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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.

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Updated 04|06|2014

Amateur Radio - Spectrum Use During the Period of the Commonwealth Games (23rd July to 3rd August 2014)

Ofcom intends to temporarily authorise use of four frequencies in the amateur 2 metre band between 144.0 and - 144.2 MHz to which Radio Amateurs have primary access for the purpose of supporting the Games. The authorisation will be time limited for the period from 23rd July to 4th August 2014 only.

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