Current Legislation (UK)
GPS Repeaters –
In July 2012, Ofcom authorised the use of GNSS repeaters in then UK via a “light license regime”.
The full authorisation statement (PDF format), including a full explanation on the need for a license.
This applies to the use of GNSS repeaters in any of the following three frequency bands:
- 1164 –
- 1215 –
- 1559 –
Licenses are available by completing an application form which is downloadable along with guidance notes, from the Ofcom website.
Conditions of a license are as follows:
- The license term is indefinite and ensures that Ofcom have an archive database of all sites that are or have been licensed;
- There is a one-
time fee of £75 per license;
- Licenses may be traded on an outright or concurrent basis;
- Permits the use of multiple installations of GNSS re-
radiating elements at one address;
- Can only apply to a defined fixed location, i.e. not for mobile (e.g. vehicular) use
- Only to be used indoors
- Equipment must comply with the current ETSI standard for GNSS repeaters