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    The use of radios from the ground as an instructor or in AFIS (Aerodrome Flight Information Service) is possible but is subject to an authorisation of another category.

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  • FAQ

    Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European rules on international communications will no longer apply to calls and SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers).

    This means that when making a call or sending SMS messages from Belgium to the United Kingdom (and British numbers), consumer prices may be much higher than today as operators will no longer have to respect the current tariff ceilings.

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    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.

    Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.

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    Once Brexit enters into force, i.e. on 1 January 2021, the European roaming rules will no longer apply to the United Kingdom.

    This means that when making a call, sending SMS messages or surfing the Internet from the United Kingdom (to an EU country), consumer prices may be much higher than today given that operators will be allowed to apply a roaming surcharge.

  • FAQ

    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.

    Parcels from and to the United Kingdom will have to follow the same procedure as that applied to third countries (non-EU countries), such as Canada or the United States. This means that these parcels must be accompanied by a customs form, which is necessary to be processed through customs.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 02 575 55 55.

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    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Deliveries may take longer as additional customs formalities will have to be fulfilled.

    However, most operators apply an electronic procedure for these customs formalities, so that the potential impact on the delivery time should be limited.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 02 575 55 55.

  • FAQ

    On 1 January 2021 current relations between the European Union and the United Kingdom will come to an end, whether a partnership agreement is concluded or not.

    Starting from 1 January 2021 the United Kingdom (UK) will be treated as a non-EU country for customs purposes.

    This means that customs clearance costs will be charged. The agreement between the sender and the addressee will determine who will pay these costs.

    For more information, we advise you to contact the Brexit Call Centre of the General Administration of Customs & Excise Duties. This contact centre is available from Monday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the phone number 0257/55.555.

  • FAQ

    If you hold a class A certificate, you can, in addition to your main call sign, be granted a short call sign (only one) via the form.

    Extra series of OO to OT call signs, in the format of OOxA, where x=0 to 9 and A= A to Z can be applied for.

    Each additional call sign entails an application fee (€51,24) as well as a yearly fee (€51,24).

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    No, the radio station can only be used to convey information on technical research and related subjects in plain language. It is thus forbidden to tell your life story or to use encrypted or coded messages. However, after authorisation of the Institute, the holder of an authorisation for an automated station or for a remote-controlled station can use encrypted messages for the management of his/her station.

    In case of exercises organised by a Belgian emergency service, the holder of an operator’s certificate of the 5th category can, with prior approval of the Institute, communicate on subjects related to these exercises.

    Upon request from the relevant authorities responsible for crisis management, the holder of a 5th category certificate can help Belgian emergency services by deploying his/her 5th category stations in order to compensate for the failure of electronic communications. In this context only, the radio amateur can: transmit encrypted or coded messages, use any station of the 5th category, with the approval of the holder of the authorisation of the station concerned; and communicate regarding subjects related to the activities of the emergency services.

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