discussed in the following paragraphs, are most directly concerned
equipment and with spectrum management, respectively.
The International Radio Consultative Committee.
The International Radio Consultative Committee studies technical
and operational questions relating to the use of radio and issues
reports and recommendations on operational procedures.
A number of
as spectrum utilization and monitoring, fixed multichannel radio
systems, wave propagation, space systems and radio astronomy,
broadcasting, and mobile systems.
Plenary assemblies of the
International Radio Consultative Committee normally are held every
three years to update, correlate, and ratify the work done in the
intervening period by the study groups.
The study groups usually
work through national committees and hold international interim
meetings between plenary assemblies. The output of the International
Radio Consultative Committee plenary assembly may consist of a report
supporting a specific recommendation, a partial report calling for
further study, or a report introducing a specific study program. In
any event, the International Radio Consultative Committee does not
characteristics" which, in large measure, constitute the technical
bases for actions of the International Telecommunications Union
Administrative Radio Conferences.
The International Frequency Registration Board.
International Telecommunications Union is an elected five-member
board which has two major functions.
(1) Maintaining an international register of approved frequency
assignments, which shows the registration date, purpose and technical
characteristics of each assignment.
(2) Furnishing advice on the maximum practicable
channels in a band to insure optimum utilization of
frequency spectrum capacity.
b. The date of registration with the International Frequency
Registration Board for any frequency assignment is an important
factor in the relative position of that assignment of the priority