OFCOM Allocates More Space On 5 MHz

The UK independent regulator of telecommunications has allocated more space for Amateur Use on 5 MHz from January 1st 2013. To visualise what the new band will look like in the absence of any published UK band plan, the change is summarised in the attached document.  An update on the applications process for the 5MHz NOV is expected and NOV holders are expected to renew via RSGB.  See OFCOMs website for more information.

5mhz Allocation From Jan 13 updated 151212

RSGB News

As at 26th Dec no guidelines for operating specific to this band have emerged. See also

5MHz Newsletter

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With thanks to John Mullin, G0TEV for the “heads up”.