Licensing information for Greece including Islands - SV
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & OH1KAG/OH9MM - Juha &
I2WIJ/J49WI - Bob, SV2AEL - Savas, ARRL,
OH2MCN, SV1IW - Manos
Status: January 1997, July '98, Dec '99 links added, Apr '00 new tel/fax., May 2000, August 2001, Oct 2001, July 2003, Feb 2005, Nov 2006
Intro: Greece implements CEPT Recommendation TR 61-01 and no separate license is needed if you have joined CEPT.
(There are no important restrictive footnotes any more in the ERO list although EER still demands EU membership.)
For other than CEPT countries the following is the best information that we have.
This is copied on 7 November 2006 (source dated 12.7.2006) from http://www.raag.org/licensing_en.html
See also the info of SV2AEL at QSL.NET (partly outdated).
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 travelling in
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. 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). If stay is extended beyond 6 months it has to be declared at the Ministry of Transport and Communications and a special permit will be granted.
If a radio amateur, citizen
of a CEPT country, wishes to stay permanently in
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.
CEPT LICENSE CLASS 1 YOU USE: SV(1-9) + home call /p(ortable) or m(obile) for HF + VHF
CEPT LICENSE CLASS 2 YOU USE: SW(1-9) + home call /p(ortable) or m(obile) for VHF and up
CEPT LICENSE CLASS 3 (novice) Not supported - cannot operate
**In order to use HF you must have been licensed under morse code profficiency. Licenses which have been upgraded to full privilleges or have been issued for full privilleges without morse code are aloud to use 2M and up!**
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
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
If the radio amateur wishes to stay for more than 3 months a "special Greek temporary license" has to be granted.
The operation within the district of Mt. Athos is subject to the official written permission of the local administration of the holy community.
Operating on 6 meters
Operation on 6 Meters is now permitted to non Greek Citizens (stilll under CEPT and must be licenced with morse code profficiency)
Applying for permanent or temporary license
When you apply either for permanent or temporary license use English and include the following information:
1. Personal ID details of
the radio amateur including his/her national call sign, home address and
address while staying in
2. A photocopy of his/her national radio amateur operating license.
3. A statement containing the number of transmitting and receiving equipment to be imported and used which also must include the brand, type, serial number, frequency coverage and power output of each equipment.
4. the intended place of operation.
Operating with a temporary license
The foreign radio amateur
with a temporary license must identify his/her station while in
1. The Greek call sign 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. SW call holders use 144 MHz band and up.
Power 500 W Output
Power 100 W Output
Repeater shift -600 KHz
Subaudio (mostly) 88.5 Hz
Power 100 W Output
Repeater shift -1.6 MHz
Subaudio 88.5 Hz
The licensee must observe
ITU regulations and must comply with the relevant regulations concerning the
Amateur Radio Service, prevailing in
For Applications and Information Contact:
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Dpt. of Communication Control
2 ANASTASEOS & TSIGANTE STR.
Telephone: (210) 650 8000, (210) 650 8555
fax. +30 210 650 8460
COUNTRIES WITH RECIPROCITY
Official web site of the National Radio Amateur Association of Greece
All material in the RAAG Web site is Copyrighted.
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