So are you planning a trip to Italy and want to operate amateur radio ?
Very often I receive emails from foreing hams asking for repeater list, licencing polices or just asking if it is possible to take their own ham radio equipment for their holidays in Italy.
C.E.P.T. Amateur radio licences
If the country of which you are citizen have a amateur licensee has entered into a bilateral or multilateral reciprocal operating agreement with the C.E.P.T. Countries you will no need any additional permission.
C.E.P.T.Â is the abreviatio ofÂ European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations.Â C.E.P.T. provides ham radio licenses that permit hams to operate from many european countries without obtaining an additional permit.
Just bring with you your ham radio licence, a valid passport or ID Card.
Non C.E.P.T. Amateur radio licences
If your country does not fulfill theÂ C.E.P.T. agreement, you should contact directly the Ministero dello Sviluppo Economico, Dipartimento Comunicazioni, and ask them for a reciprocal permit.
Ham Licences in Italy
All Italian licenses are equivalent to C.E.P.T. class 1 – recommendation T/R 61-01
You can use mobile and portable operations.
If you will stay longer than 90 days, you should apply for a local license.
Since 2005 in Italy is available only a Class of Amateur Radio licensesÂ (full license), and morse code is no more a requirement.
According to the CEPT Rules you shoud use the country prefix / your call / operting mode in example I4/F5ER/P
Where I4 stands for Emilia Romagna, have a look to the Italian Ham Radio Map and locate the correct prefix