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FCC RULES
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.

Validity


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.

Eligibility


No United States citizen, regardless of any other citizenship also held, 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.

Station Indicators


When a station is transmitting under the privileges afforded by an amateur service
license granted by the Government of Canada or an amateur service license granted by
any other country with which the United States has a multilateral or bilateral agreement,
an indicator consisting of the appropriate letter-numeral designating the station location
must be included in the station identification announcement. See 47 C.F.R. § 97.119.

This indicator must be separated from the assigned call sign by the slant mark (/) or any
suitable word that denotes the slant mark. When the station is transmitting under the
authority of an amateur service license granted by the Government of Canada, the
indicator must be included after the call sign (example: "VE3XX/W4").

When the station is transmitting under the authority of an amateur service license
granted by any other country with which the United States has a multilateral or bilateral
agreement, the indicator must be included before the call sign (example: "W4/IB4DX). At
least once during each intercommunication ("QSO"), the identification announcement
must also include the general geographical location as nearly as possible by city and
state, commonwealth or possession (example: "W3/IB4DX Kent Island, Maryland " or
"VE3XX/W4 Wallops Island, Virginia").

The station location letter-numeral indicators are: Alabama W4; Alaska KL7; American
Samoa KH8; Arizona W7; Arkansas W5; Baker Island KH1; California W6; Colorado WØ;
Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands KHØ; Commonwealth of Puerto Rico KP4;
Connecticut W1; Delaware W3; Desecheo Island, PR KP5; District of Columbia W3;
Florida W4; Georgia W4; Guam KH2; Hawaii KH6; Howland Island KH1; Idaho W7; Illinois
W9; Indiana W9; Iowa WØ; Jarvis Island KH5; Johnston Island KH3; Kansas WØ;
Kentucky W4; Kingman Reef KH5K; Kure Island, HI KH7; Louisiana W5; Maine W1;
Maryland W3; Massachusetts W1; Michigan W8; Midway Island KH4; Minnesota WØ;
Mississippi W5; Missouri WØ; Montana W7; Navassa Island KP1; Nebraska WØ;
Nevada W7; New Hampshire W1; New Jersey W2; New Mexico W5; New York W2; North
Carolina W4; North Dakota WØ; Ohio W8; Oklahoma W5; Oregon W7; Palmyra Island
KH5; Peale Island KH9; Pennsylvania W3; Rhode Island W1; South Carolina W4; South
Dakota WØ; Tennessee W4; Texas W5; Utah W7; Vermont W1; Virgin Islands KP2;
Virginia W4; Wake Island KH9; Washington W7; West Virginia W8; Wilkes Island KH9;
Wisconsin W9; Wyoming W7.

The FCC does not have or provide information on the specific requirements for
reciprocal operation in foreign countries. FCC-licensed amateur operators should make
their arrangements with the appropriate governmental agency in the foreign country.



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¹ It should be noted that 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.
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