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Best method of legalising

Unread post by Chris » Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:22 pm

Hi Peter

Thanks for taking the trouble to take part here.

You have read all the posts about the problems with licenses so my question is:
If I want to buy a handheld radio what should I do to make sure that I am legal? How do I make sure I fill in the right application, pay the correct amount and then receive an license.
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Unread post by Peter.L. » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:20 am

Morning Chris,

Just read your query which I will address as soon as possible but that will only be after this weekend cos I genuinely don't have a lot of time available at present.

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Unread post by soloflyer2002 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:34 am

Hi Peter,
It is now more than a month later.
Why can we not get a simple answer to a simple question?
No wonder there is so much confusion :?
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Unread post by jab2 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:29 pm

soloflyer2002 wrote:Hi Peter,
It is now more than a month later.
Why can we not get a simple answer to a simple question?
No wonder there is so much confusion :?
You guys must wait your turn. They are still busy compiling acknowledge of receipts as requested by me for the 4 emails I send to info@icasa.org.za during May last year. :shock:
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Unread post by Laeveld Louis » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:32 pm

Stadig manne....there is only a few guys doing the job, don't k@k on them then we will have to wait even longer...... :wink:
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Unread post by TerryE » Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Chris - I took the radio, the manual, my receipt and my PPL with restricted license to ICASA's office, spoke with the very helpful lady there, filled in the 4 pager form, took it off to the post office, paid, brought back the proof of payment, and requested and received a letter stating that I had applied for a mobile aircraft station license.

I then waited 8 months :cry:

I then received an invoice for the pro-rata license due for that year, which I paid by EFT, emailed proof, and received a fax and email copy of my license the same day

I then waited 3 months :cry:

My original license arrived in the post

The people themselves were very helpful, just seems their process sucks. :roll: :roll:
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Unread post by Chris » Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:33 pm

Now if you were not a PPL with a restricted license and wanted to apply for a receiver license the radio stattion license is not the correct one.
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Unread post by jab2 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:29 am

Chris wrote:Now if you were not a PPL with a restricted license and wanted to apply for a receiver license the radio stattion license is not the correct one.
I know that Chris, but what is the correct license and procedures for a RECEIVER? Seems nobody knows, so I asked for clarity from ICASA at info@icasa.org.za, which if I read the reports of Julian Swift correctly are the controlling authority. My first enquiry by email asking what the process is and what is needed was 5 May last year. This was followed with 4 emails each asking for a receipt notice. Till now nothing yet.
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Unread post by ESTLEC » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:21 am

I think we should take note of the new Consumer protection act and get it to start working for us at ICASA .
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Unread post by Chris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:27 am

ICASA is in the processing of applying for exemption from the CPA
http://www.awsa.co.za/newsletter/2011/a ... march-2011
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Unread post by ESTLEC » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:28 pm

I think we should object
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Unread post by Warlock » Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:25 pm

Hopefully this appointment will help the process

Johannesburg - Wandile Tutani has been appointed chairperson of the complaints and compliance committee of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa).

Full story here
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/ ... d-20110927
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Unread post by Henry » Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Just been reading the radio regs of 31 March 2011 nr 34127 and on page 34 states No persone must use or have in his or her possession any radioreciving apparatus which is capableof continuous tuning and be tuned to bands above 30mhz other than the international broadcasting and amateur bands except where the Authority's prior approval was obtained.

So i dont think a reciever is legal
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Unread post by Chris » Fri Oct 07, 2011 3:37 pm

Henry wrote:is capable of continuous tuning and be tuned to bands above 30mhz other than the international broadcasting and amateur bands except where the Authority's prior approval was obtained.
What is being described here is a scanner not a receiver that you have to manually tune
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Unread post by Henry » Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:52 am

Reciever is just a tecnical name for a scanner.The reciever u also have to turn the knob to get the right frequency.
I do have a airband radio that i use u dont have to be a pilot to obtain a radio lisence to use it just go to a training school and do the radio course.
We(about 10 of us) did the course to get a lisence to use it for disaster management in Gauteng South.That time the book was R100 and the course R400.
we did it at Rand

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