RSGB submits response to Ofcom EMF consultation

| June 5, 2020

The RSGB has submitted its response to the Ofcom Consultation on Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, or EMF, ahead of the 12 June deadline. You can read the response on our EMF web page.

In summary, the RSGB appreciates the need for the ICNIRP guidelines but cannot support the proposals from Ofcom that are onerous. It is felt that the proposals could result in double regulation and are not proportionate to the risk.

Instead, the RSGB recommends a more appropriate change to the existing amateur licence conditions referencing the 2020 ICNIRP Guidelines. The RSGB will also prepare its own guidance and training to help amateurs follow these ICNIRP guidelines.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all of those who helped prepare our response.

Radio amateurs still have a few more days to submit their own response to the Ofcom consultation before the closing date of 12 June.

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