Here I Like to explain few things, I am a amateur and my only perseverance to enjoy this hobby in my country just like every other amateur in the world, WITH TRNC AUTHORITY'S LICENSE AND PREFIX assign to me back in April 1993 as 1B1AB.
Amateur radio operator standards in TRNC has been setup to high level, which harmonize with most European states, especially with UK amateur radio examination level of knowledge required before assignment of 1B call, or to foreign visiting authorized operator amateur radio license can be given.
I do not thing other then T.R.N.C. administration, no other authority in a position to question our legality. Let along individuals, some Greek amateurs trying to justify this by violating amateur bands with deliberate QRM and spoil DX Clusters with political expressions as we all see very often. Here is the list of some a those sick Greek amateurs SV1GSU, SV2CWV, SV2GWYandSV1LK. I will add to my list few more when I am sure about their true identity.
I am not a politician nor do I like to debate on. BUT we often hear or see remarks about non existence of TURKISH REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN CYPRUS. This often use by Greek's to assault on my Turkish Cypriot-ness . This makes me unwillngly (here) try to defend T.R.N.C. existence and also 1B prefix. But I still insist keeping this page for my amateur radio activity only.
MY PERSONAL OPINION IS, ALL OF THIS PAST MISTAKES SHOULD HAVE BEEN WRITING IN HISTORY BOOKS LONG AGO AND LEAVE CYPRIOT'S GREEK AND TURKS TO ENJOY PEACEFUL LIFE IN THEIR COUNTRY, WITHOUT ANY INTERFERENCE FROM SV AND TA LAND. AFTER ALL WE ARE THE CYPRIOTS AND THIS IS OUR COUNTRY.
THOSE WHO WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEN IN PASSED IN CYPRUS(unfortunately some Greek's still live with same idea) AND WHAT MAKE CREATION OF T.R.N.C. AND 1B. PREFIX UNAVOIDABLE. CAN QSY TO BLOGSPOT BY USEING LINKS BELOW.
Purpose of the links is to answer back to few fascist SV's (so call hams). I do apologize beforehand for any misunderstanding by genuine good GREEK AMATEURS none of this links aim for them.
If this person is living in northern Cyprus and has indeed satisfied it's authorities requirement to operate as a Radio Ham then who are we to pass judgment that he is not a real ham.Being Greek I do know a bit of the politics and history of Cyprus. It's an unfortunate situation for both the Greek and Turkish residents. We here on the Zed as well as Hams on the air don't need to make it any more difficult.
oh bull we are talking about a ham license should he shut down give up ham radio because of political bs between two countries that have been at each other for a few thousand years 1B1AB has a license issued by the political power in control of where he is what's he to do otherwise there is the real world and there is the world as some people would like it to be they don't always match
Those hams in the Turkish part of Cyprus are stuck in a situation that they're not responsible for and that has no good solution. To be regarded as legal operators by the international community, they would have to be using licenses from the Republic of Cyprus, but to be regarded as legal operators by the government that actually controls the territory they're in, they have to use licenses from the Turkish Cypriot government. So in practical terms, their only choices are to either operate using a 1B callsign or to not operate at all. What would you do if you were in that situation? Would you give up ham radio (in this case for 30 years) because of a political dispute? Or would you go on the air with the only callsign that you are allowed to use, if the rest of the world doesn't accept it as valid?
I'd like to discuss a few additional issues in respect of some of the information already provided. Firstly the DXCC list itself is a political list; just look at the principal requirements for DXCC status; UN recognition, ITU call-sign series or inclusion in (a) the U.S. Department of State's list of "Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty" as having a local "Administrative Center," or (b) the United Nations list of "Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Now what constitutes inclusion on the State Department's List, as TRNC would seem to qualify? - the politics and foreign policy of a powerful, important and sovereign nation.
Now lets look at this "illegal" call-sign prefix 1B. The ITU Radio Regulations (Article 19 and Appendix 42) do not provide for any call-sign which starts with the figure 0 or 1 or where a single letter followed by a figure forms the national identifier; in this case the second character is never 0 or 1. There is therefore a clear problem for 1B BUT now lets consider some call-signs which we know and love, which are also a problem but no one raises even a whisper of concern about them. 1A - a DXCC entity listed as an unofficial call-sign in the DXCC list - note in this case the word 'illegal' or 'unauthorised' call-sign is not used.
Then there is S0 another disputed territory but not as disputed as TRNC; again it is not using a call-sign series conforming to the Radio Regulations of the ITU. S0 is also listed as an unofficial call-sign in the DXCC list. So are some of us not being just a little hypocritical when complaining about the use of 1B by TRNC as an illegal call-sign?In terms of problems of recognition TRNC has similar problems to Kosovo, Palestine, Taiwan and Western Sahara.
In amateur circles we've already seen stirrings of discontent with the disputed (by some) independence of Kosovo in recent times. However in the case of TRNC, no one can dispute that the United Nations Security Council issued two resolutions (541 and 550) proclaiming that the Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence was illegal and requested that no other sovereign state should recognise the legality of the declaration and asked for its withdrawal.
So once we get into the world of politics and human relations things get blurred. Let us accept there are always international political problems in the World, whether its the politicisation of Antartica, who owns the Falklands/Malvinas, whether Macedonia should have a new name or whether the British Isles should be called the Western European Isles.
I for one wish the 1B licensees well - I understand that they are operating under difficult conditions but they are operating in accordance with the regulations of the State in which they live. I do not think that any person living in any of the disputed territories around the World should be denied the fun and enjoyment of operating an amateur radio station. I also understand the deep rooted problems between the two Cypriot communities but these need to be solved in an appropriate way through negotiation, NOT by invoking emotive.