Interference to amateur radio is normally caused by:
Before contacting Ofcom, we urge radio amateurs to seek advice from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB). The RSGB website contains detailed guidance on how to mitigate against interference. See the RSGB guide to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
The RSGB can help radio amateurs and others who might be affected by problems which occur within the amateur bands, or which develop on other frequencies as a result of amateur transmissions. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In exceptional circumstances, we may investigate interference to radio equipment where we’re satisfied that:
We may send out an engineer to investigate. However, you might be liable for the cost of the investigation if we find that the criteria above have not been met.
An electromagnetic disturbance or noise is not in itself ‘harmful’ interference.
Interference to radio communications is harmful if:
It is unlikely that Ofcom would investigate a report of interference that is not regarded as ‘harmful’. It's not our policy, and we don’t have powers to do this effectively.
Before reporting interference to us, you should:
Contact us for advice and assistance, or complete our interference to amateur radio form.