About RSSL

The Radio Society of Sri Lanka

The Radio Society of Sri Lanka was established in 1950. The RSSL was incorporated  in 1990 as a company limited by  guaranteed under the companies act. The RSSL has 210 members of which 120 are  amateur radio license holders.

RSSL looks after the interests of Radio Amateurs in Sri  Lanka and represents them in matters affecting  them to Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, Ministry of Interior and other Authorities. RSSL also conducts classes for members who intend to sit Radio Amateur exam, outings, contests and field trips to enhance the knowledge of Amateur Radio and to promote fellowship among members. Members of RSSL meet once a month at a General Meeting where they exchange views on various matters  related to amateur radio.  RSSL Members  also receive a free monthly newsletter. The annual membership fee is Rs.250  for a licensed member and Rs.150 for an unlicensed member, Rs.100 for students under 18 and US$25 for foreigners.  Enrollment fee is Rs.200, except for Student and Overseas Members for whom there  is no enrollment fee.

The Radio society of Sri Lankais a member society of the  International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), which has the sector membership of the  International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and is the recognized representative of the  Amateur Radio and Amateur-Satellite Services at the ITU.

The RSSL hosts and maintains one of the IARU’s 18 worldwide High Frequency Beacons in Sri Lanka. The RSSL also operates two VHF repeaters in central part of Sri Lanka which give coverage to a major part of Sri Lanka.   A VHF net is conducted daily at 1500 hrs UTC on one of the VHF repeaters. There is also a regular net on HF every morning on 7060 kHz. The RSSL also helps in many foreign amateur radio operators who visit Sri Lanka to operate from Sri Lanka by providing assistance in getting their guest operator licenses. As a Member Society of IARU, RSSL has given it’s continued support in safeguarding amateur radio privileges at world forums.

Any person interested in amateur radio and/or electronics can  apply for RSSL Membership. Membership application forms may be obtained by  sending a long self addressed stamped envelope to RSSL, P.O.Box  907, Colombo or downloaded from RSSL website.