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Questions specific to rules, regulations, and practices in European countries.

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What band did walkie-talkies use in Europe before PMR446 was allocated?

The PMR446 band, now used for walkie talkies in Europe, was only allocated after 1997. I'm sure walkie talkies existed before that. What radio bands did those use?
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36ft pole from the ground then adding 7.80 meters antenna on top is this legal

If I use a 36ft pole and a 7.80 meters antenna on top of the pole, is this going to break the law in Scotland? My antenna that I'm planning to install is a siro 827.
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Romanian amateur radio license

Romanian amateur radio license Hello. I am wondering how to get a amateur license in Romania, and whether there is any material on this. I am licensed in the US, am a Romanian citizen, and can speak ...
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If I upgrade my USA license before moving to Spain, will it transfer?

KK4UOT... I'm moving from Nashville, to Barcelona area Spain. My current license is for a technician, which I know is not enough to obtain an EU transmit operators, but I am curious, if I upgrade my ...
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Is it possible to convert a euro Yaesu 991a to US band plan?

I bought a euro Yaesu 991a . The vhf/uhf band plan is severely limited for use in the US . I have tried the button presses as shown for the earlier 991 and the service mode works to open the frequency ...
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HAM Radio Exam in English in West Europe

Is the HAM Radio License exam conducted in English in any of the western European Countries?
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Limit of transmission in GSM 1800 band

What is the limit of a transmitter in the GSM1800 band (~1830 MHz)? The ETSI GSM specification states a limit of -47dBm between 1GHz and 12.75GHz (https://www.etsi.org/deliver/etsi_gts/05/0505/05.00....
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Legal aspects of the HackRF one / SDR in Switzerland?

I would like to know, what I can legally do with SDR / a Hack RF One in Switzerland? What are the limitations concerning sending and receiving? Do I need any licenses for that? If so, which ones, ...
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Can a person in Portugal get an amateur radio license in another country?

In Portugal, to transmit, one must take the category 3 exam, then wait for 2 years to take the category 2 exam. While these 2 years go by, one cannot emit on his station. I find this rather annoying. ...
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Can I take and use Baofeng UV-82 in Norway?

Planning to go for a camping trip. According to this document (in Norwegian but easy to understand), I can use a radio running PMR446 and KDR 444 freqs. Baofeng can do this. The question is: is the ...
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Can an American licensee operate in Portugal during a visit?

I have an American Amateur Extra Class licence (AC1DM) and I'm going to Portugal for a few days. Can I operate there with my licence? I'm not an American citizen.
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What is the 1750Hz tone burst for?

The Icom IC-51E PLUS2 but not the American version will emit a 1750Hz tone burst when you push the PTT briefly and then hold it down. What is this for?
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Can I use my call sign in APRS tracker abroad?

I am planning a car expedition from the EU to the China, through a lot of countries in the east. I am interested in if I can use an APRS tracker with my call sign issued in the Austria.? And the ...
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It is allowed to have more APRS trackers with one callsign in Europe Union

I am interested if I can set up all my automatic APRS GPS trackers with one call sign in Austria (like in the US)? Are there any restrictions on usage?
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Can I use APRS over TCPIP without ham license?

Simple question, but for me is really important. "Can I use the APRS over TCPIP without a ham license in Europe Union (especially in Austria)?" I consider yes, because I am not transmitting with radio,...
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Able to consistently pass the US B license test; what more is needed for a Danish amateur radio license?

I need to cram the last bits for my exam - I don't know my competence level precisely, but I've passed the US B-license tests a bunch of times. Problem is I'm in Denmark - how should I cram for this ...
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Low power long distance wireless data communication

I am looking for a communication solution with the following requirements: wireless unidirectional, point to point low power (li-ion battery powered, should operate at least one hour on the single ...
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Amateur Bands (400 MHz to 4.4 GHz)

Could please someone state the open radio bands in which one could transmit: freely or with Ham Radio license and in what max power in each band between 400 MHz to 4.4 GHz. The purpose of this is to ...
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What regulatory issues/differences should I be aware of as a US ham vacationing in Europe (Poland)?

I am a US ham with an Extra Class ticket. If I were to go Poland (or possibly some other part of Europe) on vacation and bring some radios, what legal stuff do I need to know about? I know that my ...
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