Ofcom Hints at Licence Changes
Ofcom has published a Statement on its proposed Plan of Work for the 2023 to 2024 year. It describes plans for a review of amateur licensing arrangements. According to the document, consultation on the work is planned for the first quarter of the year. A subsequent statement is scheduled for the fourth quarter of the year. Once more details are available, the RSGB will review the consultation and provide guidance to UK amateurs on how to respond to Ofcom.
Ofcom Statement: https://www.ofcom.org.uk/news-centre/2023/ofcom-publishes-its-plan-of-work-for-202324
Ofcom - Important Message About Your Radio Licence
18 May 2021 - Ofcom have updated their web page http://ofcom.org.uk/emf stating their final decision on EMF. Detailing the changes to licence condition:
RSGB are updating their advice so keep checking over the next few days www.rsgb.org/emf and will publish updated guidance on that page and will be updating our calculator in line with the Ofcom calculator changes.
*** The RSGB will release a series of Pre-assessed Configurations (PAC) which, if required, amateurs may choose to use to assist with the new EMF regulation
PAC-1 covers half-wave dipoles on the bands from 1.8 to 7.0 MHz (160m to 40m). << (click)
Note: The document presents “work in progress” on a complex subject that is still under development; details are subject to change and PAC-1 referenced material may be updated or replaced.
1. RSGB 2021 AGM: EMF licence regulations webinar << (click)
2. EM Field Exposure - Radio Society of Great Britain - Main Site << (click)
3. Ofcom - Manage your licence EMF << (click)