Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke,
G3PJT - Bob, F5CW -
Dany, G3PJT - Bob, N1ND – Dan, OH2MCN - Veke
Status: Feb 1997, Aug 1997, Sep 1998, June 1999 (USA added), July 1999, July 2001 updated CEPT lists, March 2004, Oct 2004, Feb 2006, Feb 2008, Sep 2008, Nov 2010
Addition from ARRL
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
Thanks and 73
Dan Henderson, N1ND
Note on T/R
61-01 by G3PJT
Chairman of Radio Regulatory Working Group, IARU Region 1.
The text of T/R 61-01 has been revised following WRC 2003.
The changes are:
- The deletion of the Morse code requirement for access to frequencies below 30MHz,
- The merging of the old CEPT Class 1 and 2 licences into a single class, the “CEPT radio amateur licence'',
- Removal of an ambiguity concerning portable and mobile operation,
- Freedom to use any amateur station in the country visited, not just the visitors ‘own’ station.
In practice a visitor has now to:
- Check that his national licence class does qualify for a CEPT Licence and that his national licence document confirms this. If not then confirmation that the licence held is equivalent to the CEPT licence is needed from his national licence authority.
- Check what national licence class in the country to be visited is equivalent to the CEPT Licence.
- Check what are the operating privileges and regulations covering the use of that national licence class in the country to be visited.
- Use the appropriate prefix which has to be appended to his own national callsign.
The key point is that the operating privileges for the visitor operating under the CEPT Licence are defined by the COUNTRY BEING VISITED, NOT THE PRIVILEGES IN HIS OWN COUNTRY.
The text of T/R 61-01 is available at
Appendix 2 contains the information on national licence equivalence.
There is also a summary table listing those countries which have implemented the T/R 61-01 at
1. Not all of the countries who implemented the previous versions of T/R 61-01 have implemented the revised and current version. In such cases it is reasonable to assume that the requirement for Morse code for operation below 30MHz and any other restrictions still stand.
2. Not all members of CEPT have implemented any version of T/R 61-01.
3. Any country can add extra conditions to T/R 61-01. These conditions will be shown as footnotes in T/R 61-01 Appendix II.
4. The situation will change throughout this year as countries update their internal legislation following WRC2003. The definitive website is that of ERO, referenced above.
5. Please also note that special conditions often apply to overseas territories such as those of
6. T/R 61-01 bears no relation to the import and export of amateur radio equipment, which is subject only to relevant customs regulations.
Whilst every effort was made to ensure that the information given herein is accurate, no responsibility is accepted by IARU, or the author for any errors, omissions or misleading statements in that information by negligence or otherwise, and no responsibility is accepted in regard to any subsequent action based on this note.
G3PJT - Bob
Intro: The telecommunication administrators of most European and some other countries have agreed about CEPT licensing where your own country's CEPT license is good for using temporarily your radio amateur equipment without any separate new license in the country visited. The agreement is based on CEPT T/R 61-01 "CEPT radio amateur licence" from years 1985 and 1992. The number of CEPT countries (administrators who have signed it) now is 23 and the list below is the latest I have found.
The complete list of CEPT countries is maintained by ERO and the list is shown under Recommendation CEPT T/R 61-01 as a pdf- file. Some of the footnotes are not very easy to read and there are some errors in them regarding especially the use of call area.
There are some differences
Regarding this ARRL
concludes: "It is not likely that CEPT covers these areas [FR/*, FK, FO,
FW, and FT]".
And also ERO concludes: "I have been doing some research and we have received a communication from the French administration. The position is very clear and it seems that Appendix II of T/R 61-01 is quite precise and unambiguous. The French have also confirmed this and say there is nothing to add." (Dave Court ERO 26 Feb 1997)
A word of warning:
Regardless of what your national PTT, league, local authorities or other information sources are telling the ARRL QSL accepting policy is only according to the Recommendation CEPT T/R 61-01 (*.pdf) list which is the only list giving eligibility for the CEPT operations in the ARRL's DXCC award.
This is confirmed by
Bill Kennamer in his Email: "I would still suggest that TR61/01 is the
only reliable document." 73 Bill K5FUV
on 25 Feb 1997.
CEPT countries: (ERO Situation on 1 March 2010)
I have made some additions regarding the use of call areas (OH2MCN).
Austria OE1), Belgium ON, Bosnia and Herzegovina T9 2,3), Bulgaria LZ, Croatia 9A 4), Cyprus 5B, Czech Republic OK, Denmark OZ, Faroe Islands OY, Greenland OX, Estonia ES 5,6) , Finland OH, Aland Islands OH0, France F 7), Corsica TK 7), Guadeloupe FG 7), Guyana FY 7), Martinique FM 7), St-Bartholomew FJ 7), St. Pierre & Miquelon FP 7), St-Martin FS 7), Réunion FR 7), Glorieuse, Juan de Nova, Tromelin, Mayotte FH 7), French Antarctica FT 7), Crozet, Kerguelen, St. Paul & Amsterdam, Terre Adelie, French Polynesia & Clipperton FO 7), New Caledonia FK 7), Wallis & Futuna FW 7), Germany DL, Greece SV 8), Hungary HA HG , Iceland TF, Ireland EI EJ 9,10), Italy I 2,3), Latvia YL 2,3,11), Liechtenstein HB0, Lithuania LY, Luxembourg LX, Macedonia Z3, Malta 9H 12, Monaco 3A, Montenegro 4O (four oscar), Netherlands PA 13, Norway LA, Svalbard JW, Poland SP, Portugal CT7, Azores CT8, Madeira CT9, Romania YO, Slovak Republic OM, Slovenia S5 14), Spain EA EB, Sweden SM 15,16), Switzerland HB9, Turkey TA, Ukraine UT, United Kingdom M, Isle of Man MD, N. Ireland MI, Jersey MJ, Scotland MM, Guernsey MU, Wales MW
and the important footnotes
1 The existing (old) licence classes “1” and “2” have become the new
licence class “1”. For the licence holders with Morse code proficiency (old
licence class 1), which is from 15 September 2003 no longer a requirement of
T/R 61-01, information regarding Morse code proficiency is added as remark (for
countries still retaining Morse).
2 Equivalence between CEPT licence and highest national licence level as of September 2003, i.e. before Morse code proficiency requirement was removed from T/R 61-01.
3 Morse code proficiency is required for use of HF bands.
4 For the time being the national licence and CEPT licence are separate. The national licence includes more data.
5 This call sign prefix has to be supplemented with the digit designating the region where the amateur station is operating.6 The national A and B licenses correspond to CEPT licence and allow the access to HF bands. Foreign CEPT licence holders can operate in
7 Morse code proficiency is required for use of Morse code in HF bands.8 SV requires Morse code proficiency examination test but SW does not
8 SV requires Morse code proficiency examination test but SW does not
9 Both CEPT 1 & CEPT 2 licence holders have full access to HF frequency as per ECP for reasons of reciprocity with countries still retaining Morse. Morse code requirements removed as of 15 September 2003. CEPT 2 has no Morse qualifications.
10 EJ is a special prefix for offshore islands and may also be assigned, at ComReg’s discretion, to Special National Events.
11 Holders of the Latvian National Amateur Radio Station Licence are not automatically issued a CEPT licence. To acquire a CEPT licence holders of the Latvian National Amateur Radio Station Licence must pass an examination consistent with CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-02 "Harmonised Amateur radio Examination Certificates".
12 A revision to the current legislation is still being considered by the
13 New licences will be granted as Full licence in line with CEPT (with or without the remark morse code included).14 The existing (old) licences: 1, 2 and 3 have become the new “A” licence. For the licence holders with Morse code proficiency (old 1 and 2), which is from 15 September 2003 no longer a requirement of T/R 61-01 information regarding Morse code proficiency is added as remarks (for countries still retaining Morse).
14 The existing (old) licences: 1, 2 and 3 have become the new “A” licence. For the licence holders with Morse code proficiency (old 1 and 2), which is from 15 September 2003 no longer a requirement of T/R 61-01 information regarding Morse code proficiency is added as remarks (for countries still retaining Morse).
15 After 1 October 2004 amateur radio is exempted from licensing. Exemption is only applicable for anyone who has a valid amateur radio certificate. As a result of this no separate license document will be issued to new amateurs after 1 October 2004. The callsign will after 1 October 2004 be included in the certificate.
16 Amateur radio is licence exempted according to secondary legislation which entered into force 1 October 2004. Exemption is applicable for anyone with an amateur radio certificate. No separate document will be issued to new amateurs.
NON CEPT COUNTRIES that implement TR 61-01 (ERO paper dated 5 Nov 2010)
Australia VK 17), Canada VE, Newfoundland and
Labrador VO, Yukon Territory and Province of Prince Edward Island VY, Israel 4X 4Z, Netherlands Antilles 18),
Curacao PJ2, Bonaire PJ4, St. Eustatius PJ5, Saba PJ6, St. Maarten PJ7, New Zealand ZL 19), Peru OA 20), South Africa ZS 21), USA W*, Alaska KL7, American Samoa
KH8, Baker Isl. KH1, Com. of North. Mariana Isl. KH0, Com. of Puerto Rico KP4,
Desecheo Island KP5, Guam KH2, Hawaii KH6, Howland Island KH1, Jarvis Isl. KH5,
Johnston Isl KH3, Kingman Reef KH5K, Kure Island KH7, Midway Isl. KH4, Navassa
Isl. KP1, Palmyra Isl. KH5, Peale & Wake & Wilkes Isl. KH9, Virgin Isl.
(There is recent information that also Senegal 6W implements CEPT starting about February 2002 (F5CW - Dany) but nothing else heard since then)
17 VK should be appended to a visitor’s personal call sign as a suffix.
18 The requirement for Morse code proficiency was removed from T/R 61-01 on 15 September 2003. Since then, the equivalence between the CEPT Licence and the national licence of this country is in the process of being re-established.
19 The “General User Radio Licence” allow holders of a CEPT amateur radio licence to operate in New Zealand for up to 90 days on all allocated amateur bands without the requirement to obtain any permits or approvals, or register with the regulator.
20 The letters OA, to be followed with a number indicating the zone in
21 The requirement for Morse code proficiency was substituted with a number of assessments in 2004. The Administration is in the process of amending the requirements that will reflect during 2010.
* W Followed by Call Area (
Please check the latest information also from the above ERO link. (follow deliverables, recommendation, scroll down to TR61-01, a long way down)
Oh2mcn at sral.fi
information about access restrictions on US
The regions of Netherland Antilles (SA / NA)
The regions of Estonia
Hiiumaa, Saaremma, Isles west of Estonia ES0
Laanamaa, Raplamaa, Jarvamaa ES3
Laane-Virumaa, Ida-Virumaa ES4
Jogevamaa, Tartumaa ES5
Polvamaa, Valgamaa, Vorumaa ES6
The regions of Greece
Attica - Biotica SV1
E. Macedonia & Thacia SV7
Adratic & Ionian Isles SV8
Sao Miguel CU2
Sao Jorge CU5
The regions of Italy
from: Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor, 11.11.1997
E-mail: i1jqj at amsat.org
first of all, thank you for your terrific job, extremely useful indeed.
The Italian prefixes are the following:
Prefix(es) Region Provinces
I1, IK1, IZ1, IW1 Piemonte Torino,
Alessandria, , Asti
Biella, Cuneo, , Novara
I1, IK1, IZ1, IW1
LiguriaGenova, Imperia, , La Spezia Savona
Aosta Valle d'Aosta
I2, IK2, IZ2, IW2 Lombardia Milano,
Bergamo, Brescia, , Como
Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova,
Pavia, Sondrio, Varese
I3, IK3, IZ3, IW3
VenetoVenezia, Belluno, Padova, , Rovigo
Treviso, Verona, Vicenza
IN3, IW3 Trentino Alto Adige
IV3, IW3 Friuli Venezia Giulia
Trieste, Gorizia, Pordenone, Udine
I4, IK4, IZ4, IW4 Emilia Romagna
Bologna, Ferrara, Forli', , Modena
Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio
I5, IK5, IZ5, IW5 Toscana Firenze,
Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno,
Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pisa, Pistoia,
I6, IK6, IZ6, IW6
Marche Ancona, , Macerata, Ascoli Piceno
I6, IK6, IZ6, IW6 Abruzzo
L'Aquila, Chieti, , Teramo Pescara
I7, IK7, IZ7, IW7
Puglia Bari, Brindisi, Foggia, , Lecce
I7, IK7, IZ7, IW7
Basilicataonly province Matera
I8, IK8, IZ8, IW8
Basilicataonly province Potenza
I8, IK8, IZ8, IW8
CampaniaNapoli, Avellino, , Benevento
I8, IK8, IZ8, IW8
Calabria Catanzaro, Cosenza, , Reggio Crotone
, Vibo Valentia Calabria
I8, IK8, IZ8, IW8
Campobasso, Isernia Molise
IT9, IW9 Sicilia
Palermo, Agrigento, , Caltanissetta
Catania, Enna, Messina, Ragusa,
I0, IK0, IZ0, IW0 Umbria Perugia, Terni
I0, IK0, IZ0, IW0 Lazio Roma, Frosinone, Latina, Rieti,
IS0, IW0 Sardegna Cagliari, Nuoro, Oristano, Sassari
Please note that I, IK and IZ denote an "Ordinary Licence" (all bands),
while IW denotes a "Special Licence" (from 6 metres up only). Ordinary
licenses are given chronologically, so that an I is older than an IK, who in
his turn is older than and IZ.
The HF prefixes for Italian marine islands are as follows:
Region islands Liguria
Venetoand FriuliVenezia Giulia Regions islands
IA5 Toscana Region islands
Region islands Marche
PugliaRegion islands ( only) Jonian Sea
PugliaRegion islands ( Adriatic Seaonly)
Region islands Campania
BasilicataRegion islands ( ) Tirrenian Sea
CalabriaRegion islands ( ) Tirrenian Sea
BasilicataRegion islands ( ) Jonian Sea
CalabriaRegion islands ( ) Jonian Sea
IJ9 Sicilia Region islands (
) Jonian Sea
IB0 Lazio Region islands
IM0 (DXCC = IS0)
Sardegna Region Islands
A Special Licensee is always IW, whatever island he operates from (only the
number changes: IW1
, IW5 Toscana Islands etc). Liguria Islands
The IY prefix is issued to Marconian stations.
IA0PS is the Italian Antarctic Base (
). Terranova Bay
Note 1: a CEPT licensee can operate /m *only* from 144 MHz up (no HF)
Note 2: when operating from a I/IK/IZ Region, a Class 1 CEPT licensee must
sign IK../home call (IK1/OH2MCN, IK4/OH2MCN, IK0/OH2MCN etc), he
cannot be I../ or IZ../. A Class 2 CEPT licensee shall be IW../home
Note 3: CEPT licences do not cover 6 metres. Temporary licences for this
band are issued upon specific request.
Should you have any other query, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Mauro Pregliasco, I1JQJ/KB2TJM
425 DX News Editor
E-mail: i1jqj at amsat.org
73's Veke OH2MCN
I have deleted all OLDER info (OH2MCN at sral.fi)