Licensing information for Iran (EP)
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& K6FCC - Khalil & EP2FM - Abdollah
Status: August 1998, Dec 1998, Dec 99 links added
Intro: The Amateur Radio situation In Iran (EP)
Mr. Abdollah Sadjadian,
EP2FM (Chairman, Amateur Radio Society of Iran) has informed me that at the
present time 3 hams---EP2FM, EP2CM (Jamsheed Mansouri) and EP2KG (Vahic
Gregurian)-- are the only ones authorized to operate from
Mr M.Reza Bahmani, Deputy
Director General of Radiocommunications hopes to be able to issue the coveted
Station Licenses in near future.
Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA)
Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
Tel. +98 21 8840 3612 / +98 21 811 2995
Fax. +98 21 8846 8999 / +98 21 860 0070
Email: irnadm at cra.ir
EP2FM is of the opinion that the fact that illegal stations, using EP calls seem to be openly accepted by most amateurs, just to log a new country, and some of the amateur oganizations, has had a lot of adverse effect on the efforts to revive the activity in recent years.
73 de Khalil Ladjevardi,
member, QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association)
e-mail: khalil at primenet.com
Mr. Abdollah Sadjadian,
(Chairman, Amateur Radio Society of Iran)
e-mail : AS at neda.net
web page: http://www.qsl.net/k6fcc/AmateurRadioInIran.htm
PS Abdollah says also:
"In view of the shortage of EP calls I am ready to supply EP real QSO if the interested parties write me for a sked, propagation permitting."
Latest EP update
I met Mr M.Reza Bahmani, Deputy Director General of Radiocommunications this morning and here are the news:
Another radio amateur
examination (the 4th since 1995) was held on Sep.11. More than 100 people sat
the written part. The ones that pass this part will have to also pass a 5WPM
code exam to get their 3rd class radio amateur certificates, and then apply for
a Station License before they can operate. (A 3rd class operator is permitted
CW only and 25 watts of power.)
Mr Bahmani, Deputy Director General of Radiocommunications, who has been the main backer of the program, is hopeful to be able to issue the much coveted Station Licenses in near future. I will of course report as soon as the first one is out.
Here is the list of the successful candidates who have passed both written and code part of the 3rd class exam since 1995 and are waiting for their Station Licenses.
1- Mehdi Ashrafnia 9- Alireza Sohrabi Dabiri
2- Reza Batebi 10- Nezamedin Sahmss_e aalam
3- Mohammad Hasan Bahrololoum 11- Homan Atifeh
4- Kiomarss Hossaini 12- Sadegh Farzadkhah
5- Mahyar Hossaini 13- Ali Ghanbari
6- Hamidreza Rahimi 14- Mohammad Mehdi Mahmoodi
7- Mohammad Rezapour 15- Shahram Mirzaii
8- Reza Soleimaninia
The tentative arrangement
for the calls to be issued is as follows:
Prefixes EP3 through EP9 will be used for new amateurs located in the following 7 radiocommunications regions:
East BandarAbass South Shiraz
West Ahwaz Aliabad North West
If anyone should like to contact administration here is the info.
Deputy Director General of Radiocommunications
Islamic Rep of
Tel: +98 21 8112995
Fax: +98 21 8600070
A special amateur radio station has been set up at the Radiocommunications directorate building with the call EP3PTT
The station is supervised by the oldtimers (ep2 call holders) AND applicants who have passed amateur radio exam (26 as of today) will use this station until such time as the private stations are approved for them. Mr. Jamshid Mansuri (EP2CM) and Mr Massod Adle (EP2ES) are putting in one or 2 afternoons per week.
I will gladly arrange for a sked for amateurs writing to me at:
The station working hours is rather limited now but the station can usually be found in Lazynet on or around 14.182MHz at 1300 UTC on Sundays and skeds for 11:30 UTC on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays would be more convenient. Volunteers for EP2FM can write to me for a sked. My station working hours are more irregular but also more flexible as I have access to my station all the time. Also I have 100 watts output while EP3PTT uses rather less power, probably in line with the limitations of the novice users.
I will post the list of the operators (other than the oldtimers) as soon as I get the new names (up to 26 from 13 reported last)
Abdollah Sadjadian, EP2FM
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