Legal radio UK

Legal radio UK

Saturday 29th December 2018

From 3 January 2019, all ground services must use an 8.33 kHz assignment, unless they are specifically exempted.

It is illegal to communicate on an 8.33 kHz assignment if you are not using an 8.33 kHz capable radio.

From the 3 January 2019, the majority of frequency assignments in the UK will be operating on 8.33 kHz voice channel spacing. This includes assignments such as Safetycom and common sporting assignments.

All aircraft must be equipped to meet the legal operational requirements of the flight they are performing, this includes a suitable radio equipment.


Posted by Bob Hitchcock. Text source CAA News 8:33. Remove from Frontpage end of February 2019 unless superseded.