As announced in the January edition of RadCom, the Society has established a Spectrum Defence Fund to challenge Ofcom as regards its interpretation of the various Acts and Directives that cover PLA/PLT and the threat they pose. Thousands of pounds have already been donated but there’s still a long way to go to reach the target. You can now donate online at www.rsgb.org/main/defencefund. This link routes through to the RSGB shop for donations by card. If you wish to donate by cheque please make it payable to The Spectrum Defence Fund and send it to Spectrum Defence, RSGB, 3 Abbey Court, Priory Business Park, Bedford MK44 3WH. The RSGB is appreciative of the efforts and support from Society members, the UKQRM group and its membership who were amongst the very first of many to donate.
The Fund will be ring fenced for use only in funding initiatives directly targeted at protecting the radio spectrum noise floor. At the appropriate time, this may well include legal action, but will also include appropriate representations to regulators, standards bodies, and other organisations directly involved with the introduction of technologies which pose a threat to the radio spectrum noise floor.