Norwegian regulations change

As of October 31, 2012, the Norwegian P & T Authority has made changes to the Norwegian amateur license regulations. The major changes are:

  1. Permission has been given to use 472 - 479 kHz (max. 100 W transmitter power output; max. 1 W EIRP). Hence the former permission to use 493 - 510 kHz has been stopped. 
  2. Permission has been given to use 70.1875 - 70.2625 kHz, EXCEPT in the three Norwegian southwest counties of Hordaland, Rogaland and West-Agder, where there still is commercial traffic within this frequency segment. NRRL had argued that the bulk of Norwegian radio amateurs should not be barred from using the IARU Region 1 calling frequency on 70.200 MHz and vicinities, because of a few commercial stations in the southwest corner of the country. This reasoning has thus been accepted by the Norwegian P&T authority. Hence the permission on 4 m with max. 100 W transmitter power, and max. 16 kHz bandwidth, include the following frequency segments: 
    • 70.0625 - 70.0875 MHz 
    • 70.1375 - 70.3125 MHz* 
    • 70.3625 - 70.3875 MHz 
    • 70.4125 - 70.4625 MHz 

* 70.1875 - 70.2625 MHz not permitted in the counties Hordaland, Rogaland, and West-Agder (southwest Norway). 

See http://www.lovdata.no/cgi-wift/ldles?ltdoc=/for/ff-20121031-1017.html