Ofcom online licensing system changes

| June 17, 2016

Ofcom is changing the online licensing systems that support amateur radio.

The change is part of a wider initiative to upgrade its licensing systems and extend the range of Wireless Telegraphy Act licences that can be applied for and managed online.

For amateurs, new facilities will include the ability for clubs to apply for the first time online.

The changes will be phased in, with the new system going live in early summer.

New features will then be introduced in the following months.

All existing licences will automatically transfer to the new system, which will continue to be accessed in the normal way through Ofcom’s website.

When first logging on to the new system you will be asked to create a new online account that can be used for all the licences you hold with Ofcom.

This process will be automatically initiated the first time you log in to the new system.

Ofcom is doing all it can to minimise any disruption caused by the change.

But as is the nature of these things the change is likely to be a busy period for the team at Ofcom and your patience and understanding during the changeover would be greatly appreciated.

Ofcom would also welcome feedback on the system once live so it can improve the new system, and a facility will be provided to collect this.

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