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       Intermediate Course
      (2) Licence Conditions


Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
Intermediate Licence Course                                     (2) Licence Conditions
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                               UK Licence Structure
         Class                   Callsign               Bands                        Power
• Foundation                     Mx6ABC       HF-70cms & 10GHz                       10 Watts
• Intermediate                   2x0ABC                   All                        50 Watts
• Full                           Mx0ABC                   All                        400 Watts

• Where ‘x’ is:-                 D=I.of Man   E=England (Intermediates only)
  I=N.Ireland                    J=Jersey     M=Scotland U=Guernsey W=Wales
• Older Callsigns:               Foundation=M3
                                 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
• May 2008: M6 introduced following exhaustion of M3 Foundation series
   Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society            Clive Ward G1EUC          Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                         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)

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                               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!

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society      Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                               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:
     – Power or ERP limits, 100km around Charing Cross
     – Examples are in 136kHz, 1.85-2MHz, 430-432MHz, 24.1GHz
 • Allocations may be Primary or Secondary
     – Secondary means the band is shared and you must
        not cause harmful interference to the Primary User
 • Remember to use the Frequency Schedule in the Exam!!

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society      Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                                   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
Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society       Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                          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
Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                      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, eg 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.

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                          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

Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                   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 - eg in a Logbook

 • If in doubt, seek advice from other amateurs, clubs,
   EMC Committee etc.
Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                                   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.


Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society     Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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                           Intermediate Operating
                           Enhanced Responsibility



 • Don’t forget - more freedom (power, privileges)
   requires greater responsibility and knowledge


 • Read and Understand those Licence Conditions !!!




Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society   Clive Ward G1EUC   Slide Set 10: v2.1, 31-May-2009
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