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Old 21-12-2009, 21:21   #1
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Reciprocal Ham License in Bahamas

OK, I finally got a letter from the Bahamas URCA that says my application for a reciprocal amateur radio operating license has been approved, money order cashed, etc. So it seems I'm all set to operate in the Bahamas. What the letter doesn't tell me is what callsign I use.

I'm suspecting it is my U.S. callsign with a /C6A suffix.

Can anyone confirm or correct me?

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Old 30-12-2009, 09:00   #2
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yes... thats is correct...and they said something about keeping a log but I never did.


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Old 30-12-2009, 09:48   #3
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Thanks, Fred. I did get a different opinion on one of the Ham boards, where one person said it would be a C6/ prefix to my US callsign, but I think you are correct.
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I get a reciprocal license in Honduras every year when I go down there to work on a medical mission. There I use my US callsign with the suffix of /HR7. So I would guess that suffixes are the norm.

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I went ahead and went to the source, Chizelle Whyms at the Bahamas URCA. She tells me that my operating callsign would be my U.S. callsign with a C6A/ prefix. I guess practices vary from country to country.
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The nice thing about standards are there are so many to choose from!
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We work MM stations in the Bahamas every day on the WaterWay Net (7268LSB @ 0745 EST). Everyone uses their home call and appends the "/C6A".

They've done that for as long as I can remember (a VERY long time).

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I think they ought to include it in the entry fee! But than I'm a dreamer.
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I suppose odds are pretty good that government authorities in the Bahamas aren't going to get too wound up about whether you use C6A as a prefix or a suffix to the home call sign.

I also asked about getting a regular Bahamas amateur callsign, and was told that would be issued by reciprocity if and only if one were going to participate in an amateur radio contest.

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Does anyone know where I can find the reciprocity agreement with the US? Generally these agreements mean we recoginize your Lic and you recoginize ours without any additional fees. Thats the whole point. I don't have a clue about this, but I'd like to.
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