K available via NOV to all Amateurs resident in Cornwall

K available via NOV to all Amateurs resident in Cornwall

Here is the announcement taken from the Ofcom Web Site dated 20/3/2015. Should be a fun year in the contests!

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Representatives of Radio Amateurs in Cornwall approached Ofcom to request temporary use of the RSL ‘K’ (for ‘Kernow’, the Cornish word for Cornwall), following the recognition of the Cornish People under the ‘Framework Convention on National Minorities’.  Ofcom has agreed to this request and will permit Radio Amateurs with a Main Station Address in Cornwall to use of the RSL throughout 2016

In common with comparable past temporary RSLs, it will be available for all classes of Amateur Radio licences, including stations participating in contests.  We shall authorise the use of ‘K’ by varying individual licences, upon application by licensees via the website of the RSGB.  We are grateful to the RSGB for making this facility available.

Eligible licensees will be able to use the RSL ‘K’ anywhere within Cornwall, including at an alternative address, a temporary location, mobile or maritime mobile though Maritime Mobile use would, as usual, be limited to holders of the Full licence.

Use of this RSL will not be mandatory.  Licensees not wishing to use it will therefore continue to apply the normal licence rules on RSLs.

We shall make variations available from early December and we shall publish further guidance then.  Variations will have a start date of 1st January 2016 (or the date of issue if that is later) and they will all expire on 31st December 2016.  The RSL may therefore not be used beyond these dates.

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Well done to PARC for the initiative in pushing for this to happen.

Should confuse the masses quite well as currently many can’t work out what to do with the existing permanent RSL and the clarification issued following the licence review suggests changing it when in another area is now optional.

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