Welcome to the Ofcom Amateur Radio and Ships Radio Licensing Portal.
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UK Radio Amateurs who would like to apply for an Amateur Radio licence in another country that participates in CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-02 must have a UK HAREC.
A UK HAREC is now issued alongside every UK Full examination pass certificate that is issued. CEPT is quite separate from the EU. These arrangements will therefore continue until further notice, beyond 31st December 2020.
You can now apply for and issue a Special Event Station NoV via the Online Licensing System.
To apply the following NoVs you will need to complete and application form and send it Spectrum Licensing via post or emails.
Arrangements for Special Event Stations to mark the centenary of the Cub Scouts and events in the Great War
The RSGB processes applications for Special Contest Call signs for Ofcom though decisions on whether or not to grant a variation remain Ofcom’s.
Please note that postal applications incur a £20 handling charge for applicants under 75.
If you require an ATIS number, this can now be added to your Ship Radio licence. All you need to do is amend your licence and add one or more pieces of ATIS equipment.
As with any upgrade we can’t rule out the possibility of some minor defects which may impact our call volume. We will do our best to respond to calls and emails as quickly as possible but this may take longer than normal. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience at this time.
The Amateur and Ships Licensing Portal is the first stage of an ongoing refresh programme and we would value feedback on your experience. Please email us at email@example.com. We appreciate all feedback but please be advised we will not be able to respond to individual emails.
If you are experiencing difficulties using the portal, please email the Spectrum Licensing team at firstname.lastname@example.org.