Licensing information for Malaysia – 9M2, 9M6 and 9M8
Prepared by: OH2MCN – Veke & N5TTQ & NX1L – Nao & 9M6CT – Phil & G3LIV/K2KW & 9W2PA & 9M2/G3TMA & G3LIV – Johnny & 9M2/JR1WZI – Ken, & 9M2/G3TMA
Status: Jan-96, Jan -98, Sept ’99, Sept ’00, June ’01, Aug ’01, Oct ’02, Jan ’03, Nov ’03, Nov ’04
Intro: If you have a foreign ham license, you may apply for a 3-month temporary licence. Upon approval by Jabatan Telekom Malaysia, licence will be issued with callsign 9M*/Homecall. See below.
Old info deleted.
Follow the instructions give on the following Web sites:
Sabah Amateur Radio Society (9M6RAC)
Hillview Gardens Amateur Radio Club L I C E N S E

All seems to be going much easier in 9M6 and 9M8 than in 9M2, and especially no worries if you go to Hillview Gardens.

Maybe Sabah and Sarawak are more used to touristic and their exotic wishes like ham licenses! [comment by OH2MCN]

Copied from (info updated 29 June 2001): “Foreign visitors who are on a short stay in Malaysia and hold an equivalent 9M2 licence may apply for a temporary licence. Upon approval by Communication and Multimedia Commision the licence will be issued with callsign 9M2/Homecall.”

Apply to:

Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission
63000 Cyberjaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel +603 8688 8000
Fax +603 8688 1000
Email webmaster
PTT (all very old addresses):
in Kuching

Jabatan Telekom Malaysia
fao. Jemat Bin Bujang
Kawasan Sarawak
Block A, Jalan Simpang Tiga
93672 Kuching, Sarawak
East Malaysia
Tel: 082-421 987
Fax: 082-246 780
in Sabah

Pengarah Telekom.
Jabatan Telekom Malaysia.
Kawasan Sabah.
Peti Surat No A7.
89357 Inanam.
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
East Malaysia
Tel: 088-421 987
Fax: 088-426 987.
MALAYSIA: Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society [MARTS New Site (fully active 2002) ]

Malaysian Amateur Radio Transmitters’ Society
PO Box 10777
50724 Kuala Lumpur
email: [email protected]

Here some additional informations from a Dxpedition in March 1996: All Ham bands are allowed. Therefore we used only 100 watts we did not ask for maximum power regulations (should be 400 W PEP). The costs are 10 Malaysian Ringit (about 4 US Dollar) for a 3 month valid guest license. The permanent licence costs 36 Ringgit per year. If possible you should send the application for the license 6 month before you start. You really have to bring 2 references of local (9M8) amateurs.

I am everytimes able to give a lot of usefull hints if anybody is interested in a 9M8 operation.

73 and next time we will make something better

Michael DL6MHW/9M8MH
Michael Hoeding [email protected]

Comment from: “Klimoff Timo, OH1NOA” [email protected]
Date: 6 Sep 2000
The information given on the Weg pages of 9M6AAC is useful also for other parts of East Malaysia. Pls see the License pages of 9M6AAC and apply it accordingly.

G3LIV reports this is the new centre for 9M2 License:

Malaysian Communications Multimedia Commission (CMC)
Leve 11 Menara Dato’onn
Putra World Trade Center
45 Jalan Tun Ismail
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel +603-2942121
Fax +603-2940943. (de K2KW: the website lists the FAX number as +603 2694 0908)
Email [email protected]

License form can be downloaded from their web page
The form is found on: , then click on D) Amateur Service
Here are some other MCMC web pages relating to amateur radio:

Do not expect any replies to faxes.

Cost is approx £20 for 3 months license. Willing to supply but system is very, very slow.
From: Kean Chin Aw [email protected]
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2001 08:29:24 -0800

Subject: 9M and 9W


Just to keep you informed that the Communication and Multimedia Commision of Malaysia resumed the RAE examination on 20th November 2001 and the results have been publilshed with about 170 persons out of 270 persons passed the test. The morse code testing will resumed in yr 2002.

Hope that this information can help you to keep the Worldwide Information on Licensing for Radio Amateurs by OH2MCN current and updated for Malaysia.
Thank you.


Addition From: [email protected]
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 08:49:45 +0900

Subject: Malaysia Licence

Hi! Thanks for your excellent licence information service! I have just managed to get a 9M2 licence after 7 weeks of trying and 5 visits in person to the
Communications and Media Commission. A complete application needs the following:-

  1. Copy of home licence
  2. Letter of Introduction from home radioSociety
  3. Letter of Introduction from MARTS (NB Letter of Introduction from 9M2 local was rejected)
  4. Sworn oath regarding secrecy
  5. Copy of passport details
  6. Completed form Application for Apparatus Assignment(s) (Amateur Service)
  7. Sketch of proposed antenna

I had to pay fees as follows:-

RM 60 Admin fee for new application, RM 31 for licence for 1 year. A 5 year licence is possible but seems not easy to get.

Useful contacts are as follows:-

MARTS Vice President is 9W2AC, Zool [email protected]

CMC contact Rozaida [email protected]

NB 9M2xx type calls are not possible. It must be 9M2/Home call.

Best regards Ian 9M2/G3TMA

Addition From: “Johnny Melvin”
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003

Hi Again de G3LIV.

I tried for my 9M2 license again in Jan 2002, Having had 12 week period cover for 2 previous years.

Time involved was many weeks again, But new application form has a box to tick if you want to apply for 5 YEAR COVER. Try to send 5 year application before the year in which you were covered for short period previously and they will wave the other paperwork and consider it just a renewal of old cover.
At least that what happened in my case. I did this in the FEB 2002. Paid up in full at same time. I was leaving mid MAY from UK. License never arrived till SEPTEMBER. 2002. All to late.

But I now have a FULL license for 5 Years. Cost was Total about £50/$75 for the application costs and 5 year cover.

It just takes OH so long. Nothing seems to speed the process up. My Hotel would not allow operation without the Paperwork being presented. I asked license dept for just a short letter of intent, but could not get any answer.

But at least its a start. Thanks for GOOD info on your pages.

de Johnny G3LIV

G3LIV reports:Do not expect any replies to faxes.
Cost is approx 20  for 3 months license. Willing to supply but system is very very slow.  

Addition From: “Arai, Kenji” [email protected], [email protected]
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2003

Your web is very useful for me. About 9M2 license

First, You have to join MARTS. I paid RM70 for membership. Required documents are same as G3TMA Ian reported.

I got my license the next day I submitted an application (to MCMC). I do not know why so quick proceeding. (I got license on 30-Sep-2003)

I paid RM60 for new application, and RM36 for license for 1 year.

Additional useful contact is

MARTS Member’s affair Ms Zue Zainal (9W2ZU) [email protected]

Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia

Addition From: “Buffham Ian” [email protected]
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004
Hi!  Just an update on West Malaysia licencing.  The Communications and Multimedia Commission have now moved from their offices in the Putra
World Trade Centre.  The new head office is:-
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
63000 Cyberjaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel +603 8688 8000
Fax +603 8688 1000
Email webmaster
Amateur licences can be issued from a number of regional offices as follows:-
Central Regional Office covering the Kuala Lumpur area:-
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
Level 17, Wisma Masalam
1, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C
Section 9
40100 Shah Alam
Tel +603 5518 7701
Fax +603 5518 7710
Northern Regional Office:-
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
Unit 3, Level 10 Menara UMNO
128, Jalan Macalister
10400 Penang
Pulau Pinang
Tel +604 227 1657
Fax +604 227 1650
Eastern Regional Office:-
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
Level 2, Bangunan Tabung Haji
Jalan Bukit Ubi
25200 Kuantan
Tel +609 512 1100/1119
Fax +609 515 7566
Southern Regional Office:-
Malaysian Communications & Multimedia Commission
Suite 7A, Level 7
Menara Ansar
Jalan Trus
80000 Johor Bahru
Tel +607 226 6700
Fax +607 227 8700
Best Regards
Ian 9M2/G3TMA


Amateur radio operator from Malaysia

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