The following news report is courtesy of Southgate Amateur Radio News:
Sweden's International Amateur Radio Union's member-society, Föreningen Sveriges Sändareamatörer (known as the SSA), reports that the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) is planning to introduce new Amateur Radio regulations on November 1, 2018. The current rules for Amateur Radio came into force in 2016
In Sweden there is no Amateur licence, on passing a HAREC compatible exam organized by the SSA the Amateur call sign is issued free of charge and is valid for life, and a transmitter power of up to 1 kW output is permitted.
The proposed changes would cut the maximum power to just 200 watts; if an Amateur wished to run more they would have to pay a “hefty” annual fee and deal with the bureaucracy involved in submitting an application to obtain a licence.
The proposed regulations will also include the new 5 MHz band agreed at World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15).
The deadline for comments on the proposals is March 30.
Read the SSA post in Google English:
For more information read the report by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) at: