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Old 31 July 2007, 04:32   #1
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Handheld VHF Licence

Hi Guys,

I want to get a licence for my handheld VHF Radio, can anyone point me in the right place for the application form.

Ive tried searching the OFcom website and can only find a form that requires you to pay, I thought payment for licences went out last year????

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If you go here:

http://www.ofcom.org.uk/licensing/olc/

and create a user account, you can then log in and apply for the licence online. As far as I can remember there is no charge for online applications. You do, however, have to pay an admin fee if you apply by post.

I am sure someone can correct me if I am wrong....
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Hi Pete,

You need to go to http://www.ofcom.org.uk/licensing/olc/, and click on the Register or Login link down the bottom.

You then fill in all your registration details, and Ofcom will send you your username and password through the post (!), enabling you to login, set up your portable license for free, and print it out.

Be aware that this license only covers the portable radio, not the operator, and you do still need to hold a Short Range Certificate or Restricted VHF Operaters Certificate to use it.

Hope that helps!

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Ta for that,
Yes Ive got my SRC certificate - its for the actual radio I need it for. Pity you need to wait for the login details in the post, why carnt they link stright through once a person has registered???

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Old 31 July 2007, 05:05   #5
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Ah, you replied while I was typing Keith!

Yep, you're correct, there is a £15 admin fee if you wish to apply by phone or post, but it is free online. You are also correct in that the reason for posting you details is to ensure you at least have access to that address!

(Oh and Keith, I'm not ignoring your e-mail, I've just been out of the country for a couple of weeks, and came back to find a Rib full of rainwater, so have had to sort that first!)
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Jimbo - that's the problem with forums - or at least for thos eof us that spend all day in front of a pc (or two) and are easily side-tracked

no probs about the email...
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