ARRL

Bilateral Reciprocal Agreements

Reciprocal Operating Countries List

Some nations have what is known as a "bilateral" operating agreement with the US.  What this means is that Amateurs from each country have a means of operating from the other country.  But note:  Just because there is a bilateral agreement does not necessarily mean you may simply go to the other country and operate.  Some countries require you to apply for a formal permit.  You should check the list of specific country requirements for the proper procedures.

The following countries have signed a reciprocal operating agreement with the US:

 

Country Prefix Country Name

V2

Antigua/Barbuda

LU

Argentina

VK

Australia

OE

Austria

C6

Bahamas

8P

Barbados

ON

Belgium

V3

Belize

CP

Bolivia

T9

Bosnia-Herzegovina

A2

Botswana

PY

Brazil

VE

Canada*

CE

Chile

HK

Colombia

TI

Costa Rica

9A

Croatia

5B

Cyprus

OZ

Denmark (incl Greenland)

HI

Dominican Republic

J7

Dominica

HC

Ecuador

YS

El Salvador

V6

Federated States of Micronesia

3D

Fiji

OH

Finland

F

France**

DL

Germany

SV

Greece

J3

Grenada

J3

Grenada

TG

Guatemala

8R

Guyana

HH

Haiti

HR

Honduras

TF

Iceland

VU

India

YB

Indonesia

EI

Ireland

4X

Israel

I

Italy

6Y

Jamaica

JA

Japan

JY

Jordan

5Y-5Z

Kenya

T3

Kiribati

9K

Kuwait

EL

Liberia

LX

Luxembourg

Z3

Macedonia

V7

Marshall Islands

XE

Mexico

3A

Monaco

PA

Netherlands

PJ

Neth. Antilles

ZL

New Zealand

YN

Nicaragua

LA

Norway

HP

Panama

P2

Papua New Guinea

ZP

Paraguay

OA

Peru

DU

Philippines

CT

Portugal

J6

St. Lucia

J8

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

S7

Seychelles

9L

Sierra Leone

H4

Solomon Island

ZS

South Africa

EA

Spain

PZ

Suriname

SM

Sweden

HB

Switzerland

HS

Thailand

9Y

Trinidad/Tobago

TA

Turkey

T2

Tuvalu

G

United Kingdom***

CX

Uruguay

YV

Venezuela

 

Notes:

* An automatic reciprocal agreement exists between the US and Canada, so there is no need to apply for a permit. Simply sign your US call followed by a slant bar and the Canadian letter/number identifier.

** Including French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Amsterdam Island, Saint-Paul Island, Crozet Island, Kerguelen Island, Martinique, New Caledonia, Reunion, St. Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna Islands

*** Including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (including Guernsey and Jersey) Falkland Islands (including South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands), Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Montserrat, St. Helena,(including Ascension Island, Gough Island, Tristan Da Cunha Island), Northern Ireland, and the Turks and Caicos Islands