Licensing information for the Turks and Caicos - VP5

Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke / Terry W5XJ, KC1J - Tom, VP5JM - Jody, VP5JM Jody,
Status: Jan-96, Apr -98, May '99, July '99 links added, Apr '04

Intro: If you have a foreign ham license, you will get a license in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Amateur Radio Society [TACARS]
The application should be sent to Jody Millspaugh, VP5JM, Cherokee Road, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, B.W.I. It should also include her cell number 334-3385 (no area code) She also advises that it should also be sent by Fed-Ex as mail service is practically non-existent. Fed-Ex calls her when a package arrives and she picks it up.
Tel: +1 649 334-3385 <VP5JM
E-mail:
jody@tciway.tc  <VP5JM>
President: Frederick Braithwaite, VP5FEB
Secretary: Jody Millspaugh, VP5JM
Internet http://www.vp5jm.com 
IARU liaison: Secretary

Paperwork needed:
The best way to get a license:
We need a copy of your current home amateur radio license and a check payable in US currency for $35.00 to T.A.C.A.R.S. and provide the following infomation in English at least eight weeks prior to planned operation:
Arrival/Departure Date
Location of Operation in the Islands
Name of Vessel if Maritime Mobile
Contest Event
QSL Information
Send To:
Jody Millspaugh 
E-mail:
jody@tciway.tc  <VP5JM>
Price:
35 USD per year per each license written / Special contest callsigns are available for an additional fee.
See
http://www.vp5jm.com and http://www.vp5jm.com/license/license.doc 
Special calls:
Ask for it
License restrictions:
Not known
Customs:
no problems
Useful local contacts:
See below
Places to operate from:
Local hotels
Tips:
Terry had very prompt, courteous assistance with VP5JM, Jody Millspaugh, in Provo, who was and is today the Secretary of the Radio Club. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the licence. W5XJ was able to obtain a reciprocal licence, in person, within 7 working days post arrival in Provo. Many contesters enjoy the great location and fabulous wall SCUBA diving, some of the best in the world.

Veikko Komppa (Veke) < oh2mcn@sral.fi > /
taburk@dallas.net
Terry A. Burkholder W5XJ
Karen E. Whall N4YGP
P. O. Box 836313
Richardson, TX 75083


Addition from: "josephine millspaugh" < jody@tciway.tc >
Date: 19 Apr 2004

I AM STILL THE SECRETARY FOR THE TURKS & CAICOS AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY AND THE LICENSE FEE HAS CHANGED AND NOW IS $35.00 FOR EACH LICENSE WRITTEN. THERE IS ALSO A NEW APPLICATION FORM WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT: http://www.vp5jm.com and at http://www.vp5jm.com/license/license.doc 
ALSO..... MY NEW ADDRESS IS:
JODY MILLSPAUGH, VP5JM
P.O. BOX 218
PROVIDENCIALES,
TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS
British West Indies

YOUR ATTENTION TO THE ABOVE WILL BE A BIG HELP SO THAT PEOPLE STOP SENDING THE WRONG INFORMATION AND FEE TO THE WRONG ADDRESS.

THANK YOU

JODY MILLSPAUGH VP5JM
SECRETARY/TREASURER FOR T.A.C.A.R.S


Addition on 7 May 1999 from: Josephine Millspaugh [mailto: jody@tciway.tc ]

My name is Jody Millspaugh....VP5JM
I am Secretary on THE TURKS & CAICOS AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY, and at our January 1999 meeting we voted to increase the cost for a VISITORS LICENSE from the original $21.00 to $25.00. We would appreciate it very much if you would update your information in regards to obtaining a recripocal license in VP5land. All of your other information seems to be correct.

Thank you very much in advance.

Jody Millspaugh.....VP5JM Secretary TURKS & CAICOS AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY.


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