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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB034 (2016)

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ARLB034 FCC Updates Notice on Amateur Radio Operation in CEPT
Countries

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ARRL Bulletin 34  ARLB034
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 20, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB034 FCC Updates Notice on Amateur Radio Operation in CEPT
Countries

The FCC has updated its Public Notice on Amateur Radio operation in
European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations
(CEPT) countries that have adopted certain recommendations regarding
the US. The updated notice, in English, German, and French, includes
some additional countries where operation is permitted. Licensees
operating in CEPT countries must have a copy of the Public Notice,
proof of US citizenship, and evidence of an FCC Amateur Radio
license grant. These must be shown to "proper authorities" upon
request.

More information about CEPT can be found at, http://www.cept.org/ .
The Public Notice can be found in PDF format at,
http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2016/db0916/DA-16-1048A1.pdf
.

Subject to regulations in force in the country visited, a US citizen
holding an FCC General, Advanced, or Amateur Extra Class Amateur
Radio license grant "is authorized to utilize temporarily an Amateur
Station in a [CEPT] country that has implemented certain
recommendations with respect to the United States," according to the
notice.

Advanced or Amateur Extra class operators are granted CEPT Radio
Amateur License privileges, in accordance with CEPT Recommendation
T/R 61-01 (as amended). General class operators are granted CEPT
Novice Radio Amateur License privileges, in accordance with ECC
Recommendation (05)06 (as amended).

CEPT countries participating in CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 as of
September 16, 2016, are Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia
and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark
(including Greenland, and the Faroe Islands), Estonia, Finland,
France (including Corsica, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Martinique, St
Bartholomew, St Pierre and Miquelon, St Martin, Reunion and its
Dependencies, Mayotte, French Antarctica, French Polynesia and
Clipperton, New Caledonia, and Wallis and Futuna), Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia,
Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,
Ukraine, and the United Kingdom (including Great Britain, Northern
Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man).

CEPT countries participating in ECC Recommendation (05)06 as of
September 16, 2016 are Austria, Belgium, Belarus, Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark (including Greenland,
and the Faroe Islands), Finland, Germany, Hungary, Iceland,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Netherlands, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia,
and Switzerland.

Information regarding countries participating in CEPT Recommendation
T/R 61-01 and Recommendation (05)06 after September 16, 2016 is
available from the European Communications Office (ECO).

The Public Notice includes complete details. For more information,
contact Scot Stone, FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, (202)
418-0638, or via email at, Scot.Stone@fcc.gov .
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