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How to operate as an radio amateur from a CEPT member country in Slovenia (S5)?

CEPT - European Conference of Postal and Telecommuncations Administrations was established in 1959 by 19 countries, which expanded to 48 in 2009. Member countries are:
Albania, Andorra, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican.

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. Not all members of CEPT have implemented any version of T/R 61-01 and there are non members that implemented T/R 61-01. For the latest list, check ERO web site.

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. (in case of Slovenia this is class "A")
- 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. (in case of Slovenia S5/)

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.

Have fun!