Radio Free Somalia “free radio for all
to use” in 1994 now in 2010 known as Radio Galkayo in Galkayo, Puntland
State of Somalia.
In 1993 and again in 1994 volunteer students came
“off the street” to learn about radio by qualifying for the Somalia Amateur
Radio Station license and call sign.
Those that completed the Ham Radio (Helping All
Mankind Radio license qualifying course) received their own lifetime Somalia
“6O0” call sign that is recognized worldwide when used “on the air” for Short
Wave Amateur Radio communications.
Any person in Somalia can study and qualify for a
Somalia Amateur Radio license and use it to learn more about radio
communications, radio broadcasting, and electronics.
The Somalia Amateur Radio license can also be used
to make friends for Somalia around the world.
Ham Radio operators around the world have visited
Somalia because of the friendships they have made with Hams in Somalia using
two way Ham Radio transceivers called HF transmitter receivers.
These radios allow free world wide communications
between licensed Amateur Radio Stations in Somalia and across the world.
Ham Radio has increased the knowledge, skills and
interest of people in Somalia and lead to life long careers in radio, telecommunications
and in tourism.
side, standing from right to left:
1. Mohamed Yasin Isak, Somalia amateur radio call sign 6O0MY (President
of SARFEN Somalia Amateur Radio Friendship and Emergency Network 2004 – 2010,
wearing a vertical stripped blue and white shirt),
2. Jamal Farah Adan, Somalia amateur radio call sign 6O0JFA (Media
photographer for the President of Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
2007 – 2010, wearing a white shirt).
3. Girl (in red)?
4. Hassan Mohamed Jamma, Somalia amateur radio call sign 6O0XJ
(Director of Radio Galkayo 2003 – 2010, wearing a blue shirt).
side, sitting from right to left:
1. Abdullahi Abdi Hirsi, Somalia
amateur radio call sign 6O0CC (taxi
driver, wearing a checkered shirt).
2. Girl (in yellow dress)?
3. Girl (in orange, pink dress, hidden)?
4. Abdullahi Hersi Mahamud, Somalia
amateur radio call sign 6O0HX (Radio
Galkayo program producer, looking at you).
side, from right to left:
1. Hussain Mohamed Ali (First Director of Radio
Free Somalia “free radio for all to use” 1993 – 1994 now known as Radio
2. Boy (sitting)?
Photo by Sam Voron, Sydney, Australia.