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ANCOM organises this year’s second ordinary examination session for the issuance of radio operator certificates and radioamateur certificates



Between 19 September and 20 October 2012, the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM), by means of its regional divisions of Bucharest, Cluj, Iasi and Timis, organises an ordinary examination session for the issuance of radioamateur certificates and certificates of radio operator in the land mobile service.
ANCOM grants the certificates following an examination, structured by two ordinary sessions, in the months of April and October each year, and organised by its regional divisions.
The examination sessions for the radio operator certificates in the land mobile service will be held as follows: on 19 September 2012 in Timisoara and 20 September 2012 in Cluj, on 6 October 2012 in Iasi, and on 9 – 10 October 2012 in Bucharest. 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 9 October 2012 in Timisoara, on 16 and 17 October 2012 in Bucharest, and on 20 October 2012 in Iasi and 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 available here, 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. Additionally, 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 in emergency situations, a fact acknowledged nationally and internationally. In Romania, there are currently more than9,170 validradioamateur certificates.