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[aprssig] APRS Operation in Spain?

Amir Findling K9CHP sarlabs at gmail.com
Wed Jun 2 01:48:54 UTC 2010


You would be operating under CEPT rules. All you need is a current copy 
of the CEPT agreement in four languages. This document is available 
through the ARRL's website. Your call sign will be a Spanish prefix like 
EA with a number for the zone you will be in, /(stroke) your US call 
sign. Check the prefix on the ARRL's website. Check the Spanish band 
plan too as it is different from the US, esp in 70cm I think.

Some European repeaters need a 1750Hz tone to be opened up. Check your 
radio's manual on how to get that tone to work.

Bon voyage!

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On 6/1/2010 15:20, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> I'm going to be in Spain visiting in a few weeks and would like to 
> bring my APRS station with me to operate while there.  I am licensed 
> as a General in the United States and according to what I've found, we 
> have a reciprocal agreement with Spain that would allow me to operate 
> as a Novice there.
>
> Can anyone tell me what rights Novices have in Spain and is it 
> sufficient to operate a VHF APRS stations and/or VHF simplex or 
> repeaters?  This will all be on 2m.
>
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
>
> PS.  I believe the standard APRS frequency in Spain is 144.800?
>
> PPS.  I've also read that an US Extra has many more reciprocal 
> operating rights in Spain, but I'm really trying to avoid rushing 
> through the preparation to be ready for an exam this Saturday.
>
>
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