Licensing information for Taiwan R.O.C. - BV
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & BV/N0IAT - Joe & BV5AF & KT8X - Dennis & AA1TE - Dan & BX2AH - Frank & BX2AH - Frank
Status: March 1997, Mar 2000, Oct 2000, Aug 2003, Oct 2007
Intro: With this procedure it is possible to obtain a temporary operating permit for use while visiting / living in Taiwan R.O.C. As the situation here is undergoing some deregulation, these current rules and regulations may change quickly. Joe Fitter BV/N0IAT will try to follow up.
Under current condition,
few western countries give Taiwan the diplomatic sovereignty that she deserves.
Instead, the "one China" policy has made international ITU regulation
a grey area. The end result is that such CEPT or Reciprocal License agreement
can not be worked out directly with Taiwan since Taiwan lacks the needed
diplomatic relations with other countries.
PTT: via THE CTARL (CHINESE TAIPEI AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE)
E-mail: hq at ctarl.org.tw
- AN APPLICATION FORM
- PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR HOME COUNTRY AMATEUR RADIO LICENSE
- A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT AND
- TAIWANESE VISA.
The best way to get a license:
THE CTARL (CHINESE TAIPEI AMATEUR RADIO LEAGUE) DOES ALLOW NON-TAIWANESE HAM OPERATORS TO OPERATE AS A "GUEST" AT ANY LICENSED BV AMATEUR RADIO STATION WHILE YOU ARE VISITING OR LIVING HERE. THIS IS AN *OPERATORS LICENSE* WHICH IS DIFFERENT FROM A *STATION LICENSE*. THE CTARL WILL HELP GRANT AN *OPERATORS LICENSE*.
SEND THIS TO THE CTARL FOR
REGISTRATION -- THEN, YOU MAY USE YOUR HOME CALL SIGN WITH A PREFIX "BRAVO
VICTOR PORTABLE". YOU MAY DO SO ANY TIME YOU ARE GUEST OPERATING AT THE
QTH OF A LICENSED BV STATION. TURN AROUND TIME FOR THE AUTHORIZATION IS ABOUT 3
WEEKS, MAYBE LESS IF YOU FAX OR SEND THEM SOME ADVANCE NOTICE.
CONTACT INFORMATION IS: DR. BOLON LIN, BV5AF BOX 39 CHANGHUA TAIWAN
OR YOU MAY CONTACT: MR. TIM CHEN, BV2A BOX 30-547 TAIPEI TAIWAN
I hope some hams who visit Taiwan find this helpful. As of now, the CTARL has informed me that Taiwan has priveleges on all HF bands from 160 meters thru 6 meter band. There are plans to make a no code license in the future, but for now there is only 1 class of license and it includes the CW requirement.
Joe Fitter BV/N0IAT <FITR%mimi at magic.itg.ti.com>
Amateur Radio: BV/N0IAT Taipei TAIWAN Republic of China
ex. 7J1AOF (Japan) YU3/N0IAT (Slovenia) KA0ZDH (Novice)
Licensed Radio Amateur since 1986. Comments are mine only.
Addition from: bv5af at ms1.hinet.net
Time: 1996-12-31 23:35:00
Comments: Any foreign ham can make his tentative operating license during staying in Taiwan, all he should do are: mail or fax me his official ham license copy about 2 wks before visiting Taiwan, every application's valid days are 6 months. It can be renewed every 6 months.
Addition from: X-Sender:
bv5af at show.org.tw
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 1997 01:12:26 +0800
If you have any question about Taiwan tentative operating callsign License, pls feel free, let me know, I'm sure, will glad to help.
Again, welcome all foreign Ham visit Taiwan, and enjoy their amateur radio in Taiwan.
But be sure, show me their home license b4 coming to Taiwan, then, I can arrange their official tentative license, free charge.
BTW, now, here in Taiwan, we have 4 class (degree) license, listing below:
Class 4, no-code, V/Uhf only, output max 25W.
class 3, CW 25/min, some HF and V/UHF, HF output max 100W.
Class 2, CW 65/min, HF and V/UHF, output max HF 1KW
Class 1, CW 100/min, output max HF 1.5kw.
all Classes have no mode limiting, only bands and output pwer.
all classes can operate their v/uhf mobile station.
CTARL handles all the foreign hams' operating license.
For your reference.
Bolon Lin, M.D., BV5AF,
President of CTARL & TAMSAT,
E-mail addr: bv5af at ms1.hinet.net or bv5af at show.org.tw or bv5af at amsat.org
CTARL (Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League):
HQ: P.O.Box 1039,Changhua 500,Taiwan,R.O.C..
Staff:1) P.O.Box 23-39,Changhua 500,Taiwan,R.O.C..
2) P.O.Box 93,Taipei 100,Taiwan,R.O.C..
Bureau: P.O.Box 73,Taipei 100,Taiwan,R.O.C..
TAMSAT (Taiwan AMateur Satellite Association):
Mail: P.O.Box 23-452,Changhua 500,Taiwan,R.O.C..
From: "Dennis & Stephanie Ward" <KT8X at prodigy.net>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000
I just returned from BY and BV. An update on BV. Even though BV5AF was very helpful, he never sent me the necessary application form! I'm trying
to get a copy and if I do, will send you a PDF file. The form is entirely in Chinese - that's why the never sent it to me. BV2OO was willing to push it through in a day or so, only after I visited his club in Taipei - I wasn't close, and didn't have the time.
Thought you would appreciate this update.
PS: I've written an article on my trip, if you like I can email you a copy, WORD 97.
Addition from AA1TE on 12 Oct 2000:
I am in BV now and have just gotten a copy of the BV application from BV5AF. I will mail it in to the CTARL for operating permission in the morning. I am
enclosing a copy of the application in English as I received it from BV5AF.
Hope this helps and if I run into problems or if I find anything else out I will let you know.
Thanks for the great service OM and keep up the good work.
73's es tnx de
Ex- M0CDR, N1LYJ
from: "frank chen" <mpc at gate.sinica.edu.tw> in August 2003
To: <Oh2mcn at sral.fi>
Subject: new BV license rule for foreigners
Just surfed into your web page and I would like to update the newest Taiwan foreign ham license info.
Mark (JJ1TBB) has now got the first ever Taiwan ham station license here in Taipei. He passed the advanced test which is written in Chinese and got the call BN0F (see qrz.com for this info)
So it's now possible to get a BV/BX/BN/BW callsign as long as you can pass the exam which is, unfortunately, in Chinese language. (Kudos to Mark for his great feast!) and the morse test (13WPM for advance class, 20WPM for extra class BX)
email current CTARL president Lin BV5AF and he will try his best to help out, free of charge.
73, Frank Chen, BX2AH, Taipei, Taiwan
from: mpc [mpc at gate.sinica.edu.tw]
Subject: BV license info in
I would like to update the amateur radio licensing information in Taiwan. Foreigners with legal resident visa in Taiwan are allowed to set up the ham station and get a BV callsign if they pass the ham exam which consists of a 5wpm morse test and written test. But the test material is written in Chinese.
If you plan to operate in Taiwan, you’d better bring your own gear and antenna if possible. Portable rigs are highly recommended.
Email CTARL HQ ( http://www.ctarl.org.tw ) for how to apply for a temporary operating callsign.
73, Frank Chen, bx2ah