NoV suggestion for Airborne Ham Radio

The RSGB response to the Ofcom licence consultation raises the suggestion of the use of NoV’s for aeronautical amateur radio operation

The UK amateur radio licence currently prohibits airborne operation and amateurs have had to transmit using licence exempt spectrum instead.

 Ofcom and the RSGB are consulting over the use of aeronautical Amateur / Ham Radio operation

Ofcom and the RSGB are consulting over the use of aeronautical Amateur / Ham Radio operation

The Society is critical of Ofcom's proposals regarding 470 kHz pointing out they do not align with the Wireless Telegraphy Act, nor are they the minimum necessary under the ITU Radio Regulations. The RSGB also say the 470 kHz proposals set a dangerous precedent in relation to interference.

Regarding the proposal to remove the 15 minute ID requirement and replace it with‘as frequently as practicable’ the Society say it is open to too great a range of interpretation (and in some cases might be more burdensome than the well known 15-minute rule). The RSGB also suggests there is currently an ambiguity regarding embedding callsign data in modes such as Digital Voice.

Read the full RSGB response, airborne is referenced in Question 9 - http://rsgb.org/main/files/2014/09/141020_RSGB_LicenceReview-Response.pdf

RSGB – UK Amateur Licence Review - http://rsgb.org/licencereview