Operating

We would like to inform all licensed radio amateurs, who are planning to travel to Greece, about the valid regulations.

Please note that the arrangements are for CEPT full license holders only and that the agreement does not cover Mt Athos. 

General information

Current radio regulation document for radio amateurs in Greece (in Greek language)

Pages 27097 and 27098 (articles 22 and 25) describe operation in Greece for visitors under CEPT. We strongly suggest printing the a.m. regulation document (at least 1st page and pages 27097, 27098) and carrying it with you, in order to show it to the Greek Authorities, if needed.

Licensing

 A) Visiting Greece for less than 3 months

  1. For licensed radio amateurs who are citizens of countries members of the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT)

You are allowed to operate in Greece according to the category of your home license. You must carry with you a CEPT HAREC T/R 61-01 / 61-02 certificate and your original Class 1 radio amateur license. Your staying cannot be more than 3 months. For more details see subfolder “Detailed Licensing Information”.

  1. For licensed radio amateurs who are citizens of countries outside of Europe who participate in CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, i.e. Australia, Canada, Israel, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, The United States

CEPT license applies in full and reciprocal license as well. For simplicity reasons we suggest you go the CEPT way. You will only need your original License with you. Your staying cannot be more than 3 months. For more details see subfolder “Detailed Licensing Information”.

  1. For licensed radio amateurs coming from countries – non members of CEPT, but with a reciprocal agreement with Greece (Australia, USA, Canada, Cyprus, Switzerland)

You are allowed to operate in Greece according to the category of you home license. You have to notify the Ministry of Digital Policy, Dpt. of Communication Control at least 2 months in advance of your arrival, declaring the type of equipment to be brought into the country. Your staying cannot be more than 3 months. For more details see subfolder “Detailed Licensing Information”.

  1. For Licensed radio amateurs coming from countries – non members of CEPT and with no reciprocal agreement with Greece

You are not allowed to operate during your staying in Greece.

B) Staying in Greece for longer than 3 months

  1. For licensed radio amateurs coming from countries – members of CEPT

If a radio amateur stays in the country beyond three months, a Greek license has to be granted according to the provisions of the law.

The radio amateur coming from CEPT countries with a CEPT (Harec) license has to obtain a category 1 (yellow color) license with a SV1, SV2 … SV9 call pattern based on the foreign HAREC certificate. These radio amateurs DO NOT obtain an SV0 call due to legislation change in 2013.

The following countries outside Europe also participate in CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01:

Australia
Canada
Israel
Netherlands Antilles
New Zealand
Peru
South Africa
The United States

  1. For licensed radio amateurs coming from countries – non members of CEPT, but with a reciprocal agreement with Greece

 In this case, a “special Greek temporary license” has to be granted. A SV0XXX call will be issued which means “foreigner with reciprocal agreement”. For further details regarding the procedure please see instructions in the subfolder Detailed Licensing Information.

 

OPERATING 

Operating with a temporary license

The foreign radio amateur with a temporary license must identify his/her station while in Greece using:

1. The Greek call sign prefix: SV
2. Followed by the appropriate region number 1 to 9 (see list of regions below)

3. Followed by the symbol: / (stroke)
4. Followed by his/her own national call sign
5. Followed by the letter M for mobile, P for portable, MM for maritime mobile

Here is the Information about repeaters

ΤΧ Power for HF is 500W PEP except 60m band which is only 15W EIRP,
for VHF 100W PEP
for UHF up to 440 MHz 100W PEP,
for UHF from 1240 MHz and above 50W PEP.

Depending on the place you visit, you may use any SVx/YOURCALL according to the region numbers as follows:

SV1 – Central Greece
SV2 – Central & West Macedonia
SV3 – Peloponnese
SV4 – Thessaly
SV5 – Dodecanese Islands
SV6 – Epirus
SV7 – Thrace and East Macedonia
SV8 – All Greek islands (except the Dodecanese Islands and Crete Island)
SV9 – Crete Island

Greek Band Plan

Band / Frequency portion / Usage

2200m LF / 135.7-137.8 KHz (*1) / Temporary (*2)

630m MF / 472-479 KHz  (*2) / Temporary

160m HF / 1810-1850 KHz / Primary

80m HF / 3500-3800 KHz / Primary

60m HF / 5351.5-5366.5 KHz / Primary

40m HF / 7000-7100 KHz / Primary

40m HF / 7100-7200 KHz (*3) / Primary

30m HF / 10100-10150 KHz / Secondary

20m HF / 14000-14350 KHz / Primary

18m HF / 18068-18168 KHz / Primary

15m HF / 21000-21450 KHz / Primary

12m HF / 24890-24990 KHz / Primary

10m HF / 28000-29700 KHz / Primary

6m VHF / 50.00-52.00 MHz (*1) / Secondary

4m VHF / 70.000-70.250 MHz (*4) Secondary (*4)

2m VHF / 146-146 MHz / Primary

73cm UHF  / 430-440 MHz / Secondary

23cm UHF / 1240 – 1300 MHz / Secondary (*5)

 

Notes

(*1) : LF: Low Frequencies

MF:  Medium Frequencies

HF:  High Frequencies

VHF: Very High Frequencies

UHF: Ultra High Frequencies

SHF: Super High Frequencies

EHF: Extra High Frequencies

(*2) : TX Power 1W EIRP.

(*3) : After March 30 2009.

(*4) : Same use as in 50-52MHz.

(*5) : Satellite use only after coordination with MOC.

SV call holders use all bands.

SY call holders (entry level) use some parts of some bands.

 

TX Power

 HF: TX power 500 W Output PEP except the 60m band which the TX power is only 15W EIRP

VHF: TX Power 100 W Output PEP
Repeater shift -600 KHz
Sub audio (mostly) 88.5 Hz

UHF: TX power 100 W Output PEP
Repeater shift -1.6 or 7.6 MHz
Sub audio (mostly) 88.5 Hz and some Islands 107.2

UHF 1240MHz and above: TX power 50W Output PEP

The licensee must observe ITU regulations and must comply with the relevant regulations concerning the Amateur Radio Service, prevailing in Greece.

 

Operating from Mount Athos

The operation within the district of Mount Athos is subject to the official written permission of the local administration of the Holy Community. When you have the above license in hand, you must then apply to the Ministry of Digital Policy, Dpt. of Communication Control. Both should give a valid operation.

 

For Applications and Information Contact:

Mr. M. Mentogiannis, e-mail: m.mentogiannis@mindigital.gr

Ministry of Digital Policy, Dpt. of Communication Control

FRAGKOYDI 11 & ALEKSANDROY PANTOY
P.O. 10163
KALLITHEA
GREECE
Telephone: (+30) 2109098878

 

RAAG is at your disposal for any further information.
Please e-mail your questions to raag-hq@raag.org.

Enjoy your vacations!