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1 Intermediate Course (2) Licence Conditions Karl Davies East Kent Radio Society 1

2 UK Licence Structure ClassCallsignBandsPower Foundation Mx6ABCHF-70cms & 10GHz10 Watts Intermediate2x0ABCAll50 Watts Advanced/FullMx0ABCAll400 Watts Where ‘x’ is:- D = I.of ManE = England (Intermediates only) I=N.IrelandJ = Jersey M = ScotlandU = Guernsey W=Wales Older Callsigns:Class A=M0/5, G0/2/3/4/5 Class B= M1,G1/6/7/8, 2E1 July 2003: 5wpm Morse Dropped, Class A/B merged for Intermediate & Full 2

3 Intermediate Privileges Intermediate Licence is a significant enhancement compared to Foundation Allowed 50 watts on most bands Access to All Bands, inc Microwaves - 23cms to 250GHz Bands/modes include Fast Scan TV in 23cm and 2.3GHz Increased Unattended privileges Design and Build your own transmitters. NB: Like Foundation, the Intermediate Licence does NOT allow operation outside the UK (with a few exceptions) 3

4 Licence Conditions Conditions used to be in separate ‘BR68s’ for each Licence Class, but since Dec-2006 all licences are unified into a single document Current version is the Wireless Telegraphy Act 2006, Feb-2007 Edition It is important to recognise those Clauses & Schedules that apply to Intermediates - others may only apply to Foundation or Full licensees You must hold a current validation document for the station to be used. If it is not renewed, your privileges are revoked until it is. Changes of name and address should be notified immediately as Ofcom has power to revoke (as it does for breaches of Licence conditions) Licence must be revalidated every 5 yrs - Try to do it more frequently! Tip: Ensure you are able to log-on and access your own online version! 4

5 Frequency Schedule Intermediate Frequency Schedules are a significant enhancement compared to Foundation – Twice as long! Allowed 50 Watts on most bands – BUT NOT ALL Note those bands where restrictions exist: - on Power, ERP, 100km around Charing Cross etc Exceptions are in 136kHz, 1.85-2.0MHz, 430-432MHz, 24.1GHz You can be examined on the Frequency Schedule... – a copy is provided in the Exam - Use It !!! 5

6 Callsign Use Must Give your Callsign:-  When Calling CQ  Every 15 mins  It is also good practice to append the following….. Mobile Operation:Callsign /M Temporary Location:Callsign /P Alternative Addresses:Callsign /A Repeaters, Nets etc – Good practice to give Callsign more often than 15mins! Maritime Mobile Operation, Callsign /MM, is Full Licence only 6

7 Addresses / Locations Definitions of Addresses should be understood as per Licence Sec-17 Main Station Address is as per your licence validation document Mobile /M means located in the UK in/on any vehicle, pedestrian, or vessel in inland waters. For example:- 2E0QQQ/M Alternative Address /A means a fixed Postal Address in the UK other than the Main Station Address. For example:- 2E0QQQ/A Temporary Address /P means a fixed location other than your validation document or Alternative address. For example:- 2E0QQQ/P eg. A Contest Station in a field has no postal address When operating from other locations, it is recommended to give your location within 5km eg by Postcode, Lat/Long, IARU Locator, NGR etc 7

8 Operators & Supervision Intermediate Licensees may operate the Radio Equipment of any other UK Amateur under that person’s Direct Supervision using the supervisor’s callsign, e.g. under the terms of the supervisor’s licence. Intermediate Licensee may (with permission) use another amateur’s radio equipment unsupervised, but using the callsign and conditions of their OWN licence. NB: The term ‘Radio Equipment’ (in initial capitals) is a defined licence term meaning the equipment used and identified by the operator’s callsign. If a visiting amateur uses the radio equipment with his callsign, it is their Radio Equipment. 8

9 Unattended / Remote Licensees may conduct Unattended Operation of a Beacon for the purposes of direction-finding competitions, for remote control of the main station or for digital communications. Note additional restrictions for Beacons in Schedule-2. Remote control links must be by radio in an amateur band, and limited to 500mW erp maximum transmit power- see 10(6) Links need to be adequately secure - See 10(4) Links should be in bands above 30MHz – as per Note-g Unattended operation does not include providing for general use by other amateurs – It is for personal use only 9

10 Checking for Harmonics & Spurious Emissions Licensees must carry out tests from time to time to ensure that the Station is not causing undue interference. Recall that transmissions from the station must not cause undue interference to other radio users. Licensees must reduce any emissions causing interference, to the satisfaction of a person authorised by Ofcom. Make notes. They will help you to show compliance with the conditions of your licence - e.g. in a Logbook If in doubt, seek advice from other amateurs, clubs, EMC Committee etc. 10

11 Logbooks Unlike BR68 a permanent Log need not be kept but... A person authorised by Ofcom may require a Licensee to keep a log of all transmissions made over a specified period of time:  To aid Interference Investigations  To determine Licence Condition Compliance by the Licensee  For any other matter concerning enforcement of any relevant legislation Logbooks are good practice and aid Contests/Awards etc. Also ideal for records of station tests - from time to time. 11

12 Intermediate Operating Enhanced Responsibility Don’t forget - more freedom (power, privileges) requires greater responsibility and knowledge Read and Understand those Licence Conditions !!! 12

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