The Radio Society of Sri Lanka
The Radio Society of Sri Lanka was established in 1950. The
RSSL was incorporated in 1990 as a company
limited by guaranteed under the companies act. The RSSL has 210 members of
which 120 are amateur radio license holders.
RSSL looks after the interests of Radio Amateurs in Sri Lanka and
represents them in matters affecting them to Telecommunications Regulatory
Commission, Ministry of Interior and other Authorities. RSSL also conducts classes
for members who intend to sit Radio Amateur exam, outings, contests and field
trips to enhance the knowledge of Amateur Radio and to promote fellowship among
members. Members of RSSL meet once a month at a General Meeting where they
exchange views on various matters related to amateur radio.† RSSL Members also receive a free monthly
The annual membership fee is Rs.250† for a licensed member and Rs.150 for
an unlicensed member, Rs.100 for students under 18 and US$25 for foreigners.
Enrollment fee is Rs.200, except for Student and Overseas Members for whom
there is no enrollment fee.
The Radio society of Sri Lanka is a member society of
the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which has the sector membership
of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and is the recognized representative of the
Amateur Radio and Amateur-Satellite Services at the ITU.
The RSSL hosts and maintains one of the IARUís
18 worldwide High Frequency Beacons in Sri Lanka. The RSSL also operates
two VHF repeaters in central part of Sri Lanka
which give coverage to a major part of Sri Lanka. A VHF net is conducted daily at 1500 hrs UTC on one of the
VHF repeaters. There is also a regular net on HF every morning on 7060 kHz. The
RSSL also helps in many foreign amateur radio operators who visit Sri Lanka to operate from Sri Lanka by
providing assistance in getting their guest operator licenses. As a Member
Society of IARU, RSSL has given itís continued support
in safeguarding amateur radio privileges at world forums.
Any person interested in amateur radio and/or electronics
can apply for RSSL Membership. Membership application forms may be obtained by
sending a long self addressed stamped envelope to RSSL, P.O.Box 907,
or downloaded from RSSL website.