Validating radio

20 Nov

It is a condition of your amateur radio licence that you validate your licence with Ofcom at least once every 5 years. The easiest way to do this is via the Ofcom website.According to Ofcom, a staggering 47% of licences hadn’t been validated at the end of 2013, and towards the end of 2015, Ofcom started writing to those who’d not revalidated, advising that their licences may be revoked The relevant bit of the licence is as follows: If you don’t validate after 5 years, Ofcom may after due process revoke it, and it will cost you £20 to re-apply for your licence if you want to be able to operate. Many of you should already have an account with Ofcom which you use to manage your licence(s).

Assuming you are able to log on, you have the option to apply for a licence, add your licence or be presented with a list of licences to validate: Click on the “Validate” link for each licence you want to revalidate.

Don’t leave it to the auto-generated default messages.

Explain to your user what is wrong and suggest solutions.

This includes a large bunch of sample code and a complete reference guide to all the built-in validation rules in the library.

If you skip the message for a validation, the default message is displayed.