The Preparations for and the Implications of the General World Administrative Radio Conference of 1979.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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In 1979 the International Telecommunication Union ITU, one of the oldest and most specialized agencies of the United Nations, will convene an Administrative Conference to review and revise, as necessary, the Radio Regulations in their entirety. This is the first time since 1959 that a GWARC will have been empowered to treat the Radio Regulations as a whole. With the worlds radio telecommunications expanding by quantum leaps, the competition for frequency allocations can be expected to be fierce. To make matters worse, ITU, like the United Nations, is a one nation, one vote forum. Many countries, mostly the lesser developed ones of the Third Bloc, have started using their votes for political gains during the last few conferences. This thesis proposes to outline the trends seen arising from the last few WARCS in an effort to predict what problems the United States is apt to face in 1979. It also outlines the preparationss presently under way within the United States for this conference and presents recommendations toward the direction it feels these preparation must go for a favorable outcome in the 1979 negotiations. Author
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