Thursday, January 16, 2020

Tunisia Begins Issuing Personal Ham Licenses

Moncef Guicha, 3V8GM (L), receives one of the first three
individual amateur radio licenses issued by Tunisia
in the last 60+ years. The Tunisian Minister of Telcommuni-
cations (center) presented the licenses personally.
(Photo via IARU Region 1 website)

 For the first time since 1956, amateurs in Tunisia are being granted personal licenses and individual call signs. According to Southgate Amateur Radio News, the first three licenses were recently issued to 3V8HB, 3V8MN and 3V1MB. Until now, Tunisian hams were allowed to operate only from an authorized club station. The process for obtaining an individual license is reportedly quite involved.