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ANCOM Organises a New Examination Session for the Achievement of the Radio Operator and Radioamateur Certificates



Between 3 April and 22 May 2012, the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), by means of its territorial divisions of Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi and Timisoara, organises the ordinary examination session for the persons who wish to achieve the certificates of radioamateur and, respectively, of radio operator in the land mobile service.
ANCOM grants the certificates following an examination, structured in two ordinary sessions, in the months of April and October each year, and organised by its regional divisions.
The examination sessions for the certificates ofradio operator in the land mobile service will be taken as follows: on3 and 4 April 2012 inBucharest, on 5 May 2012inIaşi, on8 and 9 May 2012inTimisoara, and on 22 May 2012inCluj. Further details are available here, on the ANCOM webpage dedicated to the operating personnel of the radiocommunications stations.
The examinations for the radioamateur certificates will be held on 3 April 2012 in Timişoara, on 10 and 11 April 2012 in Bucharest, and on 21 April 2012 in Iasi and 28 April 2012 in Cluj. Further details regarding the examinations organised for the radioamateur certificates, as well as other information on the rules, list of topics, international regulations, sanctions and forms, are availablehere, on the ANCOM website.
The interested persons can register for the two types of examinations by submitting a registration request, along with a copy of the requester’s ID card/birth certificate or passport and a colour photo, passport-type. In addition, the applicants for the certificate of radio operator in the land mobile service need to provide the proof of middle school graduation (grades 5-8).
The specific users of the land mobile radiocommunications networks of private use – who need a radio operator certificate in order to operate radiocommunications stations – are both small entrepreneurs and large companies that require radio communications through their own networks. These companies operate in domains such as: industry, production, utility transport and distribution at a national level, transport, constructions and public works, agriculture, forestry, security and protection of privacy, public protection, public health, community management services etc. There are more than 16,662 valid operator certificates for the radiocommunications stations in the land mobile service.

Radio amateurism is mainly a hobby, with yet an important competitive side at a local and an international level. This enables radio amateurs to distinguish themselves within various international trials and competitions in the field. Furthermore, radio amateurism allows for: developing abilities in using the radiocommunications stations, regardless of the user’s age; knowing in-depth the phenomenon of radio propagation in various frequency bands; making and testing radiocommunications equipment, as well as participating, together with the relevant public institutions, to ensuring radiocommunications under emergency situations, a fact acknowledged nationally and internationally. In Romania there are currently more than9,170 radioamateurs authorised by ANCOM.