Also received the same email here too. Guess it was sent to all "early adopters" who got their NoVs before lunch yesterday.
Roll on Jan 1st.
Just received this e-mail with the answer to our
73, Gary - G4WGT.
As you will see from the Ofcom website - http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/full-licence-jan-2013 - the intention is that access to the new frequencies shall take
effect on 1st January 2013. I note that the NoV you received yesterday included
an issue date of 20th December which conflicts with the intended start date. For
the avoidance of any doubt, I have been asked to make it clear that all NoV’s
issued in advance of 1st January 2013 will only become effective on that
I apologise for any confusion that this may have caused.
Graham Coomber, G0NBI
Society of Great Britain