Do I need a VHF radio licence?

Do I need a VHF radio licence?

In short the answer is Yes! A Marine Radio Licence is required if you are operating Marine VHF Radios (known as Short Range – SROCP) and/or MF/HF Radios (known as Long Range – LROCP). The licence has nothing to do with whether the vessel is recreational or commercial, the size of vessel or where the vessel is operated.

Do I need a license for cb radio in South Africa?

All radio transmitting equipment used within South Africa is required to be licensed by the end user with ICASA as per the Telecommunications Act. The one exception to this statement is the UHF License Free radio frequencies and equipment that is available for low power short range personal and business communications.

How to get a MMSI number South Africa?

Licensing Before a VHF marine radio may be purchased and/or used a ship station radio license is to be obtained from ICASA. Holders of the SRC certificate will be issued an MMSI number, (nine digit number beginning with 601 which indicates a South African vessel), together with the license.

What is a ship to shore radio?

Marine VHF radio is a worldwide system of two way radio transceivers on ships and watercraft used for bidirectional voice communication from ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore (for example with harbormasters), and in certain circumstances ship-to-aircraft.

Can you use a marine radio without a license?

Anyone who uses a Marine VHF Radio needs a licence. If you need a radio, you may need both a radio licence and an operator’s licence. This depends on the type of radio you have and how you use it. Once installed in a vessel, a marine VHF radio requires a ship’s radio licence.

What band is 29mhz?

The 29-29.1MHz sub-band continues to be the best place to find HF AM. This is the HF band with most space, although there are AM enthusiasts on 160m and other bands. When these bands are not busy AM has its place.

How much is a radio Licence in South Africa?

Radio Frequency Spectrum Licence Fees

Old fee (ZAR) New fee (ZAR)
Unit Price per MHz paired R2 555 R2 639
Minimum Fee R154 R159
Minimum Fee for a Satellite Hub Station R63 865 R65 973

Do you need a ship to shore radio?

The short answer is, yes, you most definitely need a VHF radio or 2-way radio particularly if you boat any significant distance from the shore.