RSGB responds to Ofcom consultations

| September 29, 2017

The RSGB has recently responded to two Ofcom consultations affecting amateur microwave bands, as part of its ongoing strategy to protect amateur spectrum.

The latest input in a series regarding 5GHz has been made in relation to Ofcom’s consultation to liberalise fixed wireless access channels.

This would affect amateur narrowband and particularly satellite reception.

Additionally, at even higher frequencies there has been a response to an Ofcom call for input regarding future fifth generation smartphone handset and base stations.

In a marked change from current systems these are expected to use new frequencies in or near our 24 and 47GHz primary amateur bands.

Both consultation inputs were developed in the RSGB Spectrum Forum with assistance from special interest groups including UK Microwave Group and AMSAT-UK—details at

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