While some people over here were applying for access on the 5Mhz band, our telecoms regulator "ANACOM" on a bold move just gave us access to another 8 bands in the HF spectrum.
I think this is a shift from the classic deny first, allow latter paradigm that is so classic across all sectors of society.
The new bands in Portugal are as follow:
All modes are allowed. This is of course on a non interference basis, hams are primary users.
Beacons are welcome using low bandwidth modes.
Frequency shift is allowed to a maximum of 15Khz deviation
Output power is not regulated yet but probably will be around a maximum of 17dbm to keep things even with the other allowed bands.
Let's hope this new bands get adopted all over the world!