This page is for Radio Amateurs planing to visit Iceland with their rigs.
Here is some info about how to get a permit.
- Information about the elctrical system in Iceland is at the bottom of the page. Click here.
- The following is adopted from the PTA Web Page
- Temporary use of radio equipment by visitors to Iceland
- Radio equipment can be used temporarily in Iceland by visitors, without individual license and without any licensing fees, as follows:
- Visitors may use all kinds of radio receivers, [including television broadcast receivers, without a license. The usage of TV receivers shall not exceed three months].
- Citizen´s Band (CB) radio telephones can be used temporarily without a license if the right of use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
This applies to the following CB´s operating with 40 channels in the frequency range 26.965-27.405 MHz.:
PR 27, FM: 4W, standard EN 300 135
AM: carrier power 1W, standard EN 300 433
SSB: peak envelope power 4W, standard EN 300 433
CB radio, not compliant with the above mentioned standards, must not be operated in Iceland.
- PMR 446 equipment can be used temporarily without a license if it´s use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
- DECT equipment can be used temporarily without a license if it´s use has been approved by the competent authority of some CEPT member country.
- GSM mobile phones can be used without a license if it ´s use has been approved by a foreign authority.
- NMT 450 mobile phones can be used without a license if it´s use has been approved by the competent authority of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sweden or Switzerland.
Note: NMT 900 service is not provided in Iceland.
- Mobile or portable amateur radio stations can be used temporarily without a national Icelandic license if the radio amateur in question has a class 1 or class 2 CEPT Radio Amateur License. For further information, visitors should contact their own telecommunications authority.
- Inmarsat-C, Inmarsat-D, Inmarsat-M, Inmarsat phones (also called Inmarsat Mini-M), EMS-PRODAT and EMS-MSSAT terminals for land mobile satellite services, operating in the frequency band 1626.5 –1660.5 MHz (however not in the band 1645.5 –1646.5 MHz), can be used temporarily without a license if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
- Globalstar and Iridium terminals for land mobile satellite services, functioning according to ERC Decision ERC/DEC/(97)03, can be used temporarily without a license if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
- Arcanet Suitcase terminals and Euteltracs terminals for land mobile satellite service, operating in the band 14.00 – 14.25 GHz, can be used temporarily without a license, if their use has been approved by a competent foreign authority.
- The use of all other kinds of radio transmitters is subject to a license issued by the Post- and Telecom Administration. This application form can be used.
Post- and Telecom Administration Telephone +354 510 1500 Smidjuvegur 68-70 Telefax +354 510 1509 IS-200 Kopavogur ICELAND Web Page
- Radio Amateurs from countries that have not adopted the CEPT Agreement have to do little bit more to get the operation permit.
What to do:
- Fill out the application form carefully.
Do not omit the comment of your national IARU society.
- Include an unequivocal confirmation of the validity and class of your licence together with power, bands allowed and the speed of the CW test that you have passed.
This can be done in one of the following ways:
- A copy of your licence and licensing conditions certified by a notary public (clear copies please).
- A statement by your licensing authority.
- A statement by your national IARU society.
- Send your application at least six weeks in advance of your intended period of operation to:
Post And Telecom Administration of Iceland
- Be sure to follow the above guidelines carefully. Incomplete applications are rejected.
- Where to pick up yore licence: Same address as in paragraph three.
If you pay the licensing fee of ISK 1600 + VAT - in advance you can ask for your licence to be sent to you by post, or if time is short you may ask for it to be sent to the telephone station of the place of your arrival, outside Reykjavik.
Send the fee to: Same address as in paragraph three.
- Customs: There should be no problems, but if there is, you can ask the customs officers to contact Mr. Hordur R. Hardarson at the P.T.A.
POST AND TELECOM ADMINISTRATION OF ICELAND
Phone: + (354)-510-1500 Fax: + (354)-510-1509 E-Mail
Application forms:home page and get the application forms there.
The mains voltage is 230V 50Hz, and the standard is the so called German plug.
The standard, Class 1 grounded mains plug used in Germany, Australia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland is known as CEE 7/4 (also known as "Shuko") It has two 4.8mm round contacts on 19mm centres and two grounding clips on the sides of the connector body. Because the CEE 7/4 plug can be inserted in either direction into the receptacle, the Shuko connection system is unpolarized (i.e. line and neutral are connected at random).
The standard 2-wire plug used in Class II, ungrounded, applications is popularly known as the Europlug which is described in CEE 7/16. This is probably the single most widely used international plug. It will mate with any socket that accepts 4.0-4.8mm round contacts on 19mm centres. It is commonly used in all countries of Europe except the United Kingdom and Ireland. It is also used in various parts of the developing world. This plug is generally limited for use in Class II applications that require 2.5 amps or less. It is, of course, unpolarized
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