Operating abroad

| March 24, 2013

The Society would like to remind amateurs to exercise caution when operating abroad under CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01. Take a full copy of your licence with you, and consider taking a translation into the local language. Some countries have rules that ban amateur radio operations in certain areas, for instance within so many kilometres of any military facility. It may be worth contacting the host country’s national society before you travel, and ask whether your plans will break any local rules. This should also mean you have a local point of contact in case of difficulties during your stay. The vast majority of amateurs who travel with their radios have no problems, but a little preparation is often worth it, just in case. The RSGB is currently supporting a UK amateur who experienced problems whilst operating in Turkey, and last year we reported similar problems for a colleague operating in Greece.

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