Updating the Amateur Radio Licence - Statement

Statement published 05|12|14

This document outlines Ofcom’s decision to update the terms and conditions of the amateur radio licence. This follows a consultation published in September.

These updates include changes which would provide amateurs with access to some frequency bands previously available only through the variation of individual licences.

The decision is further to changes announced in our April statement on Public Sector Spectrum Release. In that statement, we set out a decision to remove access for amateur radio operators to certain frequencies in the 2300 MHz and 3400 MHz ranges in order to support the release of these bands by the Ministry of Defence.

This document is likely to be of interest to individuals authorised to use the radio spectrum in the UK for the purposes of amateur radio activities.