146 and 147MHz NoV

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The frequencies from 146 to 147MHz are available via a Notice of Variation on a temporary basis to Full licence holders only

Please note your NoV is only valid for up to one year, until 31 October 2024.

Please read the further information linked to below before you download the NoV since there are geographic limitations that may mean you cannot use the new frequencies from your main station address.

Ofcom’s objective in allocating this new part of the spectrum was to encourage amateurs to experiment and test new communications schemes and systems rather than provide for “more of the same”. In terms of band planning, therefore, with the exception for a small slice at the top of the 146-147MHz band (~100kHz for digital voice; D-Star, DMR etc.) we currently intend to leave the majority of the new allocation open for experimentation with ‘moderate’ (up to 500kHz bandwidth) experimental digital voice and data transmissions.

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Before starting your application please ensure you have the following details to hand:

  • Your address and postcode
  • Your callsign
  • Your licence reference (the number of your Full amateur radio licence)

To obtain your 146MHz and 147MHz NoV, click the button below.

Important note – regional secondary locator placeholders

In your licence document your callsign may contain the # (hash) symbol as a placeholder for a regional secondary locator. Please do not try to enter the hash symbol in our NoV application forms as the system does not accept this character. Instead please either remove the hash symbol or substitute the appropriate regional secondary locator in accordance with Section 2 item 2(2) and 2(3) of the Amateur radio licence terms, conditions and limitations (29-page/398KB PDF)

Data protection

By clicking the button below you consent to RSGB collecting and storing your data from this application form solely for the purpose of issuing and administering the 146 and 147MHz NoV and sharing this data with Ofcom if requested to do so.