Ofcom consultation on 143-156 MHz spectrum release

Ofcom is seeking views on the potential uses of newly available spectrum in the VHF frequency band.

Around 6 MHz of spectrum between 143 MHz and 156 MHz is becoming available for civil use. Spectrum in this band is used mainly by Private Mobile Radio, however Ofcom will consider all potential uses and users that can be accommodated.

In much of the world the amateur radio 2m band extends from 144-148 MHz instead of the 144-146 MHz allocated in the UK.

This spectrum release could open the way for a great many more civil users to operate close to the amateur radio 2m band.

Information on the consultation and details of how to respond online are at http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/call-for-input/

VHF Spectrum Release in the range 143 MHz to 156 MHz Call for Input - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/consultations/call-for-input/summary/main.pdf

The consultation closes 5 p.m, Friday 12 October 2012.