News

14 October 2021

Results of our big survey in 2021: We asked the question, which band is the most used band? (10 frequency bands between 174 to 2.5 GHz were listed).

85 % equipment use is the band 470 – 694 MHz, while the band 694 MHz – 790 MHz is still used by 35 % of the users (although this band will be given to Mobile IMT, it is still usable in many countries).

90 % of the participants stated that the band 470 – 694 MHz is their most preferred band.

PMSE users and manufacturers consider the band 470-694 MHz as the core band of audio PMSE, the access must be ensured beyond 2030. The frequency bands 823-832 and 863-865 MHz are limited in their bandwidth receiving a higher RF noise floor from out-of-band emissions from adjacent bands.

Audio PMSE applications with high quality requirements cannot be supported with the bands above 694 MHz and therefore use only the frequency band 470-694 MHz.

2 October 2021

Dear APWPT members,

we present our work in the different regulatory bodies and want to discuss it with you. The online event “APWPT Regulatory Working Group” will be in English.

Thursday, October 14th, 2021, 9 – 10:30 a.m. CET (time zone Berlin)

Please ask the office for the dial-in code, if you have not received the code.

1 October 2021

This year’s general meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 2 – 4 pm (CET / time in Berlin). Contents: Accountability report of the Board, financial report 2020/21, financial planning 2022, plans for our work in 2022 and outlook on the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023, discussion.

12. July 2021

APWPT has been requested by the European ECC (Electronic Communications Committee) Frequency Management FM51 to provide information on available equipment and the percentage use in the available frequency bands as part of its work on use of the 470-694MHz band for WRC 23. This questionnaire is about audio-PMSE (wireless microphones, IEM’s, InterCom, Talkbacks,…) only. The term “audio” covers this range of equipment in the following document.

Please, take part in our survey:

https://www.umfrageonline.com/s/a06757d

September 13, 2021: Our survey is now closed, the results will be published soon. Thank you for your active participation!

21. June 2021

For our Australian and NZ members, we offer a second informal APWPT – member’s meeting! Registration is not required.

Monday 21st June, 8 am CET (morning in Berlin) = Monday 21st June, 6 pm (evening in Auckland) = Monday, 21st June, 4 pm (afternoon in Melbourne).

The web meeting will be with Zoom. The link has been emailed to members and can be obtained by contacting office@apwpt.org.

17. June 2021

The Executive Committee (the Board) invites you to an informal membership meeting. This will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2 – 4 pm, in English.

The web meeting will be with Zoom. The link has been emailed to members and can be obtained by contacting office@apwpt.org.

Registration is not required.

Agenda: Welcome, Brief summary of our activities (Technical Regulation activities, Policy activities), MSTeams for interactive collaboration, Open discussion, Summary (tasks, goals, next steps, ideas…).

29. March 2021

The new statutes and rules of procedure are published here.

19. February 2021

The agenda for the General Assembly on 25 March 2021 has been published. The meeting will be held in English.

APWPT General meeting,
March 25, 2021, 4 pm CET, Duration: approx. 60 minutes, via Zoom

Agenda:

1. What happened since our assembly october 2020?
Responsible: Matthias Fehr

2. Strategy 2021 and beyondResponsible: Wolfgang Bilz

3. Financial Report
Responsible: Frank Ernst

4. Changes in the articles and statutes
Resonsible: Jochen Zenthöfer

5. Miscellaneous
Assembly management: Dr. María Dolores Pérez Guirao

Technical management: Stefan Gehrke, buero fuer neues denken GmbH, Berlin
Voting tool by Vopin.io UG, Berlin, www.vopin.io

Minutes: Dr. Jochen Zenthöfer

6. January 2021

The UHF frequencies (470 – 694 MHz) are vital for the cultural industry! Statement by the German politicians Gustav Herzog, MdB (SPD), Margit Stumpp, MdB (Greens), Anke Domscheit-Berg, MdB (Left), Doris Achelwilm, MdB (Left), Thomas Hacker, MdB (Liberal) and Dr. Christian Jung, MdB (Liberal). Title: UHF band – The future of broadcasting and cultural frequencies must be negotiated in parliament.

https://margit-stumpp.de/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/The-future-of-broadcasting-and-cultural-frequencies-must-be-negotiated-in-parliament.pdf

16. December 2020

The next general meeting will take place on March 25, 2021 – 4 pm CET. The APWPT General Assembly will take place over the Internet. The agenda will be announced at a later date.

15. November 2020

29. October 2020

The new board started its work after the general meeting on October 28th. Chairpersons are: Wolfgang Bilz, Dr. Jochen Zenthöfer. Deputy chairpersons are: Dr. María Dolores Pérez Guirao, Frank Ernst, Matthias Fehr. The cashier is: Frank Ernst.