Licensing information for Malta - 9H
Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke
& Henry - 9H1CD & G4EAN/9H3YI - Ian & G3PJT - Bob
Status: April 1997, May 2001, Feb 2006, May 2006
Intro: You can easily get a visitor's license in
Director of Wireless Telegraphy
Wireless Telegraphy Office (WTO)
fao. Mr. David Jones.
Office of the
tel. +356-247 224/5/6/7/8,
234 404, 2599 3614
fax. +356-247 229
Email: info at mca.org.mt
1) a photocopy of his current ham license
2) indicate the dates of arrival and departure
3) passport number
The best way to get a license:
The prospective visiting radio ham should apply in writing to WTO and include the above papers. Alternatively, if the visiting ham knows any local ham, the latter has so far been more than pleased to help along. Normally the Wireless Telegraphy Office is very efficient in the issue of such licenses - I have helped many friends coming over - and never did it take me more than 24 hours to obtain the license.
The license costs Lm5 and is valid for three months. (In MALTA 1 USD = .3840 LIRI: Apr 1, 1997)
Check currency conversion for any changes.
9H3* or 9H3**
How long before you can operate?
Immediate (once formalities are finalized)
same as for locals
If the proper application is made to WTO via mail/fax in advance, this will allow reasonable time for WTO to inform the Customs Authorities of applicant's arrival and equipment being brought along. On arrival, once applicant's name and other detail are already known and approved, Custom's final clearance will be greatly facilitated thereby saving precious time!
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
(a) If staying in a Hotel, it is advisable to check whether management will have any objections to such operation and erection of antennas.
(b) If staying in a furnished flat/self catering apartment, it is unusual to meet any difficulties in connection with operation.
"Henry G. Souchet" <henrygs at dream.vol.net.mt>
Date: Tue, 07
Addition From: Bob Whelan < rcwhelan at btinternet.com >
I was just
reading the website entry for
73 Bob G3PJT
Addition from G4EAN/9H3YI Ian Brothwell [ian at bartg.org.uk ]
I have a couple
of items for the information about 9H (
(1) When I visited in January 2008 I still had a reciprocal licence. T/R 61-01 was not available.
I hope to be back
73, Ian. Ian Brothwell G4EAN/9H3YI Secretary & Publicity Officer, British Amateur Radio Teledata Group www.bartg.org.uk Secretary & Publicity Officer, Radio Amateur Old Timers' Association www.raota.org