Tag: Ofcom

Ofcom equipment for auction

Ofcom is auctioning surplus equipment including vehicles, masts, test and radio communication equipment. The equipment is located at the Baldock Radio Monitoring Station and some of this may be of interest to amateur radio clubs, repeater groups or individual radio amateurs. It should be noted that bidding ends at noon on 27 June 2018 and […]

New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband

Ofcom has today published a package of measures to further increase investment in ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/new-ofcom-rules-to-boost-full-fibre-broadband.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Absolute Radio seeks to reduce AM coverage

Ofcom has published a consultation on a proposed variation to Absolute Radio’s national analogue radio licence [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/absolute-radio-seeks-to-reduce-am-coverage.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Ofcom FoI on ham radio station inspections

A Freedom of Information request has revealed how few amateur radio station inspections Ofcom has carried out in recent years [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/ofcom-foi-on-ham-radio-station-inspections.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Commercial radio formats to be scrapped

Radio Today reports on UK Government plans to bring in new rules on commercial radio formats as soon as possible – meaning stations will be free to change their music format without Ofcom approval [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/commercial-radio-formats-to-be-scrapped.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Ofcom publishes International Communications Market Report 2017

Ofcom has published its International Communications Market Report 2017, which examines the take-up, availability, price and use of communications services across 17 major countries, including the UK [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/ofcom-publishes-international-communications-market-rport-2017.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Technical analysis of coexistence of TV and 700 MHz band

Ofcom has published an update on a technical analysis of coexistence between future mobile services in the 700 MHz band, and digital terrestrial television (DTT) in the 470-694 MHz band [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/december/technical-analysis-of-coexistence-of-tv-and-700-mhz-band.htm”]Original Article [/su_button]

Ofcom allow BFWA use of 5795-5815 MHz

Ofcom has published a decision which enables access to additional frequencies for broadband fixed wireless access in the 5 GHz amateur radio band [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/ofcom-allow-bfwa-use-of-5795-5815-mhz.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

UK ham radio license statistics released

Ofcom has released a PDF containing the last 7 years of monthly UK amateur radio license statistics broken down by class [su_button url=” http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/uk-ham-radio-license-statistics-released.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Ofcom confirms continued spectrum access for PMSE users

Ofcom has confirmed that programme making and special events (PMSE) users may continue to access the 694 to 703 MHz spectrum band after May 1, 2020, when work to clear spectrum in the 700MHz band for mobile broadband use is expected to be completed [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/ofcom-confirms-continued-spectrum-access-for-pmse-users.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

UK Licence exempt mobile phone repeaters

Ofcom is consulting on a Statutory Instrument giving effect to a decision in October 2017 to allow the use of ‘mobile phone repeaters’, without the need for a licence [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/licence-exempt-mobile-phone-repeaters.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Ofcom and Ham Radio repeater abuse

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request was used to ask Ofcom what action they take against Amateur Radio Repeater Abusers [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/ofcom-and-ham-radio-repeater-abuse.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Final BBC Operating Licence revealed by Ofcom

Radio Today report the BBC’s new Operating Licence from Ofcom will see extra peak-time news on Radio 2 and more social action campaigns on Radio 1 when it comes into effect on 1 January 2018 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/october/final-bbc-operating-licence-revealed-by-ofcom.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

RSGB response to Ofcom on 5 GHz plans

The RSGB have responded to Ofcom’s proposals to use permit the use of Broadband Fixed Wireless Access across the key Amateur and Amateur Satellite allocations at 5725-5850 MHz [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/october/rsgb-response-to-ofcom-on-5-ghz-plans.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Ofcom licensing portal maintenance 6/7 Oct 2017

Ofcom has advised us that it’s online licensing portal will be down for maintenance from 18:30 on Friday, 6 October until 01:30 on Saturday, 7 October. [su_button url=”http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/2017/10/05/ofcom-licensing-portal-maintenance/”]Original Article[/su_button]

RSGB responds to Ofcom consultations

The RSGB has recently responded to two Ofcom consultations affecting amateur microwave bands, as part of its ongoing strategy to protect amateur spectrum. The latest input in a series regarding 5GHz has been made in relation to Ofcom’s consultation to liberalise fixed wireless access channels. This would affect amateur narrowband and particularly satellite reception. Additionally,…

Ofcom – When ding dongs go wrong

When Wendy Macbean discovered customers at her gym in Londonderry were unable to lock or unlock their car doors she called Ofcom [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/august/ofcom-when-ding-dongs-go-wrong.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Anomalous call signs issued

Ofcom has informed the RSGB that a small number of two-letter suffix call signs have been issued in error recently. These short-form call signs are anomalous and stem from an IT problem, which Ofcom is addressing. We understand that although these call signs are not invalid, per se, licensees who have been issued with one…