for C5 - the
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & C56M/PG5M - Gerben & C5YK/ON7YK – André, 9M6DXX - Steve
Status: Additional info April 2005, March 2007, ‘08
Intro: You can get visitor's license quite easily in the
"Gerben A.Menting" < gm at bizze.nl >
Subject: License information for Gambia
Date: 15 Apr 2005
I just returned from my operations in
I stayed at the
For you application, you have to submit a copy of your passport, copy of your license, “To whom it may concern” from you licensing authority, 2 pass photos and your written request. In fact I had scanned all this material into a PDF file and e-mailed it to Mr. Sita Ceesay. I got a prompt reply that it was OK. The rest needs to be processed after arrival.
However, at present Mr. Yankouba Toure is now responsible for the licenses. He can easily be contacted by phone, is a very friendly and helpful person.
After my arrival I went directly to the New GRTS building where I visited Mr. Toure in his office on the fourth flour. After choosing the call sign, he permitted me to start operation strait away. Next day I should come back to pay the license fee of 1000 Delassi (approx. Euro 28) after which the license could be issued. However, due to the absence of the cashier, I was unable to pay and the license could not be processed. Finally on Friday, after several visits that week, I was able to get it all done, but I advise to be keen to get your payment done as quickly as possible. Any delay may result in further delay and eventually leaving the country without a written permit. I have to remark that Mr. Toure was really supportive and helping to solve the problems!
Mr Yankuba Touray is responsible and he works in the Department of State for Communication Information and Technology
New GRTS Building
Phone: +220 43 77 290
e-mail: dosit at gamtel.gm
Mr. Sita Ceesay
manager of Technical Audit Branch Gamtel
e-mail: Sita at gamtel.gm
Phone office: +220 42 29 296
Senegambia Beach hotel http://www.senegambiahotel.com
Phone: +220 99 29 700
e-mail: frontdesk at senegambiahotel.com
Contact for the room reservation is Mr. Ousman
Engineer Mr.Lamin J.Jammeh
e-mail: laminjjammeh at yahoo.com or lm_jameh5 at hotmail.com
One other remark: Look at the following web site http://kropla.com/ where you can lookup what kind of power plugs you need in a specific country. Further there is also information on internet, telephone, TV, etc. Very useful when preparing a trip.
Gerben – PG5M
e-mail: pg5m at dx.to
Bourbon André [andre.bourbon at skynet.be ]
Date: 4 Mar 2007
Information updated in 2007.
Intro: If you have a foreign ham license, you shouldn't have any problem obtaining Gambian licence.
Useful names and addresses
Make your application to:
Mr. Yankouba Toure
New GRTS Building
MDI Road, Kanifing, Gambia
Phone: +220 437 8031
Fax: +220 437 8029
e-mail: dosit at gamtel.gm and http://www.doscit.gm/
The best way is to go directly to Mr. Yankouba Toure when you arrived in The Gambia.
Copies of your radio amateur licence and passport and 1 photograph..
The fee (abt 1000 Dalasis = +/-28 Euro,almost anything from C56 -series is possible Customs: No problems.)
The fee must be paid with an tr number in Banjul.(a.s.k. for help C5DXC)
More info in http://www.on7yk.net/
73 André C5YK/ON7YK
Andre.bourbon at skynet.be
The best way to get a license:
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