Operating Permit Information
Ukraine is now a part of the CEPT arrangement.
The United States and Ukraine do not presently hold a reciprocal or third-party traffic agreement. It is hopeful that such agreements will be signed in the near future.
To obtain permission to operate you must send 60 days in advance:
- Copy of your FCC license
- A letter of good standing from ARRL
- A letter describing your intentions
Send this information to:
Chief, State Inspection of Telecommunications
State Ministry of Communications
The national amateur radio society is:
U.N. Headquarters in New York (4U1UN)
Different from 4U1ITU in Geneva, 4U1UN is not for guest operation by visitors but for recreation of the headquarters staff of the United Nations. For information on the UN Headquarters station, please visit http://www.4u1un.net/
May I operate in the U.S.?
Aliens who hold a valid amateur license issued by their government may apply to the Federal Communications Commission for a permit to operate in the U.S. only if a reciprocal operating agreement exists between the U.S. and the above mentioned government.
How do I apply?
Effective February 12, 1999 no application is required.
I am a U.S. citizen living overseas, but have only an alien license. Can I obtain a reciprocal permit for operating in the U.S.?
No. Only non-citizens may obtain permits. If an alien becomes a U.S. citizen, the reciprocal permit becomes invalid, and the amateur must then take a U.S. amateur exam and apply for a regular U.S. license and callsign.
How will I Identify on the air?
You will sign the representative prefix of the call area where you are located, plus the Morse "/" or phone "stroke", followed by your home (native) call, (for example, W1/LU1AAA and KP4/YU7ZZZ). At least once during each contact with another amateur station, you must give your geographical location in English as nearly as possible by city and state, commonwealth or possession.
On what frequency will I be able to operate, and with how much power?
You may have all the privileges that you have in your home country as long as they do not exceed the privileges of the Amateur Extra Class license of the USA.
My home country has not yet entered into a reciprocal operating agreement with the United States. I would like to have more privileges by signing a regular U.S. call.
The FCC says that any alien who can provide the FCC with a U.S. mailing address can take a U.S. amateur examination. For detailed information, please contact the Volunteer Examiner Department of the ARRL Headquarters.
How can I obtain the text of the Amateur Radio Rules of the United States?..Information Repeaters?
The FCC Rule Book is available from on-line from Amateur Radio dealers around the country. Repeaters in the United States and Canada are listed in the Repeater Directory, another ARRL publication.
How can I locate American amateurs who will be willing to meet me, let me visit them, and possibly accommodate me?
Contact your IARU member-society, or send an SASE and three IRC to the Regulatory Information Branch of the ARRL Headquarters. We can provide you with a list of several dozens of U.S. amateurs who participate in the International Travel Host Exchange (ITHE) program.
Uruguay maintains an embassy in the United States at:1918 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20006
Vienna International Center (4U1VIC)
For operation at 4U1VIC you need to contact:
John Oakberg, NK4N/OE3JOS
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 200
Phone: +43 1 2060 22208
Another person you might want to contact is:
Phone: +43 1 2060 22060
You have to register your operation well in advance. For security reasons, one of the locals has to be in place when you are operating.
Licenses are issued on Wallis Island by the Director of the island office of the PTT, at present (4/93) a Monsieur Brunet. While it is important to let them know your arrival date, so as to be sure that someone will be at the office, there appears to be no need to send paperwork ahead.
Two passport photos Passport ID page A copy of your transceiver's operating manual
This information was originally provided by Martin Bayes, W1/G4DZC and updated on January 4, 1999 by Miettinen Paavo, OH5UQ, and on March 14, 1999 by Cedric, HB9HFN.
We have no up to date information on their licensing procedures.
The licensing administration appears to be:
Ministry of Communications
Anyone considering applying for a Zambia license should probably first write to the society. They are very helpful:
The license bureau:
The Communications Authority
Office of the Controller
PO Box 36871
KB0KVA also invites anyone having problems or questions to contact him at 314-962-2730. He is a member of the Radio Society of Zambia.
Equipment may be kept at port of entry unless you have a document from the PTC which allows you to bring the equipment into the country.