Licensing information for Malaysia - 9M2, 9M6 and 9M8

Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & N5TTQ & NX1L - Nao & 9M6CT - Phil & G3LIV/K2KW & 9W2PA & 9M2/G3TMA & G3LIV - Johnny & 9M2/JR1WZI - Ken, & 9M2/G3TMA
Status: Jan-96, Jan -98, Sept '99, Sept '00, June '01, Aug '01, Oct '02, Jan '03, Nov '03, Nov '04

Intro: If you have a foreign ham license, you may apply for a 3-month temporary licence. Upon approval by Jabatan Telekom Malaysia, licence will be issued with callsign 9M*/Homecall. See below.

Old info deleted.
Follow the instructions give on the following Web sites:
Sabah Amateur Radio Society (9M6RAC)
Hillview Gardens Amateur Radio Club L I C E N S E

All seems to be going much easier in 9M6 and 9M8 than in 9M2, and especially no worries if you go to Hillview Gardens.
Maybe Sabah and Sarawak are more used to touristists and their exotic wishes like ham licenses! [comment by OH2MCN]

Copied from (info updated 29 June 2001): "Foreign visitors who are on a short stay in Malaysia and hold an equivalent 9M2 licence may apply for a temporary licence. Upon approval by Communication and Multimedia Commision the licence will be issued with callsign 9M2/Homecall."

Apply to: 

The Communications and Multimedia Commission have now moved from their offices in the Putra World Trade Centre.  The new head office is:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

63000 Cyberjaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan


Tel +603 8688 8000

Fax +603 8688 1000 / 1001

Email webmaster at

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PTT (all very old addresses):
in Kuching
Jabatan Telekom Malaysia
fao. Jemat Bin Bujang
Kawasan Sarawak
Block A, Jalan Simpang Tiga
93672 Kuching, Sarawak
East Malaysia
Tel: 082-421 987
Fax: 082-246 780

in Sabah
Pengarah Telekom.
Jabatan Telekom Malaysia.
Kawasan Sabah.
Peti Surat No A7.
89357 Inanam.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
East Malaysia
Tel: 088-421 987
Fax: 088-426 987.

MALAYSIA: Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society [MARTS New Site (fully active 2002) ]
Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters' Society
PO Box 10777
50724 Kuala Lumpur
email: < admin at >

Here some additional informations from a Dxpedition in March 1996: All Ham bands are allowed. Therefore we used only 100 watts we did not ask for maximum power regulations (should be 400 W PEP). The costs are 10 Malaysian Ringit (about 4 US Dollar) for a 3 month valid guest licence. The permanent licence costs 36 Ringit per year. If possible you should send the application for the license 6 month before you start. You really have to bring 2 references of local (9M8) amateurs.

I am everytimes able to give a lot of usefull hints if anybody is interested in a 9M8 operation.

73 and next time we will make something better

Michael DL6MHW/9M8MH
Michael Hoeding <
hoeding at volker.cs.Uni-Magdeburg.DE >

Comment from: "Klimoff Timo, OH1NOA" timo.klimoff at
Date: 6 Sep 2000

The information given on the Weg pages of 9M6AAC is useful also for other parts of East Malaysia. Pls see the License pages of 9M6AAC and apply it accordingly.


G3LIV reports this is the new centre for 9M2 License:

Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission (CMC)
Leve 11 Menara Dato'onn
Putra World Trade Center
45 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603-2942121
Fax +603-2940943. (de K2KW: the website lists the FAX number as +603 2694 0908)
shtoh at
License form can be downloaded from their web page
The form is found on: , then click on D) Amateur Service
Here are some other MCMC web pages relating to amateur radio:
Do not expect any replies to faxes.
Cost is approx 20 for 3 months license. Willing to supply but system is very, very slow.

oh2mcn at

From: Kean Chin Aw < KCAW at >
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 08:29:24 -0800

Subject: 9M and 9W


Just to keep you informed that the Communication and Multimedia Commision of Malaysia resumed the RAE examination on 20th November 2001 and the results have been publilshed with about 170 persons out of 270 persons passed the test. The morse code testing will resumed in yr 2002.

Hope that this information can help you to keep the Worldwide Information on Licensing for Radio Amateurs by OH2MCN current and updated for Malaysia.
Thank you.


Addition From: ian.buffham at
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 08:49:45 +0900

Subject: Malaysia Licence

Hi! Thanks for your excellent licence information service! I have just managed to get a 9M2 licence after 7 weeks of trying and 5 visits in person to the
Communications and Media Commission. A complete application needs the following:-

Copy of home licence
Letter of Introduction from home radioSociety
Letter of Introduction from MARTS (NB Letter of Introduction from 9M2 local was rejected)
Sworn oath regarding secrecy
Copy of passport details
Completed form Application for Apparatus Assignment(s) (Amateur Service)
Sketch of proposed antenna

I had to pay fees as follows:- RM 60 Admin fee for new application, RM 31 for licence for 1 year. A 5 year licence is possible but seems not easy to get.

Useful contacts are as follows:-

MARTS Vice President is 9W2AC, Zool
agzol at

CMC contact Rozaida
rozaida at

NB 9M2xx type calls are not possible. It must be 9M2/Home call.

Best regards Ian 9M2/G3TMA

Addition From: "Johnny Melvin" <johnny at>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003

Hi Again de G3LIV.

I tried for my 9M2 license again in Jan 2002, Having had 12 week period cover for 2 previous years.

Time involved was many weeks again, But new application form has a box to tick if you want to apply for 5 YEAR COVER. Try to send 5 year application before the year in which you were covered for short period previously and they will wave the other paperwork and consider it just a renewal of old cover.
At least that what happened in my case. I did this in the FEB 2002. Paid up in full at same time. I was leaving mid MAY from UK. License never arrived till SEPTEMBER. 2002. All to late.

But I now have a FULL license for 5 Years. Cost was Total about 50/$75 for the application costs and 5 year cover.

It just takes OH so long. Nothing seems to speed the process up. My Hotel would not allow operation without the Paperwork being presented. I asked license dept for just a short letter of intent, but could not get any answer.

But at least its a start. Thanks for GOOD info on your pages.

de Johnny G3LIV

Addition From: "Arai, Kenji" <Kenji.Arai at>, <jr1wzi at
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003

Your web is very useful for me. About 9M2 license

First, You have to join MARTS. I paid RM70 for membership. Required documents are same as G3TMA Ian reported.

I got my license the next day I submitted an application (to MCMC). I do not know why so quick proceeding. (I got license on 30-Sep-2003)

I paid RM60 for new application, and RM36 for license for 1 year.

Additional useful contact is

MARTS Member's affair Ms Zue Zainal (9W2ZU)
kaypool at 

Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Addition From: "Buffham Ian" <ian.buffham at>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 

Hi!  Just an update on West Malaysia licencing.  The Communications and Multimedia Commission have now moved from their offices in the Putra

World Trade Centre.  The new head office is:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

63000 Cyberjaya

Selangor Darul Ehsan


Tel +603 8688 8000

Fax +603 8688 1000

Email webmaster at


Amateur licences can be issued from a number of regional offices as follows:-

Central Regional Office covering the Kuala Lumpur area:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

Level 17, Wisma Masalam

1, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C

Section 9

40100 Shah Alam


Tel +603 5518 7701

Fax +603 5518 7710


Northern Regional Office:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

Unit 3, Level 10 Menara UMNO

128, Jalan Macalister

10400 Penang

Pulau Pinang

Tel +604 227 1657

Fax +604 227 1650


Eastern Regional Office:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

Level 2, Bangunan Tabung Haji

Jalan Bukit Ubi

25200 Kuantan


Tel +609 512 1100/1119

Fax +609 515 7566


Southern Regional Office:-

Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission

Suite 7A, Level 7

Menara Ansar

Jalan Trus

80000 Johor Bahru


Tel +607 226 6700

Fax +607 227 8700


Best Regards


Ian 9M2/G3TMA

DX Holiday 1S (9M0) Spratly Islands and 9M2 - Malaysia and 9M6 - East Malaysia and 9M8 - Sarawak

see also travel info: SubWWWay to South-East Asia and and

If you want to go the Spratley you should have a look at scuba diving visits to Pulau (Island) Layang Layang which belongs to Spratley Islands. See e.g. La Mer Magic and their  Destination 2 . " The Spratley Islands claimed by Malaysia are wild and rarely visited by anyone. " The call would be 9M0 and e.g. 9M0C worked from Pulau Layang Layang.

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