Looking for help with an EMC/EMF problem?

The RSGB do not have any powers of enforcement, if this is required, the regulatory body, Ofcom or Trading Standards will have to be involved.

It has been brought to our attention that members are having problems finding EMC information, the following links should help:-

EMC information pages can be found here:

EMC helpdesk is there to give help and guidance with EMC issues. The helpdesk can be contacted by email at:

The emc helpdesk is coordinated by Ken Underwood G3SDW,  calling on many years of experience of dealing with interference problems. This service is operated by volunteers in their own time and will be provided via e-mail, requests to correspond via the telephone, especially to mobile numbers are to be avoided.

We do not  carry out home visits. However locating the source of interference, particularly if it is outside your own premises, will require a certain amount of “leg work”, if you are unable to do this, you may be able to enlist the help of another amateur or local club.

Other pages on this website can help you with advice particularly the FAQ’s on Receiving Interference   and Causing Interference

EMC Leaflets: The RSGB EMC Committee(EMCC) have produced a number of more detailed leaflets to help amateurs tackle interference problems. These can be downloaded from:

Contact the EMC Committee

If you want to discuss Standards or EMC technical issues…

Send an email to

Your input provides us with information we need for standards and investigations work.

To report problems to Ofcom follow the advice for reporting Harmful Interference on the Ofcom website 


Ofcom have added a new licence condition that requires  all radio equipment (not just amateur radio) that can transmit at more than 10W (EIRP) be checked for compliance with the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines for public exposure to electromagnetic fields.

Further details about these EMF requirements and advice on how to check compliance with them can be found at