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|New UK regulations for 472 kHz and 5 MHz Band from Jan 1st 2013|
|Tuesday, 11 December 2012 18:24|
From the 1st January 2013 Ofcom in the UK will be making three changes to Notices of Variation to the Amateur Radio Full Licence that come into effect.
• The temporary extension to the Amateur Radio Special Research Permit to operate in the band 501 kHz to 504 kHz expires. This temporary extension applied from 1st March 2012 to 31st December 2012 inclusive. These NoVs will not be renewed and will no longer be available.From the 1st January 2013 Ofcom will be making three changes to Notices of Variation to the Amateur Radio Full Licence that come into effect.
• However, as a result of the World Radio Conference, under Agenda Item 1.23 amateur radio has been given an alternative allocation, on a secondary basis, of 472 – 479 kHz. We propose that Full Licensees should be able to to apply for an NoV to operate in this band from 1st January 2013 and details on the application process will be published soon.
• Following a request from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for increased access to the 5 MHz (Experimental) Band, we have secured the agreement of the primary user to increase spectrum access from the current 7 spot frequencies of 3 kHz each. The primary user was unable to agree to contiguous spectrum, however it has been agreed that the frequencies in the table below will be available from 1st January 2013, subject to the following conditions.
a) Antenna height must not be over 20m agl.
b) Maximum power: 100W (PEP) input into the antenna with the expectation that this would not result in more than 200W eirp.
c) Restrictions on message content have been relaxed and must now be consistent with normal Terms and Conditions of the Full Amateur Licence.
d) Maximum Bandwidth: 6 kHz (double side band).
Existing Access New Access
Bottom (kHz) Top (kHz) Width
5258.5 5261.5 3 kHz
5258.5 5264 5.5 kHz
5278.5 5281.5 3 kHz
5276 5284 8 kHz
5288.5 5291.5 3 kHz
5288.5 5292 3.5 kHz
5298 5307 9 kHz
5313 5323 10 kHz
5333 5338 5 kHz
5354 5358 4 kHz
5362 5374.5 12.5 kHz
5366.5 5369.5 3 kHz
5371.5 5374.5 3 kHz
5378 5382 4 kHz
5395 5401.5 6.5 kHz
5398.5 5401.5 3 kHz
5403.5 5406.5 3 kHz
|Last Updated on Thursday, 13 December 2012 11:00|