It would be nice if somebody from Canada could tell us the status of lower-level U.S. hams that didn't pass a code test. It's pretty clear that CEPT Class I licensees are OK, but the U.S. and Canada have their own agreement. In the past, VHF-only U.S. hams were limited to similar operations in Canada, but General Class U.S. hams could operate HF there. I'm not sure if that' still the case, the way that the agreements are written. I passed code tests for Novice, General and Extra many years ago, and should still be able, but there's no way to really prove that anymore, since code is not required for any license here. This question comes up periodically, and answers have been elusive. Perhaps nobody in Canada knows?
I revisited the RAC web site, and it looks like any U.S. ham who has not passed a code test is limited to the Canadian Basic License privileges. So a U.S. no-code Extra has VHF only privileges in Canada? Since we have no code tests, that means all U.S. hams in the future. At the least the Europeans recognize the Extra class as a full license.
Last edited by K0RGR; 04-22-2012 at 01:09 AM.
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