>RE: Cruise ship operation Reply
by AH6ZZ on July 6, 2008 Mail this to a friend!
Much appreciated -- good info. Will be on Celebrity's Millennium in October from Honolulu to Auckland with a 3 day stop in French Polynesia. 73 and aloha.<
::Find out what the Millenium's registry is. A quick search of the Celebrity website only revealed their ships are "of Bahamas, Ecuador and Malta registry," but it doesn't say which one is which.
Licensing is very different for all these places:
To apply for a new Bahamian amateur reciprocal license, send a copy of your valid US license, a copy of identification (passport photo page, birth certificate), a letter of request, and an International Money Order for $25. Allow one to three months for processing and mailing.
You may only renew by mail or in person in Nassau; there are no PUC offices in the family islands.
The Nassau PUC office is at Agape House, fourth terrace east off Collins Avenue on the south side of the ridge, south of Doctors Hospital,
Ask for the Radio Licensing Department. The mailing address is:
Executive Director and Secretary
Public Utilities Commission
P O Box N.4860
ATTN: Chizelle A. Whymms, Senior clerk/Technical
For Ecuador, not quite as straightforward:
I am the President of the Guayaquil Radio Club,glad to receive your email. The first thing you have to do is to get a certificate from your radio club sayng that your equipment will go in such a certain time and will go back with you.If you dont do that Inmigation will get the radio and you dont see it any more.
With that paper you have to legalized in an Ecuadorian Consulate or Embassy or any other office that will justify the uses of that radio. Them send 4 phothos passport type, a letter asking the President of the club to give you a permission to operate,a copy of your passport and $8.00 to obteing thruout the local FCC the permit to operate.
If you have any question please writte about I be glad to help you.
The IARU member society intervenes between the applicant and the licensing administration. The society's address is:
Guayaquil Radio Club (GRC)
Intro: You can easily get a visitor's license in Malta in 24 hours. Malta does not implement yet CEPT Recommendation TR 61-01 and a separate license is needed. See Email below and ERO implementation list.
Director of Wireless Telegraphy
Wireless Telegraphy Office (WTO)
fao. Mr. David Jones.
Office of the Prime Minister
tel. +356-247 224/5/6/7/8, 234 404, 2599 3614
fax. +356-247 229
1) a photocopy of his current ham license
2) indicate the dates of arrival and departure
3) passport number
The best way to get a license:
The prospective visiting radio ham should apply in writing to WTO and include the above papers. Alternatively, if the visiting ham knows any local ham, the latter has so far been more than pleased to help along. Normally the Wireless Telegraphy Office is very efficient in the issue of such licenses - I have helped many friends coming over - and never did it take me more than 24 hours to obtain the license.
The license costs Lm5 and is valid for three months. (In MALTA 1 USD = .3840 LIRI: Apr 1, 1997)
Check currency conversion for any changes.
9H3* or 9H3**
How long before you can operate?
Immediate (once formalities are finalized)
same as for locals
If the proper application is made to WTO via mail/fax in advance, this will allow reasonable time for WTO to inform the Customs Authorities of applicant's arrival and equipment being brought along. On arrival, once applicant's name and other detail are already known and approved, Custom's final clearance will be greatly facilitated thereby saving precious time!
In any case, know what you are doing well in advance of going! I've obtained a C6 (Bahamas) permit fast and easily, but never dealt with Ecuador or Malta personally. Each agency has its own quirks and restrictions.