27 MHz SSB CB legal

Ofcom have announced amendments to Wireless Telegraphy licence regulations that will enable 27 MHz SSB Citizens Band operation with 12 watt PEP from 27 June 2014

In the late 1970's radio amateurs such as James Bryant G4CLF, the then President of the UK Citizens' Band Association, campaigned for the legalisation of AM/SSB CB. Now some 37 years later it has finally been achieved.

Ofcom statement - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/wireless-telegraphy-fees-notice/statement/

AM/SSB and DSB CB IR2027.2– UK Radio Interface Requirement - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/spectrum/spectrum-policy-area/spectrum-management/research-guidelines-tech-info/interface-requirements/IR_2027.2.pdf

Statutory Instrument 2014 No. 1484 - http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1484/made/data.pdf

Read the article about CB Radio written by James Bryant G4CLF in the 2nd March 1978 issue of New Scientist magazine - http://tinyurl.com/CBradioNewScientist