Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & K4VUD - Charly & DH2GZ/HS0ZEO - Guenther & G3NOM/HS0ZDZ - Ray & K4VUD/HS0ZCW - Charly
Status: Feb 2002, Aug '03, Nov '03, Jun 10
Intro: Follow the instructions on the homepage of RAST.
The best way to get a license:
How long before you can operate?
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
See also K4VUD Charles Harpone's article in DX Magazine, Jan./Feb. 1999. firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Zwickl Guenter <email@example.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003
Upon taking up residence in Thailand foreigners of countries with reciprocal agreements with Thailand (currently USA, Switzerland, UK, Austria, Sweden and Germany) will upon application receive a HS0Zxx callsign in alphabetical order (they are somewhere at HS0ZET now). Applications as per RAST web site http://www.qsl.net/rast/, contact RAST, namely HS0ZDZ (Ray) and/or HS1CHB (John) to assist you versus PTT. Other nationalities unfortunately cannot get a permanent HS0Zxx-license unless a reciprocal agreement is in place (go for it, I did for
There are currently no CEPT-like short term guest licences being issued, some old HS0/HC permanent licenses are still in the air but will not be issued any longer (though some exceptions for diplomats seem still to exist).
73 de Guenter (DH2GZ, HS0ZEO, OE1GZA, VR2GZ, 4Z8GZ)
Charles Harpole [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Date: June 2010
Here is some
summary information about
citizens can operate ham radio in
Five year, renewable,
reciprocal licenses can be obtained by non-Thai citizens upon presentation of a
valid foreign ham license, limited to citizens of the listed nations only
(current list is on RAST English language web site). Other nationalities can not obtain a Thai ham
license (but can operate the club station).
These reciprocal licenses will begin with HS0Zxx and are assigned
sequentially by the Thai licensing authority.
Requests for specific call letters are not usually honored. These licenses are intended for people who
live or have long term visits in
Non-Thai citizens seeking Thai ham licenses need to apply in person at the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC, which is, in 2010, being reorganized and re-named) or arrange a proxy via RAST. RAST will assist its members or will refer applicants to a local ham who is expert in these matters. The processing time varies from several days to several weeks. There is a fee. The license, then, permits, application for a station license and for importation of a ham rig.
All ham radio operators in
radios: Only approved models of ham radios can be imported into
The NTC will
inspect the radio--with paperwork showing license, the import clearance, and
the paid duty--and approve it and attach a numerical sticker to it. At that point, this specific radio can be
used to receive and transmit in
Alerts: -Do not
bring in HTs or other non-approved radio transmitters. Cel hand telephones are exempted required
- Sadly, G3NOM, Ray, is very ill and no longer available to help anyone.
- HS1CHB has helped scores of applicants, for example.
Charles Harpole, HS0ZCW