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EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

 

DRAFT TELECOMMUNICATIONSAMATEUR RADIO REGULATIONS

 

 

 

TheseExplanatory Notes relate to the Amateur Radio Regulations.  These notes have been prepared to assist thereader and do not constitute part of the Regulations. Additionally, the notesare not nor are they meant to be a comprehensive description of the Regulationsand where a clause does not appear to require comment none will be supplied.

 

Interpretation

 

Regulation 3 sets out definitions for various termsutilized in the regulations. It defines “Amateur” means any person who is the holder ofa valid amateur radio station licence; “Amateurradio station” means transmitting and receiving equipment for amateur service. Amateurservice” means a radio-communications service for the purpose of self training,intercommunication and technical investigation by amateurs with interest inradio technique and technologies solely with a personal aim and on anon-pecuniary basis; “Call-sign” means a station or address designatorrepresented by a combination of characters or pronounceable words that is usedto identify such entities as a communications facility, station, command,authority, activity or unit;

 

Amateur Radio StationLicence

Regulation 4 outlines thetypes of amateur radio station licences and allows the Commission acting on arecommendation from ECTEL to adopt qualification criteria for applicants of anamateur radio station licence.  Theregulation also permits the Commission acting on a recommendation from ECTEL toadopt any form of licence that it deems appropriate.

 

Commission to approveequipment

Regulation 5 prohibitsamateur radio operators from utilizing equipment that has not been approved bythe Commission gives the Commission the authority to approve the equipmentutilized by amateur radio operators as well as inspect, examine or test anyamateur radio to ensure compliance.

 

 

Applications for AnAmateur Radio Station Licence

Under Regulation 6 anapplicant for an amateur radio station licence, must be at least 12 years old,in possession of a valid amateur radio station licence and have passed theexamination set by the Commission. Where the applicant for an amateur radiostation is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian who is responsible forensuring that the applicant complies with the terms and conditions of thelicence must countersign the application.

 

General Obligations ofAmateur Radio Station Licences

Regulation 7 imposes anumber of conditions on all amateur radio operators. These conditions include arequirement to, in the case of an emergency to communicate with a radio stationthat is in the amateur radio service in order to transmit messages that relateto the emergency on behalf of a person, government or relief organization, notto cause harmful interference and to keep a log of transmission periods.

 

Prohibited Activitiesusing an Amateur Radio Station

Regulation 8 lists anumber of prohibited activities. Such activities include the use of the amateurradio station for transmitting news, advertisements, communications of abusiness or non-experimental nature and using the station to transmit obscenelanguage. The regulation also bans the use of encryption devices or equipmentin the use of the station.

 

Call Signs

Under Regulation 9 theCommission may assign a call sign to an amateur radio station licensee and mustensure that the assignment of call signs complies with the table of allocationcontained in the ITU regulations.

 

Qualifying Examinations

Regulation 10 allows theCommission to recognize a body for the purpose of administering an AmateurRadio Examination and the recognized body must notify the Commission of thename of all amateur radio instructors. The Commission cannot recognize theexamining body it has approved a syllabus for the examination.   Where there is no recognized body theCommission may administer the examination.

 

Exemptions

Regulation 11 deals withcircumstances where the applicant for an amateur radio station licence is theholder of a valid licence issued in another ECTEL and a non-ECTEL state.Holders of these licences may be recognized by the Commission and shall nothave to apply for a licence. Instead such persons must simply register with theCommission.

 

Special Events

Under regulation 13 theCommission may grant a temporary licence to any person, body, organization thatrequires access to an amateur radio service in order to participate in aspecial event. The duration of the temporary licence is 7 days however; thelicence may be renewed for a further 7 days.

 

Special Exceptions

Regulation 14 exemptsinstructors in amateur radio that utilize the amateur radio for teachingpurposes from the prohibition against utilizing the amateur radio service forcompensation and financial gain.

 

Fees, Frequencies

Regulation 15 and16mandates the Commission to ensure that amateur radio station licencees pay allapplicable fees, operate within within assigned frequency bands and at approvedpower levels set out in the Schedule.

 

Power to Issue Guidelines

Regulation 18 allows theCommission, acting on a recommendation from ECTEL to issue guidelines on anyaspect of the regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (AMATEUR RADIO)

REGULATIONS, [-]

 

 

ECTEL Member State

 

[No. XX of 20XX]

 

ARRANGEMENT OF REGULATIONS

 

Regulations

 

CitationCommencementInterpretationAmateur Radio Station LicenceCommission to approve equipmentApplication for an Amateur Radio Station LicenceGeneral obligation of Amateur Radio Station LicenseesProhibited activities using an amateur radio stationCall-SignsQualifying ExaminationsExemptionsApproved amateur radio station licencesSpecial EventsSpecial exceptionsFees FrequenciesLicensee to comply with the lawPower to issue guidelines 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (AMATEUR RADIO) REGULATIONS, [20XX]

 

ECTEL Member State

 

STATUTORY INSTRUMENT 200X, No.[[X]]

 

[XX Month 20XX]

 

 

IN EXERCISE of the powersconferred by Section [-] of the Telecommunications Act No. X of 20XX theMinister responsible for Telecommunications, makes the following Regulations:

 

Citation

1.         These Regulations may be cited asthe Telecommunications (Amateur Radio) Regulations [20XX].

 

Commencement

2.         TheseRegulations shall come into force on the date of publication in the Gazette.

 

Interpretation

3.         (1)        In these Regulations:

 

“Amateur”means any person who is the holder of a valid amateur radio station licence;

“Amateur radio station” means transmitting and receivingequipment for amateur service;

“Amateur radio station licence” means any class of licencegranted under Regulation 4 and “amateur radio station licensee” shall have acorresponding meaning;

“Amateur Radio Advanced Licence” means a licence to a radioamateur who uses a two-way radio to communicate with other radio amateurs inthe specified bands for advanced amateurs with the specified power limitationsset out in Table C in the Schedule to these Regulations;

“Amateur Radio General Licence” means a licence to a radioamateur who uses a two-way radio to communicate with other radio amateurs inthe specified bands for general amateurs with the specified power limitationsset out in Table B in the Schedule to these Regulations;

“Amateur Radio Novice Licence” means a licence to a radioamateur who uses a two-way radio to communicate with other radio amateurs inthe specified bands for novice amateurs with the specified power limitationsset out in Table A in the Schedule to these Regulations;

“Amateurservice” means a radio-communications service for the purpose of self training,intercommunication and technical investigation by amateurs with interest inradio technique and technologies solely with a personal aim and on anon-pecuniary basis;

“Body”for the purposes of these Regulations, means any group, club, society,association or organization of any type of radio amateurs;

“Call-sign”means a station or address designator represented by a combination ofcharacters or pronounceable words that is used to identify such entities as acommunications facility, station, command, authority, activity or unit;

“Radio Amateur Examination” means anexamination administered by a recognized Body for the purpose determiningwhether a person qualifies for the grant of a licence under these Regulations;

“Special event” means any eventrecognized as such by the Commission.

 

(2)        Unless otherwisespecified, terms used in these regulations have the meanings assigned to theterms under the Act.

 

Amateur Radio Station Licence

4.         (1)       The Commission may grant thefollowing Amateur Radio Station Licences to qualified or approved persons forthe operation of radio communications equipment solely for the purpose ofself-training, intercommunication and technical investigation in radiotechniques with a personal aim and not for pecuniary interest:

(a)    AmateurRadio Novice Licence;

(b)   AmateurRadio General Licence;

(c)    AmateurRadio Advanced Licence; and

(d)   Anyother class the Commission may adopt, after consultation with ECTEL.

(2)        The Commission may, acting on arecommendation from ECTEL, adopt criteria for the qualification of personsapplying for any class of Amateur Radio Station Licence specified insub-regulation (1).

 

(3)        An Amateur Radio Station Licensee shallnot permit the use of any radio communication equipment by any other person notholding a valid Amateur Radio Station Licence.

(4)        Actingon a recommendation from ECTEL, the Commission may adopt any form for anAmateur Radio Station Licence it deems appropriate.

 

 

Commission to approve equipment

5.         (1)       An Amateur Radio Station Licenseeshall not use an amateur radio station unless such equipment has been approvedby the Commission for that purpose.

(2)        Subject to the Act and these Regulations,the Commission shall be authorized to inspect, examine or test any amateurradio station, to ensure compliance with these Regulations, any relevantlicence, any guidelines issued by the Commission or other provisions of law.

 

Applications for an Amateur Radio Station Licence

6.         (1)       An applicant for an Amateur RadioStation Licence shall, unless exempted by the Commission in writing –

(a)      havepassed the relevant Radio Amateur Examination set by the Commission or anyother Body recognized by the Commission for this purposes; or

(b)      bein possession of a valid Amateur Radio Station Licence acceptable to theCommission; and

(c)      beat least 12 years of age. 

(2)        The Commission shall ensure that anyapplication for an Amateur Radio Station Licence by a person under the age of18 is countersigned by the applicant’s parent, guardian, or by any other personapproved by the Commission for that purpose, and that person shall beresponsible for ensuring compliance with the licence conditions, until thelicensee has reached the age of 18.

 

General Obligations of Amateur Radio Station Licensees

7.  Every Amateur RadioStation Licensee shall ensure:

 

(a)         in cases of emergency, he or she only communicates witha radio station that is in the amateur radio service in order to transmit amessage that relates to the emergency on behalf of a person, government orrelief organization;

(b)        the station shall not be operated at any location or inany geographic location that is expressly prohibited by its licence, theCommission or law in effect in [Member State];

(c)         the station is in all cases operated by the licensee orany other person holding a valid licence and under the supervision of thelicensee;

(d)        the station is operated in accordance with goodengineering and amateur practice;

(e)         messages transmitted through an amateur radio stationis in plain language and relate solely to the licensee’s experiments orpersonal affairs (not being business affairs), or to the personal affairs ofthe person with whom the licensee is communicating;

(f)         no harmful interference is caused by any equipmentoperated under the licence and immediately cease transmission if requested by aduly authorized representative of the Commission or other authorized person;

(g)        he or she identifies him or herself by the call signassigned to him or her by the Commission under Regulation 9, at the beginningand end of each communication and every ten minutes during any givencommunication;

(h)        for at least one year, he or she keeps a log of alltransmission periods showing the date and time of each period of transmission,the station communicated with and the radio frequency and type of emissionemployed;

(i)          any record under (h) is made available for inspectionby the Commission or any authorized representative of the Commission, uponrequest; and

(j)          he or she complies with the terms of the Act, theseRegulations, his or her licence, and any other provisions of law.

 

Prohibited Activities using an Amateur Radio Station

8.         All of thefollowing activities are prohibited using an amateur radio station:

 

(a)      using the amateur radio station for transmitting news,advertisements, communications of a business or non-experimental nature,messages for pecuniary reward or messages for or on behalf of a third party,except that messages for or on behalf of a third party may be transmitted incases of national emergencies or national disasters;

(b)     except with the written authorization of theCommission, using the station to call, transmit or send messages to any stationother than an amateur radio station;

(c)      commencing a transmission without listening in on theradio frequency to determine that no interference is likely to be caused to anyother station which may be functioning;

(d)     using encryption devices or equipment in the operationor use of the licenced station; or

(e)      using the station to transmit obscene language.

 

Call-Signs

9.         (1)        TheCommission may assign a call-sign to an Amateur Radio Station Licensee for usewith or in connection with the operation of an amateur radio station or for thepurpose of having access to an amateur radio service.

 

(2)        The Commission shallensure that an assignment of a call-sign complies with the table of allocationof international call-sign series contained in a current edition of theInternational Telecommunications Union Radio Regulations.

 

Qualifying Examinations

10.       (1)       The Commission may, in its solediscretion, recognize a Body for the purpose of administering an approved RadioAmateur Examination to –

                        (a)        a person interested in applying for alicence; or

                        (b)        an existing licensee.  

            (2)        TheCommission shall ensure that a Body is not recognized under sub-regulation (1)unless the Commission has approved a syllabus for such examination.

(3)        The Commission may, after consultationwith ECTEL and an approved Body, from time to time adopt standards for thepreparation of curriculum, setting of examinations, evaluation andcertification of examination results by a recognized Body, and may, in its solediscretion, determine the relevant pass mark for an examination.

(4)        A recognized Body shall notify theCommission of persons authorized to instruct others in matters of amateur radiooperations and or supervise approved Radio Amateur Examinations.

(5)        Notwithstanding sub-regulations (1)-(4),the Commission may administer a Radio Amateur Examination where no Body hasbeen recognized by the Commission for that purpose.

 

Exemptions  

11.       (1)        TheCommission shall recognize:

 

(a)         a valid Amateur Radio Station Licence issuedby another ECTEL state; or

(b)        a valid  Amateur Radio Station Licence issued by anon-ECTEL state with which [Member State] has signed any agreement to allowoperation of an amateur radio station in the non-ECTEL state, without the needto obtain a licence.

 

(2)              Where the Commission recognizes a licence undersub-regulation (1), an amateur shall not be required to apply for a licence tooperate an amateur radio station in [Member State.]

 

(3)              Any person under sub-regulation (1) shall register withthe Commission prior to operating an amateur radio station in [Member State.]       

 

 

Approved Amateur Radio Station Licences   

12.       NotwithstandingRegulations 6 and 11, the Commission may grant a licence to an applicant from anon-ECTEL state, where the Commission is satisfied that the qualifications forobtaining a licence in that state would entitle a person to the grant of alicence under these Regulations.

 

Special Events

13.       (1)       The Commission may grant atemporary licence to any person, recognized Body, society, organization orassociation that requires access to an amateur radio service for the purpose ofparticipating in a special event.

(2)              A temporary licence under sub-regulation (1) shall be 7days duration, subject to renewal by the Commission for an additional 7 days.

(3)               The Commissionshall ensure that any person applying on behalf of a recognized Body, society,organization or association possesses at least an Amateur Radio GeneralLicence. 

 

Special Exceptions

14.       Notwithstandinganything contained in these Regulations, and with the written authorization ofthe Commission, an amateur may accept compensation for serving as an instructorin amateur radio operations, where the station is transmitting for teachingpurposes.

 

Fees

15.       TheCommission shall ensure an Amateur Radio Station Licensee pays all applicablelicence fees in accordance with any fees prescribed from time to time.

 

Frequencies

16.       TheCommission shall ensure that an Amateur Radio Station Licensee is assigned thefrequency bands and operates at the power levels and emissions specified in theSchedule to these Regulations.

 

Licensee to comply with the law

17.       Nothingin these Regulations or any licence granted under these Regulations is intendedto exempt an Amateur Radio Station Licensee from complying with any relevantprovision of law relating to the use, sale, installation, or importation ofradio communications equipment or with the terms of the Act, or any other law.

 

Power to issue Guidelines

18.       Forthe purpose of giving effect to these Regulations, and acting on therecommendation of ECTEL, the Commission may publish guidelines on any aspect ofthese regulations on its website.

 

Made this [XX] day of [Month][20XX]

[Signed………………………]

Minister ofTelecommunications

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS (AMATEUR RADIO)

REGULATIONS, [-]

 

SCHEDULE

 

TableA - Novice Class Frequency Privileges Wavelength

Frequency Segments

(MHz)

PEP

(Watts)

Modes of Operation

75/80 m

3.675 – 3.725

50

CW

75/80 m

3.800 -3.850

50

Voice (SSB)

40 m

7.100 – 7.150

50

CW

40 m

7.200 – 7.230

50

Voice (SSB)

10 m

28.1 – 28.3

50

CW, Data

10 m

28.3 – 28.5

50

Voice (SSB)

2 m

144.0 – 145.0

50

Voice (FM)

2 m

145.0 – 148.0

50

CW, Voice (SSB)

 

TableB - General Class Frequency Privileges Wavelength

or (Band)

Frequency Segments

(MHz)

PEP

(Watts)

Modes of Operation

160 m

1.800 – 2.000

1500

CW, Data, Voice (SSB)

75/80 m

3.500 – 3.750

1500

CW, Data

75/80 m

3.775 – 4.000

1500

Voice (SSB)

60 m

(Channelised)

50 (ERP)

Voice (SSB)

40 m

7.000 – 7.150

1500

CW, Data

40 m

7.150 – 7.300

1500

Voice (SSB)

30 m

10.100 – 10.150

1500

CW, Data

20 m

14.000 – 14.150

800

CW, Data

20 m

14.150 – 14.350

800

Voice (SSB)

17 m

18.068 – 18.110

500

CW, Data

17 m

18.110 – 18.168

500

Voice (SSB)

15 m

21.000 – 21.200

800

CW, Data

15 m

21.200 – 21.450

800

Voice (SSB)

12 m

24.890 – 24.930

500

CW, Data

12 m

24.930 – 24.990

500

Voice (SSB)

10 m

28.000 – 28.300

500

CW, Data

10 m

28.300 – 29.500

500

Voice (SSB)

10 m

29.500 – 29.800

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

6 m

50.000 – 50.100

200

CW, Data

6 m

50.100 – 51.100

200

Voice (SSB)

6 m

51.100 – 54.000

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

2 m

144.000 – 144.100

200

CW, Data

2 m

144.100 – 144.300

200

Voice (SSB)

2 m

144.300 – 144.500

200

Satellite

2 m

145.800 – 146.000

200

Satellite

2 m

146.000 – 147.995

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

(222 MHz)

222.340 – 223.380

100

FM Repeater

(222 MHz)

223.380 – 224.000

100

Voice (FM)

(440 MHz)

432.000 – 432.125

150

CW, Data

(440 MHz)

432.125 – 438.000

100

Voice (FM), Voice (SSB), Satellite

(440 MHz)

442.000 – 450.000

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

 

TableC - Advanced Class Frequency Privileges Wavelength

or (Band)

Frequency Segments

(MHz)

TX Power

(Watts)

Modes of Operation

160 m

1.800 – 2.000

1500

CW, Data, Voice (SSB)

75/80 m

3.500 – 3.750

1500

CW, Data

75/80 m

3.750 – 4.000

1500

Voice (SSB)

60 m

(Channelised)

50 (ERP)

Voice (SSB)

40 m

7.000 – 7.150

1500

CW, Data

40 m

7.150 – 7.300

1500

Voice (SSB)

30 m

10.100 – 10.150

1500

CW, Data

20 m

14.000 – 14.150

1500

CW, Data

20 m

14.150 – 14.350

1500

Voice (SSB)

17 m

18.068 – 18.110

800

CW, Data

17 m

18.110 – 18.168

800

Voice (SSB)

15 m

21.000 – 21.200

1500

CW, Data

15 m

21.200 – 21.450

1500

Voice (SSB)

12 m

24.890 – 24.930

800

CW, Data

12 m

24.930 – 24.990

800

Voice (SSB)

10 m

28.000 – 28.300

800

CW, Data

10 m

28.300 – 29.500

800

Voice (SSB)

10 m

29.500 – 29.800

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

6 m

50.000 – 50.100

500

CW, Data

6 m

50.100 – 51.100

500

Voice (SSB)

6 m

51.100 – 54.000

100

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

2 m

144.000 – 144.100

200

CW, Data

2 m

144.100 – 144.300

200

Voice (SSB)

2 m

144.300 – 144.500

200

Satellite

2 m

145.800 – 146.000

200

Satellite

2 m

146.000 – 147.995

150

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

(222 MHz)

222.340 – 223.380

100

FM Repeater

(222 MHz)

223.380 – 224.000

100

Voice (FM)

(440 MHz)

420.000 – 432.000

100

Amateur TV

(440 MHz)

432.000 – 432.125

150

CW, Data

(440 MHz)

432.125 – 438.000

150

Voice (FM), Voice (SSB), Satellite

(440 MHz)

442.000 – 450.000

150

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

(900 MHz)

902 – 906

1.0

CW, Data

(900 MHz)

906 – 910

1.0

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops.

(900 MHz)

910 – 916

1.0

Amateur TV

(900 MHz)

916 – 918

1.0

Data

(900 MHz)

918 – 919

1.0

Voice (FM)

(900 MHz)

919 – 928

1.0

Vops., Amateur TV

(1240 MHz)

1240 – 1252

1.0

Digital Data

(1240 MHz)

1252 – 1258

1.0

Amateur TV

(1240 MHz)

1258 – 1260

1.0

Data

(1240 MHz)

1260 – 1270

1.0

Satellite, Amateur TV

(1240 MHz)

1270 – 1295

1.0

Voice (FM), Repeater Ops., Amateur TV

(1240 MHz)

1295 – 1300

1.0

CW, Data

 

 

 

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