I note with interest the spot of DO/PD2PC this morning. That is a novice licensee from the Netherlands operating as a novice in Germany. This got me thinking about UK intermediate (formerly ‘novice’) stations.
As it stands, and as far as I can tell, UK has not yet adopted ECC-Rec.(05)06 and is therefore not in the list of countries from which and in which novice licences can operate under CEPT. It is confirmed on the Ofcom site that only UK full licensees may operate abroad under CEPT, and that intermediates (and foundations) may not, but it doesn’t mention ECC-Rec.(05)06.
I wonder if there are any plans to adopt ECC-Rec.(05)06 here in the UK, or whether our intermediate licence is too far apart from the Novice licence in countries like Germany, Netherlands, Liechtenstein etc for it to be viable?
I can think of many current and prospective 2E0’s that would be SOTAing on the continent should the opportunity arise!