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GPS Repeaters – Current Leglislation (UK)

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 can be found here.

Check out para 2.5 of the statement …..

This applies to the use of GNSS repeaters in any of the following three frequency bands:

  1. 1164 – 1215 MHz
  2. 1215 – 1300 MHz
  3. 1559 – 1610 MHz


Licenses are available by completing an application form which is downloadable direct from the Ofcom website.

Click on the “GNSS repeaters” tab to find a license application form in PDF and RTF formats, and guidance notes in PDF.

If you have any difficulties at all let us know and we’ll email you all that you need.

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 installatons 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


Please contact FalTech GPS for assistance with obtaining and/or completing an application form.