Netherlands - Changes to Ham Radio Call Sign Policy

The Netherlands communications regulator Agentschap Telecom (AT) has announced changes to the amateur radio call sign policy effective 1st October 2019

The new call sign policy entered into force on 18th January 2018. Then the most important adjustments were:

  • A call sign can only be issued and linked to one person.

  • Only a person to whom a call sign has previously been issued can request the call sign again.

  • It is only possible to request previously issued call sign names. This makes it possible to request not yet issued call sign in the PA0 series.

From 1st October 2019, AT is introducing a few minor changes.

The most important adjustment is:

  • Special call letters are issued for the duration of the event.

  • This was a maximum of 28 days but is now possible for a maximum of 1 year.

  • Until 1 January 2020 you can request special call letters up to 3 weeks in advance via the customer portal.

  • But from 1st January 2020 this is possible via the customer portal until 1 day before the start of the event or the radio competition