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Da oggi ottenere il Vs. nominativo in Kenya e' piu' facile.

Il governo del Kenya ha snellito ulteriormente le procedure per la conversione ed il rilascio del nominativo locale per operazioni in HF-VHF.

Dopo solo un giorno di attesa, il ministero delle telecomunicazioni
del Kenya mi ha affidato in base alle mie carte, licenza, autorizz etc, il
nominativo 5Z4ES, questo fine settimana ( gli altri giorno lavoro ) saro'
attivo in 3.5 7 14 21 24 28, niente 6 metri niente 160 ( non sono stati ancora
autorizzati ), solo fonia in quanto ho adattato un SGC professionale da 150W
all'uso amatoriale e non ho il Pc con me.

Questa mia venuta qui in 5Z4 non era per una spedizione o quant'altro ma
solo per QRL quindi se rimango poco in radio e' solo per circostanze lavorative.

spero di collegarvi tutti per dare ad alcuni un new-one e per tanti altri
un nuovo WPX.

QSL via Home call iv3sbe buro o via www.eqsl.cc, niente contribuzioni ( le
accetto se oltre i 50 euro )

Con questo vi saluto e voglio ringraziare il Comunication Commission of Kenya
www.cck.go.ke per la gentilezza, la velocita' nel rilasciare il nominativo
comprensivo di autorizzazione, per giunta sono la prima stazione radioamatoriale
Italiana riconosciuta dal governo Kenyano, e la prima stazione in licenza
quest'anno file N. 01-05 , grazie MARTIN IKUMILU, 5Z4NU P. Alleyene Presidente
del AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY OF KENYA, nonche' l' ARI Italia nella persona di
G.Fiocchi e M.Ambrosi per il supporto.

I documento necessari per l'ottenimento del nominativo sono:

Vs. licenza/patente

Vs. documento con il nominativo italiano.

Certificato CEPT scritto in multilingue ( chiedete al Vs. Ispett. territoriale per il rilascio, e' gratuito )

Compilare il modulo scaricabile dal sito www.cck.co.ke da allegare alle fotocopie dei Vs. documenti italiani.

Versamento di una somma per diritti di assegnazione che e' articolata in due, Euro 10 alla consegna dei documenti per l'ottenimento del nominativo, Euro 20 quale tassa annuale, ( occhio che non e' in vigore l'ANNO SOLARE, ma bensi quello loro ufficiale che finisce a Luglio e re-inizia ad Agosto )

Tempi di attesa stimati in 2 giorni max dalla consegna dei documenti.

Fateci un pensierino se volete farvi una vacanza in Kenya con la radio al
seguito.

vi aspetto in Radio.

From the ARSK ( Amateur Radio society of Kenya ) www.qsl.net/arsk

 

Visitors and new short term residents applying for Kenya licenses no longer require reciprocal agreements, local references, Security or Police vetting, but K enya citizen applicants will still need a Police Certificate of Good Conduct from the Kenya CID and two local references.   A new requirement is that the countries of all foreign applicants must have diplomatic relations with Kenya, at any level.    

    Morse code proficiency has also been dropped as a requirement. 

  The CCK is required to verify the applicant's license with the issuing authority by e-mail, if possible.   On verification, with proper documentation, the Kenya license may be issued on the spot. 

    Resident Kenyans applying for a Full license are required to pass the RAE, which is now provided by the RSGB, although an equivalent qualification will be considered.         

        Applicants must furnish:

  • The completed application form (use the old version until the new one is published0 - but local references and Certificates of Good Conduct for foreign visitors are NOT required. Both are still required for Kenyans and long term residents. 
  • A photocopy of the valid  RAE Pass Certificate or Amateur Radio license  held, from the country of citizenship only.  Licenses issued by other countries will not be accepted.
  • A photocopy of the applicant's Passport, showing validity
  • or Kenya Identity document in the case of citizens
  • For Kenya citizens only, the RAE Pass certificate or other valid license and a Police Certificate of Good Conduct, with two local references
  • It is strongly recommended that applicants provide the e-mail address of their own licensing office to facilitate quick verification of their licenses.
  • Photocopies MUST be certified as true copies of the originals by a Commissioner for Oaths (or local equivalent such as a Notary Public).

The License Application Form RF2 can be downloaded easily from the CCK website   ( www.cck.go.ke ) by clicking on the download button at the top right corner of the page - in the title graphics - and following the instructions.   As at 2nd August 2004 the old form is still in use and has not been replaced.

Applications should be sent to:-

The Director

Licensing, Compliance & Standards, CCK
P.O. Box 14448
Westlands
00800
KENYA

CCK Exchange Tel: (+254 020) 4242000, Fax: (+254 020) 4242257.   The officers concerned are Mr. Etiko (4242240) or Mr. Ikumilu (4242248), or in their absence the Senior Clerk, Mr. Henry Kimani.

FEES:  There is an initial non-refundable license application fee of K.Shs.1,000 (about US$13.25).  On approval for issue the fee is K.Shs.2,000 (about US$26.50).  The whole may be paid as one lump sum which is likely to be cheaper than paying two sums and may speed up the process.   These exchange rates are variable and should checked.  We have been informed that convertible foreign currency will be accepted by the CCK  as license fees.  The account for credit is: Communications Commission of Kenya, Citibank (Nairobi Branch) - Sort Code 16-000, Dollar a/c No. 3000-42-007.   (Cheques can attract high charges and money orders are not favoured, but our Bureau de Change will usually accept cheques at a fair rate.)   Please note that license validity runs only to 30th June in each year, when it must be renewed, and no credit will be allowed for the time in the year prior to issue.  New 5Z4/ homecall licenses may run for 12 consecutive months but we have yet to be informed.                    

The CCK local Kenya Shilling account is with the Commercial Bank of Kenya. Moi Avenue Branch, Nairobi, A/c number 8229961002 

The CCK Accounts Telephone number is; (+254 020) 4242365, Fax: (+254 020) 4251866 or through the exchange (+254 020) 4242000.    

T ypes of License: Full licenses for one year are available to non-Kenyans, renewable annually on 1st July, and 5Z4 /homecall callsigns will be issued valid for 12 months to short term visitors.   Novice (students/school pupils) licenses are at present available only to Kenya citizens, but consideration may be given to other residents on their merits. 

     Licenses are issued from the CCK offices on Waiyaki Way, the road from Westlands towards Naivasha, well signposted, and well out of the City Centre with safe parking, opposite Kianda School.
    Offices are open during normal office hours from Monday to Friday only. The Cash Office is open 9 am to 12 noon and 2 pm to 4 pm only.

The ARSK will give all possible advice and help to applicants but has no authority in the matter. 

    WARC BANDS - 12 & 17 METERS

        Visitors who obtain Kenya licenses (until the new documents are available) will observe that the schedule of permitted frequency bands does not show the 12 and 17 meter bands (24.89 - 24.99 mHz and 18.068 - 18.168 mHz).  Both these bands have been authorised to us in writing and all licensees may use them on a 5Z4 license in spite of the omission from the license document.  We are trying to get the matter rectified, but this is unlikely to happen until the complete revision of the system is put in place.   Presently the 160, 30, 6 and 4 meter bands are not permitted.