This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.
•permit the chief executive to transfer, suspend, or revoke radio licences by notice in writing to the licensee or by notice in the Gazette; and
•permit the chief executive to authorise certain persons to issue certificates of competency on his or her behalf; and
•remove the requirement for amateur operators to pass a Morse operating test. This, in effect, removes the distinction between general amateur operator's certificates and limited amateur operator's certificates. Accordingly, these regulations abolish limited amateur operator's certificates and treat previous holders of these certificates as holders of general amateur operator's certificates; and
•update the requirements of examinations that a candidate for a general amateur operator's certificate must pass; and
•permit information that is protected under section 28 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 to be disclosed to certain persons in connection with the granting of radio licences; and
•provide for the use of temporary callsigns.