When were UK radio hams first licensed?

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When were UK radio hams first licensed?

Postby G1PIE » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:42 pm

Following a Freedom of Information request Ofcom revealed some statistics about current amateur radio licence holders

Henny McGregor requested information from Ofcom on any meetings held with the RSGB in the first six months of 2017.

Among the information supplied by Ofcom were several licence charts included in a Power Point from a presentation given at the meeting with the RSGB on February 23, 2017.
These charts were:
• Live Licences by issue date (up until January 30,2017)
• How many years holders of Live Licences have held them
• Licence volume 2010-2017 showing numbers of Foundation, Intermediate, Full, Club and Reciprocal

The Live Licences by issue date chart shows two very prominent peaks around 1977 and 1981. The reason for these peaks could be because:
• The mid-1970's saw a surge of interest in 27 MHz AM/SSB CB radio. Radio amateurs were actively involved in the campaign for legalisation most notably James Bryant G4CLF who became President of the newly formed UK Citizens Band Association in 1976
• In 1981 27 MHz FM CB was legalised

What do they know - Ofcom FoI request

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... ng-1015433

The licence volume chart shows that Ofcom had not revoked some 15,000 licences identified as Unvalidated back in May 2013. Figures released subsequently confirm that these licences, which have not been validated since 2007, remain Live Licences to this day.


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Re: When were UK radio hams first licensed?

Postby 2E0FVL » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:35 am

G1PIE wrote:
The licence volume chart shows that Ofcom had not revoked some 15,000 licences identified as Unvalidated back in May 2013. Figures released subsequently confirm that these licences, which have not been validated since 2007, remain Live Licences to this day.


Why all the fuss and panic about re validation if they are still live?

Gerald Marcuse G2NM (Call still in use at Amberley Museum where there is a shack with some of his equipment)
He was first licenced in 1913 but the outbreak of war in 1914 saw all amateur operation closed down.
It was not until 1920 that licences were again issued and Gerald was licenced as 2NM in Bristol where he was a member of the Bristol and District Wireless Society.
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