Amateur Radio

Amateur radio, sometimes known as ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that uses various types of radio equipment allowing communication with other radio amateurs for the purpose of self-training, recreation and public service.

IMPORTANT CHANGES TO OUR LICENSING SYSTEM

Please be advised that our online and in-house licensing services are currently unavailable due to essential upgrade and maintenance work. We aim to have services back online as soon as possible but we will not be able to process licence applications or amendments during this time.

Our online broadcasting clearance tool SPECTRAsc will remain available.

If you have an urgent enquiry please email us at spectrum.licensing@ofcom.org.uk, otherwise please can we ask that you to keep calls and emails to a minimum.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience during this time.