Question 1 on this section
2. Licensing Conditions
Note: that a complete copy of the Licence document and schedules will be provided in the exam
Licence clause numbers given below are for ease of reference and do not necessarily indicate that clauses not quoted are outside the scope of the syllabus.
Licence document Understand the licence clauses set out below: This includes the Notes licence and schedules
2a Types of licence, format of call signs including Regional Secondary Locators
2a.1 Identify the types of UK licence and the format of all call signs in use including regional secondary locators, but NOT including club, special event and contest call signs.
Much of this topic has been in the Foundation and Intermediate licence syllabuses but due to the importance to be able to recognise UK licence holders it is also in the syllabus for this Advanced Licence Course.
There are three levels of licence the introductory level being Foundation then the next level up is Intermediate with the Advanced being the highest level.
In addition to the format for call signs for individuals there are also different formats for club, special event and contest call signs, however knowing call signs other than for individuals is NOT part of the syllabus and thus is excluded from the course work.
You must also be able to recall all the secondary identifiers and how they are used with Foundation and Advanced licences and recall that with the Intermediate licence the Secondary Identifier replaces the letter E when the station is not located in England.
As shown in the examples the secondary identifier follows the initial letter in Foundation and Advanced level call signs and in the Intermediate follows the number "2" and identifies by a single letter the location of the station in UK:-
M, D, W, I, J & U ,
With all licences there is also:-
/P ( when not at your main station address) and
/M ( for when you are mobile walking cycling etc).
So you need to be able to recognise All UK calls on issue and to which licence level they relate understanding that all 'G' calls, 'M0', 'M1' and 'M5' are Full licences, '2E0' and '2E1' are Intermediate licences in England and that 'M3 and M6' indicate Foundation licensees. Call signs may also contain a regional secondary identifier.
You need to know that only M6, 2E0 ( for England) and M0 are currently being issued to new licence applicants.
17(1)(l) "Full Licence" means a Licence issued to an Amateur who is the holder of a Radio Amateurs' Examination Pass Certificate which confirms that the holder has achieved the appropriate level of competence required by Ofcom to be issued with a Full Licence;
17(2) The Licence consists of Section 1 and Section 2 (which includes Schedule 1 and Schedule 2) together with the notes thereto, as any of them may be varied from time to time.
2(1)(a),(b),(c) and (d) The Licensee may only operate the Radio Equipment: (a) at the Main Station Address; (b) at an Alternative Address; (c) at a Temporary Location; (d) when Mobile;
17(1)(b), "Alternative Address" means a fixed postal address in the United Kingdom other than the Main Station Address;
(x) "Mobile" means the Radio Equipment is located in the United Kingdom: I. in or on any vehicle or conveyance; II. on the person of the Licensee where the Licensee is a pedestrian; or III. on any Vessel on Inland Waters;
and (tt) "Vessel on Inland Waters" means a Vessel operating on the landward side of the low-water line along the coastline as marked on large scale charts officially recognised by the relevant coastal state;
Identity of Location
13(1), The Licensee, or, if this Licence is a Full Licence, then any other authorised person who uses the Radio Equipment, shall transmit the Callsign specified in Section 1 of this Licence and any Modifier applicable under the provisions of this Licence:
2(2), The Licensee shall use the following appropriate Regional Secondary Locator after the United Kingdom Callsign prefix "G", "M" or "2" as specified in Section 1, when identifying the Radio Equipment in accordance with Clause 13(1):
2(3) If the Callsign specified in Section 1 begins with the number "2", the provisions of Clause 2(2) shall apply with the addition that when used in England, the Secondary Locator "E" shall be used.
Notes (d) When operating at locations other than the Main Station Address, it is recommended that the following suffixes be used:
(e) When the location of the Radio Equipment is given, it is recommended that one of the following location identifiers be used:
Non-use in aircraft, air borne vehicles including clause 17(1)(d)
9(3) Without prejudice to Clause 1 of this Licence, the Licensee shall not establish or use the Radio Equipment in any Aircraft or other Airborne Vehicle.
17(1)(c) "Aircraft" and "Airborne Vehicles" includes full size and models and also includes balloons whether tethered or free;