International Frequency Registration Board (IFRB)

Comité international d'enregistrement des fréquences
Junta Internacional de Registro de Frecuencias

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1947 Atlantic City NJ USA


1947, Atlantic City NJ (USA). Legal status: Article 10 of T-XT8219 - International Telecommunication Convention, 1982, signed 6 Nov 1982, and entered into force 1 Jan 1984, superseding T-XT7317 - International Telecommunication Convention, 1973, signed 25 Oct 1973, Malaga-Torremolinos (Spain), entered into force 1 Jan 1975, and Chapter IV of T-XT7981 - Radio Regulations, signed 1979, Geneva (Switzerland), superseding Chapter III, signed 21 Dec 1959, Geneva. Ceased to exist, 1 Mar 1993, when merged with H-XE2625 - International Radio Consultative Committee to create 'Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R)' of B-XB2622 - International Telecommunication Union (ITU), administered by U-XK0983 - ITU Radiocommunication Bureau (BR).


Effect an orderly recording and registration of frequency assignments made by different countries in accordance with procedures provided for in the Radio Regulations, and with any decision which may be taken by competent conferences of the Union, with a view to ensuring formal international recognition thereof; effect, under the same conditions and for the same purposes, an orderly recording of positions assigned by countries to geostationary satellites; furnish advice to members of ITU with a view to the operation of the maximum practicable number of radio channels in those portions of the spectrum where harmful interference may occur and to the equitable, effective and economical use of geostationary satellite orbit; provide technical assistance in preparation for and organizing radio conferences of the Union and also provide assistance to developing countries in their preparations for these conferences.


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Board, consisting of 5 members, headed by Chairman. Each year Vice-Chairman of the previous year assumes Chairmanship and the Board elects new Vice-Chairman from its own members. Members serve not as representatives of their respective countries, but as custodians of an international public trust. Accordingly, no member of the Board may seek or accept instructions from any government or from any other authority outside the Union. Each member holds office until his successor is elected by a conference, or he may be re-elected. To ensure an equitable representation of the various parts of the world, the five members of the Board are nationals of different countries situated in the five regions: Region A - Americas: Region B - Western Europe; Region C - Eastern Europe and Northern Asia; Region D - Africa; Region E - Asia and Australasia.


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