New Licensing Condiditons in Poland
The definition of amateur station states that it is “radio transmitting or transmitting-receiving equipment jointly with the antenna system, used in radiocommunication amateur service”.
The basis for obtaining amateur licence in Poland is the Polish radio operator’s certificate or – on equal basis – the foreign operator’s certificate based on CEPT T/R 61-02 Recommendation or foreign licence of relevant class. There are four classes of amateur operator’s certificate, corresponding to licence classes 1 to 4.
There are five classes of
Class 2 – 3.5÷3.8 MHz and all bands above 28 MHz (including VHF/SHF), no Morse test; output power 50 watts;
Class 3 – limited bands as below, Morse test required (5 wpm), output power 15 watts;
bands: 3550-3750 kHz, 14050-14150 kHz, 21050-21200 kHz, 28050-28500 kHz, 50-52 MHz, 144-146 MHz, 430-440 MHz.
Class 4 – only 144-146 MHz and 430-440 MHz, output power 15 watts, no Morse test.
Class 5 – unmanned amateur stations, output power 50 watts below 30 MHz, 10 watts above 30 MHz.
Age requirement: over 15 years for classes 1 and 2, over 12 years for classes 3 and 4.
Please note, that holders of class 2 licence are authorised to operate 80 and 10 meters (HF) bands without passing Morse test. This is the result of WRC-03 changes in RR Article 25.
Temporary licences (up to 12 months) with output power up to 1500 watts are available to holders of class 1/500 watts, for technical experimenting (e.g. EME) and participation in international contests.
Classes 1, 2 and 5 are available to amateur associations and clubs.
Validity period of licences (renewal required):
10 years for classes 1 ÷ 4
5 years for class 5, club stations and foreign citizens outside CEPT countries.
No fees for spectrum usage, only fees for amateur examination.
CEPT T/R 61-01 Recommendation is continuously accepted in Poland (up to 3 months activity), call signs to be used: SP/home call.
(SP5HS, August 2004)