Decision.

Transmit power

In line with the Decision, we proposed to limit the maximum effective radiated power for AM transmission on CB radio to 4 Watts RMS for DSB modulation and 12 Watts PEP for SSB modulation.

Besides congratulating colleagues in the UK for the next modification of your standard CB, becoming consistent with most EU countries, encourage users of the countries that have not yet implemented the recommendations of the Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) and continue with 1W 4W PEP in AM and SSB, to ask their telecommunications authorities, the implementation of EN 300 433 (2011-07).

The ECBF appreciates the support and collaboration of the Association Européenne Radiocommunications (AER), which since 2003 has been giving us support in ETSI.
Support that has allowed us to create two rules on broadcasting signal amplifiers EN 202 056 and EN 202 127, the Technical Report TR 102 626 compatibility between CB transmissions on AM and a wide range of communication equipment, broadcasting, TV, computers etc. .. And the modification of the EN 300433, which as a Community standard is required implementation by EU countries.

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