RADIO SOCIETY OF KENYA

 

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Radio Society of Kenya (RSK) meets monthly at the shack, Joseph Kangethe Road, Woodley Estate, Nairobi County, Kenya.

 

The 2020 Annual General Meeting was held on 11th January, 2020, at Planning House, Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi County, Kenya.  

          

Chairman: David Mutonga, 5Z4DJ.

 

Expanded Band Usage

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK) has granted us the use of the six metre band – 50 to 52 MHz, under the usual conditions, secondary usage and no interference. A request has been made for 4 meters, 70 to 70.5 MHz as well, without success, but the new 60 meter segment 5,315.5 kHz to 5,366.5 kHz has been granted for Amateur use since early 2017.   We also use 40 meters up to 7,200 kHz but license documents and published frequency schedules may not have been updated.

 

Foreign applicants outside Kenya are required to have their passport and license photocopies certified by a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public, as before, but are NOT required to submit a sworn affidavit attesting to the validity of the documents.   A visa was shown to be a requirement for visitors.

 

All local applicants will be required to submit a sworn affidavit but will no longer need to have their documents attested.  

 

The Fee Schedule is also published online.

 

The NCDXF beacon 5Z4B and the 2 meter repeater have been hosted by Don Gardner, 5Z4DE, in Nairobi, but the beacon will be moving to Kisumu County with Max Raicha, 5Z4BV.

                         

PAYMENT OF RSK DUES ETC.

Subscriptions are due annually on 1st January.  

 

Western Union is one good transfer system as it integrates very well with Kenya’s mobile money system, Mpesa.  This is by far the most effective and efficient method of payment.

 

Use a reliable online exchange rate calculator to determine payment.

 

     

PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEES

This matter is handled by the CAK, but we will be working to publish the easiest payment process.

 

CAK WEBSITE AND LICENSE APPLICATION FORM

      

The CAK website may be seen at www.ca.go.ke and a copy of the Kenya Amateur Radio license application form can be directly downloaded from this link. It can also be found in the Frequency Spectrum section.  

 

In case of any difficulty RSK please let us know and we will see what we can do to help, including sending a copy of the form by e-mail on request.  Foreign applicants should note that photocopies of their passport and license must be certified by a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary, but the affidavit is NOT required – it is for local residents only.

 

For citizens, the KRA PIN will also be required.

 

        UGANDA AND TANZANIA

Licensing information available to us for Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda has been added below the Kenya information on the Licensing page, for the benefit of potential visitors to East Africa.  

 

Tanzania information should be available at www.dit.ac.tz and http://tarc.dit.ac.tz/index.phpThis URL also lists conditions for reciprocal licenses in Tanzania (http://tarc.dit.ac.tz/foreigners.php).    Please note than this information may change without our knowledge.  (Thanks to Michael Fuchs, DL6MAF, for this information on Tanzania.)

NB: These offices are completely separate from the Kenya authority and must be dealt with directly.            

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       Advice on visitors licensing will be updated as per regulations.

        As we say here: "Kwaheri ya kuonana!" - we'll be seeing you!

- 73, GD DX -  

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Updated 24th February, 2020