DXing are there countries we are not allowed to contact

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N4AEQ, Nov 14, 2019.

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  1. XZ2A

    XZ2A Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a 'non-political' British ham, I happily live permanently in the communist country of Laos. Apart from a recent event when the local police thought that I was a spy (they know nothing about ham radio), I've never had any contact with any government or police, and am left to live in this very peaceful (and communist) country. I can do what I want (within limits), and it's certainly a lot more peaceful and safe than the UK, USA etc etc :)
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  2. WH2HAO

    WH2HAO QRZ Moderator Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yes, Laos is fun, spent a lot of time there myself.
  3. KC7JNJ

    KC7JNJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    What about the Conch Republic do they have a ham ticket lol
  4. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

    I don't have to worry too much about putting RF into prohibited places. I barely put RF into places that want to hear a weak W station. :D

    Is the prohibited list still a thing?
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  5. NG1H

    NG1H XML Subscriber QRZ Page

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  6. WZ7U

    WZ7U Ham Member QRZ Page

  7. KP4SX

    KP4SX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That used to be the case with some countries, Dunno if any still apply that prohibition.
  8. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    The FCC doesn't ban countries.

    The rule is we can communicate with any nation except those that object to such communications. I don't believe there are any that do that per se at the moment. What you have is countries like the DPRK where ham radio is (supposedly) not banned but also not active.
  9. W4NNF

    W4NNF XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Nah, not Elbonia. You're thinking of the Duchy of Fenwick. :D
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  10. KA0USE

    KA0USE Ham Member QRZ Page

    come to think of it, i believe there was some kind of law or restriction against contacting ets:

    Is it illegal for Americans to make contact with aliens?

    • Strangely enough, this law has been misinterpreted by some, who believed that the law made it illegal for Americans to make contact with aliens. The law was repealed in 1977, after several successful space missions by NASA showed that astronauts were not carrying back contaminants from space.

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