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Two Way Radio Licensing

The Office of Communications (OFCOM) is responsible for the enforcement, protection and management of the radio spectrum.

Companies using licensed two way radio equipment must have a valid OFCOM operator's license. The license is issued by OFCOM. Farnborough Communications are happy to offer the service, for the administration of license applications, FREE of charge.

Licences Available through Ofcom.

Simple UK Light:
This licence authorises the use of hand-portable or mobile radio equipment anywhere within the UK. The licence fee is £75 for five years.

Simple Site Light:
This licence authorises the use of a radio system operating a base station and mobile stations within a small area (typically 1 kilometre or less). The licence fee is £75 for five years.

Suppliers Light:
This licence is a specialist licence for Radio Suppliers.

Technically Assigned:
This licence is a flexible licence that authorises the use of a wide variety of business radio equipment. Licensees can choose from a wide range of frequencies across all Business Radio bands and a wide range of coverage areas, from very small (e.g. in-building coverage) to very large (e.g. a county). Licence fees are calculated on the basis of several factors including the size of the coverage area and the popularity of the frequency band and typically range from £75 to £1480 for a single channel assignment.

Area Defined:
Area Defined licences give customers exclusive use of a frequency across either a 50km2 grid square, a country, or the whole of the UK. Licence fees are calculated using a combination of frequency width, frequency range and region covered.As an example, a duplex 12.5kHz frequency between 450 and 470MHz to be used across the UK would cost £9,900. A duplex 12.5kHz frequency between 68 and 80MHz to be used across the UK would cost £3,300.

Click on the Photo of the Ofcom Office to visit the Ofcom site.