Licensing information for Vanuatu - YJ

Prepared by: OH2MCN - Veke & JA1JCF/YJ0ACF - Nobi & JE1DXC/YJ0AXC - Masayoshi & VK6HZ/VK6KK - John 
Status: -95, July '99 links, Sept '99, Sep '00, June '04

Intro: If you have a foreign ham license, you will have no problems to get a license in Vanuatu

PTT (from ITU database and letters):

Managing Director Telecom Vanuatu Ltd.
PO Box 146

Telephone +678 2 2185
Telex 0771 1050 vatel nh
Fax +678 2 2628 (or 2 2910)

E-mail of TVL (I tried it, and it seemed my mail a TVL officer, but I received no reply) <[email protected]>

Mr. Daniel FERMINE, Managing Director, Telecom Vanuatu Ltd.

Paperwork needed:
- original copy of your licence
- passport
The best way to get a license:
After arrival go to the Telecom Vanuatu and they will give a visitors' Amateur Licence. It will be valid inaccordance with the duration your visa.
Licence fee 500 vatu
Not known

Vanuatu, Hotel Accommodation Index , See also Destination Vanuatu and Finding Vanuatu and Vanuatu Cultural Centre and Vanuatu Tourist Information Office and Vanuatu Mi falla happi long yu

DX Holiday YJ - Vanuatu

Veikko Komppa (Veke) < [email protected] >

Addition From: "John Ferrington" < [email protected] >
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 

Just to let your readers know, the license fee in YJ is now 563 VT, inclusive of VAT. (That's about US$4.91!) I will sent further info after my trip to YJ in August 2004.
John Ferrington
de vk6hz/vk6kk

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 09:35:50 +0900
From: "Masayoshi Mihara" < [email protected] >

Hi, License Fee of YJ in August this year (2000) was 632 VT. It had been 500 VT in 1995 and 1999. An icecream in front of "Centre Point" was now 150VT. 100VT in 1995 and 1999.....hi. Please care of your luggage when checking in airport for departure. Because of my luggages including TRCV, generator, coaxials, keyer, camera, power supply, tools and clothes were not received in Japan. Regards, Masayoshi Mihara JE1DXC/ex-YJ0AXC [email protected] 

Addition From: < [email protected] >
Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 22:41:49 +0900

I visited Vanuatu last month on vacation and was able to obtain an amateur radio licence with a callsign 'YJ0ACF.' My licence was dated August 18, 1999. Licencing information on your internet site was very helpful during the preparation. I would like to thank you very much for this.

Following information might be useful for those amateurs considering operations in Vanuatu in the future: Name of the Managing Director, Telecom Vanuatu Ltd. Daniel FERMINE

E-mail of TVL (I tried it, and it seemed my mail reached a TVL officer, but I received no reply) <[email protected]>

I stayed three nights at Aore Resort, Aore Island, about 3 km south from Luganville, Espiritu Santo Island. Its URL is ' .' Though I had to take a domestic flight by a small plane to get there, the bungalow assigned to me (#16) seemed to have ideal conditions for radio. It is close to a beach to the north and has ample space to the west.
I made about 500 QSO's, of which roughly half were EU's. QSL route is via JA1JCF, via bureau or direct.
Name and Address:
Nobushige Hyakutake
4-5-12 Egota
Nakano-ku, Tokyo 165-0022

I hope your internet pages will be supported by many hams and will continue to provide useful information to them. 73.
Nobushige (Nobi) HYAKUTAKE, JA1JCF

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