Argentina. The Argentine Chancellor, Jorge Faurie, signed the Reform of the Inter-American Convention on International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP), adopted by the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL), whose presidency is held by Argentina, a position held by the head of the National Communications Agency (Enacom). ), Silvana Giudici.
The purpose of the reform is to promote the development of the Amateur Radio activity in the current technological context by making the procedures more flexible, in particular, in the delivery of courses, entrance exams and the promotion of categories. In agreement, to facilitate access to the activity, we sought to modify the administrative requirements established for the authorization of the Radio Clubs and Institutions and their obligations before the Enacom.
Likewise, the procedures and requirements for obtaining the International Amateur Radio Permit (IARP) are updated by those Argentine Radio amateurs who wish to carry out their activity abroad when traveling or temporary transfers to foreign countries. In this regard, the possibility of authorizing foreign Amateur Radio to operate in Argentina is also provided.
The Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) is an entity of the Organization of American States (OAS) that has technical autonomy in the performance of its functions, within the limits of the Charter of the Organization, its Statute and the mandates that it transmits the General Assembly, as well as the specific mandates of the Heads of State in the Summits of the Americas. It is currently composed of 34 Member States and more than 100 associate members, composed of companies from different countries of the Region.
Argentina assumed the chairmanship of the Permanent Executive Committee of CITEL in the new 2018-2022 period, under the chairmanship of Enacom, Silvana Giudici.