Amateur Radio Call signs

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Amateur Radio Call signs

Post by sde-1104 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:16 pm

You requested an update on the current amateur radio call signs held within the
United Kingdom.

Ofcom does not provide listings of all current Amateur Radio call signs in use unless for
the purposes of publishing a call book. You can obtain a copy by visiting the Radio Society
of Great Britain (RSGB) website

http://www.rsgbshop.org/acatalog/Online ... html#a1380.

We can however, advise you of the current UK Amateur Radio call sign series in use.
These are:

Amateur Foundation Radio Licence:
M3 + 3 letters

Amateur Intermediate Radio Licence:
2x0 + 3 letters
2x1 + 3 letters

Amateur Full Radio Licence, Amateur Full (Club) Radio Licence:
M0 + 3 letters

The following Amateur Full Radio Licence, Amateur Full (Club) Radio Licence call sign
series ran from 1920 – 19961:

G2 + 2 letters
G3 + 2 letters
G4 + 2 letters
G5 + 2 letters
G6 + 2 letters
G8 + 2 letters
G1 + 3 letters
G2 + 3 letters
G3 + 3 letters
G4 + 3 letters
G5 + 3 letters
G6 + 3 letters
G7 + 3 letters
G8 + 3 letters
G0 + 3 letters
M1 + 3 letters
M5 + 3 letters2

Amateur Full (Reciprocal) Radio Licence:
M0 + 3 letters

As I am sure you will appreciate, Ofcom must comply with the Data Protection Act 1998
and as such, are unable to provide you with information relating to validation (expiry)
4dates. This because this information is personal and therefore not available in the public
domain. Furthermore, the new "lifetime"3 licence will remain valid for as long as the licence
details remain correct or until such time as the licence is either revoked by Ofcom or
surrendered by the licensee. There is no end date on the "lifetime" amateur radio licence
but Ofcom will revoke the licence unless the licence is either amended or validated at least
once every 5 years.

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