The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) has filed a freedom-of-information request to UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom in an attempt to find out how many complaints they have received regarding the on-air behaviour of radio amateurs.

January 2015- December 2019

The RSGB is seeking any complaints filed between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2019.

“The RSGB receives complaints from time to time regarding incidences of deliberate jamming and foul or inappropriate language on the air,” the RSGB said, noting that its Operating Advisory Service (OAS) provides advice about how to deal with these problems.

Wants to Hear

The RSGB said it wants to hear from radio amateurs who have reported similar problems directly to Ofcom, after following OAS’s advice during the same time.

“The reports should only cover deliberate jamming, use of foul language, or language that would be considered a ‘hate crime,’ as defined by the Crown Prosecution Service/Procurator Fiscal,” the RSGB said. “It is important that you can fully document your complaint to Ofcom with dates, method of complaint, and Ofcom’s response.”