The 66th CRAF meeting was held virtually over two days on Nov 30th – Dec 1st 2020. The meeting discussed the growing challenges facing the Radio Astronomy Service (RAS) at both the regional and international levels. On top of these challenges are the satellite mega-constellations, the 5G services, the sharing of passive bands with active services, in addition to the WRC23 agenda. A number of actions were agreed to be carried out during the next year to address the various issues.
As part of CRAF’s global coordination strategy, the meeting was attended by external representatives from the Committee on Radio Frequencies in USA (CORF), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the ITU-R Working Party 7D Chair.