Licensing information for China - BY
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & Jim - JA9IFF/1 & (BY/)SM0KAK - Lasse & BY1HAM - Chen & IK2MRZ/K2MRZ - Roberto & KT8X - Dennis & OK2SPS - Petr, BA1DU – Alan, AJ1Y – Joe,
Status: September 1996, Feb '98, Jan '00, Feb '00, Feb '01, Sep '01 (Web site
& Interim info), Aug ‘03
Intro: You can have a permission to operate from Chinese Club stations
Visitor's licenses handled by CRSA
Chinese Radio Sports Association
Beijing 100061 , China.
General of CRSA is Mr.Wang Xinmin, BA1OK, since 1998.
[office phone +86-10 6705 0878]
fax. +86 10 6705 0899
e -mail: crsa at public.bta.net.cn
CRSA Web site
Interim Administrative Methods for Installation and Operation of Amateur Radio Stations by Foreigners within the Territory of the People’s Republic of
The best way to get a
Write a letter to CRSA ( Chinese Radio Sports Association ) with the following application and cover letter.
Application for a Permit
to operate an Amateur Radio Station in People's Republic of
I , undermentioned alien amateur licensee, request a permit for operation of an amateur radio station in
Passport Number and where issued:
Date of Birth:
Home license ( Class and Number ):
Planned date and duration of visit: Arrival ; Departure;
Purpose of visit ( Business, Private, Study etc):
In which cities to operate:
Any specific operating requirements:
Remarks: include one passport photograph of the applicant
US5$ or 20 IRCs
Callsign will be assigned as Your Home Call / Chinese Club Call, like EY8MM/BY1BJ.
How long before you can operate?
Might be better to apply 3 month ahead of your arrival (recommended).
No transmitters are allowed to be brought into
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
Local club stations
Jim Nakajima JA9IFF/1
Setogaya 138-19-704 ex DJ0KE
Addition by (BY)/SM0KAK, 13 Feb 1998
It was easy for me to get my license, and also my visiting friend ES5MC got his license without problems. It is still possible only to get a permission to operate from clubs.
50 MHz and 432
MHz are ham bands in BY, but they are CLOSED for HAMs in
It seems to be very hard to get permission for import of any transmitters or power amplifiers. Antennas and receivers do not require any special permits.
Callsign used by foreigners are HOMECALL/CLUBCALL (eg. SM0KAK/BY1QH). With permission from the responsible person of the club the CLUBCALL may be used (eg BY1QH).
73 es mni tnx
fer uufb work!!
LARS MELIN < lars.melin at era.ericsson.se >
PS I live in
From: ""Dennis & Stephanie Ward" < KT8X at prodigy.net >
information for obtaining a license in BY was very useful. I received a license
in about 2 months. I mailed a letter as explained in your web site. Make sure a
Passport Size Photo (wasn't clear in your site) and 5 USD Cash accompanies the
application. After receiving my license last month, I was instructed to contact
BY4AA to arrange operation from that station (in
When I went in to work this morning, I had an email from a work colleague in
From: "Petr Silinger" psilinger at atlas.cz
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 09:29:33 +0100
Dear Veikko, here is their reply 73 dx petr ----- Original Message ----- From: crsa To: < psilinger at atlas.cz >Petr Silinger Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 1:57 AM Subject: Re: From CRSA
Silinger, OK2SPS Well come to
1. Mr. Chen Ping, BA1HAM, has not been working in the CRSA HQ for more than three year. The Secretary General of CRSA is Mr.Wang Xinmin, BA1OK, since 1998.
2.It is easy to apply a visitors license from CRSA HQ. You need to provide:
1). Copy of your passport;
2). Copy of your home license;
3). A passport photo or similar;
4). 5 USD of application fee.
3. The duration of the permission for the visitors to operate armature radio in
4. You can send your material to CRSA HQ: Chinese Radio Sports Association
73! Han Zhaofang BG1HZF Deputy Secretary General - CRSA Liaison Officer - IARU
From: "Alan Kung, BA1DU" < ba1du
at amsat.org >
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 17:10:54 +0800
There are some news about Chinese amateur radio, maybe these are useful for you sometimes.
A new rule about foreigners/foreign organizations setting up and operating amateur radio station in
1. The foreigner must live in
2. The government of the foreigner's nationality has signed amateur radio agreement with Chinese government.
3. Apply from CRSA, submit documents including, a written requisition, the identity explain by his Chinese host or the Beijing Embassy of his country, a copy of his home amateur radio license and a copy of his passport, and then can get Chinese call sign. (The prefix is not announced yet, probably BK).
4. The foreign tourist can operate VHF/UHF in
5. The foreign visitor's operating license (for shortdated visitor) holder can operate not only at BY clubs but also at private stations which have been permitted by CRSA. call sign is "home call sign/host call sign".
BTW, until 22 Jan 2001 there are 4151 licensed radio amateurs and 2203 amateur radio stations (HF and V/UHF only, not include SWL) in China.(exact datas, got from CRSA).
73 Alan, BA1DU
Addition from: Joseph Rogers
<jerogersesq at hotmail.com>
Thanks for all the effort on your site. I wanted to provide you an update for operations in BY (People's Republic of
Otherwise, the rules and regulations regarding operations remain pretty much the same.
OLD 1993 INFO deleted.