(Resolution adopted at the eighth plenary session, held on June 8, 1995)
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY,
HAVING SEEN resolution COM/CITEL RES. 5 (II-94), which recommends that the Organization of American States approve the Inter-American Convention on an International Amateur Radio Permit (AG/doc.3216/95);
CONSIDERING that COM/CITEL is the technical executive body of CITEL and under the powers established in its Statute approved by the General Assembly of the OAS, is responsible, inter alia, for preparing, in conjunction with the CITEL Secretariat, draft inter-American conventions and treaties on telecommunications in the Americas;
RECOGNIZING that one of the objectives of CITEL is to facilitate and promote, by all means within its power, the continuing development of telecommunications in the countries of the Americas; and
CONVINCED of the benefits of amateur radio activities, and having
regard for the interests of CITEL member states in allowing their citizens who are authorized to operate in the amateur radio service in their countries to operate temporarily in the amateur service in any other CITEL member state,
To adopt the following Inter-American Convention on an International Amateur Radio Permit:
INTER-AMERICAN CONVENTION ON AN INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO PERMIT
The Member States of the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL),
Taking into account the spirit of the Charter of the Organization of American States (OAS), the provisions of the CITEL Statute, and the provisions of the Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
Convinced of the benefits of the Amateur Radio activities and having regard for the interest of CITEL Member States in allowing citizens of any Member State who are authorized to operate in the Amateur Service in their country to operate temporarily in the Amateur Service in any other CITEL Member State,
Have agreed to enter into the following Convention for the use of an International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP):
Provisions Relating to the International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP)
a. A statement that the document is issued in accordance with this Convention.
b. The name and mailing address of the holder.
c. The call sign.
d. The name and address of the issuing authority.
e. The expiration date of permit.
f. The country and date of issuance.
g. The IARP operator class.
h. A statement that operation is permitted only for the bands specified by the visited State Party.
i. A statement that the permittee must abide by the regulations of the visited State Party.
j. The need for a notification, if required by the visited State Party, of the date, place and duration of the stay in that State Party.
Class 1. Use of all frequency bands allocated to the amateur service and amateur-satellite service and specified by the country where the amateur station is to be operated. It will be open only to those amateurs who have proved their competence with Morse code to their own Administration in accordance with the requirements of the ITU Radio Regulations.
Class 2. This class permits utilization of all frequency bands allocated to the amateur service and amateur-satellite service above 30 MHz and specified by the country where the amateur station is to be operated.
Conditions of Use
State Parties reserve the right to enter into supplementary agreements on methods and procedures for the application of this Convention. However, such agreements may not contravene the provisions of this Convention. The State Parties shall inform the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States of any supplementary agreements they enter into, and that Secretariat shall, for the purposes of registration and publication, send a certified copy of the text of such agreement to the Secretariat of the United Nations, in accordance with Article 102 of its Charter, and to the General Secretariat of the International Telecommunications Union.S
This Convention shall be open for signature by the Member States of the CITEL.
Member States of CITEL may become Parties to this Convention by:
a. Signature not subject to ratification, acceptance or approval,
b. Signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval followed by ratification, acceptance or approval, or
Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by deposit of the appropriate instrument with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, in its capacity as Depository.
Each State may make reservations to this Convention at the time of signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, provided that each reservation concerns at least one specific provision and is not incompatible with the objectives and purposes of the Convention.
This Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the date on which two States have become Parties to it. For the remaining States, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after their compliance with the corresponding procedure set out in Article 7
This Convention shall remain in force indefinitely, but may be terminated by agreement of the State Parties. Any of the State Parties to this Convention may denounce it. The instrument of denunciation shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States. After one year from the date of deposit of the instrument of denunciation, the Convention shall no longer be in effect for the denouncing State Party, but shall remain in effect for the other State Parties.
The original instrument of this Convention, the English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish texts of which are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, which shall forward a certified copy of its text to the Secretariat of the United Nations for the registration and publication, in accordance with Article 102 of its Charter, and to the General Secretariat of the International Telecommunication Union.
The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States shall notify the State Parties of the signatures, deposits of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval, accession and denunciation, and of reservations, if any.
General Assembly 1995 Resolutions