Amateur radio stations

An Amateur Radio Station is a set of radio technical equipment that an amateur radio operator may use for amateur radio communications under established amateur radio legislation.

A personal-use amateur radio station is a radio station owned by a natural person and used exclusively by that person for amateur radio broadcasting.

A public-use amateur radio station is a radio station owned by a legal person or by a radio club or a radio amateurs' association registered in the Estonian Amateur Radio Association (ERAA). An ARJ may be used by more than one radio amateur for amateur radio broadcasting.

An amateur radio relay station is a radio station operating automatically on a specific frequency or frequencies, located at a fixed geographical coordinate or in the open cosmos, which transmits in real-time or via a cache device, verbal or digital transmissions received from radio amateurs.

Amateur radio station is an automatically operating radio station that is used:

  • to assess radio propagation conditions in the radio bands designated for amateur radio broadcasting;
  • measuring the field strength when tuning antennas; or
  • as checkpoints in a radio orienteering competition (amateur radio set).
THE REGISTERED SEAT OF THE AMATEUR RADIO STATION IS THE SEAT INDICATED IN THE LICENCE.

The qualification class assigned to an amateur radio operator is the basis for applying for an amateur radio station license.

The qualification classes for amateur radio are:

  1. class A;
  2. class B or introductory class;
  3. class D, or entry-level.

Recognition of foreign qualifications

The Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority shall issue an amateur radio operator with a HAREC qualification, on application, with an amateur radio station work permit to work in the Republic of Estonia with the privileges of qualification class B, or with the benefits of qualification class A, after certifying that his/her qualification meets the conditions set out in subsection 9(1) of the Electronic Communications Act and obtaining the corresponding amateur radio station work permit.

The Authority shall recognize the foreign entry-level (NOVICE or ENTRY) qualification certificate issued under CEPT Recommendation ECC/REC 05-06 or CEPT/ECC Report No 89. An amateur radio operator holding a NOVICE or ENTRY qualification shall be issued by the Authority, on application, with an amateur radio station license to operate in the Republic of Estonia with Class D qualification privileges.

AN AMATEUR RADIO STATION LICENCE GIVES THE RIGHT TO USE THE station FOR RADIO BROADCASTING.

The types of amateur radio station license are:

  • a personal use amateur radio station license for qualification class A or B. The license entitles the holder to operate an amateur radio station during a short visit in countries that recognize CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01, in compliance with the requirements for amateur radio stations established in that country;
  • a personal use amateur radio station license for qualification class D. The license entitles the holder to operate an amateur radio station in Estonia following the requirements for amateur radio stations;
  • a joint-use amateur radio station license;
  • an amateur radio relay station, amateur radio beacon, or radio-orienteering amateur radio beacon set license.

Applying for a license

An applicant for an amateur radio station license shall submit to the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority an application for an amateur radio station license in the form and, if necessary, the following documents:

  • a document certifying the qualification of an amateur radio operator or a document certifying the qualification of a responsible supervisor in the case of an application for an operating license for a jointly used amateur radio station, amateur repeater radio station, amateur radio beacon, or radio orienteering amateur radio beacon set;
  • the written consent of the legal representative of the amateur radio operator if the applicant is under 16 years of age;
  • a letter of recommendation from the EBAU for the appointment of a responsible supervisor, together with the accountable supervisor's written agreement for the application for an amateur radio set, amateur radio beacon, or amateur radio touring set license.

The Authority publishes the amateur radio station license application forms on its website.

The Authority shall inform the applicant for an amateur radio station license within one week of receipt of any application deficiencies. It shall set a deadline for the shortcomings to be remedied.

The Authority shall start processing the application for a license upon the submission of the application in the correct form, together with all the necessary documents and payment of the state fee.

The Authority shall decide on the issue of a license by the OHIM within 15 working days of the submission of the application in the form and all the necessary documents.

The period of validity of an amateur radio station license is five years unless the applicant requests a shorter period.

The issue of an amateur radio station license may be refused if:

  • the amateur radio station is intended to be used in the area where the Authority's fixed technical surveillance equipment is located;
  • false declarations have been made, or all the required documents have not been submitted.

The Authority will issue an amateur radio station license on an internationally recognized form, sent to the applicant by post with a dispatch note or other means.

The decision on the granting of the license shall be available on the Authority's website within ten working days of the granting of the license at the latest.

YOU WILL NEED TO APPLY FOR A NEW license IF THE DETAILS ON it CHANGE.

The application shall be submitted to the Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority at Endla 10a, 10122 Tallinn.

Contact:
Ulvi Valdaru
phone: 667 2124
e-mail: ulvi.valdaru@ttja.ee

State fee
 

Applications and license forms

APPLICATION FOR AN AMATEUR RADIO STATION LICENCE
AMATEUR RADIO STATION LICENCE (CLASS A AND B)
AMATEUR RADIO STATION license (CLASS D)
a license FOR AMATEUR RADIO RELAY STATION, AMATEUR RADIO RELAY BEACON, RADIO ORIENTEERING AMATEUR RADIO RELAY BEACON SET
AUTHORISATION TO USE A SHARED-USE AMATEUR RADIO STATION
HARMONISED CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR RADIO AMATEURS (HAREC)

Last updated: 07.04.2021