[amsat-bb] Re: Ham Radios on Cruises

Roger Kolakowski Rogerkola at aol.com
Tue Mar 1 17:08:01 PST 2011

Just bring a CB Radio...they are illegal everywhere... (humor/humour/hihi)


On 3/1/2011 5:49 PM, Glen Zook wrote:
> Sorry, but International law states that when in International Waters the ship is considered to be a part of the jurisdiction of the country of registry.  The captain can give permission to operate.  However, the regulations concerning amateur radio operation are that of the country of registry.  You MUST have authority from the country of registry to operate.  The captain cannot just give his/her permission to operate.  Some countries do have recriprical agreements with the United States, some countries allow CEPT operation, some countries require that you get an actual license granted by that country.  These regulations are determined by the country of registry and NOT by the FCC nor by the captain of the vessel.
> You also have to comply with ITU regulations which changes things like frequencies available due to ITU Region.  Those are Region I (Europe and Africa), Region II (North and South America), and Region III (Asia, Australia, and Oceania).
> If the ship is of United States registry (of which a relatively few are),

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