Re: Another CEPT country to drop the code requirement

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From: Jerry Lofstead (jerrylofstead@bellsouth.net)
Date: Fri Aug 22 2003 - 12:16:04 CDT


Well,

W5YI, NCVEC has petitioned teh FCC to drop it... See CQ magazine website!

Jerry
W3CDE

----- Original Message -----
From: "Alex" <kr1st@amsat.org>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 12:11 PM
Subject: Another CEPT country to drop the code requirement

> As of September 1st, The Netherlands will drop the code requirement,
> giving holders of CEPT Class 2 licenses the same privileges as those of
> CEPT Class 1 licensees.
>
> The following CEPT countries already dropped the code requirements:
>
> Switzerland - July 15th
> U.K. - July 26th
> Belgium - August 4th
> Germany - August 15th
> Norway - August 16th
> Netherlands - September 1st
>
>
> U.S.A. - sooner than you think
>
> It just occurred to me that now that more and more CEPT countries choose
> to treat Class 1 and Class 2 the same, one could operate on HF from
> those CEPT countries with only a U.S. Tech license. From the FCC Public
> Notice (DA 99-2344) "AMATEUR SERVICE OPERATION IN CEPT COUNTRIES":
>
> "When the privileges authorized by the FCC license grant are Technician
> Class operator
> privileges, the corresponding CEPT operator privileges are CEPT radio
> amateur Class 2."
>
> and
>
> "As mentioned above, operator privileges are subject to the regulations
> of the country visited."
>
> 73,
> --Alex KR1ST


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