Licensing information for the Philippines - DU
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& DU3LIM - Manny & KE6UP - Alan & K7DTS/DU1 - John & DU1/DL5ZAH – Klaus & DU7/OE3GEA
– Gerhard & 9M6DXX – Steve &AI4QJ - Dan
Status: June 1997, Jan '98, Jan '99 (totally new), Apr '99, Mar '05, ’08, Oct ‘12
Intro: About a year and a half ago I was looking for information on the Philippines and I have since gotten my license and am on the air here so I will pass along what I know of the processes.
PTT (from ITU database):
There are many NTC offices around the Philippines, they are on the Internet at http://www.ntc.gov.ph/
National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)
Agham Road, East Triangle - Diliman
QUEZON CITY 1100
Tf +63 2 924 4042 / 3787 / 4024 / 4072 / 7128
Fax +63 2 924 4048 / 4072
Email ntc at ntc.gov.ph
Philippine Amateur Radio Association [PARA]
Address: P.O. Box 4083, Manila Central
Location: Semicon Centre Bldg.
Marcos Highway, Santolan, Pasig City
Tel: +63 (2) 681-4965 to 70
+63 (33) 3210151 <DU6BG>, +63 (2) 932-4734 <DU1ERV>
Fax: +63 (2) 681-6229 <HQ>
E-mail: para at semicon.net <HQ> www.para.org.ph
- You need the 3 forms I have enclosed filled out (appl forms). You also need 4 copies each of:
- Original Amateur Radio license
- ID pictures; 2 each 1X1, 2 each 2X2
- Model and S/N (serial number) of transceiver. (They may want to see the radio)
- Original sales receipt for the radio. If you do not have one, get a receipt that looks official. NTC wants to make sure you are not operating an illegally smuggled radio. Your operating permit will list the S/N of the radio you are allowed to operate and the emission you are allowed to use.
- A certificate of good moral character. You can get this ONLY from the U.S. Embassy in
The best way to get a license:
First of all you will need to apply in person at the regional office in the region you intend to operate from. It may be possible to get one otherwise but I was told no by the Batangas Regional Director. I do not have a list of addresses but the Philippine Amateur Radio Association in
Reciprocal applies at least to K, VE, JA, DL (more details will be added when available)
The fee for the license is under $10.00 depending on the exchange rate. It is good for a year and is renewable.
How long before you can operate?
It took 2 weeks to get my license.
You need license to import your rigs into the country
Useful local contacts:
Local tips: N6WXM, KE6PU, MANNY LAO / DU3LIM <siubon at mnl.sequel.net>
Places to operate from:
73's de K7DTS/DU1 - John
Addition from AI4QJ dfinn1 at att.net
October 17, 2012
information given is WAY out of date. PARA is now the only active
representative in getting the DU reciprocal, they are very good at what they do
and they are very fast. Some of the information, for example from 2005, says
Dan Finn AI4QJ