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The Wireless Telegraphy (Limitation of Number of Licences) Order 2003

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SCHEDULE 1BROADCASTING

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADCASTING USE

Transmission of Terrestrial UHF Analogue TV Services and Digital TV Multiplexes
470.0–854.0 MHz
Transmission of National and Local Radio Broadcasting Services
148.5–283.5 kHz (LW)
526.5–1605.5 kHz (MW)
87.5–108.0 MHz (FM)
217.5–230.0 MHz (T-DAB)
Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class A—Freely Radiating)
Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class B—Radiating Cable)
Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class C Radiating Very Low Power)
526.5–1605.5 kHz
87.5–108.0 MHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

1.  The frequencies are assigned only to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and persons who possess one of the following Broadcasting Act licences:

(a)Terrestrial Analogue TV Services under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 1990(1) or under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 1996(2);

(b)Digital TV Multiplexes under Part I of the Broadcasting Act 1996;

(c)Terrestrial National and Local Analogue Radio Broadcasting Services under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 1990;

(d)Digital Radio Multiplexes under Part II of the Broadcasting Act 1996; and

(e)Restricted Radio Services Transmission (Class A, B and C) under Part III of the Broadcasting Act 1990.

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2.  The availability of wireless telegraphy licences is limited at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in the Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria for Television and Sound Broadcasting published by the RA(3).

3.  Applicants must undertake to use the assigned frequencies solely for the transmission and reception of signals as part of the broadcasting service as defined in Article 1.38 of the Radio Regulations.

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SCHEDULE 2BROADBAND FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO BROADBAND FIXED WIRELESS ACCESS USE

1.  In this Schedule “Broadband Fixed Wireless Access” means the provision by means of a wireless communications system of two-way wireless communications links over which data may be transmitted and received at rates of at least 2 Mbits/second on demand.

Broadband Fixed Wireless Access
28.0525–28.4445 GHz
29.0605–29.4525 GHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

2.  Licences are awarded to persons by a competitive process in accordance with regulations made under section 3 of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1998(4).

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3.  None.

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SCHEDULE 3PROGRAMME MAKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO PROGRAMME MAKING AND SPECIAL EVENTS USE

Programme Making and Special Events Fixed Site
47.55–48.8 MHz189.69375–189.80625 MHz598–606 MHz
52–52.95 MHz191.6–191.8 MHz614–854 MHz
53.75–55.75 MHz192.0–192.7 MHz854.25–862 MHz
60.75–62.75 MHz199.6–199.8 MHz1488–1491 MHz
67.75–67.8375 MHz200.7–201.1 MHz1517–1525 MHz
69.15625–69.18125 MHz207.6–208.2 MHz2025–2110 MHz
74.68125–74.71875 MHz208.7–208.9 MHz2200–2290 MHz
75.2625–75.3 MHz211.91875–212.19375 MHz2390–2500 MHz
76.80625–76.84375 MHz215.26875–215.49375 MHz2500–2690 MHz
78.18375–78.25875 MHz216.2–216.5 MHz3400–3420 MHz
82.65625–82.68125 MHz216.9–217.1 MHz3500–3600 MHz
86.66875–86.68125 MHz224.00625–224.49375 MHz5472–5588 MHz
86.80625–86.84375 MHz425.3125–425.5625 MHz5682.5–5815 MHz
139.54375–139.55625 MHz427.7625–428.0125 MHz7110–7250 MHz
139.56875–139.58125 MHz442.2625–442.5125 MHz7302.5–7322.5 MHz
139.64375–139.66875 MHz446.425–447.5125 MHz7337.5–7357.5 MHz
140.9875–141.4875 MHz454.9875–455.475 MHz7362–7424 MHz
148.5625–148.5875 MHz457.25–457.475 MHz8460–8500 MHz
148.7125–148.7375 MHz461.23125–461.25625 MHz10.3–10.36 GHz
176.3–176.5 MHz462.75–463 MHz12.2–12.5 GHz
181.69375–181.80625 MHz467.2625–469.8750 MHz24.25–24.5 GHz
184.5–185.1 MHz470–590 MHz48–48.4 GHz
Programme Making and Special Events Link
47.55–48.8 MHz189.69375–189.80625 MHz1488–1491 MHz
52–52.95 MHz191.6–191.8 MHz1517–1525 MHz
53.75–55.75 MHz199.6–199.8 MHz2025–2110 MHz
60.75–62.75 MHz199.8–202.2 MHz2200–2290 MHz
67.75–67.8375 MHz211.91875–212.19375 MHz2390–2500 MHz
69.15625–69.18125 MHz215.26875–215.49375 MHz2500–2690 MHz
74.68125–74.71875 MHz224.00625–224.49375 MHz3400–3420 MHz
75.2625–75.3 MHz425.3125–425.5625 MHz3500–3600 MHz
76.80625–76.84375 MHz427.7625–428.0125 MHz5472–5588 MHz
78.18375–78.25875 MHz442.2625–442.5125 MHz5682.5–5815 MHz
82.65625–82.68125 MHz446.425–447.5125 MHz7110–7250 MHz
86.66875–86.68125 MHz454.9875–455.475 MHz7302.5–7322.5 MHz
86.80625–86.84375 MHz457.25–457.475 MHz7337.5–7357.5 MHz
139.54375–139.55625 MHz461.23125–461.25625 MHz7362–7424 MHz
139.56875–139.58125 MHz462.75–463 MHz8460–8500 MHz
139.64375–139.66875 MHz467.2625–469.8750 MHz10.3–10.36 GHz
140.9875–141.4875 MHz470–590 MHz12.2–12.5 GHz
148.5625–148.5875 MHz598–606 MHz24.25–24.5 GHz
148.7125–148.7375 MHz614–854 MHz48–48.4 GHz
181.69375–181.80625 MHz854.25–862 MHz
Programme Making and Special Events Low Power
47.55–48.8 MHz199.6–199.8 MHz1488–1491 MHz
52–52.95 MHz199.8–202.2 MHz1517–1525 MHz
53.75–55.75 MHz200.2–200.5 MHz2025–2110 MHz
60.75–62.75 MHz200.5–200.7 MHz2200–2290 MHz
67.75–67.8375 MHz200.7–201.1 MHz2390–2500 MHz
69.15625–69.18125 MHz207.6–208.2 MHz2500–2690 MHz
74.68125–74.71875 MHz208.2–208.5 MHz3400–3420 MHz
75.2625–75.3 MHz208.5–208.7 MHz3500–3600 MHz
76.80625–76.84375 MHz208.7–208.9 MHz5472–5588 MHz
78.18375–78.25875 MHz211.91875–212.19375 MHz5682.5–5815 MHz
82.65625–82.68125 MHz215.26875–215.49375 MHz7110–7250 MHz
86.66875–86.68125 MHz216–216.2 MHz7302.5–7322.5 MHz
86.80625–86.84375 MHz216.2–216.5 MHz7337.5–7357.5 MHz
139.54375–139.55625 MHz216.5–216.9 MHz7362–7424 MHz
139.56875–139.58125 MHz216.9–217.1 MHz8460–8500 MHz
139.64375–139.66875 MHz224.00625–224.49375 MHz10.3–10.36 GHz
140.9875–141.4875 MHz425.3125–425.5625MHz11.74666 GHz
148.5625–148.5875 MHz427.7625–428.0125 MHz11.82338 GHz
148.7125–148.7375 MHz442.2625–442.5125 MHz11.9001 GHz
175.15–175.35 MHz446.425–447.5125 MHz11.97682 GHz
175.425–175.625 MHz454.9875–455.475 MHz12.2–12.5 GHz
176.3–176.5 MHz457.25–457.475 MHz24.25–24.5 GHz
176.5–176.7 MHz461.23125–461.25625 MHz48–48.4 GHz
176.7–177.1 MHz462.75–463 MHz
181.69375–181.80625 MHz467.2625–469.8750 MHz
184.5–185.1 MHz470–590 MHz
189.69375–189.80625 MHz590–598 MHz
191.6–191.8 MHz598–606 MHz
191.8–192.0 MHz606–614 MHz
192.0–192.7 MHz614–854 MHz
192.7–193.1 MHz854.25–862 MHz
UK Wireless Microphone (Annual)
UK Wireless Microphone (Biennial)
175.15–175.35 MHz200.2–200.4 MHz216–216.2 MHz
175.42–175.62 MHz200.5–200.7 MHz216.5–216.9 MHz
191.8–192 MHz208.2–208.4 MHz854.25–862 MHz
192.7–193.1 MHz208.5–208.7 MHz176.5–176.7 MHz
199.6–199.8 MHz208.9–209.1 MHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

1.  None.

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2.  The availablity of wireless telegraphy licences at these frequencies is limited by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria—Programme Making and Special Events published by the RA(5).

3.  All applications for licences are considered (and the technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form except for the UK Wireless Microphone (Annual) Licence and the UK Wireless Microphone (Biennial) Licence for which the technical frequency assignment criteria do not limit the number of licences.

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SCHEDULE 4PUBLIC ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO PUBLIC ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS USE

Common Base Station Operator
55.75–87.5 MHz165–173 MHz425–449MHz
157.0–165.0 MHz177–192 MHz
Remote Meter Reading Operator (National Exclusive)
Remote Meter Reading Operator (National Shared)
Remote Meter Reading Operator (Regional Shared)
183.5–184.5 MHz
Public Mobile Operator for digital TETRA (Public Access Mobile Radio)
Public Mobile Operator for digital TETRA 2 (Public Access Mobile Radio)
410–430 MHz872–876 MHz917–921 MHz
Public Mobile Operator for Public Wide-Area Paging
130–155 MHz449–450 MHz870–870.6 MHz
169–170 MHz450–470 MHz
Public Mobile Operator for Public Mobile Data, Non-Voice only Operation
133–134 kHz158–165 MHz
146–147 kHz425–470 MHz
Public Mobile Operator for CDMA Spread Spectrum Data/Asset Tracking Systems
174–225 MHz866–868 MHz
Public Mobile Operator for Public Access Mobile Radio
174–225MHz
Public Mobile Operator for Cellular Radiotelephones
880–915 MHz1710–1785 MHz1899.9–1980 MHz
925–960 MHz1805–1880 MHz2110–2170 MHz
Fixed Wireless Access (including point-to-multipoint systems)
3480–3500 MHz3605–4200 MHz10.475–10.575 GHz
3580–3600 MHz10.125–10.225 GHz

1.  The following classes of licence are no longer available for new applications:

(a)Remote Meter Reading Operator (National Exclusive);

(b)Public Mobile Operator for digital TETRA (Public Access Mobile Radio) and Public Mobile Operator for digital TETRA 2 (Public Access Mobile Radio);

(c)Public Mobile Operator for Public-Wide Area Paging;

(d)Public Mobile Operator for Public Mobile Data, Non-Voice only Operation;

(e)Public Mobile Operator for CDMA Spread Spectrum Data/Asset Tracking Systems;

(f)Public Mobile Operator for Public Access Mobile Radio;

(g)Public Mobile Operator for Cellular Radiotelephones; and

(h)Fixed Wireless Access (including point-to-multipoint systems).

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2.  An applicant cannot be a person whose entitlement to provide electronic communications networks or electronic communications services, or to make associated facilities available is suspended or restricted under the Communications Act 2003(6).

3.  Applicants for Remote Meter Operator (National Shared) Licences and Remote Meter Reading (Regional Shared) Licences must be engaged in activities in support of gas, electricity or water supplier related operations.

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4.  The availability of Common Base Station Operator Licences is limited in any particular location at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in Common Base Stations (Including Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria) published by the RA(7).

5.  All applications for licences are considered (and any technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

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SCHEDULE 5FIXED TERRESTRIAL RADIO LINKS

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO FIXED TERRESTRIAL RADIO LINKS USE

Point-to-Point Fixed Links
1350–1517 MHz12.75–13.25 GHz24.50–26.50 GHz
3600–4200 MHz14.25–14.50 GHz31.80–33.40 GHz
5925–6425 MHz14.50–15.35 GHz37.00–39.50 GHz
6425–7125 MHz17.70–19.70 GHz51.40–52.60 GHz
7425–7900 MHz22.00–23.60 GHz55.78–57.00 GHz
Point-to-Multipoint Services
31.00–31.80 GHz
36.00–42.00 GHz
Scanning Telemetry
457.50–464.00 MHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

1.  An applicant cannot be a person whose entitlement to provide electronic communications networks or electronic communications services, or to make associated facilities available is suspended or restricted under the Communications Act 2003.

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2.  The availability of wireless telegraphy licences is limited at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in the RA publication applying to the frequencies concerned(8).

3.  All applications for licences are considered (and the technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

4.  Applicants must undertake to use the assigned frequencies solely for the transmission and reception of signals as part of the “fixed service” as defined in Article 1.20 of the Radio Regulations.

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SCHEDULE 6SATELLITE SERVICES

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO SATELLITE SERVICES USE

Permanent Earth Station
3600–4200 MHz
5150–5250 MHz
5725–5850 MHz
5850–6725 MHz
6725–7025 MHz
7025–7075 MHz
10.70–11.70 GHz
12.50–12.75 GHz
12.75–13.25 GHz
13.75–14.00 GHz
14.00–14.25 GHz
14.25–14.30 GHz
14.30–14.50 GHz
17.30–17.70 GHz
17.70–18.40 GHz
19.7–20.2 GHz
27.5–29.5 GHz
29.5–30.0 GHz
Transportable Earth Station
14.00–14.25 GHz
14.25–14.30 GHz
14.30–14.50 GHz
Network
12.50–12.75 GHz
14.00–14.25 GHz
29.50–30.00 GHz
Aircraft Earth Station Network Operators
14.0–14.25 GHz
Earth Station on Board a Vessel (ESV)
14.0–14.25 GHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

1.  An applicant cannot be a person whose entitlement to provide electronic communications networks or electronic communications services, or to make associated facilities available is suspended or restricted under the Communications Act 2003.

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2.  The availability of Permanent Earth Station Licences, Transportable Earth Station Licences and Network Licences is limited at any particular location at these frequencies by the relevant technical frequency assignment criteria set out in RA publications(9).

3.  All applications for licences are considered (and any technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

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SCHEDULE 7MARITIME

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO MARITIME USE

Coastal Station Radio
156.00–163.00 MHz
Coastal Station Radio (Marina)
850 and 161.425 (CSR and Ship)
157.025 MHz (Ship), 161.625 MHz (CSR)
Coastal Station Radio (International)
156.00–162.05 MHz
Coastal Station Radio (Training School)
This licence is used for non-operational training purposes and the equipment radiates minimum power confined to the building or site. The licence is therefore only for use at frequencies that are allocated to the Coastal Station Radio to agreed specifications.
Differential Global Positioning System
283.75–315 kHz2000–2025 kHz3500–3800 kHz
435.0–495.0 kHz2160–2170 kHz158.52–160.54 MHz
505.0–526.5 kHz2625–2650 kHz162.05–163.03 MHz
1625–1635 kHz2650–2850 kHz163.03–168.24 MHz
1800–1810 kHz3155–3200 kHz191.5–193.2 MHz
1850–2000 kHz3200–3230 kHz
Ship Portable Radio
121.5 MHz156.00–162.05 MHz406.0–406.1 MHz
121.5 and 123.1 MHz243.0 MHz1645.5–1646.5 MHz
Maritime (Navigational Aids and Radar)
283.5–315.0 kHz162.4375–162.4625 MHz2900–3100 MHz
1606.5–4000 kHz163.0125–163.03125 MHz9200–9500 MHz
Maritime Radio (Suppliers and Demonstration)
283.5–315.0 kHz243.0 MHz467.575 MHz
415.526.5 kHz406.0–406.1 MHz467.5375 MHz
1606.5–27500 kHz457.525 MHz467.5625 MHz
121.5 MHz457.5375 MHz1626.5–1660.5 MHz (with
121.65 MHz457.55 MHzassociated downlink
121.5 and 123.1 MHz457.5625 MHz frequencies:
156.00–163.0 MHz457.575 MHz1525–1559 MHz) (10)
162.4375–162.4625 MHz467.525 MHz2900–3100 MHz
163.0125–163.03125 MHz467.550 MHz9200–9500 MHz
Ship Radio
415–526.5 kHz456.525 MHz467.575 MHz
1605–27500 kHz457.5375 MHz467.5375 MHz
121.5 MHz457.55 MHz467.525 MHz
121.5 and 123.1 MHz457.5626 MHz2900–3100 MHz
156.00–162.05 MHz457.575 MHz9300–9500 MHz
243.0 MHz467.525 MHz1626.5–1660.5 MHz (with
406.0–406.1 MHz467.550 MHzassociated downlink frequencies: 1525–1559 MHz) (11)

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

1.  An applicant who intends to operate on international channels must possess a Maritime Radio Operators Certificate of Competence (including a valid Authority to Operate) issued by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency(12) on behalf of the Secretary of State.

2.  An applicant for a Coastal Station Radio Licence must intend to use the assigned frequency solely to communicate with vessels on commercial matters using a private maritime channel and port operation and control.

3.  An applicant for a Coastal Station Radio (Marina) Licence must be a yacht club, marina or similar organisation and must undertake to transmit solely for the purpose of communications concerning the movement and berthing of pleasure craft and to control races.

4.  An applicant for a Coastal Station Radio (International) Licence must be intending to operate ports or harbours for port operations and ship movements.

5.  An applicant for a Ship Radio Licence must be the owner or operator of a British-registered vessel as required by Part 1 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1995(13).

6.  An applicant for a Maritime Radio (Navigational Aids and Radar) Licence must have an official position in the operation of ports or harbours, and be responsible for ship movement or coastal surveillance.

7.  An applicant for a Maritime Radio (Suppliers and Demonstration) Licence must be engaged in the manufacture, development, repair or supply of maritime radio equipment.

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8.  Applicants must undertake to use the assigned frequencies solely for the transmission and reception of signals as part of the maritime radio navigation (including satellite) service as defined in Article 1 of the Radio Regulations.

9.  The availability of the Coastal Station Radio Licence, Coastal Station Radio (Marina) Licence, Coastal Station Radio (International) Licence and Differential Global Positioning System Licence is limited in any particular location at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in Coastal Station Radio (Including Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria) published by the RA(14).

10.  All applications for licences are considered (and any technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

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SCHEDULE 8AERONAUTICAL

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO AERONAUTICAL USE

Aircraft
Aircraft (Transportable)
2850–3025 kHz17900–17970 kHz5350–5470 MHz
3400–3500 kHz21924–22000 kHz9300–9500 MHz
4650–4700 kHz117.975–137.000 MHz13250–13400 MHz
5480–5680 kHz121.5, 243 and 406–406.1 MHz15500–15700 MHz
6525–6685 kHz960–1215 MHz
8815–8965 kHz1626.5–1660.5 MHz (with
10050–10100 kHz associated downlink frequencies:
11275–11400 kHz1525–1559 MHz) (15)
13260–13360 kHz4200–4400 MHz
Aeronautical Ground Station Air Traffic/Ground Movement Control
Aeronautical Ground Station Airfield Flight Information Service
2850–3025 kHz8815–8965 kHz21924–22000 kHz
3400–3500 kHz10050–10100 kHz117.975–137.000 MHz
4650–4700 kHz11275–11400 kHz455.475–455.85 MHz
5480–5680 kHz13260–13360 kHz460.750–461.225 MHz
6525–6685 kHz17900–17970 kHz
Aeronautical Ground Station (General Aviation)
129.900 MHz, 130.100 MHz, 130.125 MHz, 130.400 MHz (Glider Ground Station (Standard))
129.975 (Glider Ground Station (Common Field Frequency))
122.475 MHz (Balloon Ground Station)
130.525 MHz, 129.900 MHz (Parachute Ground Station)
129.825 MHz (Microlight Ground Station)
118.675 MHz (Hang Gliders/Paragliders)
121.600 MHz (Fire Service)
Aeronautical Navigational Aids and Radar
255.0–435 kHz1215–1350 MHz
505–526.5 kHz2700–3100 MHz
74.8–75.2 MHz5000–5250 MHz
108.000–117.975 MHz9300–9500 MHz
328.6–335.4 MHz15400–15700 MHz
960-1215 MHz
Aeronautical Ground Station (Operations Controls)
2850–3025 kHz8815–8965 kHz21924–22000 kHz
3400–3500 kHz10050–10100 kHz117.975–137.000 MHz
4650–4700 kHz11275–11400 kHz455.475–455.85 MHz
5480–5680 kHz13260–13360 kHz460.750–461.225 MHz
6525–6685 kHz17900–17970 kHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

Aircraft Licence (including Aircraft (Transportable))

1.  An applicant must undertake to use the radio equipment in an aircraft or similar airborne apparatus.

2.  An applicant must possess a Flight Radiotelephony Operators Certificate of Competence issued by the Secretary of State under Article 21 of the Air Navigation Order 2000(16). This is issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)(17) on behalf of the Secretary of State.

3.  An applicant who is a glider pilot and who undertakes to operate only on the nominated glider frequencies is exempt from the requirement in paragraph 2 of Part 2 of this Schedule.

Aeronautical Ground Station Air Traffic/Ground Movement Control

4.  An applicant must be in an official position in an air traffic control capacity.

5.  An applicant must prove that the equipment he intends to use under an Aeronautical Ground Station Air Traffic/Ground Movement Control Licence is an aeronautical navigation installation assessed as fit for purpose under the Air Navigation Order 2000 by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Traffic Safety Standards Department(18).

Aeronautical Ground Station Airfield Flight Information Service

6.  An applicant must undertake to use the assigned frequencies solely for the purposes of operation control. “Operation control” means the exercise of authority over the initiation, continuation, or diversion of a flight in the interest of safety of the aircraft and the regularity and efficiency of the flight(19).

7.  An applicant must prove that the equipment he intends to use under an Aeronautical Ground Station Airfield Flight Information Service Licence is an aeronautical navigation installation assessed as fit for purpose under the Air Navigation Order 2000 by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Traffic Safety Standards Department.

Aeronautical Ground Station (General Aviation)

8.  An applicant must prove that the equipment he intends to use under an Aeronautical Ground Station (General Aviation) Licence is an aeronautical navigation installation assessed as fit for purpose under the Air Navigation Order 2000 by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Traffic Safety Standards Department.

Aeronautical Navigational Aids and Radar

9.  An applicant must prove that the equipment he intends to use under an Aeronautical Navigational Aids and Radar Licence is an aeronautical navigation installation assessed as fit for purpose under the Air Navigation Order 2000 by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Traffic Safety Standards Department.

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10.  The availability of the Aeronautical Ground Station Air Traffic/Ground Movement Control Licence, Aeronautical Ground Station Airfield Flight Information Service Licence and Aeronautical Ground Station (General Aviation) Licence is limited in any particular location at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in Aeronautical Wireless Telegraphy Act Radio Licences (Including Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria) Published by the RA(20).

11.  All applications for licences are considered (and any technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

12.  Applicants must undertake to use the assigned frequencies soley for the transmission and reception of signals as part of the “aeronatautical radio or radio navigation (including satellite) service” as defined in Article 1 of the Radio Regulations.

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SCHEDULE 9AMATEUR RADIO

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO AMATEUR RADIO USE

Amateur Radio Foundation
0.1357–0.1378 MHz14.000–14.250 MHz70.00–70.50 MHz
1.810–1.830 MHz14.250–14.350 MHz144.0–146.0 MHz
1.830–1.850 MHz18.068–18.168 MHz430.0–431.0 MHz
1.850–2.000 MHz21.000–21.450 MHz430.0–432.0 MHz
3.500–3.800 MHz24.890–24.990 MHz432.0–438.0 MHz
7.000–7.100 MHz50.00–51.00 MHz438.0–440.0 MHz
10.100–10.150 MHz51.00–52.00 MHz
Amateur Radio Intermediate (A) and (B)
Available for use by Amateur Radio Intermediate (A) licence holders only
0.1357–0.1378 MHz7.000–7.100 MHz21.149–21.450 MHz
1.810–1.830 MHz10.100–10.110 MHz24.890–24.990 MHz
1.830–1.850 MHz10.110–10.140 MHz28.000–28.050 MHz
1.850–1.950 MHz10.140–10.150 MHz28.050–28.190 MHz
1.950–2.000 MHz14.000–14.250 MHz28.225–28.300 MHz
3.500–3.550 MHz14.250–14.350 MHz28.300–28.500 MHz
3.550–3.600 MHz18.068–18.168 MHz28.500–29.700 MHz
3.600–3.650 MHz21.000–21.050 MHz
3.650–3.800 MHz21.050–21.149 MHz
Available for use by Amateur Radio Intermediate (A) and (B) licence holders
50.00–51.00 MHz1270–1325 MHz10450–10475 MHz
51.00–52.00 MHz2310–2400 MHz10475–10500 MHz
70.00–70.50 MHz2400–2450 MHz24000–24050 MHz
144.0–146.00 MHz3400–3475 MHz24050–24150 MHz
430.0–431.0 MHz5650–5670 MHz24150–24250 MHz
431.0–432.0 MHz5670–5680 MHz47000–47200 MHz
432.0–435.0 MHz5575–5765 MHz75500–76000 MHz
435.0–438.0 MHz5820–5830 MHz142000–144000 MHz
438.0–440.0 MHz5830−5850 MHz248000–250000 MHz
1240–1260 MHz10000–10125 MHz
1260–1270 MHz10225–10450 MHz
Amateur Radio Full (A) and (B)
Available for use by Amateur Radio Full (A) licence holders only
0.1357–0.1378 MHz7.000–7.100 MHz18.068–18.168 MHz
1.810–1.830 MHz10.100–10.150 MHz21.000–21.450 MHz
1.830–1.850 MHz14.000–14.250 MHz24.890–24.990 MHz
1.850–2.000 MHz14.250–14.350 MHz28.000–29.700 MHz
3.500–3.800 MHz
Available for use by Amateur Radio Full (A) and (B) licence holders
50.00–51.00 MHz1270–1325 MHz10450–10475 MHz
51.00–52.00 MHz2310–2400 MHz10475–10500 MHz
70.00–70.50 MHz2400–2450 MHz24000–24050 MHz
144.0–146.0 MHz3400–3475 MHz24050–24150 MHz
430.0–431.0 MHz5650–5670 MHz24150–24250 MHz
431.0–432.0 MHz5670–5680 MHz47000–47200 MHz
432.0–435.0 MHz5755–5765 MHz75500–76000 MHz
435.0–438.0 MHz5820–5830 MHz142000–144000 MHz
438.0–440.0 MHz5830–5850 MHz248000–250000 MHz
1240–1260 MHz10000–10125 MHz
1260–1270 MHz10225–10450 MHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

Amateur Radio Foundation

1.  An applicant must possess a valid pass certificate for the Foundation Amateur Radio Examination or equivalent examination.

Amateur Radio Intermediate (A)

2.  An applicant must possess:

(a)a valid pass certificate for the Radiocommunications Agency Foundation Amateur Radio Examination or equivalent examination;

(b)a valid pass certificate for the Radiocommunications Agency Intermediate Radio Amateur Examination or equivalent examination; and

(c)a valid pass slip for the Radiocommunications Agency Amateur Radio Morse Test or equivalent test.

Amateur Radio Intermediate (B)

3.  An applicant must possess:

(a)a valid pass certificate for the Radiocommunications Agency Foundation Amateur Radio examination or equivalent examination; and

(b)a valid pass certificate for the Radiocommunications Agency Intermediate Radio Amateur Examination or equivalent examination.

Amateur Radio Full (A) and (B)

4.  An applicant must possess:

(a)a valid pass certificate for the Radiocommunications Agency Intermediate and Full Radio Amateur Examination or equivalent examination; or

(b)a valid pass certificate for the City and Guilds of London Institute(21) 7307-Radio Amateur Examination or equivalent examination.

5.  An applicant for the Amateur Radio Full (A) licence must have a valid pass slip for the Radiocommunications Agency Amateur Radio Morse Test or equivalent test.

PART 3CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

6.  None.

Articles 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 10TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT USE

1.  Frequencies assigned to a Non-Operational Development Licence and Non-Operational Temporary Licence will be suitable for the particular type of product being developed.

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

Non-Operational Development

2.  Applicants must be seeking authority to use spectrum on a non-commercial, non-permanent basis to build innovative spectrum apparatus or equipment or undertake academic or scientific research.

Non-Operational Temporary

3.  Applicants must be seeking authority to use spectrum on a non-commercial, non-permanent basis to trial a new system or radio concept or demonstrate a new system or radio concept.

PART 3CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

4.  The availability of these licences is limited in any particular location on a case by case basis depending upon the nature of the product being developed and the technical frequency assignment criteria which are appropriate for the frequencies which the product will use.

Articles 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 11PRIVATE BUSINESS RADIO

PART 1FREQUENCIES ALLOCATED TO PRIVATE BUSINESS RADIO USE

1.  In this Schedule “Private Business Radio Use” means use of radio which is commercial in nature and includes uses which are for the management or control of an organisation.

National and Regional Private Business Radio
On-Site Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems(22)
Private Business Radio Suppliers
Private Business Radio UK General
Wide Area Private Business Radio for Speech and Data Systems
55.75–87.50 MHz
137.95–215.30 MHz
425.0–462.50 MHz
On-Site Private Business Radio for Local Communications Systems
137.95–215.30 MHz
425.0–462.50 MHz
Private Business Radio IR2008 Data
55.75–87.50 MHz
137.95–215.30 MHz
Wide Area Private Business Radio for Distress Alarm Systems
137.95-215.30 MHz
Self-Select One-Way Paging
26.225–26.9325 MHz
48.968750–49.493750 MHz
425.0–462.5 MHz
On-Site Private Business Radio for One-way Paging and Speech Systems
425.0–462.5 MHz
Wide Area Private Business Radio for One-way Paging and Speech Systems
137.96250–153.48750 MHz
425.0–462.5 MHz
On-Site Private Business Radio for Hospital Paging and Emergency Speech Systems
31.71250–31.78750 MHz
48.968750–49.493750 MHz
159.63125–164.20625 MHz
Railways GSM-R
876–880 MHz
921–925 MHz
Public Safety Radio
380–400 MHz

PART 2CRITERIA RELATING TO PERSONS TO WHOM WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES MAY BE GRANTED

On-Site Private Business Radio for Hospital Paging and Emergency Speech Systems

2.  An applicant must be engaged in the management of a hospital or medical facility.

Private Business Radio Suppliers

3.  An applicant must be engaged in the hire, supply or demonstration of private business radio equipment.

Public Safety Radio

4.  An applicant must be engaged in activities related to public safety.

Railways GSM-R Networks

5.  An applicant must be engaged in a business related to railways.

PART 3CRITERIA LIMITING NUMBER OF WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY LICENCES

6.  Applicants for licences must undertake to operate under any licence granted solely for the purposes of private business radio.

7.  The availability of licences (save in respect of the Private Business Radio Suppliers Licence, the Private Business Radio UK General Licence and the Self-Select One-Way Paging Licence) is limited in any particular location at these frequencies by the technical frequency assignment criteria set out in Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria for Private Business Radio published by the RA(23).

8.  All applications for licences are considered (and any technical frequency assignment criteria applied) in the order of receipt of each correctly completed application form.

(3)

Reference RA244 (June 2003).

(5)

Reference PIN100 (June 2003).

(7)

Reference RA307 (June 2003).

(8)

The publications are: Technical Frequency Assignment Criteria for 1.4 GHz (MPT 1417 pt 4) Reference RA349 (June 2003);

(9)

The publications are: Licensing Procedures Manual for Permanent Earth Station Applications (April 2002), Licensing Procedure Manual for Transportable Earth Station Applications (May 2002) and Licensing Procedures Manual for Satellite Network Applications (September 2002).

(10)

Article 5.353A of the Radio Regulations applies.

(11)

Article 5.353A of the Radio Regulations applies.

(12)

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency can be contacted at MCA, Tutt Head, Mumbles, Swansea, West Glamorgan SA3 4HW.

(14)

Reference RA290 Revision 6 (June 2003).

(15)

Article 5.357A of the Radio Regulations applies.

(16)

S.I. 2000/1562.

(17)

The Civil Aviation Authority can be contacted at Radio Licensing Section, Directorate of Airspace Policy, CAA House, K6G6, 45-59 Kingsway, London WC2B 6TE.

(18)

All new aeronautical navigation installations must have been assessed as fit for purpose under the Air Navigation Order 2000 by the Civil Aviation Authority’s Air Traffic Safety Standards Department before a radio licence can be issued.

(19)

The same definition of “operation control” appears at Annex 6, Part 1 and 3, chapter 1a of the Convention on Inernational Civil Aviation (also known as the Chicago Convention).

(20)

Reference RA417 (June 2003).

(21)

The City and Guilds of London Institute can be contacted at 1 Giltspur Street, London EC1A 9DD.

(22)

Incorporates the frequencies for the former On-Site Religious Observance Licence (425.0-462.5 MHz).

(23)

Reference RA418 (June 2003).

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