AROS Terms of Reference
- Investigation of reports of:
- Licence infringements
- Instances of poor operating practice
- Operating that might bring the Amateur Service into disrepute
- Reports, complaints and associated supplementary information are accepted from any source and shall be regarded as confidential material
- The source of any report or supplementary information shall not be disclosed without the permission of the originator
- The originator of any report or complaint should be prepared to respond to further inquiries.
- After investigation and where there is information of deliberate malpractice or malicious abuse of amateur radio facilities:
- A formal report will be prepared containing sufficient detail and information to enable further investigations to be made.
- AROS will attempt to settle problems great or small within the Amateur Service
- The formal report, as a last resort, may be passed to the authorities for their action as is appropriate
- Maintenance and recruitment of a network of AROS observers who shall assist in providing supporting information for such investigation and whose identity shall remain confidential to AROS and where necessary the authorities
- Receipt of all correspondence to AROS and instigation of appropriate action
- Interfacing with the network of observers to instruct action and collate information gathered
- Interfacing with Ofcom to raise formal cases and supply supporting evidence as requested
- Attendance at RSGB-Ofcom meetings to maintain awareness of the work of AROS and to discuss any ongoing cases
- Attendance at the annual National Hamfest to represent AROS as part of the RSGB presence.
- Attendance at the RSGB leadership team meetings to represent AROS
- Representation of AROS at the Spectrum Forum meetings