Ofcom update: Public Sector Spectrum Release

| April 7, 2014

Ofcom has today published a statement on the amateur use of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz bands.

Following a consultation last year, Ofcom has decided to remove from the Amateur Radio Licence all frequencies in these bands which overlap with those planned for award for new civil uses (2350 to 2390 and 3410 to 3475 MHz) , giving amateurs at least twelve months’ notice of this intention.

Ofcom has also decided to retain amateur access to the adjacent bands, and put in place a procedure to enable these frequencies to be removed from the Amateur Radio Licence if necessary in future.

Ofcom has been required by the Ministry of Defence to implement measures to ensure the MoD’s systems are adequately protected from interference from amateur uses in both the release and adjacent bands. Today’s statement therefore contains guidance from Ofcom with which amateur users must comply, with immediate effect, when using these frequencies.

Amateur users of the 2310 to 2350 MHz band are requested to register their use and provide contact details to Ofcom. Details are provided in today’s statement.

Further details will follow via the website and in RadCom

Category: RSGB Notices