In order to make your vacation to our island a special one, the Regulatory Authority offers a reciprocal operating license at no cost to the visiting ham. It’s very easy to obtain by any of the following three ways:
- e-mail a copy of your licence (scanned image or cell-phone picture), along with the dates of your visit and the address at which you will be staying (if travelling by cruise ship or sailing boat, just say so). The RA Telecommunications contact e-mail address will get to either Chenae Rodrigues Licencing Administrator or Kristy Woods. The main telephone number is (441)-405-6000.
a copy of your licence, along with the dates of your visit and the
address at which you will be staying to: (441) 474-9045 (Attn.: Chenae Rodrigues and Kristy Woods).
can also walk into the RA Telecommunications office and present your
information in person. The process usually only takes about 15
minutes or so. The office is located at: Regulatory Authority, Craig
Appin House; 1st Floor, 8
Wesley Street, Hamilton HM11, Bermuda. This is located very near to
the main Bus Terminus and City Hall [can be seen at the far North-West corner of the City Hall parking lot].
this time, only those operators who are equivalent to FCC General Class and above may operate
on the island. It is also important to note you will be
restricted to 100 watts of power during your stay. We encourage
you to use our local repeater systems. Our main repeater is on
146.22 MHz transmit / 146.82 MHz receive. If this repeater is not active,
check the 146.34 MHz / 146.94 MHz repeater.
Please feel free to use the IRLP function, which is available on the main repeater. We ask that you announce that you will be accessing it before transmitting and close the node after your transmission is over. Key in “73” on your keypad to close the IRLP machine. By the way, our Node number is 8522, just in case your friends want to contact you while you’re on the island.
We also have EchoLink active on our repeater, in case you’d prefer to use that method of communication. Just make sure you know the Node number of the station you wish to contact and remember to key in “73” on your keypad to close the link when you’re finished.
We look forward to your visit and hope you enjoy your time in Bermuda!