ETC Committee

"SK7MQ Repeater Tower" by Intraframe - Own work. Licenced under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

SK7MQ Repeater Tower (Intraframe. Own work. Licenced CC BY-SA)

The Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC) develops and enhances the UK amateur radio repeater and data communications systems and promotes the introduction and rollout of appropriate new technologies

What we do

  • Receive, scrutinise and advise on all proposals in respect of analogue and digital repeaters and data communications systems
  • Process finalised and agreed proposals onwards to Ofcom
  • Liaise with Ofcom and other bodies as required
  • Represent the ETCC at clubs, radio rallies and similar events
GB7TD Motorola DR3000 repeater

GB7TD Motorola DR3000 repeater

The ETCC was formed in 2007 by the amalgamation of the Repeater Management Committee and the Data Communications Committee.

Because of the continuing and accelerating convergence of radio and computing and the emergence of amateur digital voice protocols it was considered that interests would be best served by having just one committee responsible for both analogue and digital proposals.

From 1999 to 2007 one of the ETCC’s predecessors, the Data Communications Committee, acted as the body responsible for facilitating—by means of frequency coordination—simplex internet voice gateways.

At the time of writing there are operational gateways on 51MHz, 70MHz, 145MHz, 430MHz, 431MHz, 435MHz and 1297MHz.

Full details of the currently licensed gateways plus the online NoV application system can be found on the ETCC’s website.

Also, you will find links to popular voice over IP (VOIP) software packages and information that can be downloaded.

Here you will also find links to contact information, coverage maps, frequency charts, guidance documents and many other useful resources.