Special 2020: get your malagasy call sign 5R8

You can obtain a malagasy call sign 5R8 for a future DXpedition in Madagascar or for your collection. Madagascar is full of tourists from different countries.
Today you can have your malagasy call sign in less than 20 days!
The authority for telecommunications of Madagascar haven’t agreement with foreign countries and is not possible to use 5R8/your call.


  • obtain you 5R8 call sign in less time than usual;
  • obtain a customized call sign with no expiration, if available;
  • obtain your 5R8 license before flying to Madagascar;
  • not mandatory annual fees: just for the issue of your call sign and if you’ll operate with you 5R8 call sign;
  • direct support.

If you apply now for your 5R8 call sign you can have a customized suffix if available, with no expiration date. No mandatory fees: just if you’ll use you call sing in Madagascar.
Available suffixes are with 2 letters like 5R8IO or 5R8UI: suffixes with just a letter are not available.

Paperworks needed (via email):

  • copy of your passport or identity card;
  • copy of your amateur radio license;
  • application for the call sign;
  • application for using an amateur radio station in Madagascar;
  • copy of the 1st page and the specifications of your transceiver’s manual (mandatory in order to obtain your call sign, but is not mandatory to use the same transceiver in Madagascar).


  • application fees costs 130€;
  • renewal fees 13,5€ (included on the application fees, just if you want to use your call sign after 5 years);
  • annual fees are 22,5€ (included on the application fees, just if you want to use your call sign after 5 years);
  • payment on wire transfer (bank in Europe) of PayPal.

If you want to apply for your 5R8 call sign or if you need more informations feel free to contact us on DX Holiday web site.




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