Law of amateur radio and amateur radio stations since the General Council in its session of June 9, 1994, has approved the following: law on amateur radio and amateur radio stations reason amateur radio is an activity carried out by numerous people in the Principality of Andorra for hobby and professional not nor lucrative, which involves the dedication to communication at a distance by means of electromagnetic waves. This activity serves as a link between human relationship based on friendship and brotherhood among radio amateurs from all over the world.
Amateur radio stations are facilities that have functions of individual learning of intercommunication and technical studies, carried out by duly authorized persons, who are interested in the radiotècnica with an exclusively personal and non-profit-making.
In addition to these private purposes, these stations provide services of public utility on certain occasions, the amateur radio service works in civil protection tasks, and has already been used in cases of emergencies and disasters, such as when it is required by the authorities of the country.
Amateur radio is a recognized and internationally legislada by the Radiocommunication Regulations (RR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
For this reason it becomes necessary that established the conditions and requirements to be a member of these licenses, as well as the rights and obligations that this entails and the role of the Administration in order that it comply with the specifications and will make good use of both the facilities and the radio frequency bands, following the recommendations and standards of competent international bodies.
Title i. General Conditions Article 1 the activity of amateur radio and amateur radio stations are regulated by this law and, with extra character, remain subject to Radiocommunication Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union.
Article 2 The amateur radio is an activity of public interest. For this reason, the State can issue guidelines and require the provision of personal services to the holders of an amateur radio license and its facilities, as long as the circumstances require.
Title II. Licences Article 3 1. For the use of amateur radio stations it is necessary to obtain the permission of the Government to grant the corresponding license, taking into account the policies, techniques and procedures that are established in the rules of application.
2. Prior to the obtaining of the amateur radio license, those interested should prove to have the knowledge and technical skills necessary to manipulate a station through the approval of the test corresponding to the type of license, in accordance with the provisions of the regulation.
Article 4 in order to be the holder of an amateur radio license, the applicant must enjoy the residence in the Principality of Andorra.
Article 5 the holders of a licence who wish to URinstal.lar a amateur radio station must submit a descriptive report of the station that you want to URinstal.lar, attaching the diagrams and functional schemes.
The authorization for the use of the station will not be delivered until the station has been the subject of a review to verify that it conforms to the conditions of the memory.
Article 6 The radio amateurs holding a foreign licence in force in the country in which you reside on a regular basis, may obtain a license to use temporarily their station in Andorran territory, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation.
Title III. Amateur radio stations identification Article 7 the callsign of the amateur radio licenses is formed by a group of alphanumeric as follows: the first two international series signs attributed to Andorra by ITU, currently C3.
A number that indicates the type of license.
A series of one to three letters.
Title IV. Rules for the use of amateur radio stations Article 8 1. The holder of a licence granted in accordance with this law can use a radio amateur station in the whole Andorran territory.
2. The station can be fixed, portable and mobile.
Article 9 1. The transmissions between amateur radio stations will have to be made in clear language. It is understood to clear language that offers a sense understandable and one in which every word, expression, or abbreviation has the meaning normally attached to it in the language to which it belongs.
2. Banned following transmissions between amateur radio stations: the transmission of private communications of third parties or for a third person.
The exchange of messages in the object of the broadcast of amateur radio.
The transmission of messages contrary to the law or public order, political, religious or commercial.
The use of rude or insulting expressions.
The improper use of "SOS" or "MAYDAY".
The use of indicative false.
The issue of carriers are not modulated or not manipulated, unless you are in a short space of time to the needs of regular seasons.
The broadcasting of music, information or any transmission comparable to that of broadcasting.
Any contact with non-authorized stations.
Article 10 the indicative of amateur radio must be submitted frequently during the broadcast and, in any case, at the beginning and at the end of each issue.
Article 11 Every holder of an amateur radio license should consign, necessarily, in a book on duty, with numbered pages, the data related to the activity of the station: The date and time of each communication in the coordenat universal time (UTC).
The indicative of call of the correspondents.
The frequency used.
The type of issue.
The levels of reception of correspondents (RST).
Article 12 1. In the event of natural disasters and when special circumstances so justify, every holder of a license is required to collaborate with your radio at the request of the Andorran authorities.
2. You must also collaborate with their radio media to meet the needs of national or international media related to relief operations in case of natural disasters.
Article 13 the holder of an amateur radio license is obliged to adopt appropriate security measures to prevent the use of
to unauthorized persons; also rest bound to observe the necessary safety regulations set out in the regulation, to prevent any accident resulting from the use of your workstation.
Article 14 amateur radio stations should not cause harmful interference, in which case they must resign their emissions until you have checked the reasons in accordance with the procedure established by Regulation.
Title v. responsibilities, infractions and sanctions Article 15 amateur radio stations are subject to the inspection by the competent authorities, which they exercise in the manner and time deemed appropriate;
the owners of these stations are required to facilitate access to the locations of the facilities the officials expressly authorised for this task.
Article 16 the infractions in this law are subject to penalty in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Article 17 All amateur radio license may be revoked without compensation in accordance with the provisions of the regulation.
Article 18 The provisions of offences in this law, or those taken later, are considered offences, serious and very serious.
1. offences Are those actions or omissions that are easily esmenables and do not have serious consequences on the application of these rules, as well as those that involve a little disturbance in the use of the radio frequency spectrum, and in particular: to) Use a workstation with features different from those used by the class of license that will have , unless there is express authorisation from the competent authorities.
b) exceed certain regulatory deadlines for notifications and submission of documentation to the competent authorities.
c) does not Flash the indication of call or do so incorrectly.
d) Use offensive or rude expressions.
e) does not fill correctly the guard.
f) Transmit communications of third parties or to a third party, with the exception of the specific topics of the amateur radio activity and emergency calls.
g) issue a carrier wave does not modulated or not manipulated but if this issue is of short duration and effects setting, as long as they do not disturb or harm other stations.
2. Are serious offences: the Commission of two or more offences in the course of a calendar year, as well as the deliberate breach of the following offences, which severely affect in the correct application and, in particular: a) The resistance or the hindrance of optional tasks or inspection of the persons duly accredited by the competent authorities.
b) to modify the facilities or the teams so that is altered the license class.
c) allow the use of the station which is owned to unauthorized persons.
d) Perform emissions without having obtained the license.
e) carry out emissions in secret languages.
f) does not have the duty or distort the annotations.
g) to exchange messages with non-authorized stations.
h) did not have the necessary security measures to prevent any kind of accident.
and does not remove harmful interference) produced in other legally authorized radio stations or at the reception of sound and television broadcasts, subject to the requirements of the competent authorities.
j) does not make the payment of the fees and charges corresponding to the established in accordance with the regulation.
k) illegal use of signals of distress "SOS" or "MAYDAY".
the emissions in the bands appear not Perform) within the framework of the license.
3. Are considered very serious offences the deliberate production of harmful interference, as well as the Commission of two or more serious offences and, in particular: a) the obtaining of the licence by faking the documentation required for this reason.
b) interception, the Exchange or the dissemination of messages that are not of this activity, with the exception of emergency calls. Furthermore, any person who disclose, publish or use the content of the mail that is not destined, delivery by via radio, or that in desveli the existence, you can apply the penalties provided for in the Criminal Code of the Principality of Andorra.
c) for the issuance of distinctive call or false or misleading identification signals.
d) the transmission of messages, the contents of which would lead to a violation to laws or may lead to public disorder.
e) the exchange of messages with hidden stations.
f) the broadcast of messages, music, ads, advertising, libel, threats or information of any kind, with the exception of the information related to the amateur radio service.
g) Issuing out of the bands assigned to radio amateurs.
Article 19 The infringements established in the previous title sanctioning under the case commenced in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation.
With regard to the economic sanctions, have a maximum limit of 300,000 pesetas.
Article 20 the Government can grant to the amateur radio Union of Andorra (URA) the authorization for the installation of stations and the corresponding licence repetidores protected under existing radio beacons in accordance with national and international regulations in force. In any case, must ensure that their use is in accordance with the provisions of the regulation apply.
Title VI. Final provisions First empowers the Government to develop the relevant Regulations in accordance with this law, with the possibility of delegating the functions of control.
Second all holders of a license delivered in advance, they have to make it validate according to the established regulations. However, they will not be subjected to a new exam.
Third this law derogates any existing policy in the matter that the contradictory.
Fourth this law shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.
Casa de la Vall, 9 June 1994 Josep Dalleres Codina Syndic General Us the co-princes the sancionem and promulguem and let's get the publication in the official bulletin of the Principality of Andorra.
Joan Martí Alanís François Mitterrand and President of the French Republic and the Bishop of Urgell Co-prince of Andorra Co-prince of Andorra