SF – Terms of Reference

The Spectrum Forum Terms of Reference are as follows:-


  • To maintain and enhance radio amateurs’ ability to use the radio spectrum
  • To ensure that all Spectrum & Licensing matters within the Society are properly coordinated
  • To maintain a good working relationship with the national administration on such matters
  • To deal with international matters concerning Spectrum & Licensing, especially those arising from the Society’s membership of IARU, and CEPT/ITU matters
  • To lead preparations of IARU Conference papers and positions making appropriate recommendations to the Board


  • Monitor and pursue all aspects of spectrum and licensing relevant to the amateur service and amateur satellite service including considerations of usage, growth and research
  • Provide recommendations for band planning, operating and licence guidance
  • Identify areas where radio amateurs can make a contribution to spectrum usage and innovation
  • Organise and prepare conference papers, making appropriate recommendations to the Board
  • Recommend to the Board the award of relevant society trophies and liaise with the Awards Manager and offer guidance where required
  • Provide a web presence that includes all aspects of the work of the Forum


  • The Forum consists of: Core members (Spectrum Chair, Spectrum Managers and such other members as thought to be appropriate), other RSGB Volunteers (Committee chairs etc), representatives of Special Interest Groups and expert consultants / corresponding members
  • For IARU Conference matters, a team composed of the President, Spectrum Chair, HF, VHF and Microwave Managers and EMC Chair will finalise the appropriate recommendations
  • Through the appointment the post holder accepts and follows the RSGB’s Code of Conduct and Ethos


Created 2004 (amended 31st August 2012 & 24th May 2014), revised 12th March 2019