Operating in Nepal

K5RG

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I attempted to gain permission to operate my amateur radio station in Nepal in 2020 without any success. Seemed as if amateur radio was not understood by the government entities I contacted. Any known mechanism for obtaining permission from the Nepalese government for a month-long trip in October 2021?
 

edweirdFL

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There's some information on Nepal at this page on the ARRL website in case you haven't seen it. It can be difficult to find things there.

 

K5RG

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I randomly checked some of the listed calls both now and a few months back. I didn't look at all of them but ~ 80% have no license listing in QRZ.COM and the few I found that were still valid had no means listed for contacting them (no email address). I will do an exhaustive search if I can't find a definitive method to gain some insight in the Govt's process.
 

K5RG

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There's some information on Nepal at this page on the ARRL website in case you haven't seen it. It can be difficult to find things there.

Yes I had seen the ARRL info and contacted the listed organization, who in turn passed me off to another organization that gave me the impression that they thought I was applying for a broadcast license. My guess was that I would have to spend a day in Kathmandu with my license and money in hand attempting to find somebody that understood amateur radio. I was attempting to see if I could avoid wasting a day while I was in the country. But if the 7-day quarantine is still in effect, I will have a few days to devote to the task. Just hope things are back to a degree of normalcy by October.
 

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If you do manage to operate there, please drop me a note about setting up a sked. I sometimes use some stations remotely that have the capability to communicate to anywhere. I don't have Nepal confirmed yet for DXCC. Sorry I can't be of more help.
 
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