• FAQ

    There are several examination levels, from beginner to advanced.

    • For beginners: 

    Examination C (basic operator certificate) consists of 30 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual. 
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong answer or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score 80%. 
    No exemptions are granted on the subject matters.
    To take this exam, you must hold a certificate confirming that you passed a practical test organised by a radio amateur association recognised by the IBPT.

    • For novices: 

    Examination B (novice operator certificate) consists of 38 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual (20 questions on the technical aspects, 10 questions on the legislation and 8 questions on the procedures).
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score at least 50% for each component. 
    No exemptions are granted on subject matters.

    • For experts: 

    Examination A (HAREC operator certificate) consists of 48 multiple choice questions on the subject matters covered by the manual (30 questions on the technical aspects, 10 questions on the legislation and 8 questions on the procedures).
    A correct answer scores 1 point; a wrong or a lack of answer scores 0 point. To pass the exam one has to score at least 50% for each component. 
    No exemptions are granted on subject matters.

  • FAQ

    This information is described in the radio amateur frequency plan table which is based on a decision of the BIPT.

  • FAQ

    If you wish to improve the outdoor coverage, in your garden or on the terrace of your restaurant by means of a Wi-Fi router outside, you need to know that only the 2400-2483,5 MHz and 5470-5725 MHz frequency bands are allowed.

    The other bands may only be used for indoor installations.

  • FAQ

    The following operators offer social tariffs:

    Name of the operator Contact points for the requests
    BASE  Tel.: 0486 19 19 99
             1999 via GSM
             Base.support@basecompany.be
             BASE Shop
    Mobile Vikings

    info@mobilevikings.be

    Orange Tel.: 02 745 95 00
             5000 via GSM
             Fax: 0800 97 606
             in writing: Orange Back Office
                              Avenue du Bourget 3
                              1140 Brussels
    Proximus Tel.: 0800 33 800 (Fr)
            0800 22 800 (Nl)
            0800 44 800 (De)
    Scarlet Tel.: 02 275 27 27
    Telenet Tel.: 0800 66 051
    Voo Tel.: 078 50 50 50

    Since 4 August 2012 only the operators (providing fixed telephony or fixed Internet) with a turnover of more than 50 million euro, are obliged to offer the social tariff for all their tariff plans.

    Operators with a turnover smaller than that amount may, after having made a declaration to BIPT, also offer the social tariff if they wish to do so.

  • 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

    All you need to know about 5G

    The Regions’ general brief aiming to regulate the protection of the environment also entails the power to adopt measures to prevent and minimise the risks related to the non-ionising radiation. It is therefore the Regions that define the radiation standards (standards for maximum emission) the operators have to comply with. The mobile operators are required to comply with these radiation standards, regardless of the technology they use. 

    The Regions also carry out inspections in the field to verify whether the radiation standards set by them are complied with. 

    For more information or to request radiation measurements, we invite you to contact your regional administration in charge:

    • Brussels Capital Region
      Brussels Environment
      Tel. 02 775 75 75
       
    • Flanders
      Environmental Department of the Flemish Government
      Tel. 02 553 83 50
       
    • Wallonia
      Institut scientifique de service public
      Tel. 04 229 82 35 (info-ISSEP) 

  • FAQ

    All you need to know about 5G

    5G further increases the mobile networks’ capacity for these to be able to continue to digest the still rapidly increasing mobile data traffic. For instance, a tenfold increase has been reported for data traffic in the past 5 years.

    In addition, 5G supports the Internet of Things and new applications, for instance for the automotive industry, health care and media and entertainment.

    5G aims at continuing to improve the mobile networks’ possibilities. Three spearheads can be distinguished in this regard:

    • an increase of the data speed per user and an increase of the mobile networks’ capacity in order to be able to manage the future growth of the mobile traffic. This will result in a better user experience and allow applications requiring more speed, e.g. Ultra-High Definition Video, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality …;
    • an improved reliability and latency. This allows to develop innovative services, the latency of which is crucial, for instance autonomous driving;
    • an increase of the number of devices that can be connected in a given area. This boosts the growth of the Internet of Things, which allows a more efficient management and follow-up not only in various sectors but in your home environment as well (Smart Homes, Smart Ports, Smart Agriculture ...).

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