Ofcom Consultation - licence changes from April 2015


UK regulator Ofcom has published a 32 page proposal covering possible changes to the UK amateur / ham radio licence. If approved these changes could come into effect from April 2015

In summary, the changes proposed are:

  • Dropping the Regional Secondary Locators ("M" for Scotland, "W" for Wales, etc), except for Intermediate

  • Relaxing how we use our callsigns on-air

  • Access to 470kHz and 5MHZ for Full licensees without an NoV

  • Changes to club licence ownership

  • A number of wording changes, mostly for clarification

The consultation runs until the 20th of October 2014.

The full 32-page consultation document - http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/consultations/amateur-radio-licence