Amateur radio visitors to Sweden

The Swedish call areas
The Swedish call areas. Detailed maps and list of counties can be found here. The text is in Swedish.

Foreign radio amateurs with a CEPT license (T/R 61-01) can operate amateur radio in Sweden without a special permit for a stay of up to three months. Holders of other types of licenses (e.g. Novice, Intermediate or similar) are not permitted to operate in Sweden. The temporary call sign to be used is SM/your call or SA/your call. You have the option to add the call area number, indicating the geographical position of the station, e.g. SM6/your call.

Foreign radio amateurs with a HAREC license (T/R 61-02) that are resident in Sweden can apply for a permanent Swedish call sign. Apply to SSA, e-mail address Include

  • a copy of your national certificate. The certificate document provided must explicitly state that it is compliant with T/R 61-02 (HAREC). Note that a license document referring to T/R 61-01 is only good for temporary visits, but not sufficient for a permanent call sign.
  • a ’population registration certificate’ of type  ”Address” (Personbevis) showing residency in Sweden. The latter can be ordered from the Swedish Tax Authority (Skatteverket) using the link above.
  • Payment of 390SEK (one-time) admin fee or 540SEK, which includes one year membership in SSA.

License holders according to above may operate on the same terms as Swedish license holders. Sweden has only one license category (”HAREC”).

Questions about amateur radio in Sweden will be handled by SSA. Please e-mail to

For more information see the band plans linked below.

Current Swedish bandplan HF

Current Swedish bandplan VHF

Visitor’s amateur radio stations in Sweden

There are three visitor’s stations that are at guests’ disposal. In general, however, one should register with the relevant contact persons well in advance.

Visitor’s stations: