Ofcom - ECC Decision on AM SSB CB apparatus

ECC published (June 2011) a Decision harmonizing CB radio across the European Union but until now Ofcom have dragged their heels in implementing it.

It appears that Ofcom intend to drag out implementation further but their statement says the ECC Decision should probably be implemented by the end of 2013.

In the late 1970's radio amateurs such as James Bryant G4CLF, President (UK) Citizens' Band Association, campaigned for the legalisation of AM/SSB CB now some 35 years later it looks as though it will finally be achieved.

Ofcom statement - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/spectrum/spectrum-management/licence-exempt-radio-use/citizens-band-radio/notices/ecc-decision/

ECC Decision ECC/DEC/(11)03 - The harmonised use of frequencies for Citizens’ Band (CB) radio equipment -http://www.erodocdb.dk/Docs/doc98/official/pdf/ECCDEC1103.PDF

European Union gets 27 MHz SSB CB - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/july2011/eu_gets_27mhz_ssb.htm

James Bryant G4CLF in New Scientist magazine March 2, 1978 - http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ip4h-vBJcnsC&pg=PA559&lpg=PA559&dq=CB+%2B+%22James+Bryant%22&source=bl&ots=MYJjYXx98x&sig=6OxUWNo5gkdssb5CwgPLSZCZE68&hl=en&ei=aJXLToSvCYu3hAegu8CyDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10&ved=0CGIQ6AEwCQ#v=onepage&q=CB%20%2B%20%22James%20Bryant%22&f=false