|By Gunnars E. Postnieks, YL2PG.||Latviski|
The Amateur Service is a radiocommunication service for the purposeof self-training, intercommunication and technical investigationscarried out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.
(Radio Regulations complementing the Constitution and the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union.)
This page is focused on Amateur Radio (a.k.a. Ham Radio) in Latvia and it is assumed that the reader has prior knowledge of the subject. An excellent introduction to amateur radio is at Ham Radio Online.Many fine books on this hobby are published in English by The American Radio Relay League and TheRadio Society of Great Britain.
The Licensing AuthorityThe Latvian Electronic Communication Office licenses and supervises all Latvian radio services, including amateur.
The current Amateur Radio Regulations are in force since 10 May 2008, replacing the 1993 version.
Amateurs in Latvia may use the frequency bands:
There are two license classes in Latvia, called categories which may be loosely defined as
A - Full
B - Beginner
Old 1st and 2nd category stations become new A category stations.
Old 3rd and 4th category stations become new B category stations.
The bureau is run by the Latvian Radio Amateur League.
Latvia has implemented CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 The CEPT Radio Amateur License. If you do not hold a CEPT License, you may apply to www.esd.lv in writing to for a temporary Latvian license attaching a copy of your national licence.
LinksAmerican Radio Relay League
Buckmaster World Wide HamCall(tm) Server
Estonian Radioamateur Union
K8CX's Ham gallery
QRZ Callsign Database
QSL Bureaus, IARU
Radio Amateurs of Canada
Radio Society of Great Britain
K1BV's DX Award Page
Author and his QSL card.