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Sweden proposes a reduction in Power limits for HAMs

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 08:37
by MrWeetabix
Sweden's IARU member-society the SSA report the communications regulator, PTS, is planning to introduce new amateur radio regulations on November 1, 2018. The current rules for amateur radio came into force in 2016

In Sweden there is no amateur license, on passing a HAREC compatible exam organized by the SSA the amateur call sign is issued free of charge and is valid for life, a transmitter power of up to 1 kW output is permitted.


They are proposing to reduce the limit to only 200w and if you want to still use more, you can apply for a paid licence instead. I wonder how many of those using 1kw will actually bother applying for an up-rated licence, or just carry on regardless? Still, it could mean a few KW linears available for the CH19 ragchew crew here in the UK on-the-cheap :thumbup:

Full Article/links - http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/m ... sSKay7wa_4

Re: Sweden proposes a reduction in Power limits for HAMs

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 16:42
by RadioPixie
Sounds like a good idea. Monies can be used for enforcement and interference problems.

I think the full licensees in the UK should have at least 1000 Watts, not that I'm a power freak, but just to be on par with other countries!

Re: Sweden proposes a reduction in Power limits for HAMs

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 20:54
by andymuza
They will just do what many already do. Use 1KW while stating they are using their legal limit.

Re: Sweden proposes a reduction in Power limits for HAMs

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 21:59
by ch25
200W is not bad for multi element directional antenna at proper height.
Try 160 or 80m DX. I wouldn't waste time with 200W here.
Anyway... who cares power limits?
We use as much as needed or we can afford.
Chris

Re: Sweden proposes a reduction in Power limits for HAMs

Posted: 05 Apr 2018, 12:22
by RadioPixie
andymuza wrote:
04 Apr 2018, 20:54
They will just do what many already do. Use 1KW while stating they are using their legal limit.
Im sure plenty do, but on the other hand some people are still honest and abide to the regs.