Informations for foreign hams 기본 카테고리 EDIT

                                                                            Revision July 25, 2011

This is HL1FB/WW6N in Seoul. I am a university professor here in Seoul, Korea and a volunteer in charge of KARL International Relations. Contact me at yonglee@yonsei.ac.kr or 017-236-2872(within Korea) 82-17-236-2872(from overseas) for any info about ham radio in Korea. I speak fluent English. When you send me emails, please write 'To HL1FB' as a title of your email. I delete most of my emails because of too many spams. The followings are information that may be useful for foreign hams in Korea.

 

***Ham License Application***

Korean government accepts almost any country’s ham license and issue permits regardless of reciprocal treaty. Currently Korea has reciprocal treaty only with Japan. For detailed application procedure please look www.karl.or.kr->English menu at the top right corner. If you are in Korea you may walk into any Korean bank near you and ask a teller to deposit the fee into KARL’s account. Bank may charge you about 1000KRW($1US) for the service. Recently KARL directors meeting decided to add Paypal as a fee payment method in addition to certified check or bank transfer.

 

***Repeaters***

VHF : There are two VHF repeaters(D90IK) in Seoul area.
        Repeater1 transmits 145.400.You transmit  144.800 with 88.5 tone.
       Repeater2 transmits 145.420.You transmit  144.820 with 88.5 tone.
        These repeaters are located at the eastern corner of Seoul on the summit of a 535m high mountain. Coverage is about half of entire Korean peninsula (200km).These repeaters can be accessed with a handie-talkie when someone operates on the top of a tall building in most part of Seoul.

UHF : Repeater(DS0GY) transmits 439.500.You transmit 434.500 with 88.5 tone.
         Located at the same location as the VHF ones. (**This repeater is under repair as of June, 2011.)

There is no 29 or 50MHz repeater in Korea.

There are other repeaters in other parts in Korea. A list of them will be available soon.

 

***Equipment Restriction***

In Korea only the equipments listed in the station permit (license) can be used for amateur radio activity. This regulation started in 1950's when Korea first opened amateur radio and has been continuing till today due to the fact that spies from North Korea have been communicate using HF CW mode. 
Nowadays internet, facsimile, email, and cellular phone can be used for spy communications, thus restricting amateur radio equipments does not help stopping spy activities. KARL has been asking our government to abolish the requirement but it has not been realized yet. Almost all amateurs in Korea use any equipment they can get regardless of this law and government has no intension to enforce the law. So many amateurs in Korea call it a dead law. Amateurs from overseas often embarrassed due to this requirement however once they get an operation permit in Korea they are free to choose their own equipments. KARL is trying very hard to abolish this.

 

 ***US FCC License Test***

There are US FCC license tests administered here in Seoul, Korea. Please contact HL1IWD at kops02@hanmail.net, 010-8827-7359(phone) or HL1/WX8C, hgrudolphs@yahoo.com for schedule. Anyone with any nationality can take this test. Once you get a US license or any country's license, you may apply for a Korean permit. Many Koreans take this test because US does not have reciprocal treaty with Korea. On the other hand we accept almost any country's ham license and issue permits regardlessof reciprocal treaty.

***English Email Group***

There is a US amateur email group at http://groups.yahoo.com-> search 'hl9_amateurs'. Or at http://www.yahoo.com, search for 'hl9_amateurs'. This is primarily an US military ham operator’s group but anyone who can communicate in English is welcomed. HL9 prefix is assigned for US military personnel amateurs in Korea. In this group you may communicate with foreign hams in Korea about amateur operation.

 

***Ham Flea Markets***

There is a ham flea market on every second Sunday 8AM - noon all year round, rain or shine at Yonsei University baseball field in Seoul.
To go there take subway #2 and get off at Sinchon staton, exit gate 3 and go straight(north) about 500 meters. Then you will see the main gate of Yonsei University. Walk into the main gate straight 100 meters and make a left turn on the first road. Baseball field is about 200 m away from there.
The subway #2 Sinchon station is the next station from Ewha women's university station. Please don't be confused with Sincheon station on subway #2, which is located at the other side of Seoul city.
Call me 017-236-2872 in case.


Most big cities like Busan, Daegu. Gwangju and Daejeon have ham flea markets every month.

Here is a full list of ham flea markets in Korea.

1st Sunday 경상남도 부산, 5 tables,  부산시 해운대구 요트경기장

Busan city, Gyungsangnam-do, yacht racing port at Hae-un-dae

1st Sunday 전라남도 광주, 5 tables,  광주시매월동 공구상가 주차장

Gwangju city, Jeollanam-do, Maewol-dong tool market parking lot

2nd Sunday 서울, 30 tables, 서울시 서대문구 신촌동 연세대학교 야구경기장

           Seoul city, Yonsei university baseball field

3rd Sunday 경상북도 대구, 15 tables, 대구시 검단동유통단지내 전자상가 주차장

Daegu city, Gyungsangbuk-do, electronics market parking lot

4thSunday 충청남도 대전, 10 tables, 대전시 유성구 대덕대로 국립중앙과학관 주차장

Daejeon city, Chungcheongnam-do, National Central Science Museum parking lot

5th Sunday(held 4-5 times per year) 경상남도 창원, 20 tables, 창원시 두대동 창원종합운동장

Changwon city, Gyungsangnam-do, city stadium

 

HL5PZP is the president of ham flea market merchant association.

He is located in Busan city (450km south from Seoul) and his phone numbers are 011-579-2772 and 051-504-2772. He does not speak English.

 

***Ham Related Internet Sites***

http://www.karl.or.kr is the official site of Korean Amateur Radio League. It is in Korean language. There is an English menu on the top right corner. Application procedure of Korean ham permit and a guest board is included in the menu. All other menus are open only to KARL members.

 

http://hitop.net There is an used ham gears buy and sell menu at the lower right corner of the two line menu. This site is in Korean language.

 

http://soriaudio.com/html/sell_market/sub.php?forum_id=m_rf This site for used radio gears buy and sell in Korean language.

 

***SOTA(Summit On The Air)***

This worldwide activity was opened for activations in Korea starting in 2010 by Jason Vlasak (HL4ZFA, W2VLA) and is currently gaining speed in Korea with an increasing number of activators and events. Visit http://w2vla.wordpress.com/ (English & Korean) for details.

 

***ARDF(Amateur Radio Direction Finding)***

There are ARDF competitions every month in Korea. For location and date, please contact HL1FB, yonglee@yonsei.ac.kr.

 

***Contests***

There are two KARL hosted contests in Korea. Any ham stations in Korea are welcomed to participate.

New year’s day contest:  January 1 from 00:00-24:00 KST (Korean Standard Time)

All modes in all bands can be used but 7MHz SSB is popular.

Independence Day contest:  August 15 from 00:00-24:00 KST

All modes in all bands can be used but 7MHz SSB is popular.

 

***Ham Shops, partial list***

http://Kuil.co.kr,  Kuil Communications  (Seoul)

서울 구로구 구로동 1258 중앙유통단지 지하 C-01 
02-2617-9500

http://35ham.net,  Samo Communications (Seoul)

서울 마포구 동교동 158-8 (청기와주유소 바로뒷편)

02-333-3559 ds1euz@hanmail.net

 

http://www.hamnuri.co.kr,  Hamnuri Communications  (Seoul)

서울 용산구 한강로2 15-2 나진상가19동 좌열 29

02-3211-3322Ds2chl@hamnuri.co.kr

 

http://www.alphaham.co.kr, Alpha Ham Shop (Suwon city, 50km south from Seoul)

수원시 팔달구 인계동 908

031-237-5916~7 alpha@alphaham.co.kr

 

http://www.kenwood-as.kr/(Busan city, 450km south from Seoul)

부산시 영도구 대교동1 95번지 동양제강 2 

051-414-9773~4

 

***QSL Card Printing***

http://www.sunprint.kr  sunprint@hanmail.net  ☎ 042-252-3646  011-409-4568

Good quality 1000 QSL cards are available at a cost of 60,000KRW($57 USD) including shipping within Korea. This shop is located in Daejeon city (150km south from Seoul). The owner may not speak English.

 

***QSL Card Relaying***

This is currently being negotiated within KARL. Will be determined soon.

 

***Ham Equipment Repair***

HL1EEK has a ham equipment repair shop in Seoul and is well known for ham radio equipment repair in Korea. His phone number is 011-9055-7388.

 

***Band Plan in Korea***

50-54MHz: FM calling frequency 51MHz
144-146MHz: FM calling frequency 145MHZ
430-440MHz: FM calling frequency  433MHz
When you wish to operate, I suggest you to listen to or call CQ on the calling frequencies to start a QSO. Once contacted you may move up or down by 20KHz steps to continue the QSO. QSO frequencies usually move up and down in every 20KHz steps in order to prevent interferences from adjacent stations.

 

1.  1.8MHz (160m) Band : 1,800 ~ 1,825KHz

1.800

1.825

CW, Data

 2.  3.5MHz (80m) Band : 3,500 ~ 3,550KHz

3.500

3.520

3.525

3.550

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW

* Emergency calling frequency : 3,525KHz

 3.  3.8MHz (79m) Band : 3,790 ~ 3,800KHz

3.790

3.800

All Mode

* DX window frequency : 3,795KHz

 4.  7MHz (40m) Band : 7,000 ~ 7,200KHz

7.000

7.030          7.040

7.200

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

All Mode

* Emergency calling frequency : 7,030KHz
* SSTV : 7,033KHz ± 3KHz

 5.  10MHz (30m) Band : 10,100 ~ 10,150KHz

10.100

10.140

10.150

CW

Data, Packet

CW

 6.  14MHz (20m) Band : 14,000 ~ 14,350KHz

14.000

14.070

14.120

14.350

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW

* Beacon frequency : 14,070KHz ± 10KHz
* Emergency calling frequency : 14,120KHz
* SSTV : 14,230KHz ± 3KHz
* DX window frequency : 14,195KHz
* IOTA net frequency : 14,260KHz

 7.  18MHz (17m) Band : 18,068 ~ 18,168KHz

18.068

18.100

18.110

18.168

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW

 8.  21MHz (15m) Band : 21,000 ~ 21,450KHz

21.000

21.070

21.150

21.450

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW

* Beacon frequency : 21,150KHz
* Emergency calling frequency : 21,200KHz
* SSTV : 21,340KHz ± 3KHz
* DX window frequency : 21,195KHz, 21,295KHz
* IOTA net frequency : 21,260KHz

 9.  24MHz (12m) Band : 24,890 ~ 24,990KHz

24.890

24.920

24.930

24.990

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW

 10.  28MHz (10m) Band : 28,000 ~ 29,700KHz

28.000

28.070

28.200

29.000

29.300

29.510

29.610

29.700

CW

Data, Packet

All Mode

FM

Satellite

FM

Repeater

CW

* Beacon frequency : 28,200KHz
* Emergency calling frequency : 28,300KHz
* SSTV : 28,860KHz ± 6KHz
* FM mode calling frequency : 29.30MHz

 11.  50MHz (6m) Band : 50 ~ 54MHz

50.00

50.10

50.90

51.00

52.50

52.90

54.00

CW

All Mode

Data, Packet

All Mode, Repeater

Data, Packet

All Mode, Repeater

All Mode

* Emergency calling frequency : 51.00MHz, 51.50MHz
* FM mode calling frequency : 51.00MHz

 12.  144MHz (2m) Band : 144 ~ 146MHz

144.00

144.03

144.034

144.50

144.60

144.70

145.70

145.80

146.00

Test

CW

All Mode

FM

Data, Packet

FM

Repeater

Satellite

EME

* Emergency calling frequency : 144.034MHz, 145.00MHz, 145.50MHz
* FM mode calling frequency : 145.00MHz
* Repeater for Packet or VHF/UHF only

 13.  430MHz (70cm) Band : 430 ~ 440MHz

430.00

430.10

430.40

431.00

431.90

432.10

434.00

435.00

438.00

438.50

439.00

440.00

CW

SSB

Data, Packet

FM

Test

All Mode

Repeater

Satellite

FM

All Mode

Repeater

EME

* Emergency calling frequency : 430.10MHz, 432.50MHz, 433.00MHz
* FM mode calling frequency : 433.00MHz

 14.  1.2GHz (23cm) Band : 1,260 ~ 1,300MHz

1260

1270

1274

1290

1296

1296.5

1297

1300

Satellite

Repeater

ATV

All Mode

Test

Data, Packet

All Mode

EME

* Emergency and FM mode calling frequency : 1,295MHz

 15.  2.4GHz (13cm) Band : 2,400 ~ 2,450MHz

2400

2405

2407

2422

2424

2427

2431

2442

2450

Satellite

Repeater

ATV

Data, Packet

All Mode

CW, SSB

ATV

Test

* Emergency and FM mode calling frequency : 2,425MHz
* 2,403.0~2,403.1MHz : EME only
* Beacon frequency : 2,403.4~2,403.5MHz
* International ARDF frequency : 2,425.85MHz
* 1st calling frequency : 2,403.1MHz
* 2nd calling frequency : 2,403.2MHz

 16.  3.4GHz (9cm) Band : 3,400 ~ 3,500MHz

3400

3410

3420

3430

3450

3490

3500

Satellite

SSB

  All Mode

ATV

CW, SSB

Test

* 3,456.0~3,456.1MHz : EME only
* 1st calling frequency : 3,456.1MHz
* 2nd calling frequency : 3,456.2MHz

 17.  5.6GHz (6cm) Band : 5,650 ~ 5,850MHz

5650

5670

5671

5700

5705

5750

5760.4

5760.6

5775

5800

5830

5850

Satellite

Test

Beacon

ATV

Data, Packet

All Mode

Beacon

ATV

Satellite

All Mode

Satellite

EME

 18.  10GHz (3cm) Band : 10,000 ~ 10,500MHz

10.000

10.025

10.150

10.160

10.200

10.290

10.300

10.360

10.368

10.3681

10.430

10.438

10.500

Repeater

Data, Packet

Link

ATV

Data, Packet

Link

Repeater

Link

Test

CW, SSB, AM

Link

Satellite

EME

 19.  24GHz (1.25cm) Band : 24,000 ~ 24,050MHz

24.000

24.050

Satellite