The Radio Society of Great Britain General Manager, Graham Coomber G0NBI, has issued this statement on the Ofcom amateur radio licence review.
We held our regular meeting with Ofcom last Thursday and, as you will know, Ofcom attended the Convention at the weekend. Feedback from those events is that
• Only 300 or so people have responded to the consultation document so far.
• Ofcom will be relying heavily on the volume and content of the responses as evidence of what the amateur radio community feels about the proposals.
Whilst we published some explanatory notes on the website soon after the document was released, it is apparent that many amateurs have not yet read the document which is far from straightforward in several places.
We are thus today publishing further guidance together with suggested responses to the key questions www.rsgb.org/ocguidance
There is now just one week before Ofcom’s consultation period ends (20th October) and thus time is of the essence. This note is to ask for your personal support as follows.
Please make sure that you respond to Ofcom.
Please make contact with your club chair (if you belong to a club) or any other amateurs that you are in contact with and urge them to do the same.
Graham Coomber, G0NBI
Radio Society of Great Britain