Amateur radio operator
An amateur radio operator is an individual who performs amateur radio and amateur satellite radio services and who has been issued a amateur radio operator licence. For identification in the radio spectrum, amateur radio operators use identification signs – call signs. Amateur radio operators associate themselves in associations, which are joined in the Association of Amateur Radio Operators of Slovenia.
The amateur radio operator licence is a decision of the Agency for Communication Networks and Services of the Republic of Slovenia (AKOS), granting the right to use radio frequencies envisaged for amateur radio and amateur radio satellite service.
The amateur radio operator licence entails:
- data on the owner of the amateur radio operator licence,
- allocated call sign,
- amateur radio operator class,
- time of validity of the amateur radio operator licence.
To acquire a amateur radio operator licence, the amateur radio operator must submit an application at AKOS. After an administrative and content review, AKOS issues a amateur radio operator licence for a 15-year period.
The owners of amateur radio operator licences are not obliged to make annual payments to AKOS for using radio frequencies.
To ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) between the devices, a radio amateur must implement necessary technical measures so that the intensity of the generated electric field in the areas where people use electronic devices does not exceed 3 V/m.
In order to reduce the possibility of harmful interference the radio amateur must carry out tests, settings and measurements on the transmitter of the amateur radio station which has been artificially loaded and dos not radiate.
The average power of each side component with which the transmitter powers the antenna circuit must be:
1. for amateur radio stations operating in frequency bands below 30 MHz: at least 40 dB below the mean power for transmitters with the mean power not exceeding 500 W; less than or equal to 50 mW for transmitters with the mean power above 500 W.
2. for amateur radio stations operating in frequency bands between 30 MHz and 960 MHz: at least 40 dB below the mean power for transmitters with the mean power not exceeding 0.25 W; less than or equal to 25 μW for transmitters with the mean power above 0.25 W but not exceeding 25 W; at least 60 dB below the mean power for transmitters with mean power above 25 W.
3. for amateur radio stations operating in frequency bands between 960 MHz and 17.7 GHz: less than or equal to 100 μW for transmitters with the mean power not exceeding 10 W; at least 50 dB below the mean power - for transmitters with the mean power above 10 W.
4. for amateur radio stations operating in frequency bands above 17.7 GHz: the lowest possible value that can be achieved.
Technical measures to ensure electromagnetic compatibility
Data on the amateur radio communications are recorded in the log of the amateur radio station which shall be maintained in such a manner that sustainability of the record is ensured.
The log of an amateur radio station must contain the following data:
- day, month and year of the established amateur radio communication,
- the time of the beginning of the amateur radio communication,
- the call sign of the correspondent amateur radio station,
- name of the used amateur radio frequency band,
- type of the broadcast.
Log of an amateur radio station
Cross-border provisions of profession
Tuji radioamaterji smejo uporabljati radijske frekvence, če imajo veljavno radioamatersko dovoljenje Evropske konference poštnih in telekomunikacijskih uprav (CEPT). Tujim radioamaterjem, ki nimajo veljavnega radioamaterskega dovoljenja CEPT, Agencija za komunikacijska omrežja in storitve izda začasno dovoljenje.