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GUIDE LINES FOR THE APPLICATION AND OPERATIONS OF AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE    Downloads
 (You are requested to carefully read the Guidelines prior to making an application for an Amateur Radio License)

(1) Any person desirous of obtaining a licence to use a radio frequency or radio frequency emitting apparatus for Amateur Radio shall make an application to the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (hereinafter referred to as “the Commission”) in the form provided for such purpose.

(2) The applicant making an application to the Commission shall satisfy the following: -

(a) Be over sixteen years of age,

(b) Be technically competent to operate a Amateur Radio Station

(c) Has passed the written examination and the practical Morse Code test conducted by the Commission.

(3) The types of licenses issued by the Commission for Amateur Radio are:

(a) A Novice Class Amateur Licence ; or (b) A General Class Amateur Licence ; or (c) A Advanced Class Amateur Licence.

(4) Applicant for a Amateur Radio license (local) can make an application either for a period of one year or 5 years.

(5) A foreigner who holds a licence to operate an amateur radio station shall be issued a license to operate an amateur radio station while in Sri Lanka. The category of the license to be issued shall be based on the licence held by him.

(6) Foreign applicants can apply for the period of stay in Sri Lanka not exceeding one year.

(7) If the licensee wishes to continue to use the Amateur Radio Station, the Licensee is required to make an application for renewal 30 days prior to the expiry of the license.

(8) Use of a Amateur Radio Station without a license is an offence and punishable under the Act

(9) The Commission shall issue a license to the applicant after considering the particulars set out in the application and on payment of the fee as per the Amateur Radio license Fees Rules Gazetted by the Commission from time to time.

(10) The Commission may renew the license for another period on the application made by the licensee. Application for renewal shall be made in the form provided for such purpose by the Commission.

(11) An organization registered with the Government which has as its objects, radio investigation or research or the training of persons in radio communication techniques may be granted a license to operate a radio station in the amateur radio service, subject to the following conditions: -

(i) If the Commission is satisfied that the organization is a teaching institution recognized by the government and a bona fide organization with the above-mentioned objects.

(ii) A person nominated by the organization and approved by the Commission shall be responsible for the security of the equipment and the proper operation of the station;

(iii) The station shall be operated by or in the presence of a person holding a current amateur radio licence issued under these regulations subject to the conditions of such licence and of the licence issued to the station. For the purpose of this paragraph organization shall include a school, collage, institute or association.

(12) (i) The Commission may grant approval to an Associations to which a licence has been granted to operate a repeater/translator or beacon installations. (ii) The repeater/translator or beacon communications approved under paragraph shall be freely accessible to all persons who hold a licence to operate an amateur radio station. (iii) In the event of any interference caused to other communication services/or stations, the Commission shall order to terminate the operation of such equipment.

(13) The radio frequencies set out in the schedule are allocated by the Commission for the use Amateur Radio Novice/General and advanced. The Commission may change these allocations in keeping with the international obligations made to International Telecommunications Union

Interpretations:

The Commission shall mean the “Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka established under the Sri Lanka Telecommunications (Amendment) Act No 27 of 1996

The Act shall mean the Sri Lanka Telecommunications Act No 25 of 1991 as amended by Act No. 27 of 1996

SCHEDULE

(A) RADIO FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS FOR NOVICE CLASS

Frequency Band Status Class of Emission

3500 – 3600 KHz . . P . . A1A, A1B, A2A, FIA

21125 – 21200 KHz . . Pex . . A1A, A1B, A2A

F1B, J2A, J2B, J3E

28.0 – 28.500 MHz . . Pex . . A1A, A1B, A1C, A1D

144 – 146 MHz . . Pex . . F3E, FEF, F2A

A1A, A1B, A2

P – Primary Service.

S – Secondary Service

Pex – Exclusive use by Amateur Radio Service only.

(B) RADIO FREQUENCY ALLOCATIONS FOR GENERAL AND ADVANCED CLASS
Frequency Band Status Class of Emission

1800 – 2000 KHz . . P . . A1A, J3E

3500 – 3900 KHz . . P . . A1A, A1B, A1C, A1D, A2A

7000 – 7100 KHz . . Pex . . A2B,

A2C, A2D, A3C, A3E

10100 – 10150 KHz . . S . . J2A, J2B, J2C, J2D, J3C

14000 –14350 KHz . . Pex . . J3E, J3F, R3E, F1A, F1B

18068 – 18168 KHz .. Pex . .F1C, F2A, F2C, F2D, F3C

21000 – 21450 KHz . . Pex . . F3E, F3F

24890 – 24990 KHz . . Pex . .

 

28 – 29.7 MHz . . Pex . .

50 – 54 MHz . . Pex . . A1A, A1B, A1C, A1D, A2A

144 – 146 MHz . . Pex . . A2B, A2C, A2D, A3C, A3E

J2B, J2C, J3C, J3E, J3F

R3E, F1A, F1B, F1C,F1D

F2A, A2B, F2C, F2D, F3C

F3E, F3F

 

430 – 440 MHz . . S . . A1A, A1B, A1C, A1D

1240 – 1300 MHz . . S . . A2A, A2B, A2D, A3C, A3E

2300 – 2450 MHz . . S . . A3F, J2A, J2B, J2C

3300 – 3400 MHz . . S . . J2D

CSF

5650 – 5850 MHz . . S . . J3E, J3E, J3F

R3E

10.00 – 10.50 GHz . . S . . F1A, F1B, F1C

24 – 24.05 GHz . . Pex . . F1D

24.05 – 24.25 GHz . . S . . F2A, F2B, F2C

F2D

47 –47.2 GHz . . Pex . . F3C, F3E

75.5 – 76 GHz . . Pex . . F3F

76 – 81 GHz . . S . .

142 –144 GHz . . Pex . .

144 – 149 GHz . . S . .

241 – 248 GHz . . S . .

248 – 250 GHz . . Pex . .

 

 P – Primary Service

S – Secondary Service

Pex – Exclusive use by Amateur Radio Service only

 
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