The information shared is intended to
inform visitors of the presence and activities of amateur radio in Kenya and
Radio Society of Kenya (RSK) meets monthly at the shack, Joseph Kangethe Road, Woodley Estate, Nairobi County, Kenya.
Expanded Band Usage
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CAK)
has granted us the use of the six metre band – 50
to 52 MHz, under the usual conditions, secondary usage and no interference.
A request has been made for 4 meters, 70 to 70.5 MHz as well, without success,
but the new 60 meter segment 5,315.5 kHz to 5,366.5 kHz has
been granted for Amateur use since early 2017.
We also use 40 meters up to 7,200
kHz but license documents and published frequency schedules may not have
Foreign applicants outside Kenya are
required to have their passport and license photocopies certified by a
Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public, as before, but are NOT required to submit a sworn
affidavit attesting to the validity of the documents. A visa was shown to be a requirement for
All local applicants will be required to submit a sworn
affidavit but will no longer need to have their documents attested.
Schedule is also published online.
PAYMENT OF RSK DUES ETC.
Subscriptions are due annually on 1st
There are options to pay via PayPal which can
be coordinated through RSK. Systems that integrate with the Kenya’s mobile
money system, Mpesa are by far the best.
This is by far the most
effective and efficient method of payment.
Use a reliable
online exchange rate calculator to determine payment.
PAYMENT OF LICENSE FEES
This matter is handled by
the CAK, but we will be working to publish the easiest payment process.
CAK WEBSITE AND LICENSE APPLICATION FORM
The CAK website may be seen
at www.ca.go.ke and a copy of the Kenya
Amateur Radio license application form can be directly downloaded from this
link. It can also be found in the Frequency
In case of any difficulty RSK please let us
know and we will see what we can do to help, including sending a copy of the
form by e-mail on request. Foreign applicants should note that
photocopies of their passport and license must be certified by a Commissioner
for Oaths or Notary, but the affidavit is NOT required – it is for local
For citizens, the KRA PIN will also be
UGANDA AND TANZANIA
Licensing information available to us for Uganda,
Tanzania and Rwanda has been added below the Kenya information on the Licensing
page, for the benefit of potential visitors to East Africa.
Tanzania information should be available at www.dit.ac.tz
. This URL also lists conditions for reciprocal
licenses in Tanzania (http://tarc.dit.ac.tz/foreigners.php). Please note than this information may
change without our knowledge. (Thanks to Michael Fuchs, DL6MAF, for this information on
NB: These offices are completely separate from the Kenya authority and must be dealt with directly.
Advice on visitors
licensing will be updated as per regulations.
As we say here: "Kwaheri ya
kuonana!" - we'll be seeing you!
- 73, GD DX -