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KARS Membership

Application forms are available at KARS headquarters. They have to be completed by the applicants for consideration by the Board at its first regular meeting following the date of submitting the application. Rejected applicants may re-apply only after 6 months from date of rejection.

The following documents should be submitted:

1- A completed application form for membership.

2- A copy of the applicant’s Kuwait Civil ID Card.

3- A copy of the applicant’s license (if any).

4- 3 passport size photographs.

Membership Fees:

1) Registration fees amount to 10 KD (Paid once).

2) Membership fees amount to 15 KD (Paid annually).


Licenses and License Classes

Class "A" License

Prefix: 9K2

Privileges: HF/VHF/UHF (Amateur Radio frequency ranges – Region 1)


Class "B" License (Kuwaiti Citizens Only)

Prefix: 9K7

Privileges: VHF/UHF (Amateur Radio frequency ranges – Region 1 – 144 – 146 Mhz )


How Can A Foreigner Obtain A Kuwaiti License?

To obtain a Kuwaiti Amateur License you must be holding an amateur license from the United States of America, where Kuwaiti amateurs receive the similar treatment. You must also be either resident in Kuwait or on a short visit to Kuwait. The procedure for applying for a license is as follows.

1- Complete the relevant application form (obtainable from KARS HQ) and submit it to the manager along with a copy of your passport showing the visiting visas for those who are on short visits, or a copy of your Civil ID Card for those who are residing in Kuwait. The latter must also provide details (specifications, serial numbers, etc..) related to the equipment that they will be using. KARS administration will refer the application to the Ministry of Communication that is the authority issuing amateur licenses. The process may take from 7 to 10 working days.

2- The required fees for a license is K.D. 5 (around $18) per year payable to the Ministry of Communication.


Please contact KARS HQ. for more information.

About Kuwait

Capital: Kuwait City
Prefix: 9K
Amateur Prefix: 9K2/9K7
CQ Zone: 21 ITU Zone: 39
Time Zone: +3 UTC

License Class
Class A: 9K2 (HF/VHF/UHF)
Class B: 9K7 (VHF/UHF)

Kuwait Geo. Coordinates
29° 30' N, 45° 45' E

KARS Coordinates
29.309093 , 48.019234

Working Hours

[Sunday - Thursday]
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

أيام الأسبوع
من الأحد - الخميس
من 5 مساء إلى 9 مساء

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