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  • FAQ

    A form is available; please follow the instructions correctly, particularly the requests for documents that are necessary to process your application.

    The authorisation is free.

    Complete applications are processed in the chronological order of their arrival.

    Contacting us is unnecessary; if your file is incomplete, we will ask you to provide us with the missing elements. As soon as you file is processed, you will receive the authorisation via ordinary mail.

    Ground stations also need to be covered by an authorisation

  • FAQ

    Yes, it is. An application form is available. The aeronautical authorisation is charged: € 18.82 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB), with the reference “Aeronautical authorisation”.

    You must enclose:

    • the copy of the proof of the payment of € 18.82;
    • In case of an application on behalf of a company or association, a copy of the articles of association.

    Please note that you can not use that authorisation on the ground. You must always use the call sign of the aircraft containing the portable radio. Your radio must bear the CE marking and must be accompanied by the EU declaration of conformity. It must also operate on 8.33 kHz.

  • FAQ

    You must register via a GMDSS examination centre.

    The practical exam takes place on the equipment used by the candidate during his or her training. There is a €69,61 registration fee, which is non-refundable. In case of an annulment more than one week before the exam or upon presentation of a medical certificate, the registration fee can be moved to another date.

    To pass the exam one has to score 50% for each subject and 60% in total. An exemption is granted for the parts for which the candidate scored 70%.

  • FAQ

    Send an e-mail to examen@bipt.be with your last name, first name, postal details (address), your phone number, a copy of both sides of your ID card and a passport-sized photograph (with a white background). There is a €31,64 registration fee, which is non-refundable. In case of an annulment more than one week before the exam or upon presentation of a medical certificate, the registration fee can be moved to another date.

    For the SRC exam, you must also enclose an SRC training certificate issued by an approved training centre (link to FAQ3). Attention, it is only valid for one year. After that, the certificate will not be accepted.

    Our department will contact you to propose examination dates. Once your application is registered, you will receive a conformation e-mail mentioning the payment information as well as other information.

    Registration is possible up to two weeks before the examination date, as long as places are available.

  • FAQ

    There are several examination levels, from beginner to advanced:

    • For beginners : examination C (basic licence) consists of 24 multiple choice questions about the subject matters covered by the manual. To pass the exam one has to score 80%. No exemptions are granted on the subject matter.
      To take this exam, you must have a certificate of achievement of a practical test organised by a radio amateur association (link anchor to FAQ4) recognised by the Institute.
    • For experts : examination A (HAREC) consists of 33 multiple choice questions about the subject matters covered by the manual. To pass the exam one has to score 66%. No exemptions are granted on the subject matter.

  • FAQ

    Yes, provided that the applicant holds a class A certificate and that the station is operated from the Belgian territory.

  • FAQ

    An application form is available. The aeronautical certificate is offered with charge: €6.33 to pay on the account of BIPT: IBAN BE68 6791 7078 1634 (BIC : PCHQBEBB).

    Do not forget to sign your form!

    You must enclose:

    • the original copy of the certificate of achievement of the exam, issued by the FPS Mobility and Transport or by the competence centre of the aviation unit;
    • the copy of the proof of the payment of €6.33;
    • a recent passport photograph;
    • a copy of both sides of the identity card.

    Please note that the ATCO (Air Traffic Control) licence does not entitle to the operator’s certificate – it is essential that you provide the certificate of achievement of the FPS examination. If you do not have that certificate anymore, you can ask an equivalent document to the FPS. A copy of your PPL, ATPL... does not entitle to the operator’s licence. The ELP is not sufficient either.

  • FAQ

    The recognised training centres are the following:

  • FAQ

    The following associations have been recognised by BIPT:

    • the UBA (Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union),
    • the VRA (Vlaamse Radio Amateurs),
    • and the UFRC (Union Francophone des Radios Clubs).

    For more information about the dates and locations of the next training sessions, please contact the association of your choice.

  • FAQ

    You can use the form.  Each application for a station authorisation (including a fixed, a mobile and a portable station) entails an application fee of €50.62 except for a station without an operator, for which it amounts to €101,24. A yearly fee of €50.62 is also charged for each type of station.  You can also apply for an additional station authorisation at the same price.

    Except for the automatic packet reporting system (APRS), the application can not relate to a radio amateur station without an operator which is a fixed station ensuring the retransmission of a received signal or transmitting a continuous signal, without the physical presence of a user.

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