ATTENTION The Low has been changed recently. Morse Knowledge is not needed anymore for CEPT licensees. If you need some urgent information please e-mail sv1iw [at] raag.org
FCC Public Release, 8 June1999 U.S. Ham radio operators having any licence other than the Novice class, may now temporarily operate amateur radio stations in European (CEPT) countries. This new rule makes it easy to operate while traveling in Europe.
European Reciprocal Licenses Now Limited to Advanced and Extra Class Licensees (Feb 4, 2008) The European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) has revised its table of equivalence between FCC amateur licenses and the CEPT license. Effective February 4, 2008, Recommendation T/R 61-01 (as amended) now grants full CEPT privileges only to those US citizens who hold an FCC-issued Amateur Extra or Advanced class license. This means that those
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Licensed radio amateurs coming from countries - members of CEPT
Radio amateurs, citizens of a country - member or the Conference of Europe for Post-offices and Telecommunications (CEPT) - who possess a valid radio amateur license, which brings written evidence that it is issued according to the constitution T/R 61-01 of CEPT, have the right to operate their amateur radio stations as "portable" and "mobile" ( not a fixed station ) while their visit in Greece without having to issue a Greek license for up to three (3) months. The operation is according to the category of their radio amateur licenses. These "mobile" or "portable" stations can be powered from main power on the temporary place of stay (hotels, guest rooms etc). Foreign radio amateurs can operate a fixed station as well, same regulations as the local ham radio operators apply.
If the radio amateur stays in country beyond three months a "Greek" license has to be granded!
If stay is extended beyond 6 months it has to be declared at the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a special permit must be granted. If a radio amateur, citizen of a CEPT country, wishes to stay permanently in Greece it may be using his amateur radio station only if a "special Greek radio amateur license" from the Ministry of Communications is granted. His call will be of SV0-XXX type.
What stands for amateurs, citizens of CEPT counties also stands for those amateurs coming from countries that have signed the CEPT T/R 61.01. The Ministry of Communications keeps and publishes a list of all applicable countries.
Licensed radio amateurs coming from countries - non members of CEPT
Licensed radio amateurs citizens of countries that are not members of CEPT, but do have reciprocal agreement with Greece may operate their amateur radio stations during their stay in the country which could not be more than 3 months. The applicant should notify the Ministry of Transport and Communications at least 2 months in advance of his arrival, declaring the type of equipment brought to the country.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications keeps a list on it's web site ( http://www.ypme.gr ) with all foreign amateurs known of coming to Greece to operate their amateur radio station.
If the radio amateur wishes to stay for more than 3 months a "special Greek temporary license" has to be granted.
Operating from Mt. Athos
The operation within the district of Mt. Athos is subject to the official written permission of the local administration of the holy community. While having the above license in hand you must apply then to the Ministry of Telecommunications. Both should give a valid operation.
Operation on 6 Meters is now permitted to non Greek Citizens (still under CEPT)
Operating with a temporary license
The foreign radio amateur with a temporary license must identify his/her station while in Greece using:
1. The Greek callsign prefix: SV
2. Followed by the appropriate region number 1 to 9 (Find the proper region number)
3. Followed by the symbol: / (stroke)
4. Followed by his/her own national call sign
5. Followed by the letter M for mobile, P for portable, MM for maritime mobile
Greek Band Plan
135.7-137.8 ΚΗΖ LF (1) 2200 m Temporary (2)
1810-1850 HF 160 m Primary
3500-3800 HF 80 Primary
7000-7100 HF 40 Primary
7100-7200 (3) HF 40 Primary
10100-10150 HF 30 Secondary
14000-14350 HF 20 Primary
18068-18168 HF 18 Primary
21000-21450 HF 15 Primary
24890-24990 HF 12 Primary
28000-29700 KHZ HF 10 Primary
50.00-52.00 MHZ VHF(1) 6 Temporary
70.20-70.25 MHZ VHF 4 Temporary (4)
(1) : LF: Low Frequencies
HF: High Frequencies
VHF: Very High Freq.
UHF: Ultra High Freq.
SHF: Super High Freq.
EHF: Extra High Freq.
(2) : Power 1W EIRP.
(3) : After March 30 2009.
(4) : Same use as in 50-52MHZ.
(5) : Satellite use only after coordination with MOC.
(6) : Satellite use only after coordination with MOC.
1. SV call holders use all bands.
2. SY call holders (entry level) use some bands.
Power 500 W Output
Power 100 W Output
Repeater shift -600 KHz
Sub audio (mostly) 88.5 Hz
Power 100 W Output
Repeater shift -1.6 MHz
Sub audio 88.5 Hz
The licensee must observe ITU regulations and must comply with the
relevant regulations concerning the Amateur Radio Service, prevailing in Greece.
For Applications and Information Contact:
Mr Zisis Trambaris (email@example.com)
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Dpt. of Communication Control
2 ANASTASEOS & TSIGANTE STR.
11510 HOLARGOS ATHENS
Telephone: 0030-210- 6508000, 0030-210- 6508542
COUNTRIES WITH RECIPROCITY
Australia, USA, Canada, Cyprus, Switzerland