The Spectrum Management Authority (“SMA” or “the Authority”) is an agency of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

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The radio frequency (RF) spectrum is a valuable natural resource which facilitates the use of wireless technology …

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All users of the radio frequency spectrum, unless otherwise stated are required to have a spectrum license …

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Spectrum Management Authority to Lobby for New Legislation

Story Highlights The Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) will be lobbying for new legislation to advance the digital industry. Speaking with JIS News at the SMA’s G5 Symposium on Friday (October 11), at the S Hotel in Montego Bay, Managing Director of SMA, Dr. Maria Myers-Hamilton, emphasised the need to update legislation to tackle current spectrum

SMA Urged to Increase Efficiency in Managing Spectrum

  Story Highlights Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, has called on the Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) to increase efficiency in regulating and managing spectrum for the benefit of Jamaica. She argued that with the advent of next-generation broadband technologies, including 5G, an effectively managed and utilised spectrum will open a world

State Minister Says Digital Industry Stakeholders Should Take Country Into New Age

Story Highlights Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Alando Terrelonge, says stakeholders in the digital industry should not waver in their determination to move Jamaica into a new age of digital technology. Speaking at the inaugural Spectrum Management Authority (SMA) ‘G5 Symposium’, at the S Hotel in Montego Bay,


The Spectrum Management Authority and the Post and Telecommunications Department, a division within the Ministry of Science, Energy & Technology are pleased to announce that the Jamaica Amateur Radio Association is now the authorized body to administer the required examination leading to the grant of an Amateur Radio Operator’s Certificate, Class A, B or C.


The Amateur Radio Operator’s Examination in Classes A, B & C is scheduled for November 29, 2019 at the Spectrum Management Authority, 13 - 19 Harbour Street, Kingston at 10:00 am.


For more information, click the link below:

Amateur Radio Operator's Certificate Examination



Application forms will be available on the following websites: - Spectrum Management Authority - Jamaica Amateur Radio Association



Interested parties are being asked to submit completed application forms along with certified copy of documents in support of the application to the Jamaica Amateur Radio Association on or before November 15, 2019. The examination cost is J$500.00.            

Amateur Radio Operator’s Certificate Examination

For more information please contact The Jamaica Amateur Radio Association 76 Arnold Road, Kingston 5, St. Andrew
Email:  Tel: 876-856-2213