40 meter extended

From 29 March 2009 the band 7100-7200 kHz is allocated to the amateur service. This change took place during the WPX contest. It was good to note that most broadcasting stations disappeared at the agreed hour and that the contest stations were able to spread out over the band.

Many countries had access to this band before that date, the so called Early Access (EA in the table). Other countries were waiting for the official date before allowing their amateurs to operate in this new part of 40 meters. Unfortunately we see that in several countries the bureaucratic process takes longer than the date we already knew since WRC-2003.

country
from
Austria
EA since 20060202
Belgium
EA since 20050901
Croatia
EA since 20031226
Cyprus
EA since 20041101
Czech Rep
EA since 20050501
Denmark
EA since 20050101
France admin process ongoing
Germany
EA since 20060901
Gibraltar EA
Hungary
EA since 20060525
Iceland
EA since 20040419
Ireland
EA since 20041020
Israel EA since 20040518
Italy EA since 20080513
Liechtenstein EA
Malta
EA since 20050912
Monaco
EA since 20050608
Montenegro

EA

Namibia EA since 20040420
Netherlands
EA since 20060606
Norway
EA since 20040401
Poland
EA since 20050805
Portugal
special permit
Russian Federation
EA since 20060427
San Marino
EA since 20040225
Sao Tome EA since 200509
Saudi Arabia EA
Serbia
EA
Slovakia
EA since 20050120
Slovenia
EA since 200606
South Africa admin process ongoing
Spain
EA since 20071124
Switzerland
EA since 20050101
Syria EA
United Kingdom
EA since 20041031