Information about radio amateurs

RADIO AMATEUR REGULATIONS FOR VISITORS IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA

Radio amateurs visiting the Republic of Bulgaria for a period of up to three months:

Holders of CEPT radio amateur licence pursuant to CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 are permitted to operate an amateur station in Bulgaria during temporary stays for a period of up to three months. The CEPT licence corresponds to the National licences for radio amateur Class 1 (see the table “Frequency bands and allowed maximum powers of the amateur radio stations for radio amateurs Class 1”).

Those who don’t hold CEPT radio amateur licence should submit an application for provision of electronic communications through radio equipment. The application has to be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A document showing the radio amateur qualification class translated into Bulgarian and legalized;
  • National licence of a radio amateur translated into Bulgarian and legalized.

When transmitting the licence holder must use his national call sign preceded by the call sign prefix "LZ". The call sign prefix and the national call sign must be separated by the word “stroke” (telephony).

Radio amateurs visiting the Republic of Bulgaria for a period more than three months:

A foreign radio amateur which is residing in the Republic of Bulgaria for more than three months and which holds HAREC document (Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate in accordance with Recommendation T/R 61-02 of СЕРТ), for granting of a call sign, should submit application for provision of electronic communications through radio equipment from the amateur service accompanied by the following documents:

  • Copy of the HAREC document;
  • Copy of a document certifying his residence in the Republic of Bulgaria verified by the applicant.

The HAREC corresponds to the National licences for radio amateur Class 1 (see the table “Frequency bands and allowed maximum powers of the amateur radio stations for radio amateurs Class 1”).

Those who don’t hold HAREC document should submit application for provision of electronic communications through radio equipment accompanied by the following documents:

  • A document showing the radio amateur qualification class translated into Bulgarian and legalized;
  • National licence of a radio amateur translated into Bulgarian and legalized;
  • Copy of a document certifying his residence in the Republic of Bulgaria verified by the applicant.

The Commission grants a call sign to a foreign radio amateur for the term he has requested, but this term can’t exceed the term for which the Bulgarian residence is granted.

Technical requirements:

Technical requirements to carrying out electronic communications through amateur radio service equipment (available in Bulgarian only).

Application:

Application for provision of electronic communications through radio equipment from the amateur service (available in Bulgarian only).

Administrative fee:

Administrative fees to carrying out electronic communications through Amateur Service equipment (available only in Bulgarian).

A licence fee of BGN 8 is due for the issuance of a radio amateur licence under the Tariff of Fees collected by the Communications Regulation Commission.

There are no due taxes for granting a call sign.

Address of the Communications Regulation Commission:

Bulgaria, Sofia 1000, 6 General Yosif V. Gurko Str.

Frequency bands and allowed maximum powers of the amateur radio stations for radio amateurs Class 1 

Frequency

Power

135,7 – 137,8 kHz; 472 – 479 kHz

1 W e.i.r.p.

1810 – 1850 kHz

100 W

1850 – 2000 kHz

10 W

3500 – 3800 kHz

350 W

5250 – 5450 kHz

100 W

7000 – 7200 kHz; 10100 – 10150 kHz; 14000 – 14350 kHz; 18068 – 18168 kHz; 21000 – 21450 kHz; 24890 – 24990 kHz; 28 – 29,70 MHz

350 W

50,05 – 50,20 MHz

10 W

69,90 – 70,50 MHz

50 W

144 – 146 MHz

150 W

430 – 440 MHz

100 W

1240 – 1300 MHz

50 W

2300 – 2450 MHz; 3400 – 3500 MHz; 5650 – 5850 MHz

5 W

10 – 10,50 GHz; 24 – 24,05 GHz; 24,05 – 24,25 GHz; 47 – 47,20 GHz; 75,50 – 77,50 GHz; 77,50 – 78 GHz; 78 – 81,50 GHz; 122,25 – 123 GHz; 134 – 141 GHz; 241 – 250 GHz

1 W

Frequency bands and allowed maximum powers of the amateur radio stations for radio amateurs Class 2

Frequency

Power

144 – 146 MHz; 430 – 440 MHz

5 W