Belgium Announces Introduction of CEPT Novice License

At a recent meeting with Belgium amateur radio associations, the communications regulator, BIPT, announced it wants to introduce the CEPT Novice license and reduce Basic license power level

The BIPT Licensing Proposal

CEPT Novice license

  • Access to all HF bands (except 60 m and 160 m only 1.81-1.85 MHz), 6 m, 2 m and 70 cm.

  • 100 W transmission power on the HF bands and 6m, 50 W on 2 m and 70 cm.
    All modes except (D) ATV.

Basic license A rearrangement of access to the bands compared to now

  • 80 m: unchanged

  • 40 m: unchanged

  • 30 m: 10 kHz extra (10.10-10.15 MHz instead of 10.11-10.15 MHz)

  • 20 m: 65 kHz extra (14.00-14.15 instead of 14.000-14.085 MHz, 14.25-14.35 MHz unchanged)

  • 17 m: no access (now 18.080-18.168 MHz)

  • 15 m: 40 kHz extra (21.00-21.10 MHz instead of 21.04-21.10 MHz, 21.32-21.45 MHz unchanged)

  • 12 m: no access (now 24.90-24.99 MHz)

  • 10 m: 40 kHz extra (28.00-29.70 MHz instead of 28.04-29.70 MHz)

  • 6 m: no access (now 50.128-52.000 MHz)

  • 2 m: unchanged

  • 70 cm: unchanged

  • 10 W transmission power, but the use of 100 W transceivers is still allowed.

All modes except (D) ATV.

The listed ratings are the average allowed power, the permissible peak power (PEP) is higher for CW and SSB:
10 W average power = 40 W PEP in SSB, 20 W PEP in CW, 10 W PEP in FM.
100 W average power = 400 W PEP in SSB, 200 W PEP in CW, 100 W PEP in FM.

The above is also just a PROPOSAL from BIPT. Before anything is changed, a public consultation will take place, where both recognized associations and individual radio amateurs can comment or submit alternative proposals.

However, the objective of the proposal must be maintained: there must be sufficient difference in the privileges of the basic permit, Novice permit and HAREC license so that there is an incentive for radio amateurs to continue growing.

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