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RECOMMENDATION ITU-R M.1544*
Minimum qualifications of radio amateurs
(Question ITU-R 48/8)
This Recommendation defines minimum levels of operational and technical knowledge for use by administrations when verifying the qualifications of a person wishing to operate a station in the amateur services.
The ITU Radiocommunication Assembly,
a) that No.1.56 of the Radio Regulations (RR) defines the amateur service as: “A radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.”;
b) that RR No.1.57 defines the amateur-satellite service as: “A radiocommunication service using space stationson earth satellites for the same purposes as those of the amateur service.”;
c) that certain minimum operator operational and technical qualifications are necessary for proper operation of an amateur or amateur-satellite station,
1 that administrations take such measures as they judge necessary to verify the operational and technical qualifications of any person wishing to operate an amateur station;
2 that any person seeking a licence to operate an amateur station should demonstrate theoretical knowledge of: