25 Feb 2010

NoV permits for operation below 9kHz

OFCOM has informed me today that, subject to acceptable outcomes of consultation with other sub-9kHz spectrum users such as the Met Office, they will consider issuing NoVs (similar to those issued for 501-504kHz) to existing UK radio amateurs to permit operation at frequencies below 9kHz. Any such operation would be on a non-interference basis.  Application forms should be submitted to Rod Wilkinson at OFCOM (with as much detail as possible) using the NoV form available at http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radiocomms/ifi/licensing/classes/amateur/applications/ofw306.pdf


Dave said...

Wow! Good work. Reading other posts has made me realise that VLF/ELF is current. I'm very interested in what the met offices uses this spectrum for - I guess RX monitoing of the earth's natural waveguide around 8khz to get an idea of atmospheric electrical activity.

73 G8JGO

Roger G3XBM said...

They monitor sferic activity to track approaching storms.