March 8, 2021

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Ham radio exams in Germany cancelled

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Due to the Coronavirus pandemic in Germany the Federal Network Agency BNetzA has announced that all amateur radio exams will be cancelled until mid-January at the earliest

A translation of the DARC post reads:

The Federal Network Agency reports on its website that due to the current development in connection with the dynamic spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), there will be no more amateur radio exams until mid-January 2021. Examination dates from January 20th, 2021 are initially subject to change.

Furthermore, the Federal Network Agency asks you to refrain from registering for exams and only submit applications for admission to an amateur radio exam when new exam places have been published. The Federal Network Agency will inform you about this in due course.

You can find the link to the notification from the BNetzA at:
https://www.bundesnet
zagentur.de/DE/Sachgebiete/Telekommunikation/Unternehmen_Institutionen/Frequenzen/SpezielleAnwendungen/Amateurfunk/amateurfunk_node.html


Source DARC https://darc.de/

In the UK amateur radio exams are run by radio amateurs themselves and people can take the exam online from their own home. The situation in Germany is different, there the exams are run by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and have to be taken in-person in a limited number of BNetzA exam centres. Their system prevents many people from taking the exam due to travel issues and during a pandemic there may be no exams at all.

Via Southgate Amateur Radio League

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