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Reciprocal Permit

 

The first thing to remember is that a Reciprocal Operating agreement does not mean the amateur can simply go and begin transmitting.  It means there are known procedures to follow.  Think of it as there are identified “hoops” for the amateur to “jump through” with the result being you will have permission to operate from a foreign country.

In some cases, such as Canada, a US licensee can simply append the proper Canadian prefix to their US call and begin operating. In many cases, especially through multi-lateral agreements such as CEPT, the amateur needs only to carry specific documents and can get on-the-air. In some cases, such as the IARP, the amateur must first obtain a written document that authorizes transmissions before they begin. In many situations, even though there may be an existing bilateral agreement between the US and a specific country, the amateur must apply and pay the requisite fees though the proper channels to obtain an operating permit.  There are also situations that even though there is not bilateral agreement with the US, a country may allow you to apply and obtain a temporary operating authorization or license.

A word of caution:  When operating in a foreign country, you must follow the rules and regulations that country has in place for amateur radio. Frequency allocations may be different. As an example, just because you have phone privileges between 7.2 and 7.3 MHz with your FCC license, if you are operating in ITI Regions 1 or 3 (outside of the Americas), amateurs do not have any operating allocation on those frequencies. It is your responsibility to understand those differences when you wish to operate from a foreign country.  Know Before You Go!

 

Country Name Prefix Links / Additional Info
Afghanistan YA Country Info A-D
Albania ZA Country Info A-D
CEPT T/R 61-01
Algeria 7T-7Y http://ara.dz/
Country Info A-D
Andorra C3 http://www.ura.ad
Country Info A-D
Angola D2-3 Country Info A-D
Anguilla VP2E https://sknaars.weebly.com/
Country Info A-D
Antarctica CE9/KC4 Country Info A-D
Antigua-Barbuda C3 Country Info A-D
Argentina LO-LW http://www.lu4aa.org
Country Info A-D
IARP
Armenia EK Country Info A-D
Aruba P4 http://www.qsl.net/aarc/
Country Info A-D
Ascension Island ZD8 Country Info A-D
Australia VK http://www.wia.org.au
Country Info A-D
Austria OE http://www.oevsv.at/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Azores CU Country Info A-D
Azerbaijan 4J 4K Country Info A-D
Bahamas C6 Country Info A-D
Bahrain A9 Country Info A-D
Bangladesh S2 https://s21arsb.com/
Country Info A-D
Barbados 8P https://www.arsb.org/
Country Info A-D
Belarus EU,EV,EW http://www.bfrr.net
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Belgium ON-OT http://www.uba.be
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Belize V3 http://barc.bz
Country Info A-D
Benin TY Country Info A-D
Bermuda VP9 https://www.radiobda.com/
Country Info A-D
Bhutan A5 Country Info A-D
Bolivia CP https://www.qsl.net/cp1aa/
IARP
Bonaire PJ4 CEPT
Bosnia-Herzegovina T9 http://arabih.ba
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Botswana A2 Country Info A-D
Brazil PP-PY http://www.labre.org.br
IARP
British Virgin Islands VP2V Country Info A-D
Brunei V8 Country Info A-D
Bulgaria LZ http://www.bfra.org
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Burkina-Faso XT Country Info A-D
Burundi 9U Country Info A-D
Cambodia XU Country Info A-D
Cameroon TJ Country Info A-D
Canada VE,VO,VY http://www.rac.ca
Country Info A-D
IARP
Cape Verde D4 Country Info A-D
Cayman Islands ZF http://caymanhams.org
Country Info A-D
Central Africa TL Country Info A-D
Chad TT Country Info A-D
Chagos VQ9 Country Info A-D
Chile CA-CE http://www.ce3aa.cl
IARP
China BY,BT http://www.crac.org.cn/
Country Info A-D
Clipperton FK Country Info A-D
Colombia HJ-HK https://www.lcra.org.co
Country Info A-D
Comoros D6 Country Info A-D
Congo (DRC) 9Q-9T Country Info A-D
Congo (ROC) TN Country Info A-D
Cook Islands E5 Country Info A-D
Corsica TK CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Costa Rica TI,TE http://www.ti0rc.org
Country Info A-D
Cote D'Ivoire TU https://www.qsl.net/tu2ci/
Country Info A-D
Croatia 9A http://www.hamradio.hr
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Crozet FT CEPT
Cuba CMCO http://www.frcuba.cu
Country Info A-D
Curacao PJ2 http://www.verona-club.eu
Country Info A-D
Cyprus 5B https://www.cyhams.org/wp/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Czech Republic OK-OL http://www.crk.cz
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Denmark OZ http://www.edr.dk/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Djibouti J2 Country Info A-D
Dominica J7 https://www.facebook.com/DARCI.Comm/
Country Info A-D
Dominican Republic HI https://radioclubdominicano.org.do/
Country Info A-D
East Timor 4W Country Info E-H
Ecuador HC-HD Country Info E-H
Egypt SU https://www.qsl.net/egyptham/
Country Info E-H
El Salvador YS http://www.ys1ys.org
IARP
Equtorial Guinea 3C Country Info E-H
Eritrea E3 Country Info E-H
Estonia ES http://www.erau.ee
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Eswatini (Swaziland) 3DA Country Info E-H
Ethiopia ET https://www.facebook.com/ET3AA/
Country Info E-H
Falkland Islands VP8 Country Info E-H
Faroe Islands OY CEPT
Federated States of Micronesia V6 Country Info E-H
Fiji 3D2 Country Info E-H
Finland OF-OI https://www.sral.fi
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
France F http://www.r-e-f.org
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
French Antarctica FT CEPT
French Guiana FY Country Info E-H
French Polynesia FO CEPT
Gabon TR Country Info E-H
Georgia 4L Country Info E-H
Germany DA-DL http://www.darc.de
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Germany (MARS or military)   Country Info E-H
Ghana 9G Country Info E-H
Gibraltar ZB2 http://www.gibradio.net
Country Info E-H
Glorieuse FR CEPT
Greece SV-SZ http://www.raag.org
Country Info E-H
CEPT T/R 61-01
Greenland OX CEPT
Grenada J3 https://grenadaamateurradio.blogspot.com/2020/01/grenada-amateur-radio-society.html
Country Info E-H
Guadeloupe FG https://radioamateur.gp/
CEPT
Guantanamo Bay KG4 Country Info E-H
Guatemala TG,TD http://www.crag.org.gt/
IARP
Guernsey MU CEPT
Guinea 3X Country Info E-H
Guyana 8R Country Info E-H
Haiti HH IARP
Honduras HQ-HR http://www.hr2rch.com
Country Info E-H
Hong Kong VS6,VR2 http://www.harts.org.hk
Country Info E-H
Hungary HA,HG https://www.mrasz.org/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Iceland TF http://www.ira.is/english/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
India VU http://www.arsi.info
Country Info I-N
Indonesia YB-YH http://www.orari.or.id
Country Info I-N
Iran EP Country Info I-N
Iraq YI https://www.iraqiars.com/
Country Info I-N
Ireland EI-EJ http://www.irts.ie
Country Info I-N
CEPT T/R 61-01
Isle of Man MD CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Israel 4X,4Z https://www.iarc.org/iarc/
Country Info I-N
Italy I http://www.ari.it
Country Info I-N
CEPT T/R 61-01
ITU HQ 4U1ITU http://life.itu.int/radioclub/
Country Info I-N
Jamaica 6Y https://www.sma.gov.jm/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Amateur-Radio-Station-Licence-Application-Form.pdf
Country Info I-N
Japan JA-JS http://www.jarl.org
Country Info I-N
Jersey MJ CEPT
Jordan JY https://rjras.com/
Country Info I-N
Juan de Nova FR CEPT
Kazakhstan UN http://kfrr.kz
Country Info I-N
Kenya 5Y-5Z http://www.qsl.net/arsk,https://www.qsl.net/arsk/license.htm
Kerguelen FT CEPT
Kiribati T3 Country Info I-N
Korea, (Rep of) South HL http://www.karl.or.kr
Country Info I-N
Kosovo Z6 http://www.shrak.org/en/
Country Info I-N
Kuwait 9K http://www.kars.org
Country Info I-N
Kyrgystan EX Country Info I-N
Laos XW Country Info I-N
Latvia YL http://www.lral.lv
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Lebanon OD http://www.ral.org.lb
Country Info I-N
Lesotho 7P https://www.qsl.net/7p8ms/
Country Info I-N
Liberia EL https://www.facebook.com/EchoLima2/
Country Info I-N
Libya 5A Country Info I-N
Liechtenstein HB0 http://www.afvl.li
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Lithuania LY http://www.lrmd.lt/en/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Luxembourg LX http://www.rlx.lu
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Macao XX9 Country Info I-N
Macedonia Z3 http://www.z37rsm.org.mk
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Madagascar 5R-5S Country Info I-N
Madeira CT3 CEPT
Malawi 7Q Country Info I-N
Malaysia 9M http://www.marts.org.myhttps://www.facebook.com/marts.malaysia/
Country Info I-N
Maldives 8Q https://www.marsmv.org/
Country Info I-N
Mali TZ Country Info I-N
Malta 9H http://www.9h1mrl.org
Country Info I-N
Marshall Islands V7 Country Info I-N
Martinique FM CEPT
Mauritania 5T Country Info I-N
Mauritius 3B https://www.qsl.net/mars/site.html
Country Info I-N
Mayotte FH CEPT
Mexico XA-XI http://www.fmre.mx
Country Info I-N
Moldova ER http://www.arm.md
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Monaco 3A http://www.arm.asso.mc/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Mongolia JT-JV http://mrsf.mn
Country Info I-N
Montenegro 4O http://marp.org.me
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Montserrat VP2M https://www.facebook.com/Montserrat-Amateur-Radio-Society-182605058483978/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Morocco CN http://www.arram.ma
Country Info I-N
Mozambique C8-9 Country Info I-N
Myanmar (Burma) XY-XZ Country Info I-N
Namibia V5 http://narlnam.com
Country Info I-N
Nauru C2 Country Info I-N
Nepal 9N Country Info I-N
Netherlands PA-PI http://www.veron.nl
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
New Caledonia FK http://www.corail.nc/FK8KAB/fk8kab_aranc_page_daccueil_fr.html
CEPT
New Zealand ZL-ZM http://www.nzart.org.nz
Country Info I-N
Nicaragua YN https://www.facebook.com/YN1YNL/
Country Info I-N
Niger 5U Country Info I-N
Nigeria 5N-5O Country Info I-N
Niue E6 Country Info I-N
Northern Ireland MI CEPT
Norway LA-LN http://www.nrrl.no
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Oman A4 Country Info O-T
Pakistan AP-AS http://pakhams.com
Country Info O-T
Palau (Belau, W Caroline Is) T8 Country Info O-T
Palestine E4 Country Info O-T
Panama HO-HP http://www.qsl.net/lpr
Country Info O-T
IARP
Papua New Guinea P2 Country Info O-T
Paraguay ZP https://www.facebook.com/ZP5AA
Country Info O-T
IARP
Peru OA-OC http://www.oa4o.pe
Country Info O-T
IARP
Philippines DU-DZ http://www.para.org.ph
Country Info O-T
Pitcairn Island VR6 Country Info O-T
Poland SN-SR http://www.pzk.org.pl
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Portugal CT https://www.rep.pt/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Qatar A7 http://www.qsl.net/a71a
Country Info O-T
Reunion FR CEPT
Rodriguez Island 3B9 Country Info O-T
Romania YO-YR http://www.hamradio.ro
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Russia UA-UI,RA-RZ http://www.srr.ru
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Rwanda 9X Country Info O-T
Saba & St Eustatius PJ5 PJ6 CEPT
Saint Martin FJ,FS CEPT
San Marino T7 http://www.arrsm.org
Country Info O-T
Sao Tome & Principe S9 Country Info O-T
Saudi Arabia HZ https://sars.sa/en/home-en#pll_switcher
Country Info O-T
Scotland MM CEPT
Senegal 6V-6W http://aras6w.org/?page_id=11
Country Info O-T
Serbia YT-YU,YZ http://www.yu1srs.org.rs
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Seychelles S7 https://www.sara.sc/
Country Info O-T
Sierra Leone 9L Country Info O-T
Singapore 9V http://www.sarts.org.sg
Country Info O-T
Slovak Republic OM http://www.hamradio.sk
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Slovenia S5 http://www.hamradio.si
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
SOFA/Korea   Country Info O-T
Solomon Islands H4 Country Info O-T
Somalia T5 Country Info O-T
South Africa ZR-ZU http://www.sarl.org.zahttp://www.sarl.org.za/
Country Info O-T
Spain EA-EH http://www.ure.es
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Sri Lanka 4P-4S http://www.rssl.lk/
Country Info O-T
St. Bartholomew FJ CEPT
St. Helena ZD7 CEPT
St. Kitts V4 https://sknaars.weebly.com/
Country Info O-T
St. Lucia J6 Country Info O-T
St. Maarten PJ7 CEPT
St. Paul & Amsterdam FT CEPT
St. Pierre/Miquelon FP CEPT
St. Vincent J8 Country Info O-T
Sudan ST Country Info O-T
Suriname PZ Country Info O-T
Sweden SA-SM http://www.ssa.se
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
Switzerland HB http://www.uska.ch
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
CEPT Rec (05)06
Syria YK http://www.qsl.net/tir/Home.htm
Country Info O-T
Taiwan BV http://www.ctarl.org.tw/
Country Info O-T
Temotu Islands H40 Country Info O-T
Thailand HS http://www.qsl.net/rast
Country Info O-T
The Gambia C5 Country Info O-T
Togo 5V Country Info O-T
Tokelau Island ZK3 Country Info O-T
Tonga A3 Country Info O-T
Trinidad & Tobago 9Y-9Z Country Info O-T
IARP
Tristan da Cunha & Gough I. ZD9 Country Info O-T
Tromelin FR CEPT
Tunisia 3V http://arat.tn/
Country Info O-T
Turkey TA http://www.trac.org.tr
Country Info O-T
CEPT T/R 61-01
Turkmenistan EZ Country Info O-T
Turks & Caicos Islands VP5 CEPT
Tuvalu T2 Country Info O-T
Uganda 5X Country Info U-Z
Ukraine UR-UZ,EM-EO http://www.uarl.org.ua/
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
United Arab Emirates A6 https://ears.ae/en/
Country Info U-Z
United Kingdom M http://www.rsgb.org
CEPT
CEPT T/R 61-01
United Nations HQ 4U1UN http://www.4u1un.net/
Country Info U-Z
Uruguay CV-CX http://www.cx1aa.org
IARP
Vanuatu YJ Country Info U-Z
Vatican City HV Country Info U-Z
Venezuela YV-YY http://www.radioclubvenezolano.org
IARP
Vienna International Center 4U1VIC Country Info U-Z
Vietnam 3W,XV Country Info U-Z
Wales MW CEPT
Wallis & Futuna Islands FW CEPT
Western Samoa 5W Country Info U-Z
Yemen 7O Country Info U-Z
Zambia 9I-9J Country Info U-Z
Zimbabwe Z2 Country Info U-Z