70.5 MHz and 71.5 MHz NoV

Ofcom building and logoThe purpose of this Notice of Variation is to authorize the licensee to use the Station between 70.5MHz and 71.5MHz for digital experimentation.

Access to this part of the spectrum is time-limited to 12 months and available to Full Licence holders only.

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.

Note that 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”.

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

  • Your call sign
  • Your station address and postcode
  • Your licence reference (the number of your valid, Full amateur radio licence)

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 70.5 MHz and 71.5 MHz NoV and sharing this data with Ofcom if requested to do so.