Radio transmitters

24.03.2016. 11:46

Pursuant to Article 27 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a foreign mission may install and use a wireless transmitter only with the consent of the receiving state.

The management of the radio frequency spectrum in accordance with the Electronic Communications Law of the Republic of Latvia is ensured by the State joint stock company “Elektroniskie sakari” [Electronic Communications].

Radio frequency assignment use permits are granted in accordance with the Cabinet Regulation No 453 of 6 June 2006 “Regulations on radio frequency assignment use permits” (text in Latvian).

A prerequisite for being granted an installation and use permit is the compliance of the use of radio equipment with the Cabinet Regulation No 1151 of 6 October 2009 “Regulations on the allocation of radio frequency spectrum bands for radio communication types and the allotment thereof to radio communication systems, and on general conditions for the use of radio frequency spectrum bands (The National Radio Frequency Plan)” (text in Latvian).

The compliance of the use of radio equipment with the said regulations is not binding during the visits of high-level officials from abroad, the time of which is coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the State joint stock company “Elektroniskie sakari”.

The request supported by an application must be presented through the State Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application should indicate the technical parameters describing the radio equipment:

  • The desired frequency
  • The system of radio contacts to be used
  • Information on the location where the radio equipment and antenna will be installed
  • Radiation class
  • Signal intensity

Information to be attached to the installation permit application has been specified in Annex I to the Cabinet Regulation No 453 of 6 June 2006 “Regulations on radio frequency assignment use permits”.

Application forms may be obtained from:

Electronic Communications Office
Valsts akciju sabiedrība „Elektroniskie sakari”
Address: Eksporta iela 5, Riga, LV-1010
Tel: +371 6733 3034; +371 2632 0800; +371 2640 6612
Fax: +371 6782 1275
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Link to homepage: http://www.vases.lv

Information for embassies

The respective application forms are also available on the website of the State joint stock company “Elektroniskie sakari”.

Consent will be given by the Electronic Communications Office after assessing the electromagnetic compatibility of the radio equipment indicated in the application.

If the Security Officials accompanying high-level visitors wish to bring along communication equipment, the frequencies and capacity of radio equipment must be notified in advance to the

  • Number and type of transmitters
  • Desired and reserve frequency
  • The period of time for which the permit is needed

In the event the radio equipment causes harmful radio interference, the ECO may change the permitted technical parameters and other conditions for use, including cancellation of the permit.

The request supported by an application must be presented through the State Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application should indicate the technical parameters describing the radio equipment:

  • The desired frequency
  • The system of radio contacts to be used
  • Information on the location where the radio equipment and antenna will be installed
  • Radiation class
  • Signal intensity

Legislation

  • Electronic Communications Law (original text in Latvian)
  • Cabinet Regulation No 453 of 6 June 2006 “Regulations on radio frequency assignment use permits” (original text in Latvian)
  • Cabinet Regulation No 1151 of 6 October 2009 “Regulations on the allocation of radio frequency spectrum bands for radio communication types and the allotment thereof to radio communication systems, and on general conditions for the use of radio frequency spectrum bands (The National Radio Frequency Plan)” (original text in Latvian).