Withdrawal of the 40 UK-only CD channels
At its peak, there were 300,000 CB licences in the UK. However, use of the CB radio frequencies has declined, and the number of CB licences on issue has fallen to under 24,000. Currently there are 80 CB channels available: 40 UK-only channels and 40 pan-European channels. The present level of CB use, which is steadily declining, does not justify the retention of all 80 channels. RA therefore proposes to close the 40 UK-only channels. To prevent this closure causing major inconvenience, we propose to give a minimum seven years' notice of this closure. This means the closure date will be 30 June 2010. RA therefore proposes to modify the UK Radio Interface Requirement IR2027 to remove the 40 UK-only channels. This will become effective on 30 June 2010.