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GENERAL INFORMATION


Applications for Society membership should be sent to the Secretary or by post to P. O. Box 45681, Nairobi 00100.  

 

Fee schedule:

 

Subscription

Entry Fee (Ksh.)

Annual (Ksh.)

Total (Ksh.)

Full Member

(Licensed)

0

4,000

4,000

Full (New)

1000

4000

5000

Associate Member

(unlicensed)

500

1,500

2,000

Student

75

200

275

Joint Members

(Husband & Wife)

150% applicable fee

 

Note: Subscriptions are for the calendar year, renewable each January.

RSK Payment (Prime Bank Account)
Mpesa

Paybill: 982800
Account: 2000029924

The Society Station 5Z4RS, based at the HQ & Shack, is seldom on the air due to shortage of operators. There is a current campaign to raise member numbers to include a strategy to facilitate examinations.

Whenever possible the Society supports Radio Scouting and the annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) in conjunction with the Kenya Scouts Association.   

Formally Radio Clubs existed at Starehe Boys Centre & School, Nairobi and Friends School Kamusinga, in Western Kenya.

Band Usage

The usual Region 1 amateur band limits are authorised in Kenya, but NOT 4 meters. On VHF the 2 meter band is confined to the Region I limits 144 - 146 MHz.  160 meters is limited to 1.81 to 1.85 MHz. The 40 meter band is now extended from 7.0 - 7.2 MHz.

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 been updated.

Power Supply

In Kenya it is 240VAC, 50hz.  Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

The major radio suppliers have Agencies in Nairobi, but some spares may take time to obtain.

East African Time (Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania including Zanzibar) is UTC +3 hours.

UPDATED: 12th February, 2023

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