Friday, April 29, 2016

Brazil to Foreign Hams: Come and Operate During Olympics

The government of Brazil has thrown open the doors for allowing foreign amateurs to operate from the
country during the Olympic Games there this summer. According to the ARRL, any foreign amateur may operate from Brazil this coming August and September, regardless of whether a reciprocal licensing agreement is in effect between Brazil and the amateur's home country. Authorizations will be issued by the Brazilian Amateur Radio League (LABRE) under an agreement with the country's telecommunications regulator. No fees will be required. Hams wishing to operate in Brazil this summer should e-mail scanned copies of their valid passport, amateur license, an itinerary listing anticipated cities and expected dates of operation, and an e-mail address to <>.