Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& HL1SSG - Min & HL1IWD - Lee & HL2RU –
Simon, HL9LNG - James
Status: June 1996, Mar 2000, Feb ‘10
Intro: From this year 2000, any foreign nationals who have a valid amateur radio license can receive Korean radio license in proper time.
There are seven regional offices, here is the ONE in Seoul:
Officer for Amateur Radio Licensing
Department of Electromagnetic Wave Management
Regional Office of Telecommunications in Seoul
Kwangwhamum Post Office 7-th floor
154-1 Seorin-dong, Chongro-ku
Phone : +82-2-725-2801
Licenses handled by
KOREA (South Korea): Korean Amateur Radio League [KARL]
Address: C.P.O. Box 162, Seoul 100-601
Telephone: +82 (2) 575-9580
Telefax: +82 (2) 576-8574
E-mail: karl at karl.or.kr or hl0hq at karl.or.kr
Application form can be obtained by writing KARL, and KARL will help him/her. KARL also processes all the required licensing procedure on behalf of the applicants. The application must be submitted to KARL 60 days before you want to start operate, and callsign will be HL#/home_call where # is call area (1 to 5) where you want to operate.
The best way to get a license:
Application fee is 80,000 won (approximately US$105) for station transmitting below 50 watt, 100,000 won (approx. US$132) for station transmitting above 50 watt as of June 5, 1996.
How long before you can operate?
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
For your reference, Korean hams must have two licenses, one for operator license, another for station license. To get an operator license, we have
to pass an examination, and this entitles to operate a club station. But, to own his/her station with his callsign, we have to apply station license. PTT in
Hyoung Bok Min <min at stella.skku.ac.kr>
Addition from HL9LNG, James Scrudder
Date: January 28, 2011
Subject: News Tip: Website Automated Form
Email: scrudder_jim at yahoo.com
Subject: HL9 Amateur Group formed
have finally got the HL9 Authorization process back in business in
I am Korean ham, HL1IWD (Lee) and working as a director of frequency committee of KARL. I wish to send new information about Korean amateur radio license issue for foreign nationals.
From this year 2000, any foreign nationals who have a valid amateur radio license can receive Korean radio license in proper time. Before this change, only Japanese could receive Korean radio license by reciprocal permission.
Foreign nationals who want to get Korean amateur radio license can directly contact KARL (Korean Amateur Radio League) in proper time. KARL's address and e-mail are as follows:
Amateur Radio League,
e-mail: hl0hq at karl.or.kr
Applicant can receive application paper from KARL and should send paper to KARL again with fees. Fees for permission of less than 50 watts are about US 70$ and over 50 watts are about US 85$. Radio license is valid for one year. Callsign will be issued as a form of HL#/Home call.
Also Korean hams
sincerely hope to get radio license easily from
73's HL1IWD, Sungki Lee <hl1iwd at yahoo.com>
I'm Korean ham
HL2RU (Simon): The Korea Amateur Radio League, E-mail addres is karl at karl.or.kr or hl0hq at karl.or.kr pse update !! Have a
niceday vy de HL2RU / Simon.
My homepage is http://kiss.to/ru . Welcome to