Bali2015

We the undersigned wish to see the following 4 proposals discussed at the IARU Region 3 conference in Bali, Indonesia:

1) Indonesian Intruders: Interference to CW bands by hundreds of
unlicensed Indonesian SSB intruder stations. All of Indonesia's
immediate neighbour's (Malaysia, Thailand, Australia) suffer from
widespread interference rendering the 40m CW band at times almost
unusable. None of these 3 neighbours have any HF intruders operating,
perhaps lessons can be drawn from the manner in which import and
distribution of HF radio equipment is regulated. We call upon the IARU
Region 3 conference to put this issue high on the agenda as it
negatively impacts CW operators in the region.

2) Harmonisation of band plans. Member societies in IARU Region 3 which
have an allocation of 150kHz or more at 7MHz should attempt to harmonise
the band plan with Region 1 as recommended by IARU-AC, with CW Exclusive
7000-7040, and CW shared with narrow band data 7040-7060, and SSB above
7060. At least one IARU-3 member society has already adopted this band plan.

We also request IARU Region 3 to recommend the following to the IARU-AC:

3) 30m Band: DX Peditions should be discouraged from the use of 30m band
since we are secondary service, in the same way contests are not held on
WARC bands. Already DX peditions are wiping out much of the CW portion
of the band by listening "UP" and causing not only QRM to existing QSO
in the narrow band, but huge pile ups that may cause QRM to Primary
Users and risk our 30m allocation and future WARC standing. Where DX
peditions do choose to operate on 30m they should be asked not to
operate split, but only to listen on their own frequency.

4) Contest-free segments. WARC bands are free from contests, however, we
call upon the IARU to request member societies to urge their major
contest organisers to set aside small contest-free sections of the bands
so that those who are not engaged in the contest can still enjoy their
hobby on the weekend. The lower 10kHz and upper 10kHz of each CW band,
should be kept contest free and this stipulated in the contest rules.
Similar but appropriately wider contest-free segments should be
determined for SSB sections of the bands as well as the IARU Emergency
Center of Activity frequencies.

Signed:

• 9M2AU
• 9M2DA
• 9M2RS
• 9M2CIO
• 9M2MZZ
• 9M2PJU
• 9M2RDX
• 9M2SQL
• 9V1VV
• 9W2PCK
• DU1/R6AF
• E20PFE
• HS1WFK
• HS0ZJF
• HS0ZKM
• JA1NUT
• JG1BGT
• JL1GEL
• JO3HPM
• VK1CT
• VK1MWI
• VK2LX
• VK2YT
• VK2ASB
• VK2BJT
• VK2BTJ
• VK2CCW
• VK2COX
• VK2DCD
• VK2GOM
• VK2JDR
• VK2JNG
• VK2FGBR
• VK3IM
• VK3JS
• VK3BAA
• VK3BKU
• VK3CGB
• VK3DBD
• VK4FX
• VK4NP
• VK4OC
• VK4QC
• VK4RT
• VK4TJ
• VK4ZW
• VK4BNQ
• VK4EBP
• VK5CZ
• VK5LJ
• VK5CYM
• VK5EEE
• VK6CP
• VK6GX
• VK6IS
• VK6NAX
• VK6FDWS
• VK7AD
• VK8AV
• VK8HW
• XU7AFU

Signatures arriving after the statement was sent off on 9 OCT 2015 include:

• 9M2PRO
• JE1RZR
• VK3AGQ
• VK3BCN
• VK4EGE
• VK7SM
• YE1GD

Note: this was sent to IARU Region 3 conference delegates from WIA and to the IARU Region 3 officials on the secretariat. No response and no acknowledgement whatsoever of this submission. All the above radio amateurs have been snubbed by the IARU. — Added this note some 6 months later on 7th May 2016

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