Are you ready to apply for your Radio Amateur License in Sri Lanka? Follow these clear steps to ensure a smooth application process:
Step 1: Check Exam Results
- If you recently faced the Radio Amateur Examination (Novice/General/Advance), keep an eye out for the results.
Step 2: Upgrading Your License
- If you’re upgrading your existing license, complete the application for renewal using this form: Local Amateur Application.
- Prepare a letter of request addressed to the Director General, TRCSL.
- Take your license book, NIC and visit TRCSL.
- Meet Ms. G.H.P. Imali Prasanthika, Assistant Director at the Spectrum Management Division, 2nd Floor. She will assist you with the process.
- Pay the upgrading fee. Note that you may need to wait briefly while the finance department prepares a voucher.
- Send soft copies of the required documents to <[email protected]>. Make your request in the email body.
- Simultaneously, either hand-deliver hard copies or send them via registered post to TRCSL.
Applying for a New License
- If you’ve never held a Radio Amateur License before, you’ll need to follow these steps:
- Fill out the application form here: Local Amateur Application in triplicate (3 copies).
- Complete the MOD clearance form, available here: MOD Clearance Form. Please note that this form is available in Sinhala, but you can fill it out in English.
- Prepare a letter of request addressed to the Director General, TRCSL. Don’t forget to mention your contact phone number.
- Obtain photocopies of both sides of your National Identity Card (NIC).
- Prepare three passport-sized photographs (ensure they present you at your best, as your ham license will feature one of these).
- Since you’re not authorized to possess transmitting equipment yet, you may respond that you will apply once licensed.
- Secure two letters of recommendation from two other Radio Amateurs or individuals of good standing (preferably without a criminal record).
- Attach a copy of the letter you received from TRCSL stating your exam results.
- Send them via registered post to TRCSL.
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka,
No. 276, Elvitigala Mawatha,
Mention Your NIC No.
- In all your correspondence with TRCSL, include your NIC No. It’s the first thing MOD/TRCSL checks in their database. Ensure it’s accurate, as an incorrect NIC No. can stall your application.
- Send soft copies of the documents to <[email protected]> for faster results.
- Best wishes with your application process, and welcome to the world of amateur radio. Remember that you can always visit www.rssl.lk or email <[email protected]> if you have any doubts or questions.
Follow these steps, and you’ll be on your way to obtaining your Radio Amateur License. Best of luck, and 73!