Holy cow! I found out today (8/14) I might be traveling to Australia and New Zealand on business at the end of October. After looking at www.aca.gov.au
, ARRL's, NZART's and other websites I think I can get a VK reciprocal permit by walking in to one of their licensing regional offices. It seems remarkable that they would issue one on the spot. At least the aca.gov.au site says that they prefer I apply in person so that can eyeball my papers. Will I really get a reciprocal license on the spot (assuming I have all the needed documentation, of course)? How efficient!
Of course I can and will email them, but I thought that maybe someone here or there can give me a real life experience report.
And as for ZL-land, looks like I can only apply by mail/fax and need to do so ASAP to allow for recommended 2-month lead time.
Well, at least they both seem to permit 2-meter operations without special permit.
A few VKs were coming in pretty decent this AM on 20m at 1000 Z -- I think I'll get up early again tomorrow I might get to ask one directly
Much thanks in advance for anyone who has any comments. If I don't pop back on the thread to post a personalized thanks every time, it's not because I don't, as always, appreciate the help from all of you.