Also in GB2RS this week…

| January 24, 2020

Regulators in Spain are allowing radio amateurs there to exchange their current longer-format call signs for permanent 2 x 1 call signs. To be eligible, applicants must have held a licence issued by Spanish authorities without any sanctions and have at least 15 years of experience in international amateur radio.

Germany is again permitting amateurs to use the 70.150-70.200MHz segment of the 4m band until the end of 2020. All conditions are the same as last year.

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In New Zealand, the trial licence scheme for the 5MHz band has been extended for a further six months. It will now continue until 24 July 2020, during which time the authorities hope to work out a more permanent solution. Conditions of use remain unchanged from earlier in the trial.

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