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Ofcom Proposes Multitude of Changes to Licensing Framework

Ofcom, the communications regulator for the United Kingdom, is requesting feedback to potential changes to the amateur radio licensing framework.

Just a few of the changes outlined in the 101 page proposal include:

  • Only permit licensees to hold a single individual licence, requiring surrender of lower licences as they progress
  • Streamline and modernise call sign assignment
  • Increase the maximum permitted transmit power to allow 20 Watts for Foundation and 100 Watts for Intermediate licensees in most bands; and 1000 Watts for Full licensees in bands where amateur radio has a primary allocation
  • Permit the deployment of repeaters, beacons and gateways without requiring a NoV in most cases
  • Allow Foundation licensees to build their own equipment and access the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands
  • Enable low power airborne use in some frequency bands

The full proposal is available via PDF on the Ofcom website.

Source: Ofcom 

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