The UK Frequency Allocation Table
The UK FAT details the uses to which various frequency bands are put in the UK (referred to as 'allocations') and which bodies are responsible for planning and managing them, including making frequency assignments to individual users or installations at particular locations. It also shows the internationally agreed spectrum allocations of the International Telecommunication Union.
Ofcom's Spectrum Information System provides information on how radio spectrum is issued in the UK, including the types of Wireless Telegraphy (WT) Act licences available from Ofcom and details of tradable licences.
The Interactive Spectrum Map is an easy way to browse and search how different spectrum bands are used in the United Kingdom.
The European Frequency Information system (EFIS) allows you to search for and compare spectrum use across Europe.
Notice of co-ordination procedure required under spectrum access licences for the 2.6 GHz band (PDF, 401.6 KB)
Co-ordination with aeronautical radionavigation radar in the 2.7 GHz band
Television technical performance code (PDF, 116.9 KB)
Site Engineering Code for Analogue Radio Broadcast Transmission Systems (PDF, 153.7 KB)
Published January 2013
Digital Radio Technical Code (PDF, 301.9 KB)
Technical Policy Guidance for DAB Multiplex Licensees (PDF, 528.9 KB)
OfW31 - Fixed Point-to-Point Radio Services with Analogue Modulation Operating in the Frequency Ranges 31.0 to 31.3 GHz paired with 31.5 to 31.8 GHz (PDF, 287.2 KB)
September 2004 - In this document all references to the Wireless Telegraphy Acts should be replaced by "The Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006"
Fixed Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Scanning Telemetry Radio Services with Analogue Modulation Operating in the Frequency Ranges 457.5 to 458.5 MHz paired with 463.0 to 464.0 MHz (OFW49) (PDF, 1.4 MB)
OfW164 - Business Radio Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria (PDF, 1.0 MB)
Updated February 2009
VNS – Voluntary National Specification 2030/8/3 (PDF, 325.0 KB)
5.8 GHz Wireless Access Systems operating in the 5725 – 5850 MHz band and systems where channels overlap into the 5725 – 5730 MHz band
IR 2001, IR 2003 and IR 2004 were replaced by IR 2044 on 7 March 2005.
IR 2006 has been replaced by IR 2030.
IR 2009 has been replaced by IR 2030.
IR 2010 was replaced by IR 2044 on 7 March 2005.
IR 2012 and IR 2013 were replaced by IR 2044 on 7 March 2005.
IR 2018 was replaced by IR 2044 on 7 March 2005.
IR 2029 - UK Radio Interface Requirement 2029 for Maritime Emergency Position indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) intended for use on the frequency 121,5MHz or the frequencies 121,5 MHz and 243 MHz for homing purposes only (PDF, 133.2 KB)
IR 2032 - For transmission of differential correction signals of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (DGNSS) from Maritime Radio stations in the Frequency Bands 162.4375-162.4625 and 163.0125-163.03125 MHz (PDF, 106.8 KB)
IR 2033 - For a universal shipborne automatic identification system using time division multiple access in the VHF band of the maritime mobile service for use at coast station and unmanned maritime buoys (PDF, 117.7 KB)
IR 2040 and IR 2041 were replaced by IR 2043 on 16 February 2005.
IR 2043 - Broadband Fixed Wireless Access radio systems operating in the 28 GHz frequency band (PDF, 128.9 KB)
This replaced IR 2040 and IR 2041 on 16 February 2005.