Guidelines for Users
1. All the requests should be addressed to the CEO of NTRA wherein the business activity of the applicant is to be pointed out in one of the pre-set forms prepared by NTRA. The applicant or his/her authorized deputy is to submit the form with a copy of the proxy and a copy of the authorizer's/commissioner's ID. This article shall apply to all requests.
2. The proxy CS/R12 and the ratification CS/R11 are to be submitted to NTRA.
3. The suitable form (CS/R 5-7) is to be requested from NTRA and are to be approved by the applicants; they are then to be submitted to NTRA for issuing a new license or renewing the old one.
4. The license will be valid for one year commencing from 1st January and ending in 31st of December of the same year. The license is valid whether the license-holder used the licensed frequency, frequency spectrum, wireless equipment or not.
5. The insurance deposit should be equal to the license fees for a year and can be recovered after the license revocation. A licensee can not use the insurance amount to pay the license fees during the period of the license validity. NTRA can deduce any due amounts from the deposit after the license expiry.
6. The license will be renewed automatically once or more with the same specifications and conditions mentioned in the expired license. This renewal will take place unless the licensing authority or the licensee send a registered letter (with a delivery return) asking for the revocation of the license 3 months before expiration, so that the equipment be changed into scrap material or secured under seal.
7. The licensee shall pay the next year license renewal fees in advance before 31st of December of the same validity year by sending a registered letter with a delivery return.
8. The licensee shall pay the license renewal fees without sending notification or a financial claim from NTRA. Hence, he is committed to pay the annual fees whether such wireless equipment or allotted frequencies are used or not.
9. The licensee shall mention the name, type and call sign of the maritime unit or airplane in the application form in both Arabic and English languages.
10. The amateur wireless equipment licenses are divided into 4 classes:
• The 4th class: with 10 watt output power provided that the equipment pass the tests held by NTRA.
• The 3rd Class: with 25 watt output power provided that amateurs have held the 4th Class license for two years
• The 2nd Class: with 50 watt output provided that amateurs have held the 3rd Class license for one year
• The 1st Class: with 100 watt output provided that amateurs have held the 2nd class license for 6 years.
11. It is prohibited to waiver the license, lend the licensed equipment, rent or dispense with them in any way except after getting a written permit from NTRA. Moreover, he could not waiver the frequency.
12. A record must be created for every equipment or station in which the operation date of the equipment, the user’s name and time schedule of usage should be mentioned. The equipment’s technical specifics shall be registered therein too.
13. Using ciphers, codes or obscene words in communications is prohibited.
14. The licensee abides by all the technical specifics of the licenses (equipment type, antenna types, output power, the stores equipment, the used frequencies, frequency spectrum, etc). No amendments shall be made to any clause and no modifications shall be made to the equipment for the purpose of increasing power or the channels of microwave equipment except after getting a written permit from NTRA.
15. The licensee can not add or exchange equipment nor change the sites of equipment except after getting a written permit from NTRA. The licensee shall be subject to monitoring and inspection by delegates from the NTRA to ensure the implementation of the license specifics as stated in the license.
16. Customs clearance is issued after obtaining the approval of NTRA and carrying out the necessary procedures and fees payment.
17. On amending any data mentioned in the license the company should present a draft of the communication sites of every wireless network and make a full inventory of the equipment.
18. The licensee, whose equipments are kept in remote areas, should provide transportation means and accommodation for NTRA’s delegates so that they could carry out their tasks and works. In case this commitment is violated, NTRA should provide them at the licensee’s expenses.
19. The licensee should notify NTRA of any amendments related to his legal personality (body corporate) or any alteration concerning the commercial name, telephone numbers, faxes and the competent manager within 15 years at most from the date of amendment (or alteration).
20. On transferring the ownership of a motorboat to a new owner the required documents and a copy of the contract of purchase with all its specifics mentioned therein.
21. If the equipments are not imported, the licensee should be submitted a request with a letter from the importer to notify him that the equipments were not imported. He should mention the numbers, models and types of the related equipment to remove them from the license.
22. If the licensee submits an application for the nullification of license for the following reasons: (after dismantling and impounding the equipment or for re-exporting or losing them), he should carry out the following procedures:
o Submit an official application, signed and sealed with the licensee’s seal in the name of the Executive President of NTRA to invalidate the license,
o Submit a sealed copy of the policeman’s report in case the license is lost.
o A copy of a valid license clarifying the equipment that shall be nullified.
23. It is legally permissible for NTRA to nullify the license before its expiration date if the licensee violates the license clauses. NTRA can seize, confiscate or sequester them.