Following a request from the RSGB, Ofcom has kindly agreed an increased power level of 50 watts ERP for new 146-147MHz Notice of Variation applications. The band is only available to holders of a Full Licence and all other NoV terms remain unchanged, including antenna height and geographical restrictions. New applicants or existing NoV holders can use the online application system at http://www.rsgb.org/nov to get the new NoV free of charge.
Another 3 dB could make a significant difference but watch those shoulders! Too late to apply for this weekend.
Noel - G8GTZ