From February 2014, new amateur radio regulations came into force in Uruguay, which have been updated in accordance with recent international regulations and developments.
- The bands and the sub-bands are adopted according to the recently updated IARU R2 band plan.
- New bands are authorised
- 60m from 472 to 479kHz
- 60m from 5,351.5 to 5,366.5
- 6mm from 47 to 47.2 GHz
- 4mm from 77.5 to 78 GHz
- Frequency allocation is extended on 80m from 3,500 to 4,000 kHz and on 160m from 1,800 to 2,000 kHz
- New amateur radio bands are allocated in SHF (microwaves) and reserved them for future amateur radio satellites.
- It creates the category "BEGINNER" (novices) giving new amateurs the possibility of easy access.
- Exam questionnaires have been updated, eliminating technical questions (circuits) and replacing them with current issues and operating procedures.
- It creates a training program for new radio amateurs with mandatory operational practice on 80, 40, 10 and 2 meters.
- CV and CW prefixes are now available for permanent licenses.
- The maximum emission power for the “SUPERIOR” category is set at 1500W PEP.
- The possibility of adding future digital and digital voice communications systems is left open.
- It establishes the procedures for foreigners to apply and renew their licenses.
- Reciprocal permits are maintained for non-resident foreign amateur radio.
The official text of the new Regulation (in Spanish) - https://goo.gl/CqYYZs