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Any hams around here ? I'd be interested to get in touch with someone in the Romandie area.
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Old 22.04.2010, 18:15
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Re: Ham radio

Bring this thread back to life. Looking to see if there are any Ham Radio Operators on the board since this post.

Recently move here from US, I'm a 20 year licensed veteran, with interest in HF, predominantly Dxing and Contesting, as well as CW and RTTY modes.

Looking to network with others to find out operating logistices here; possiblity obtain Swiss call sign while getting re-engaged in the hobby.

Thanks and 73!
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Re: Ham radio

based solely on the number of antennas in his yard there is a ham just up from me in Mies

p.m me if interested and I'll let you know where.
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Re: Ham radio

Just airband, VHF/UHF.
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Re: Ham radio

Question: I have a US HAM license, is that piece of paper only good to wipe my arsch with over here, or can I operate a HAM radio over here too due to some sort of international agreement?
I never studied the rules beyond the US back when I took the test.

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Roger, November Seven Six Niner Mike Delta.
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Roger, November Seven Six Niner Mike Delta.
"Batman has you identified November Nine Mike Delta, squawk 4240 and pick up a heading of 110, maintain FL 220. You will be joined by two Swiss Air Force Hornets for an identification exercise."
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Old 23.04.2010, 00:22
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Question: I have a US HAM license, is that piece of paper only good to wipe my arsch with over here, or can I operate a HAM radio over here too due to some sort of international agreement?
I never studied the rules beyond the US back when I took the test.

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In short: Yes! I got my offshore (kleine) license but could not be ars3d paying for a second license to talk the airwaves on a inland puddle of fresh water that I could almost shout across.
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Re: Ham radio

hi, i'm mostly swling on UHF/VHF for satellites.

anyone knows if its possible to get a license in a different language from the officials of this country? guess this is a sure shot No...

anyhow, perhaps later on we can organize a trip to this big HAM fair at the other side of lake constance:

http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/

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Re: Ham radio

this is a great idea! I can try to organize a trip as the date gets closer.

Great on working the birds! I worked via the famous OSCAR 13 before its declination to earth; using verticals and minimal wattage...easy bird..great bird it was. Sigh.

I have not found any infor regarding reciprocle license here in HB9 land.

lets keep in touch re: hamfest for possible outing.

73 and gud DX OMs, de Whiskey 2 Charlie Delta Radio
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Question: I have a US HAM license, is that piece of paper only good to wipe my arsch with over here, or can I operate a HAM radio over here too due to some sort of international agreement?
I never studied the rules beyond the US back when I took the test.

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You should be able to operate here per reciprocle license agreement, just through a HB9 in front or back of your call.

73 de HB9/W2CDR

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Re: Ham radio

bringing this thread back on its feet!


1. the HAM fair in june (24-26):
http://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen....m-en/index.php

2. im looking for a aor ar5000 receiver (in case someone here has one)

anyone knows good radio related stores here in CH? i only know of lixnet.ch

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Re: Ham radio

Just an update to the thread. I have recently obtained a CH Ham Radio License via reciprocle agreement that acknowledging my U.S. License (Amateur Extra Class).

Most already holding a license would probably be able to do this per International treaty (CEPT). It was very simple, for me all is needed is a photo copy of the original license and an application which is located here:

http://www.bakom.admin.ch/themen/fre...x.html?lang=de

I did this via email to the OFCOM. I have the contact info just PM me for that.

I had the license in the mail about 3 days after sending the application in accompanied with a nice 100 CHF processing fee invoice. Very fast service I must admit. So now I have brandy new CH callsign. No expiration date noted which interesting (in the US its a renewal every 10 years for a small fee).

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Re: Ham radio

Hah, I just applied for mine yesterday via email to OFCOM/BAKOM as well.

Hopefully it will be here in a few days also. Can't say the Swiss are not efficient.

Will post when it arrives ... 73 de Peter, HB9/VK2IT.
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Re: Ham radio

Did you get it?
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Re: Ham radio

I sure did, it arrived about 3 days later, forgot to post.

So now known as HB9FGQ as well as my native VK2IT :-)
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Re: Ham radio

Have USA general ham license...am N1kwv....understand can roam switzerland for 3 months with call HB9/N1KWV...??? as a visitor.
Now if staying longer....reading up above..can apply for "permanent"?? swiss licence..and this even without test? and what about code....would like to operate HF and not just uhf/vhf
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Re: Ham radio

Correct call is HB9/N1KWV Portable or ... Mobile.

Yes, once you have a permit to live in Switzerland, you may apply for a test-free reciprocal license. Which should be pretty much equivalent to your General Class. Cost is CHF 120.- each year.
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Re: Ham radio

ok, thanks Capt.
Am actually a swiss citizen.....so, should be no problems.

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Re: Ham radio

You could exchange your license right away to HB9 with extra class priviledges w/o any additional tests. 120chf/year.
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