Sweden: New rules for ham radio permit applications

The SSA reports applications for amateur radio permits will now take 2-3 weeks longer due to National Security considerations

A translation of the SSA post reads:

PTS [communications regulator] will prepare permit cases with the Security Police and the Swedish Armed Forces from the turn of the year due to a change in the law aimed at strengthening Sweden’s security. The authority invites all actors who need a radio permit to apply in good time.

From January 1, 2020, testing of permit applications to use radio transmitters will take at least 2-3 weeks longer than before. PTS then has an obligation to consider Sweden’s security in connection with the authority examining applications for permits to use radio transmitters. The reason for this is amendments to the Electronic Communications Act that come into force at the turn of the year.

Read more: SARL: http://bit.ly/2TYUscI