rx9tx at qrz.ru
Sat Jun 6 06:17:52 PDT 2009
V> The Russians do have a small problem when operating abroad - few if
V> any places with which they have a reciprocal agreement & Russia is
V> _not_ a CEPT participant. It does beg the question how do the
V> Russians on walkabout get licensed? It seems some have gone to
V> great lengths to be legitimate, such as obtaining citizenship in
V> other countries in order to enjoy their reciprocal agreements or
V> participation in CEPT otherwise not available to them as Russians.
V> It seems some have gone to great lengths to be legitimate, such as
V> obtaining citizenship in other countries in order to enjoy their
V> reciprocal agreements or participation in CEPT otherwise not
V> available to them as Russians.
V> CEPT in particular is ripe for abuse as, like contest entries, it
V> is based on an honor system. For many countries, who can operate
V> there is easy to find out, reciprocal agreements are documented &
V> CEPT is also clear cut. It does surprise me, once the RA3CO story
V> broke, to find myself looking at other contest results & wondering,
V> how could so-&-so be legitimately operating in such-&-such place?
Its nice to see someone that eager to care about poor Russians. What
are trying to do, to question all operations made by Russian hams last
Leave demonizing Russians to CNN and Foxnews, it's their job :)
What about RA3CO he still persists he was told he can use station's
owner call from the very first operation, and I see no reason for
What about other Russians, the answer seems obvious - they get
V> Seems I was the only one asking that question.
V> Proof of legitimacy must be coming to radiosport soon.
Thats alright, just please note that even CEPT and US licence do not
allow you to operate from FK, FO, FR/B, FR/E, FR/G, FR/J, FR/T, FT,
FW, JW, JX, 3Y, ZB2, you will still need a temporary licence. Seems
logical to ask for "Proof of legitimacy" for all recent operations
from all these "CEPT" places too. Not to mention all other places
outside of CEPT and IARP unions.
"Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion." [Francis Bacon]
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