Swedish Regulator Rejects Entry Level Amateur Radio License

Sweden’s telecommunications regulator PTS in February rejected the idea of an entry-level Amateur Radio license. According to Sweden’s International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member society SSA, the PTS “categorically rejected” the proposal, and that SSA must now find new ways to motivate prospective radio amateurs.

“Amateur Radio’s future in Sweden is an urgent issue that will be discussed during the upcoming annual meeting on Faro,” SSA said. The SSA estimates that fewer than 100 new licensees are joining the Amateur Radio ranks in Sweden each year. The PTS took into account some comments on rules that SSA posted last fall.

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