Licenza radio italiana in USA
Ho occasione di recarmi spesso negli USA per qualche settimana e mi piacerebbe operare una stazione quando sono oltroceano.
Ho cercato in rete notizie a questo riguardo e non ho trovato nulla di convincente.
Ho anche scritto al ministero ottenendo sia pure molto rapidamente, solo vaghe ed imprecise considerazioni, del tutto inutili.
Allora ho deciso di scrivere all'ARRL ed alla FCC.
Dopo un giorno mi ha risposto la FCC e dopo due l'ARRL.
Riporto qui le loro risposte da cui si evince che chi ha la licenza italiana può operare negli USA.
E' sufficiente portarsi dietro la licenza (nel mio caso il foglio ricevuto dal ministero con la comunicazione dell'assegnazione del nominativo), il passaporto ed una copia dell'Agreement CEPT fra USA e numerosi paesi Europei fra cui l'Italia (vedi sotto).
Risposta della FCC (20-7-2012)
The information you requested from the FCC can be found below in the body of the email.
If you have any questions contact us at (877) 480-3201.
Case Id: HD0000001860996
Summary: Licensing Requirements
Description: Dear Carlo,
Citizens of Canada holding an amateur service license granted by the Government of Canada and citizens of countries holding an amateur service license granted by a country with which the United States has made reciprocal operating arrangements are authorized by 47 C.F.R ? 97.107 to be the control operator of an amateur station transmitting from a place where the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NOTE: The FCC no longer issues reciprocal permits for alien amateur licensees. See Report and Order, In the Matter of Biennial Regulatory Review -- Amendment of Parts 0, 1, 13, 22, 24, 26, 27, 80, 87, 90, 95, 97, and 101 of the Commission's Rules to Facilitate the Development and Use of the Universal Licensing System in the Wireless Telecommunications Services, WT Docket 998-20, 13 FCC Rcd 21027 (1998). As a result, no additional FCC-issued authorization is required for reciprocal operating authority other than as described herein.
The countries with which arrangements are in effect are: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark (including Greenland), Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France [including French Guiana, French Polynesia (Gambier, Marquesas, Society, and Tubuai Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago), Guadeloupe, Ile Amsterdam, Ile Saint-Paul, Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Martinique, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, and Wallis and Futuna Islands], Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Liberia, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Republic of South Africa, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom [including Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands (including Guernsey and Jersey), Falkland Islands (including South Georgia Islands and South Sandwich Islands), Great Britain, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Montserrat, Northern Ireland, Saint Helena (including Ascension Island, Gough Island, and Tristan Da Cunha Island), and Turks and Caicos Islands], Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Reciprocal operating authority is valid until the expiration date on the alien's amateur service license. Reciprocal operation in a place where the Amateur Radio Service is regulated by the FCC must comply with Part 97 of the FCC's Rules and the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations. Operator privileges are those authorized by the alien's government, but do not exceed those of the FCC Amateur Extra Class operator.
No United States citizen, regardless of any other concurrently held citizenship, is eligible for reciprocal operating authority. The alien must be a citizen of the country that granted his or her amateur service license. Amateur radio operators who will be in the United States for extended periods of time are encouraged to obtain an FCC-issued amateur service license grant. Any person, except a representative of a foreign government, may apply for an FCC amateur service license upon passing the qualifying examinations. An alien holding an FCC-issued amateur service license grant, however, is not eligible for reciprocal operating authority. A FCC-issued license grant, moreover, supersedes reciprocal operating authority. For more information go to the following website http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/index.htm?job=about_4&id=amateur
If you have any further questions, or need additional information, please submit a request through http://esupport.fcc.gov/index.htm or call the FCC Licensing Support Center at (877) 480-3201.
FCC Licensing Support Center
Risposta dell'ARRL (21-7-2012)
Since the US and Italy have a CEPT agreement and if you hold a license equivalent to the US General class license, you need to bring a copy of your license, your passport for ID purposes and a copy of the CEPT agreement. No paperwork is required.
Under the CEPT agreement, US Amateurs(Foreign) need to bring three things when traveling to a participating CEPT country:
1) Bring their original US (Italy) license
2) Bring proof of US (Italy) citizenship (generally in the form of a Passport)
3) Bring a copy of the FCC's Public Notice (this notice contains its information in three languages, English, French and German) which details what US (foreign) Amateurs need to consider, and bring with them, when traveling to a CEPT country.
The CEPT form is available for printing from this link:
CEPT Agreement (o da questo sito)
You would identify as W4/IZ4SJP in Florida where prefix is W4, or W8/IZ4SJP in Michigan and so on....
W0 Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
W1 Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
W2 New Jersey, New York
W3 Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania
W4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, N.Carolina, S.Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
W5 Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
W7 Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Wyoming
W8 Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia
W9 Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
Chuck Skolaut K0BOG
Field & Regulatory Correspondent
ARRL The national association for Amateur Radio