Licensing information for Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, St Eustatius, Saba, St Maarten) - PJ2, 4 - 9

Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & K2YJL Joe & PJ8/K4LMY Henry & 9M6DXX - Steve
Status: July 1996, Jan '98, Jun '99, July '99 links added, 08

Intro: If you have a foreign license you can get a license in Netherland Antilles. Netherlands Antilles (both NA/SA) implements CEPT Recommendation TR 61-01 and no separate license is needed if you have joined CEPT (see CEPT). For other than CEPT countries the following is the best information that we have.

PTT (from ITU database):
Director of Bureau of Telecommunicatie,
POBox 2047
Netherland Antilles
address: Industrieterrein Groot Davelaar 139, Willemstad

Telephone +599 9 463 1700 ext 713
Fax +599 9 736 5272

Paperwork needed:
- An application for Amateur Radio License must be completed and submitted to PTT
- a photocopy of your valid license
- an international bankdraft (or cash) for $ 15. Personal checks and money orders are NOT acceptable.
- For a special (contest) call sign, the fee is $ 25.
The best way to get a license:
see above
Special calls:
see above
How long before you can operate?
License restrictions:
Three classes of license (A, B, and C) are issued. Class A is full priviledges, Class B is 75 watts, CW only, crystal controlled, limited HF (like old US Novice license). Class C is all phone VHF priviledges like old US Technicial license.
Useful local contacts:
Places to operate from:
The permit is good for one year. The applicant must be at least 15 years old. The licensee may run 1 KW on all HF bands except 160 and above 30 MHz only 150 watts. Allow 3-4 months for processing.

jesposit at (Joe Esposito)

Addition From: hhassell at [mailto:hhassell at]
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 1999 8:21 PM

The information for Saba, PJ8 is the same as for the other Netherland Antellies Islands. I have just gone through the process for the second time. The only addition this year is the impossing of a 9$ US Stamp Fee. If the funds are sent via wire then a 11$ us fee is impossed by the bank. They will not take a check or Postal money order. I was there the first week 1998 and will probably go again this year and for certain next..Thanks

Henry Hassell, PJ8/K4LMY, POB 805 , Amelia, Va, 23002

hhassell at

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