Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & K9UWA/ P40WA - John & P43E - Emily & K1LBG - Joe
Status: -95, May '99, Dec '99, Jan '02
Intro: If you have a
foreign ham license, you can get a license for
PTT (from P43E):
DIRECTIE TELECOMMUNICATIE ZAKEN (DTZ),
Caya Betico Croes 149,
Tel: (+297) 58-26069,
Fax: (+297) 58-25307
Aruba Amateur Radio Club [AARC]
Address: P.O. Box 2273, San Nicolas
Location: Spaanslagoenweg 12, Pos Chiquito
E-mail: aarc at qsl.net
- Copy of your license
- Copy of passport
- Social security number
The best way to get a license:
Send application shown below to the above address with the required copies at least three months before your visit.
40 USD plus government stamps. For special calls add 25 USD. Do not send money (see below).
None in particular
Useful local contacts:
Aruba Amateur Radio Club, P.O.Box 273, Sint Nicolaas, Aruba
Places to operate from:
Hotel Americana Aruba P.O.Box 218 (several operations) , phone +297 8 24500, fax +297 8 23191; and The Holiday Inn, 2 L.G.Smith Boulevard, phone +297 8 23600
[Best route is to also pay Lance Philips P43WLP (ok in callbook) extra $30.00 to hand carry your paperwork through the system...still takes about 90 days!.......Lance is a Really Great host !] See below
73 de JOHN K9UWA/ P40WA
Oh2mcn at sral.fi
"John C. Goller" <0007490835 at mcimail.com>
Great webpage, and very useful. I have some update regarding to
Some years back, the telecom offices were split, and SETAR is the telephone company. For amateur radio, please use the DTZ address and phone.
Tel: 2978-26069, and fax: 2978-25307.
Our club address is correct. p43t's phone # is only 838407, as the 852773 was an older number at a previous house.
Also, P43WLP is no longer handling applications, as he's been pretty sick a while back, and is still recovering. Anyone that wants to get in touch with someone here can contact us at the club. But DTZ themselves also faxes the applicant back.
Best 73, de P43E Emily Thiel
p43e at hotmail.com AARC Treasurer (1999-2000)
Wed, 02 Jan 2002 15:32:48 -0500
Addition From: Joe Heck heck at neu.edu
I just operated from
application sheet to you and also update you on times and costs. Essentially it cost me $20.16 US for the license and it took from June until October 11 to get it processed. I can be more specific if you think it is worthwhile.
Joe Heck, K1LBG
Fri, 11 Jan 2002 10:54:27 -0500
From: joe heck < heck at neu.edu >
Subject: Re: aruba update
Here is the scoop firsthand as of last June, 2001: I applied for a license in June using the form I sent you. I faxed it to
In October I received word via fax (with mail confirmation a couple of weeks after that) that my application was complete and I was granted a license.
I was to arrive in
I arrived on a Saturday, and could not get to the government offices until Monday, and the inspector came out on Tuesday, so an operator will lose a few days just cleaning up paperwork.
I was told that I would get my actual license at a later time. It is now the middle of January and it has not been sent to me yet. I hope this update helps anybody who looks at your information.
Sincerely, Joe Heck, K1LBG (P4/K1LBG), 73
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