[amsat-bb] Re: You think you have it tough here...

Roger Rogerkola at aol.com
Sun Apr 1 13:32:59 PDT 2012

And the date is...???

On 4/1/2012 3:41 PM, Daniel Schultz wrote:
> This comes from F1FRV and F5PBG, with help from the Google translator. The
> original can be found here:   http://f1frv.free.fr/main6_Reglementation.html
> *********************************************************************************
> DECISION No. 03/31/2011-1952879697a-AMAT - AMATEUR SERVICE
> Given the Telecommunications Code of the French Republic, the Guidelines
> 2011/01/52/CE views of the European Parliament dated 20/01/2011, to the
> European Directive 2010/12/25681a/CE Commission (Telecommunications Division)
> S.1:  GENERAL - Any holder of a license of the amateur radio service is
> required to publicize the location thereof, so that neighbors can know the
> origin of potential interference.
> S.2: FORM - The information will be made with panels of size and content
> regulated by this decision (item 5).
> S.3: PANEL MAIN - A main panel will be affixed outside the building near the
> main entrance for apartment buildings, and the entrance to the property for
> single family homes .
> S.4: SIDE PANELS - Four more panels called secondary, identical in size, are
> arranged in lines of communication to the north, east, south and west of the
> station, in an area determined by two concentric circles, minimum radius 20
> meters, 60 meters maximum, the center of the circles found to be the main
> antenna of the station.  In case the size of the property would exceed that of
> the larger circle, the side panels would be placed on the property line, in
> the four cardinal directions indicated and close channels of communication.
> S.5: SPECIFICATION - Each panel will have the form of a rectangle, the longest
> side being horizontal.  It must be made of aluminum or stainless steel sheet
> and background characters in enamel paint, baked. (ISO 6996).  The plastics
> are not accepted.  All panel-substrate should withstand winds of 150 km / h
> for a day.  (Rhone Valley, recommended value: 220 km / h).  Dimensions: Width:
> 1 meter (+ or - 1 cm) Height: 0.33 meters.  (+ or - 1 cm).  The type of
> characters will be the model, namely "STICK" (NF).  Any other type of
> character is prohibited.  Character height: 0.05 meters (+ or - 1 mm).  Line
> width: 0.01 meters (+ or - 1 mm).  Character color: dark blue or black.
> Background: white.
> S.6: TEXT - Each panel must include, obligatorily capitalized on four lines,
> the following: 1st line: AREA OF DISTURBANCE - 2nd line: WIRELESS - 3rd line:
> RISK OF INTERFERENCE - 4th line: ELECTRONIC.  It will also include, on the
> left a pictograph of a transmitting antenna, and a rectangle for displaying
> the information of the owner of the station.
> S.7: AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE - Must appear in the space provided for this
> purpose, in a rectangle 10 centimeter by 7 centimeters, located as shown on
> the model annexed to this decision, in uppercase characters to upper dimension
> (1 centimeter or more) that of other indications panel.  A photographic
> document in Annex specifies the layout of text, the symbol, and the rectangle
> for displaying the information of the owner of the station.
> S.8: LOCATION OF SIGNS, LIGHTING - Each main panel or secondary, immovably
> fixed, must be legible, the bottom must be located at least 1.50 m above the
> ground and up to 2 meters.  Night lighting will be installed if the lighting
> does not allow reading at night.
> S.9: DISTRIBUTION OF CHARGES - The purchase of signs, their installation,
> maintenance (including keeping them clean whatever the weather conditions) and
> their possible replacement is in charge of the holder of the license.
> S.10: PRESENCE AND MAINTENANCE - Any sign missing, damaged, illegible,
> ill-disposed may give rise to these minutes and immediate precautionary
> measures (prohibition of license issue, confiscation of equipment, dismantling
> of antennas at the expense of the licensee), without prejudice to the
> penalties provided for in Article 14.
> S.11: REMEDIES OF THIRD PARTIES, TAX AUDIT - Any resident of the area within a
> circle of 1 km in diameter whose center is the antenna of the station in
> question, and alleging an experience of interference, may request to ART,
> without charge, the cessation of transmissions, pending the technical checks
> of agents.  These checks will take place within a maximum of six months,
> beyond which the owner of the station will resume transmitting.  These checks,
> whether or not they find interference, will cause the payment of a fee by the
> holder of the license.  The amount of this check is set annually by decree of
> the Ministry of Finance at € 812.37 including tax in the year 2011.
> S.12: NOTIFICATION OF ART - Each holder of an amateur license will be required
> to send by registered mail with return receipt requested, within a period of
> one month from the date of this Decision, a file containing: - the station's
> location on a map IGN 25000th - the precise location of the station and five
> regulatory signs on a detailed plan of his neighborhood,  the photo of the
> main panel in place with its night lights, accompanied by a bailiff stating
> the exact location of said panel.  - A solemn declaration of the establishment
> of subpanels.
> S.13: CONTROL - The sworn officers of the Regulatory Authority (ART) and the
> National Frequencies Agency (ANF), and the police and gendarmerie are
> responsible for the verification of the installation of the panels and their
> conformity to the model described in Article 5 and Annex hereto.
> S.14: SANCTIONS - license bans issued, confiscation of equipment (without VAT
> refund), fines and prison sentences are those specified in Telecommunications
> Code, namely from 6000 to 36000 F (915 to 5496 €) for a subsequent offense
> with imprisonment from eight days to six months, and a lifetime ban on use of
> transmitters, of whatever nature, including radio remote controls, TV zapper,
> and mobile phones.
> S.15: ANNEX, MODEL - A model panel is attached as a photograph to this
> decision.  The required text, layout, the pictogram of the transmitting
> antenna, as well as the location for the display indicative of the owner of
> the station are clearly visible.  Any sign not complying with this model will
> be considered non-existent.
> S.16: APPLICATION PUBLICATION - This decision will be applicable immediately
> published in the Official Gazette of the French Republic, April 1, 2011.
> Done at PARIS, 7 Square Max Hymans, April 1, 2011
> Signed, The Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications
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