Information for amateur radio licensees

Published: 21 February 2024

General Notice of decision to vary amateur radio licences

On 21 February 2024 Ofcom published a General Notice of the decision to vary amateur radio licences.

Read about licensing updates

Regulations and technical information

Notices of Variation (NoVs)

You can  apply for and issue a Special Event NoV via our Online Licensing System.

Applying for Special Event Station Notice of Variations Online

To apply the  following NoVs you will need to complete and application form and send it  Spectrum Licensing via post or emails.

  • Special,  Special Event Station NoV
  • Permanent  Special Event Station NoV

OfW287 Application for a Notice of  Variation (NoV) for a Special Event Call sign PDF, 35.9 KB

  • Special research permit

OfW306 Application for an Amateur  Radio special research permit  PDF, 28.9  KB

Arrangements for special event stations to mark the centenary of the cub scouts  and events in the Great War

Variation for a special contest callsign

The RSGB processes applications for Special contest callsigns for Ofcom, although it remains Ofcom's decision on whether or not to grant a variation.

Who may apply for a Notice of Variation? (PDF, 187.2 KB)

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