THE AMATEUR RADIO SERVICES REGULATIONS, 2004

 

9th  July, 2004

 

S. R. O. 797(I)2004.—In exercise of the powers conferred under Clause (O) of Sub-section (2) of Section 5 of the Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organization) Act, 1996 (Act XVII of 1996), the Authority is pleased to make the following Regulations:

PART-I

Preliminary

1.         Short title and commencement.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the ‘Amateur Radio Services Regulations, 2004’.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation at once.

2.         Definitions.—In these regulations unless the context or subject otherwise requires: —

(a)        “Act” Pakistan Telecommunication (Re-organization) Act, 1996 (Act No. XVII of 1996);

(b)       “Authority” means Pakistan Telecommunication Authority established under Section 3 of the Act;

(c)        “Amateur Service” means a radio communication service for the purpose of self- training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, by persons duly authorized under these Regulations interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest;

(d)       ‘Amateur Station’, and ‘Station’ shall be deemed to have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the ITU Convention and Radio Regulations annexed thereto. The Authority, however, may by special order, exclude some of the provisions of the aforementioned Radio Regulations;

(e)        “License” for the purpose of these regulations means an authorization granted by the Authority for the establishment, operation or maintenance of amateur wireless station;

(f)        “Licensee” means the grantee or holder of a license;

(g)        “Person” means any individual, partnership, association, joint stock company, joint venture, trust or corporation;

(h)       “Regulation” means the regulation made under the Act; and

(i)        “Rules” means the rules issued by the Government of Pakistan under the Act.

PART-II

Grant of license

3. Grant of license.—The applicant (Individual) for the license under these regulations shall :

(a)        be a Pakistani citizen;

(b)       not be less than 18 years of the age;

©         be able to communicate in English;

(d)       qualify the prescribed technical and procedural test for the grant of Amateur Wireless License;

Provided that the test shall be arranged and conducted by the Authority in collaboration with Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS).

(e)        a short wave listener for at least three years and is able to present significant number of QSL acknowledgment cards and is a member of the Pakistan Amateur Radio Society or any Radio Club in Pakistan – acceptable to the Authority;

Provided, however, that he Authority reserves the right to issue such license to anyone otherwise found suitable.

(f)            a degree/diploma holder in telecommunications from a recognized university/institution in Pakistan or abroad.

Provided that a person having sufficiently long experience of running and maintaining any wireless service in Pakistan shall also be eligible for a license and may be exempted from the prescribed examination/ test sine qua non for issuance of license.

(2)       A bonafide amateur radio society/ club/ school/ college/institution/ University in Pakistan that wish to engage itself in experimentation in the field of radio or training of persons in radio communication technology.

Provided that such society/ club/ institution shall function in close orbit of the Authority in terms of support, assistance, guidance and co-operation.

Provided further that there shall be at least one licensed member of the staff in that society/ club/ school/ college/institution/ University to look after the proper operation of the said station.

4.         Application for License.—(1) Application shall be forwarded to the Authority on the prescribed Form – (Annex II or III, whichever is applicable) and fulfills all other conditions given in the said forms including Annex – VI to VIII.

(2)       The applicant, where Authority is satisfied with the credentials, will be issued license forthwith.

(3)       Where credentials of the applicant are felt to be acquisitive with some elements of doubts, the matter shall be referred to the local police for verification of antecedent of the applicant and license will be issued within a period of eight weeks in case no response is received from police.

5.         Examination.—The prescribed examination test from Syllabus and other details as given in Annex VIII shall be conducted by the Authority and its Regional Offices on the dates notified to the applicant on receipt of examination fee of Rs. 100/- by a Pay Order or a Bank Draft in favour of Authority.

6.         Fee for License.—A fee of Rs.50/- shall be payable through a Pay Order or a Bank Draft in favour of Pakistan Telecom Authority , Islamabad NIDA A/c 30-6, National Bank of Pakistan, Main Branch, Civic Centre, Islamabad for initial as well as subsequent yearly fee for the license.

7.         Renewal of license.—(1) The license may be renewed for a maximum period of five years if applied by the licensee after making due payments.

(2)       No refund of the license fee under any circumstances will be allowed.

(3)       If license is not got renewed before its expiry date, a surcharge of Rs. 10/- per month will be levied.

(4)       The license shall deem to be automatically cancelled without further notice if not got renewed after four months of its expiry.

PART-III

Termination of License

8.         Termination of License.—The license shall terminate in the following conditions:—

on the death of licensee;

if the licensee turns insane or incapable of running amateur station; on acceptance of his/her resignation by the Society;

when the licensee being found guilty of any criminal offence, malpractice or moral turpitude, as decided by the Authority; and/or on non-payment of fee within stipulated time of its becoming due.

9. Status of portable and mobile operation.—(1) If a station is operating from a temporary location (Portable); the licensee shall use the prefix ‘/P’ with the station Call Sign and give the correct geographical location of operation.

(2) If the station is operating from a Vehicle, stationary or mobile, the licensee/operator shall use the prefix ‘/M’ with the call sign and give correct geographical location.

10. Change of location.—The licensee shall not be allowed to shift the station to a location other than from the address given on the license in the same city or otherwise without prior approval of the Authority.

Provided that the licensee shall apply to the Authority in writing giving following information:

(a)        The date and reason for the shifting of the location; and

(b)       The exact new geographical location of station.

11. Issuance of duplicate license.— (1) The licensee shall inform the Authority in writing in case the license issued under these regulations is lost, mutilated or destroyed.

(2) If the Authority is satisfied with the explanation, a duplicate license shall be issued on payment of Rs.50/- through a Pay Order or a Bank Draft in the Authority’s account.

12. Cancellation of license.—The Authority may cancel, revoke, suspend a license or take action under the provisions of the Act, the Rules and the Regulations made there under in the following circumstances:

(a)        indulgence in illegal use of any Radio frequency;

(b)       violation of any of the conditions of these Regulations; and

(c)        non-compliance of the instructions/directions of the Authority.

13. Log-book.—The Licensee shall maintain a Station Log-Book in the format as mentioned in Annex- IV and elaborated in these Regulations.

14. Frequency plan.—(1) The Amateur Frequency Plan/Bands for Pakistan are elaborated/listed in Annex V.

(2) The Authority reserves the right to restrict amateur operation on some frequencies though listed in the ITU Schedule – Radio Regulations.

15.       Amendments.—The Authority reserves the right to add, amend, correct, modify or repeal any of these Regulations, as and when such action is needed in the interest of objectives of Amateur Services or in the larger interest of the country.

PART-IV

Terms and conditions

16.       Utilization of the Amateur Station.— (1) The Amateur station shall be utilized for self training in wireless communication techniques, solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.

Provided that the use of a licensed club station located in an institution/ school/ college/ university etc. is admissible for technical studies and training in radio communication technique without pecuniary interest.

(2)       The station shall be used for receiving and transmitting only on specified Amateur frequency band.

(3)       The station shall not be operated by any other person(s) except the person duly Licensed by the Authority.

17.       Messages.— (1) The exchange of communication shall be restricted to communicate with the stations listed in the International Radio Amateur Call Books.

Provided that the Authority may restrict communication with the stations of some specific countries.

(2)       The conversation/transmission in plain language shall be restricted to:—

(a)        technology – mainly wireless equipment, radio propagation reports, signal strength, quality and tone of the signals; and

(b)       personal family matters and weather, excluding politics, religion or any other subject of controversial nature.

(3)       The conversation/transmission of the following shall be prohibited:— (a) music or any other taped broadcast material;

(b)       any misleading calls, signals, news, advertisements, business matters or other public affairs, so as to cause offence and arouse racial, religious or communal enmity;

(c)        messages for any pecuniary reward or commercial messages for third parties;

(4) In case of national emergencies and other natural calamities such as floods, cyclone, wild fire, earthquake and war etc., the license and its equipment can be called upon at the request of the Authority or Federal Government to extend help and co-operation to provide communication service.

18. Frequency, power & interference control.— (1) An Amateur station shall be operated only on the frequency bands allowed by the Authority in its Regulations.

Provided that the limit of emitted power shall not accede as specified in these Regulations.

(2)       The licensee shall be properly trained and equipped with proper instruments to ensure the accuracy of frequency and emitted power of the equipment used.

(3)       The licensee shall be responsible for radiating a clean signal free of all harmonics and spurious emission etc.

(4)       The licensee shall be held responsible for causing interference of any kind to all other Wireless Services including disturbance to the neighbours in respect of TV and Radio broadcast.

19. Record of operation (Log –Book).— (1) A station Log-Book must be maintained by every licensee according to the format as prescribed in Annex-IV of these Regulations containing information about the date, time, stations worked, RST (Readability, Strength, Tone) reports and any other information about propagation.

(2) Any illegal/pirate signals or distress “May Day” call or any other signals pertaining to national or international issues heard on the Amateur Bands may be recorded and handed over to the concerned authority as soon as possible.

Provided that such information shall not be passed on to any other person or a third party.

(3)       The licensee shall be responsible for proper maintenance of Log-book and make readily available for inspection to the Authority’s authorized inspectors.

(4)       The licensee may at any time be called upon to present his Station ‘Log-book’ in the office of the Authority, if and when so desired.

(5)       The Licenses issued to Societies, Clubs and Teaching/Training Institutions shall be asked by the Authority to report about their activities from time to time.

(6)       The licensee shall submit an annual progress report about the operation of such station.

20. Safety and Secrecy.— (1) A licensee shall be personally responsible for the safe custody of the equipment against trespassing by any unauthorized person.

(2)       The station antenna shall be constructed/erected and located in such a manner so as not to cause any harm, damage or risk to the life and property of any third party including any public utility services.

(3)       All safety precautions against electrical shocks from high voltages both local power supplies or Static Atmospheric Charges to the operator or anyone else shall be duly taken/ protected by the licensee.

(4)       A licensee shall, if ever called upon by the Authority to pass on some important messages, shall do so without any obligation and keep such operation confidential.

21. General operating procedures.— (1) The Radio Amateur Services can place special demands on its operators, being a representative of the country on the ‘Air’.

Provided that it involves special behavioral conduct, decorum and transmission

ethics. (2 ) The following special procedures shall be observed to operate the station:—

(a) never start the transmission without checking that the frequency is free;

(b)       if the frequency is free, then give a call for the station that the licensee wants to communicate;

(c)        ‘Call Sign’ of the called station as well as licensee’s own call sign shall be spelled out in the ‘Phonetic Alphabets’ and figure code, as given in the ITU Conventions at Annex VIII.

(d)       in case the licensee finds a station giving ‘CQ’ call specially for ‘AP2’, then listen carefully and after the calling station ‘passes’ over , then start transmission on the same frequency by the licensee’s call-sign repeating both his and the licensee’s call-sign – (in phonetic if necessary) three times and listen again on the frequency;

Provided that if the station calls the licensee back, then the ‘QSO’ may continue.

Provided further that in case some other station has in the meantime established the contact with that station, then wait till their ‘QSO’ ends, the licensee may then try again by calling the same station.

(e)        in case the frequency is free and there is no calling station, the licensee can give a general ‘CQ’call for about three times repeating the licensee’s ‘ Call Sign’ both in simple and Phonetic Alphabets and close the licensee’s transmission by saying ‘Over’ “AP2… listening carefully for any possible call”;

Provided that the licensee may call other amateur stations who are specially interested for a QSO.

(f)        after the licensee has finished the ‘QSO’ with one or more stations, an operator may declare that he/she is closing the transmissions ‘QRT’ and pass on greetings ’73,s’ to the last station worked;

Provided that before closing down/switching off, however, a good operator listens/scans around the whole band for any signal of special interest.

(g)        The testing/adjustments of Receiver, Transmitter and Antenna shall be carried out carefully taking all precautions not to cause any disturbance or interference; and

(h)       Transmitter and Antenna shall be tested on low power prior to full power preferable with a ‘Dummy Load’.

Provided that the test shall be completed in the shortest possible time. Simple/ un-modulated ‘Carrier’ shall never be connected to the antenna for more than 30 seconds.

22.       Inspection.—(1) An officer duly authorized by the Authority can enter and inspect the Amateur wireless station including its equipment, antenna, instruments and Log-Book.

Provided that the licensee shall extend all help and assistance to authorized inspector.

Provided further that the licensee shall keep a copy of these regulations.

(2) A licensee when called upon in writing shall appear in the office of the Authority along with all the information.

23.       Indemnity.—(1) The Licensee shall indemnify the Authority against all actions, claims and demands which may be brought or made by any person, body corporate or company in respect of any injury, damage or loss arising from any act, licensed or permitted by the license.

(2) No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the Authority or any member or employee of the Authority in respect of anything done or intended to be done by the Authority in good faith.

ANNEX.

Annex – I.        Copy of the License to establish, maintain an Amateur Wireless Station in Pakistan.

Annex – II. Application Form for Individuals. Annex – III. Application Form for Institution. Annex – IV. Sample of Log-Book.

Annex – V.       Amateur Frequency Bands as recommended by International Telecommunication Union( ITU).

Annex – VI. List of equipment and lay-out sketch of antenna.

Annex – VII. Map/sketch showing the exact physical and geographical location of the station (to be attached with the application form).

Annex – VIII. Syllabus and the details of the examination for the award of Amateur Station Operator License.

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

LICENSE No.

Dated

CALL SIGN

LICENSE TO ESTABLISH, MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN

AMATEUR WIRELESS STATION ON EXPERIMENTAL

BASIS IN PAKISTAN.

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 5 of Pakistan Telecommunication (Reorganization) Act, 1996 (hereinafter called the “Act”), the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (hereinafter called Authority) grants non-exclusive license to Mr.

hereinafter       called   the       “Licensee”       S/D/o

to set up and operate an amateur

wireless transmitting and receiving station, fixed or mobile for experimental purposes in Pakistan at          on

terms and conditions attached with the license, the provisions of existing enactments, rules and regulations made thereunder and changes/modifications including new enactments as may be considered expedient and necessary from time to time.

The Licensee will not assign, sublet, dispose of or admit any person to participate in the benefits of this license.

The Authority, may, by notice in writing but without assigning any reason revoke and determine these presents or modify them at any time, either by specific notice in writing sent to the Licensee by registered letter post at the address given in the license, or by means of a general notice in the official gazette addressed to all holders of licenses for experimental wireless telegraph transmitting stations.

This license shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be valid for five years duration in the first instance and will terminate on the last day of December,       unless got renewed further to keep or operate it on ayment of such fee as the Authority may specify and subject to the terms and conditions at that time enforced.

Signature of the Licensee

For, Chairman

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority

Renewal Certificate

Certified that Amateur Wireless License No.

Dated  has been renewed for a further period of

years and will terminate on the last day of December,           .

Office Seal

For, Chairman

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority Dated

………………………………………………………………………………………………

Annex – II

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

APPLICATION FORM

AMATEUR WIRELESS STATION LICENSE

FOR CITIZENS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

1.         Name ofApplicant (in Capital letters)……………………………………… S/D/O…………………………………………………………………….

2.         Address:

House No: .……… Street No: .……… Mohallah/ Sector: ………….……………… Police Station: .…….……… City : ……..Teh: …………..… Distt: ………………

Telephone No: Residence……………. Office …………… Fax……………………… email:……..……………………..…

(Change in postal address must be intimated to the Director (RB S), PTA HQs as well as PARS, on occurrence).

3.         DateandPlaceofBirth……………………………………………………………………

4.         a) Qualification……………………………………………………………………    b) Occupation (if Govt. Employee, state particulars) ……………………..…………..

5.         National Identity Card No. …………….………………………..

6.                     Scientific qualifications and speed at which applicant can send the Morse Code.

7.         Particulars of apparatus to be used. (Diagram to be furnished and attached to this form unless a standard set bearing a recognized trade name is to be employed).

APPARATUS            MANUFACTURER’S          TYPE  FREQUENCY

S NAME         RANGE

TRANSMITTER RECEIVER

FREQUENCY

MEASURING

DEVICE

Category of license applied for:……………………………………………

8.                     Exact Location of the station ……………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………..

9.                     Give names, addresses, telephone and fax Nos. of two references who can be contacted for the verification of antecedents of the applicant.

i …………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………….

i ………………..…………………………………………

DECLARATION

1.         I hereby certify that the information given in the application is correct and nothing has been concealed therefrom.

2.         I undertake to observe the conditions prescribed in PTAAmateur Radio Services Regulations, 2004 for the grant of this license and hereby certify that the apparatus herein described will be operated in accordance with this license. I further declare that I shall observe in letter and spirit the international code of conduct of Amateur Radio and shall abide by the rules and regulations as defined in the said Regulations. In case of any default, I shall be liable for any action taken by the PTA as per the Pakistan Telecom (Re-Organization) Act, 1996 against me.

3.         I further solemnly give an undertaking that I will not either directly or indirectly divulge to any person, except when lawfully authorized or directed to do so, the purport of any message which I may transmit or receive by means of any wireless operated by me or which come to my knowledge in connection with the operation of said apparatus.

4.                     The license is not transferable. Signature of Applicant ………………………….…

The application when completed, may be forwarded to the Director (Radio Based Services), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Headquarters, F – 5/1, Islamabad-44000 or any of the Regional offices of PTA.

Note:- Following documents (in triplicate) must be attached with this application form.

i.          Attested copy of National Identity Card.

ii.         Attested copies of three recent passport size photographs of the applicant.

iii.        Any other certificate/testimonial which can support the case for grant of Amateur License.

iv.        An attested copy of birth certificate or school leaving certificate as a proof of applicant’s age.

v.         List of equipment including lay-out sketch of the antenna.

vi.        Sketch of the exact geographical location so that the station is easily approachable by the PTA Inspector.

vii.       Proof of membership of Pakistan Amateur Radio Society (PARS)

Annex – III

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

APPLICATION FORM FOR SOCIETIES, CLUBS,

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES DULY

RECOGNISED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

A LICENSE TO ESTABLISH, OPERATE AND MAINTAIN AN AMATEUR

WIRELESS STATION AT THEIR REGISTERED PREMISES.

1.         Name and address of the premises of the applicant:

……………    ………………………

            ……………………………………………………………………………….

2.         Detailed particulars, aims, objectives and credentials of the Institution applying for license: ………………………………            ……………………………….

…………………………………………………………………………………. …………………………………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………………………………………….

3.         Particulars of the authorized person (a licensed amateur) who will be responsible to operate the station:

Name (in block letters) …………………………………………….………. Address: ……………………………………………………………………. Amateur Wireless License No. ……………………………………………..

4.         Particulars of the equipment including source of power supply and antenna etc. …………………………………………………………………………        ……………………………………………………………………………… ……………………..………………………………………………………. ………………………………………………..…………………………

5.         Name and address of the person (Director, President, Principal Or Vice-Chancellor) who holds the top position of the Institution:

…………………………………………………..……………………

……………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………

6.         Mode and working hours of operation of the station:

……….……………………………………………………

……………………………………………………

…………………………………………………………

DECLARATION

i.          I hereby solemnly confirm that the above details are true and no material have been concealed.

ii.         I have carefully read the Terms and Conditions for Wireless Station (Annex-I of the Amateur Radio Services Regulations, 2004) and I solemnly undertake to observe these in letter and spirit failing which the license may be cancelled and person responsible for violation may be prosecuted under law.

iii.        The Wireless Station shall not be made accessible to any unauthorized person at any time.

The authorized official,           The applicant,

(a licensed amateur)    (Head of the Institution)

Signature …………    Signature & office seal

……………………

Witness

Name (in Block Letters) ……………………………………………. Address: …………………………………………………………….. Signature …………………………………….

The application when completed, may be forwarded to the Director (Radio Based Services), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Head Quarters, F-5/1, Islamabad-44000 or to any of the Regional Offices of PTA.

Note:- Following documents (in duplicate) must be attached with this application form.

i.          A certified copy of official Identity Card and/or the National Identity Card of the applicant.

ii.         A certified copy of official Identity Card and/or the National Identity Card of the authorized official (a licensed amateur).

iii.        The geographical location of the station/institution and lay-out of the station including antenna etc.

iv.        Any other testimonial which shall help to expedite the issue of License.

v.         N.O.C. from the Provincial Government.

Annex – IV

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

AMATEUR RADIO STATION LOG

            Time (UTC)                            Station Called/ Worked           RST Report    QSL                 QSO No.

Date    Start Finish     Freq.    Mode              Sent Rec’d       S R      Remarks

Note:

i.          The Station Log-Book must be properly printed and Bound or PC based electronic Log-Book may be maintained in operator’s PC and should be presented on demand.

ii.         It should register all operations performed at the station.

iii.        It should always be kept readily available at the Station.

iv.        Name of the operator of station contacted and location may be entered in Remarks column.

Annex -V

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

AMATEUR RADIO BANDS

1.8MHz (160) – IARU          POWER Relative to one Watt

1.810 –            1.838 CW Only.         15dbW

1.838 –            1.842 Digitial modes.  9dbW

1.842 –            2.000 Phone and CW. 15dbW

3.5MHz (80m) – IARU

3.500 –            3.580 CW Only.         26dbW

3.580 –            3.620 Digital modes.   “

3.620 –            3.800 Phone, SSTV, FAX and CW.   “

7MHz (40m) – IARU

7.000 – 7.035 CW Only.

7.035 – 7.045 Digital modes, SSTV, FAX and CW. Phone may be used above 7.040MHz. 7.045 – 7.100 Phone and CW.           26dbW

“ “

10MHz (30m) – IARU

10.100 – 10.140 CW Only.    26dbW

10.140 – 10.150 Digital modes and CW.        “

14MHz (20m) – IARU

14.000 –          14.070 CW Only.       26dbW

14.070 –          14.099 Digital modes and CW.           “

14.099 –          14.101 Beacons Only.            “

14.101 –          14.112 Digital modes and CW.

14.112 –          14.350 Phone, SSTV, FAX and CW. “

14.230 SSTV/FAX Calling Frequency.

18MHz (17m) – IARU

18.068 –          18.100 CW Only.2     26dbW

18.100 –          18.109 Digital modes and CW.           26dbW

18.109 –          18.111 Beacons Only.            “

18.111 –          18.168 Phone and CW.           “

21MHz (15m) – IARU

21.000 –          21.080 CW Only.       26dbW

21.080 –          21.120 Digital modes and CW.           “

21.120 –          21.149 CW Only.       “

21.149 –          21.151 Beacons Only.            “

21.151 –          21.450 Phone, SSTV, FAX and CW. “

21.340 SSTV/FAX Calling Frequency.

24MHz (12m) – IARU

24.890 –          24.920 CW Only.       26dbW

24.920 –          24.929 Digital modes and CW.           “

24.929 –          24.931 Beacons Only.            “

24.93 1 –         24.990 Phone and CW.           “

28MHz (10m) – IARU

28.000 – 28.050          CW Only.       26dbW

28.050 – 28.150          Digital modes and CW.           “

28.150 – 28.199          CW Only.       “

28.199 – 28.20 1         Beacons Only.            “

28.201 – 29.200          Phone, SSTV, FAX and CW. “

28.680 SSTV/FAX Calling Frequency.

Digital modes, Phone and CW.           26dbW Note:- 28.201 – 28.255 Continuous

International Beacon Project.

Satellite Downlinks.    “

Phone and CW. FM Repeater may be            “ established.

50MHz (6m) – IARU

50.000 – 50.100 50.100 – 50.500 50.500 – 51.000 51.000 – 51.410 51.410 – 51.830 51.830 – 52.000

CW Only.

SSB and CW Only.

All Modes. FM Repeater Outputs. All Modes. FM Repeater Inputs. All modes.

All Modes.

26dbW

26dbW

70MHz (4m) – IARU

70.000 – 70.030 70.030 – 70.250 70.250 – 70.300 70.300 – 70.500

Beacons.

SSB and CW Only. All Modes.

All Modes, Channelised operation using 12.5KHz channels.

144MHz (2m) – IARU

144.000 – 144.035

144.035 – 144.150 144.150 – 144.400 144.400 – 144.490 144.490 – 144.500 144.500 – 144.800 144.800 – 144.990 144.490 – 145.000 145.000 – 145.200 145.200 – 145.600 145.600 – 145.800 145.800 – 146.000

EME (SSB/CW) – Moonbounce Preferred. CW Only.

CW and SSB Only. Beacons Only.

Guard Band.

All Modes Non-Channelised. Digital Modes.

Guard Band.

FM Repeater Inputs. FM Simplex Channel. FM Repeater Outputs. Satellites.

430MHz (70cm) – IARU

430.000           – 430.8 10       All Modes.      1 6dbW

430.810           – 43 1.000       Low Power Repeater Inputs. All Modes.

432.000           – 432.150        CW Only.

432.150           – 432.500        SSB and CW Only.

432.500           – 432.800        All Modes Non-Channelised.

432.800           – 433.000        Beacons Only.

433.000           – 433.400        FM Repeater.

433.400           – 434.600        FM Simplex Channels.

434.600           – 435.000        FM Repeater.

435.000           – 438.000        Satellites and Fast Scan TV.

438.000           – 438.425        Fast Scan TV.

438.425           – 438.575        Low Power Repeater and Fast Scan TV.

438.575           – 439.750        Fast Scan TV.

439.750           – 440.000        Digital Modes.

1.3GHz (23cm) – IARU

1,240.000 –     1,243.250        All modes.       26dbW PEP

1,243.250 –     1,260.000        Amateur TV Repeater Inputs.

1,260.000 –     1,270.00          Saellites.

1,270.000 –     1,272.00          All Modes.

1,272.000 –     1,291.000        Amateur TV.

1.291.000 –     1,291.500        Repeater Inputs.

1,291.500 –     1,296.000        All Modes.

1,296.000 –     1,296.150        CW Only.

1,296.150 –     1,296.800        SSB and CW.

1,296.800 –     1,297.000        Beacons Exclusive.

1,297.000 –     1,297.500        Repeater Outputs.

1,297.500 –     1,298.000        FM Simplex.

1,298.000 –     1,300.000        All Modes.

1,300.000 –     1,325.000        TV Repeater Outputs.

2.3GHz (13cm) – IARU

2,310.000 –     2,320.000        Sub-regional (National band plan). 26dbW PEP

2,320.000 –     2,320.150        CW Exclusive.

2,320.150 –     2,320.800        CW and SSB.

2,320.800 –     2,321.000        Beacons Exclusive.

2,321.000 –     2,322.000        Simplex and Repeaters (FM).

2,322.000 –     2,400.000        All Modes.

2,400.000 –     2,450.000        Satellites.

3.4GHz (9cm) – IARU

3,400.000 –     3,402.000        Narrow Band, CW, EME, SSB           26dbW PEP

3,402.000 –     3,456.000        All Modes.

3,456.000 –     3,458.000        Narrow Band, CW, EME, SSB.

3,458.000 –     3,475.000        All Modes.

5.7GHz (6cm) – IARU           Satellite Uplinks.        26dbW PEP

5,650.000 –     5,668.000

5,668.000 –     5,670.000        Narrow band, CW, EME, SSB.

5,670.000 –     5,680.000        All Modes.

5,755.000 –     5,760.000        All Modes.

5,760.000 –     5,762.000        Narrow band, CW, EME, SSB.

5,762.000 –     5,765.000        All Modes.

5,820.000 –     5,830.000        All Modes.

5,830.000 –     5,850.000        Satellite Downlinks.

10GHz (3cm) – IARU

10,000.000 – 10,125.000 Ditigal Modes.       26dbW PEP 10,225.000 – 10,250.000 All Modes. 10,250.000 – 10,350.000 Digital Modes. 10,350.000 – 10,368.000 All Modes. 10,368.000 – 10,370.000 Narrow Band, CW, EME, SSB, Beacon.

10,370.000 – 10,450.000 All Modes. 10,450.000 – 10,475.000 All Modes, Satellites.

10,475.000 – 10,500.000 All Modes, Satellites.

24GHz (12mm) – IARU

24,000,000 – 24,050.000 Satellites. 26dbW PEP 24,050.000 – 24,250.000 All Modes.

47GHz (6mm) – IARU

47,000.000 – 47,200.000 Narrow Band.        26dbW PEP

Annex – VI

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

SAMPLE OF THE LIST OF EQUIPMENT AND SKETCH OF ANTENNA.

1. Equipment.

a.         Receiver – Name/model…………………….…

Manufacturer………………………

Country……………………………  If self assembled, circuit diagram and

a picture of front panel may be attached.

b.         Transmitter —            — ditto – as above.

c.         Transceiver —            — ditto – as above.

d.         Instruments —            — ditto – as above.

2. Antenna.

a.         Type, kind and height.

b.         Installation and mounting details (give simple sketch).

c.         Remarks if any………………………………………… …………………………………………………………

Annex – VII

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

MAP SHOWING THE EXACT PHYSICAL/GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF THE STATION.

The station premises should be clearly marked on a copy of the map of the locality.

In case official map is not available, the applicant may prepare a map/ sketch clearly showing roads, streets, lanes as well as other important and marks like school, hospital, mosque etc., leading to the premises of the applicant (may not be necessarily according to scale). The objective is that the location of the station is easily approachable.

Annex – VIII

GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN

PAKISTAN TELECOMMUNICATION AUTHORITY

Headquarters, F-5/1, Islamabad – 44000,

https://www.pta.gov.pk

SYLLABUS AND DETAILS OF EXAMINATION FOR THE AWARD

OF AMATEUR RADIO STATION OPERATOR LICENSE.

Every applicant , if otherwise exempted by PTA, shall have to pass a written examination as well as a viva conducted by PTA.

1.         The examination paper shall consist of two parts as follows..

a.         Technical knowledge – Elementary Electricity, Magnetism, Radio Theory and practice.

b.         Operational knowledge.

i.          Amateur Radio Service Regulations, 2004 and Conditions of

Amateur License available on the website www.pta.gov.pk

ii.         Knowledge of ITU Radio Regulations related to Amateur Service.

iii.        International ‘Q’ code, Phonetic Alphabets and other Abbreviations.

iv.        Morse Code – Receiving and Sending conventions.

2.         DETAILED SYLLABUS

a.         Technical Knowledge, Elementary Electricity, Magnetism.

Basic theory of electrical terms, static charge, electric current (AC & DC), conductors, insulators, ohms law, volts, amperes, watts, inductance, capacitance, their definitions, units of measurement and their use in Radio Technology.

Elementary Radio Theory.

Audio/Radio Frequency Bands, resonance (series & parallel), Audio and Radio frequency transformer, circuit diagram of Radio Receiver and Transmitter ( both valve type as well as using solid state devices) , receiver characteristics like sensitivity, selectivity, tone, cross modulation interference, squelch, signal to noise ratio, beat frequency oscillator and the distribution of Radio Frequency Spectrum. Similarly in case of transmitter, types of oscillator, different modes of modulation and transmission, radio wave propagation, ground waves, ionospheric layers, sky waves , skip zone and fading. Type and kind of Antennae, their construction and characteristics. Measuring Instruments generally used by Amateurs for testing the performance of Receiver, Transmitter and Antenna. Elementary Theory of Space Communication.

b.         Operational Knowledge.

Pakistan Telecom Authority (PTA), PARS, International Telecom Union (ITU), International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and other Countries Amateur Societies – Basic knowledge about their locations and functions. Basic knowledge of the Pakistan Amateur Service Regulations, 2004, International Radio Regulations pertaining to Amateur Radio Service, its various aspects of operation like allocation of frequency bands, Call Signs, interference, distress/emergency transmissions including International Time signals and Frequency Standard Signals. The ‘Q’code about twenty (20) items should be memorized. Similarly International Phonetic Alphabets, numbers and other abbreviations should be remembered as given below:

“Q” code – QRA, QRG, QRH, QRJ, QRK, QRL, QRM, QRN, QRS, QRT, QRV, QRX, QRZ, QSB, QSL, QSO, QSP, QSY, QTH, QTR etc.

Phonetic Alphabets such as:

A ……            ALFA B …… BRAVO C …… CHARLIE

D ……            DELTA           E ……. ECHO F …… FOXTROT

etc.

3.         Morse Code Test and Interview: In addition to the written examination an applicant shall have to appear before the representative of PTA for general interview and Morse Code test.

Morse Code test, receiving and transmitting at a speed of 5 words per minute.

Receiving Test.

One para consisting of 100 words (5 character as one word) of simple English text containing punctuations shall be transmitted by a machine at the speed of Five (5) words per minutes and the applicant shall be asked to copy. The applicant may also be allowed to practice before the test. Sending Test. Similar para of 100 words (5 character as one word) of simple English shall be given to the applicant alongwith simple morse key mounted on a table. The applicant will be given five minutes to send. His speed and mistakes shall be noted by the examiner.

4.         General

a.         The examination papers shall be arranged and conducted by PTA Headquarter in Islamabad in collaboration with PARS. The examiners and members of interview committee shall be also nominated by PTA.

b.         The applicants having a university degree/diploma from a recognized university in electrical, electronics and communications shall be exempted from the technical part of the examination paper. Similarly persons with long experience in professional communication services shall also be exempted. But they will have to answer the question about the operational aspects of the Amateur Radio Services.

c.         The checking of the answer papers and the evaluation of interviews shall be held simultaneously. It shall be an objective test and appraisal about the technical and general suitability of the applicant for the grant of an Amateur Wireless License. The final report of the examining committee for each applicant shall be submitted to PTA Headquarters with the recommendations or otherwise to issue the License to the applicant.

Sd/

NIAZ H. BROHI, Director Regulations.

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