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Ofcom Consultation Surveys - Future of Amateur Radio



Latest Changes
3rd August 2005 Added CARS & RSGB Guides and CARS Newsletter, Major Page Update. Added Ofcom Response Link.


CONSULTATION ON THE FUTURE OF AMATEUR RADIO LICENSING

Issue
Ofcom issued their Consultation Document for the future of Amateur Radio Licensing in the United Kingdom on 26-May-2005, with a final deadline for responses of 5pm on Thursday 18-Aug-2005. This consultation follows a similar line to consultations Ofcom are conducting for Maritime and Aeronautical licenses.

Ofcom Consultation Document

The consultation document quite clearly states that Ofcom proposes to reform Amateur Radio Licensing 'in order to reduce the regulatory burden'.

All amateurs are urged to read Ofcom's detailed paper on their Proposals. It is 32 pages long and has nine Questions. It is available below in PDF format. Rather than spend time reading it online, it is suggested that you "Save it to Disk" on your computer to read at your leisure. Ignore the "Question Sheet" at pages 26 & 27 as a more user friendly version is produced below in MS-Word format for you to use.

Click on the links below to read online.
Alternatively use Right Click and 'Save Target As' to save the file to your own PC

  • Ofcom Amateur Radio License Proposals - PDF - 87KB - issued 26th May 2005
  • RSGB Objectives and Recommendation - PDF - 88KB- issued July 2005
  • CARS Commentary / Guidance Notes - PDF - issued 18-July 2005
  • Draft Response by Murray G6JYB - PDF
  • CARS August 2005 Newsletter - PDF - Special 'Ofcom' Edition
  • RSGB Question and Answer Guide - PDF - issued 20th July 2005
  • G6JYB Question and Answer Presentation - PDF - issued 2nd Aug 2005
  • Preformatted Response Sheet with the Ofcom Questions for your reply - MS-Word - 16KB

  • NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT!

    Closing date is 5pm on 18th August 2005. - Try and reply in good time by Aug-12

    On the Response Sheet Please fill in your Name and Callsign in the 2 places marked     xxxxxxxxx
    & Club, if Applicable, marked     yyyyyyyyyy.

    Send it as a Microsoft Word document as an Attachment to Ofcom to: -

        amateurradio@ofcom.org.uk

    Alternatively Post/Fax it to

    Amateur Radio Licensing Consultation,
    Ofcom,
    Riverside House,
    2A Southwark Bridge Road,
    London SE1 9HA

    Fax: 020 7981 3061


  • Link to view some of the Amateur Radio Responses to date

  • With 60000 callsigns and only ~200 responses so far (ie <<1%) - don't let apathy kill Amateur Radio!

    Respond Now ! !




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