On this page you can find the most relevant information on Amateur Radio related issues here in Germany. The page is built up as a FAQ-page:
- Germany is a CEPT Country!
- What if I have no CEPT license?
- What bands and what power may I use in DL?
- I want to stay in DL for more than 3 months ...
- More information on Amateur Radio in DL needed?
- How do I find a local Amateur Radio Club?
- I need the address of a certain German Radio Amateur!
- I need more information on the DARC!
- How can I subscribe to the printed copy of the »CQ-DL«?
- Visitor's stations in DL If you cannot find some certain information - send a message to the committee members using the form-mailer. They will answer you as soon as possible.
Germany is a CEPT country!
If you have a CEPT license (covered by T/R 61-01) or a CEPT Novice license (covered by ECC-Rec. (05)06), you do not require any guest license for your short stay (up to three months) here in Germany. Just make sure that you bring your Amateur Radio license with you. For a list of countries accepting the recommendation, see the ERO web site.
What if I have no CEPT license?
Foreign Radio Amateurs without a CEPT license or a CEPT Novice license can apply for a guest license at the telecommunications authority Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr. The license will be issued for 3 months and costs (currently) 70 €uros. (BNetzA also issues Guest-licenses for 7 days - free of charge - but only in special cases). Please read and follow all the instructions carefully - it is reported that some applications have been returned due to missing information.
Application sheet for a Guest license (3 months) (NOT for amateurs licensed from CEPT T/R 61-01 acceptance countries!)
Application sheet for a Guest license (7 days) (NOT for amateurs licensed from CEPT T/R 61-01 acceptance countries!)
What bands and what power may I use in DL?
Full CEPT Licenses (and equivalent, Non-CEPT Licenses), CEPT License holders (even the former CEPT classes 1 and 2), as well as the equivalent guest license holders, may operate on the same terms and conditions as the German national class A .
CEPT Novice license (and equivalent, Non-CEPT Novice licenses) CEPT Novice License holders - as long as their country has implemented the ECC-Rec.(05)06 - may operate on the same terms and conditions as the German national class E without any further permit. Make sure that you have the specific CEPT Novice level remark in your license (or bring a copy of the FCC's CEPT Public Notice if your are from the U.S.). Equivalent German Guest license holders may also operate on the same terms and conditions as the German national class E-license.
More information on the terms and conditions of the two German license classes, as well as important addresses, repeater and beacon lists and much more can be found on the information sheet Amateur Radio in DL. The current rules and regulations in English can be found in the menu on the left.
I want to stay in DL for more than 3 months ...
If you will be moving to or staying in DL for more than 3 months ... (non-German citizens only!), then this is normally not a problem. You can apply for a permanent German Amateur Radio License with call sign. If you have a CEPT License, submit a copy of your HAREC certificate, your passport and your working and/or residence permit (EU-citizens: submit a copy of the registration form from the local Einwohnermeldeamt) to the BNetzA office in Dortmund. If you wish, you can state the call sign that you wish to have (if it's available!). List a few possible calls. If you have no CEPT license, please submit a copy of your passport, your working and residency permits, as well as a copy of your own Amateur Radio license (if possible submit an English or French translation of it, but for U.S. licenses a translation is not necessary) to the BNetzA office in Dortmund. In either case: do not hesitate to contact the office if you have further questions. They will give you the needed information: Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), Alter Hellweg 56, 44379 Dortmund, Germany. Phone: +49-(0)208-4507-265, Fax: +49-(0) 231 99 55 - 260, E-Mail: Dort10-Postfach@BNetzA.de
More information on Amateur Radio in DL needed?
The information published on this web page is far from complete. Nor is that the intention. Therefore it may be that specific information that may be very important for you is missing. Therefore do not hesitate and ask your questions to the commitee members by using the form mailer. The committee members will help and answer as best as they can.
German Amateur Radio Law, terms and conditions (in German) (see left menu for English translation)
Current IARU R1 HF Bandplan
How do I find a local Amateur Radio Club?
If you are planning to go to Germany and you are looking for a local Amateur Radio club in your neighborhood, please have a first look at this web site. Here you can click on the certain district you want to visit - and you'll get an overview of all local Radio Clubs of that district. If you have more questions, please feel free to send a message to the committee-members by using the form-mailer. Thank you!
I need the address of a certain German Radio Amateur!
No problem. If you know his call sign, you can visit the callsign search engine of the BNetzA. There you can type in the call sign. But note that the engine only will give you the address of the current call sign holder - and not the older ones (and only if the holder has given permission to publish the address - in Germany you can remove the publishing of personal data due to the data protection law!). If you can not find the address you are looking for there, try to Google for it or send a message to the committee using the form mailer. The committee members will try their best to help you.
I need more information on the DARC!
No problem. Please visit the homepage of DARC. If you need some special information, or the address of a contact person within the DARC, you may take a look at the different DARC committee web pages. Here again: If you can not find the information you are looking for there, feel free to ask the committee members by using the form-mailer. They will try to help you as best as they can!
How can I subscribe to the printed copy of the »CQ-DL«?
1) If you want to get all copies for a year or more, and live outside Germany, you can sign up for a special abroad membership. It costs 96 €uros per year and you will get 12 printed copies and have access to the web services of DARC. Unfortunately you can not use the German QSL service. For more information, please send an e-mail to: email@example.com or send a telefax to: +49-(0)561-949-8855
2) We have now added a menu with membership information on the left
Visitor's stations in DL
There are several visitor's stations for Radio Amateurs in Germany. Some of them even allow you to be QRV as a Guest operator. But anyway, call or write to the stations managers in advance.