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Ofcom Licence Consultation

The Ofcom consultation Notice on proposal to make the Wireless Telegraphy (Limitations of Number of Licences) Order closed last Friday, January 10

In the amateur radio section the notice covers the conditions Ofcom may impose for getting an amateur licence back after a revocation following a breach of any of the terms, conditions or limitations of the Life-Time licence. Perhaps one of the possible breaches Ofcom have in mind is the failure to revalidate the Life-Time licence every five years.

It is understood that Ofcom haven’t revoked any Life-Time amateur radio licences since they were first introduced over seven years ago at the end of 2006. At some point in the coming months it is likely that Ofcom will initiate a revocation procedure on the 40,000+ amateur licences that have not been revalidated.

Consultation document

Consultation page

The Essex Ham website shows that validating your licence is a straight-forward procedure. If you experience difficulties or need assistance in
processing your licence online, please call Ofcom on 0300 123 1000 or 020-7981 3131.

Read the Essex Ham Validation Guide at

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