Modify a licence
The modification of most licence types will require engineering certification by a Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) approved Radio Engineer or Certifier (ARE or ARC).
Please choose an ARE or ARC to modify your licence from the list of RSM approved Radio Engineers and Certifiers (ARE or ARC)
- The ARE or ARC can complete the modification application for you
- The ARE or ARC may charge you an engineering fee. This fee is separate to the annual licence fee and should be negotiated between both parties before starting your application
Modification of technical parameters
Modifications to the technical parameters of a radio licence such as the location, output power or antenna polarisation will result in a new licence being issued.
Holders of Point to Multipoint licences should note that modification of an outstation will require modification of all the associated licences.
The licence contact will be electronically notified when the licence modification has been completed and a new licence granted. The licence can then be viewed when searching the Register.
Modifications to the technical parameters of a spectrum licence such as the location, output power, antenna horizontal radiation pattern, receive coverage locations or date amendment require a Form 8 Notice of modification of spectrum licence to be submitted online in the Register of Radio Frequencies (the Register).
The current rightholder (holder of the spectrum licence) or the manager (manager of management right) can request an ARE to modify a spectrum licence depending on the authority to modify the licence. Authorities can be found under the licence conditions when searching the Register.
A Form 8 will be created online by the ARE on completion of the engineering certification. Electronic notification will be sent to you when this has been done.
The requesting party (i.e. rightholder or manager) will submit the Form 8 online to either the Registrar of Radio Frequencies for registration or to the other party (i.e. rightholder or manager) for approval prior to registration. If applicable the other party will submit the Form 8 to the Registrar.
A Form 8 that intends to modify a spectrum licence is not valid until it is registered in the Register.
If applicable both parties will be electronically notified by the Registrar once the modification has been registered. The licence can then be viewed when searching the Register.
Please note our Disclaimer
Modification of non-technical parameters
- Modifications of amateur callsigns can be completed by an Approved Amateur Radio Examiner (ARX)
- Modifications of ship callsigns can be completed by an Approved Maritime Radio Examiner (ARX)