Korean Amateur Radio League
Amateur Radio News/Events by HL1FB, revised 10/27/2017

New Ham Swapmeet Schedule

  • The full list of ham swapmeet in Korea is in the 'Information'.

    1st Sunday 서울 용산구 선인전자상가 주차장, Seoul, Yongsan-gu, Sunin computer market building parking lot
    To visit there exit gate #5 of metro line #4 Sinyongsan(신용산) station.
    As soon as you exit, go straight 300m through an underpass. As you exit the underpass, the Sunin computer
    market building is on the right. Parking lot is the ground floor inside the building. Free parking is available on Sundays.

    2nd Sunday 경기도 용인시 KARL 건물 주차장, Yong-in city, Gyeonggi-do
    KARL Building parking lot, 1584 Jungbu-daero, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-city, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Zip17144
  • Independence Day Contest on 8/15/2017

    Time: 8/15/2017 00:00-24:00 KST All mode and all band can be used but 40m SSB and 2m FM are the most popular.
    Message to exchange is RS(T) + KDN number
    KDN(Korean District Number) is in the 'Information' menu.
    All hams within Korea are welcomed to participate.
    To submit your log, contact HL0HQ@hanmail.net or call Ms. Park at 02-575-9580.
  • KARL ARDF Annual Contest

    Date: June 10, 2017, 9AM -
    Place: Sungnam elementary school in Chun-an city(충남 천안시 동남구 성남면 대흥신덕길 95)
    If you want to run at the competition please call 02-575-9580 and ask for Angela Park.
    Deadline for registration is June 8, 2017.
  • 2017 FCC license test was coducted on May 21, 2017 at the new KARL building in Yongin city.

    Out of 17 applicants, 16 passed the test(10 technician, 3 General, 3 Extra).
    VEs were HL1IWD, HL2AKB, HL1LW, DS2AGH, HL1ZCQ and KH6HQ.
  • KARL moved to a new location in March, 2017

    Korean Amateur Radio League
    KARL Building 2F, 1584 Jungbu-daero, Cheoin-gu, Yongin-city,
    Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Zip17144
    Phone number is the same as before.
  • 2017 FCC License Test in Korea

    Date: May 21, 2017 9AM
    Place: New KARL office building in Gyeonggi-do, Yongin city
    Apply to ds2agh@daum.net
    Application deadline: March 30, 2017
    Application fee:$15USD payable at the exam site on the day
    For detail, email to HL1FB yonglee (at) yonsei (dot) ac (dot) kr
    Or see http://www.karl.or.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=comm_1&wr_id=137837
    Koreans hams take this test because US does not have reciprocal ham license treaty with Korea.
    Korea accepts any foreign ham license and issues permits to operate in Korea.
    But to operate a ham station in US, Koreans should pass FCC test.
    http://foreigner.karl.or.kr/index.php?mid=Information&document_srl=64288 has more infos.
  • New Foreign Language Repeater(DS0KBK)

    Note: Tone frequency is changed to 100Hz from 88.5Hz on 1/16/2017 due to interference problem.
    This repeater transmits on 434.840MHz and receives on 439.840MHz (100Hz tone required).
    ****Ham operator should receive 434.840MHz and transmit 439.840MHz with 100Hz tone. DON'T BE CONFUSED.****
    It is located at the same location as other Seoul area repeaters on the 535m high Namhansansung mountain top.
    Its coverage is about 50km radius from Seoul. A handie-talkie can be used to access this repeater at almost anywhere in downtown Seoul.
    This repeater is connected to IRLP node 8282.(9/17/2016)
    All foreigner hams in Korea are encouraged to use this repeater.
    This is not an English language repeater, it is a Foreign Language Repeater.
    Foreign hams can also do QSOs here in Korean language as well as any other language.
    This repeater is turned off from 01:00 to 07:00 everyday.
    For detail about repeaters in Korea, please look at 'Information' menu at this site.
  • New 2m repeater in Seoul area, 9/17/2016

    This repeater transmits on 145.440MHz and receives on 144.840MHz (88.5Hz tone required).
    It is located at the same location as other Seoul area repeaters at 535m high Namhansansung mountain top.
    Its coverage is 100km or more from Seoul.
    This is not a foreign language repeater. Anybody can use this repeater.
    Many amateurs driving taxi use this repeater.
  • All foreign hams applying for Korean permit can use their non-Korean type approved equipments

    without inspection within a period of one months(one month permit).
    This is an addition to the existing radio regulation and it is effective from July 1, 2016.
    To get a Korean permit of five years, non-Korean type approved equipments have to be station
    inspected as before(five year permit).
    Foreign hams can choose to apply for one month permit or five year permit.
    See 'Permit Application' menu for detail.
  • New Year's Day Contest on 1/1/2017

    Time: 1/1/2017 00:00-24:00 KST
    All mode and all band can be used but 40m SSB and 2m FM are the most popular.
    Message to exchange is RS(T) + KDN number
    KDN(Korean District Number) is in the 'Information' menu.
    All hams within Korea are welcomed to participate.
    To submit your log, contact HL0HQ@hanmail.net or call Ms. Park at 02-575-9580.
  • Congratulations to HL1ZIX(Derek Royce Fichtner) who won the first place(Mixed SSB) at the 815 Independence Day Contest.

    He had 48 contacts at the contest on 8/15/2016.