CEPT and European Amateur Operations
prinaldo at mindspring.com
Mon May 26 05:42:46 CDT 2008
Thanks for catching that. I'll look into it.
>From: "Robert E. Seastrom" <rs at seastrom.com>
>Sent: May 25, 2008 10:34 AM
>To: Paul Rinaldo <prinaldo at mindspring.com>
>Cc: amrad-tacos AMRAD <tacos at amrad.org>
>Subject: Re: CEPT and European Amateur Operations
>That document does not seem to have been updated to reflect changes
>that have evolved since the international 2003 dropping of the
>requirement for morse code.
>Where does that leave a no-code Extra like me? Eligible for Class 1?
>Class 2? Just out of luck?
>Paul Rinaldo <prinaldo at mindspring.com> writes:
>> To complete the picture, see:
>> which wraps this into the International Amateur Radio Permit, something I've
>> had a hand in over the years.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joseph Bento @kirtland.com>
>> Sent: May 24, 2008 11:15 PM
>> To: amrad-tacos AMRAD @amrad.org>
>> Subject: CEPT and European Amateur Operations
>> Hey all,
>> During my past years at Hamvention, I never considered what rulings
>> are in place that allow our European visitors to operate legally, or
>> rules that allow us to legally talk to them via radio whilst
>> visiting. I haven't been the most active ham over the past several
>> years, so I was completely unaware of a European program known as
>> CEPT (Conference of European Postal & Telecommunications) The USA
>> has no voice or authority with CEPT, though it recognizes the
>> participating countries, and CEPT recognizes the USA. Member
>> nations may operate their amateur stations when on holiday in the
>> There is a caveat for American amateurs visiting Europe,
>> however. CEPT member nations used to honor all American license
>> classes. Unfortunately, due to our dumbing down of the written test,
>> elimination of morse code, etc, this is no longer the
>> case. American Advanced and Extra class licenses maintain full
>> operating privileges whilst visiting CEPT member European
>> nations. American Novice and General class licenses are no longer
>> recognized. USA hams visiting Europe (and I believe European hams
>> visiting the USA) must carry their original issued license as well
>> as a CEPT document (available for download, and printed in English,
>> French, and German) stating their authority to operate in the
>> country they are visiting in accordance with CEPT.
>> I was still thinking along the lines of the old reciprocal licensing
>> program. CEPT seems much easier. Reading through the CEPT
>> documentation also makes one think that the USA is in essence a
>> European nation, geography and voting rights
>> notwithstanding. Perhaps the world is becoming a friendlier place
>> after all.
>> 73,Joe, N6DGYPleasant Grove, UT
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