Actually, amateur radio allocations are pretty consistent around the world. There are some regional or country-specific differences, but the primary bands are pretty close to the same everywhere you go.Ham radio exists all over the world, just different frequencies in different countries.
There have been several DXpeditions to Myanmar, including some with U.S. operators. Provided proper procedures are followed, the Myanmar government has been friendly toward foreign amateur operators.Late reply to this old thread.
I'm a British radio ham, living and working in Myanmar since 2012.
Ham radio is banned since about 1965. The ban was communicated by the then government to the ITU. No ham licences are issued.
But occasionally, temporary 'permits' are issued, to allow 'transmitter testing'. That has happened a couple of times over the past years for the Japanese ham Zorro, who operated for about 7 days on each occasion.
That being said, I am close to getting a permanent ham permit to operate from my home in Naypyidaw. If I get this, I'll post the good news here.
True. For all of those Dxpeditions, no ham licence was issued, since ham radio is specifically banned by law. But each DXpedition was issued with a temporary permit to test transmitters, so they were all 'legal' and OK for DXCC.There have been several DXpeditions to Myanmar, including some with U.S. operators. Provided proper procedures are followed, the Myanmar government has been friendly toward foreign amateur operators.
Good job! Look forward to hearing you on the radio.Update 26th March 2018.
I'm happy to announce that after 6 years of effort to obtain permission to use my amateur radio station in Myanmar, last week I was finally granted the call-sign XZ2A (the '2' series indicates a resident 'ham').
I am active on 15/12/10 metre bands with a temporary, inefficient antenna. Next month, I will move to a better QTH in Naypyitaw and will install a better antenna...