September 25, 2009

Indonesian Amateur Radio Service Changes

On August 31, 2009, The Minister of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia has issued a new regulation pertaining to Amateur Radio service, called PERMEN33/2009. The highlights of the new regulation are as follows:

Siaga class (YD/YG - Novice) is now exempt from any code proficiency while Penggalang class (YC/YF - General) requires only 5 WPM code proficiency and Penegak class (YB/YE - Extra) 8 WPM.

The changes to the power allowance to the amateur radio classes are as follows:

.(30 MHz and below)(above 30 MHz)
Siaga100 W75 W
Penggalang500 W200 W
Penegak1000 W500 W

2000 W power limit is allowed with a special permit from the national organization for EME/Dxpedition/Int'l Contest. Under new regulation, the limitation on the number of pieces of equipment owned is removed. The 40m band is now expanded to become 7.0 to 7.2 MHz

In addition to the existing 80m (CW and Voice), Siaga class (YD/YG - Novice) can now operate in:
7.0 to 7.2 MHz including voice (used to be 7.000 to 7.035 CW only)
21.0 to 21.2 MHz (CW and Narrow Band (NB) Data)

28.0 to 28.5 MHz (CW and Narrow Band (NB) Data)
In addition to the existing full 160m, 80m, 40m, 15m, and 10m band privileges, Penggalang class (YC/YF - General) can now operate in:
14.0 to 14.150 MHz including voice
Additional of frequency allocation for Penegak class (YB/YE - Extra).

7.1 to 7.2 MHz voice

The 40m band is now expanded to become 7.0 to 7.2 MHz (CW, Digital, and Voice).

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