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Portugal’s Radio Amateurs Granted Temporary Access to 1850-2000 kHz for Contests


The Portuguese telecommunications regulator ANACOM has granted radio amateurs temporary use of the extended 160 meter band segment 1850 to 2000 kHz to participate in several major operating events during 2014, and not extending to other use.

Hams in Portugal may use that part of 160 meters to participate in the CQ World Wide 160 Meter Contest (CW); the ARRL International DX Contest (CW and phone); the CQ World Wide 160 Meter Contest (SSB); the CQ WW WPX (CW and phone); the King of Spain Contest (CW and phone); the IARU HF Championship; the CQ WW DX Contest (CW and phone), and the ARRL 160 Meter Contest.

The authorization for temporary use of 1850 to 2000 kHz may not be used for other purposes within the amateur service, nor any other radio services,” the ANACOM announcement said. Operations may not interfere with other radio services. ANACOM said the temporary grant does not infer any expectation regarding future use of the band segment.

On 160 meters, hams in Portugal have access to 1810 to 1830 kHz with 200 W maximum EIRP, and 1830 to 1850 with up to 1500 W maximum EIRP. — ANACOM



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