General Info on Amateur Radio in Indonesia

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Amateur Radio Operator License
Amateur Service is a radiocommunication service for the purpose of self-training, intercommunication and technical investigations carried out by amateurs, that is, by duly authorized persons interested in radio technique solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest.
(ITU Radio Regulations, Article S1.56)
Operation of an amateur radio station requires an Radio Amateur License issued by Directorate General of Posts and Telecommunications.
There are four license levels, or "license classes" : No Code, Novice, General and Advanced.
Before receiving a license, you must pass an examination organized by the state institution above.
A unique callsign is assigned to each amateur radio station during the processing of its license.
Each amateur callsign has a two letters prefix (YB, YC, YD, YE, YF, YG or YH) indicating the station class and a numeral (0 to 9) named call-area indicating the geographic region of Indonesia, followed by a one to three letters suffix (in several call-areas indicating the province area).
Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI) is an organization to represent the amateur service and its activities throughout the country, founded on July 9, 1968.
ORARI subdivided into 3 levels of organization : ORARI Pusat (National), ORARI Daerah (Provincial) and ORARI Lokal (District).
ORARI is a member of The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
For more information, please contact ORARI Daerah Headquarters in your area.
Foreign amateur who wish to obtain license in Indonesia should have a temporary residence or residence permit in Indonesia and a reciprocal agreement has been established by the two countries.
License class and privileges will be issued based on original license possessed and valid for only 1 (one) year.
Guest Operator is permitted.
For further information, please contact ORARI National Headquarters.

 

Classes of Amateur Radio Station Licenses
Class Prefix Privileges
No Code
(Pemula)
YH
  • Permitted only to operate in 2m & 70cm band except on satellite segment.
  • See Band Plans for detailed frequency privileges.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted : 10 watts.
  • Permitted for domestic/national communications only.
  • Validity of license 2 (two) years.
  • Novice
    (Siaga)
    YD, YG
  • Permitted to operate on all HF bands (CW only) except on 20m & WARC bands*.
  • Permitted only to operate on 80 meter on PHONE mode.
  • See Band Plans for detailed frequency privileges.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted below 30MHz : 10 watts.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted above 30MHz : 30 watts.
  • Permitted for International communications (CW mode only).
  • Validity of license 3 (three) years.
  • General
    (Penggalang)
    YC, YF
  • Permitted to operate on all HF bands except on 20m & WARC bands*.
  • See Band Plans for detailed frequency privileges.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted below 30MHz : 150 watts.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted above 30MHz : 75 watts.
  • Permitted for international communications.
  • Validity of license 5 (five) years.
  • Advanced
    (Penegak)
    YB, YE
  • Permitted to operate on all frequencies allocated to the Amateur Service.
  • See Band Plans for detailed frequency privileges.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted below 30MHz : 500 watts.
  • Maximum transmitting power permitted above 30MHz : 180 watts.
  • Permitted for international communications.
  • Validity of license 5 (five) years.
  • * WARC bands :New frequency allocations for amateur radio (30m, 17m and 12m) based on 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference.

     

    Amateur Radio Map of Indonesia
    Click a part of the island to view the list of ORARI Lokal (Districts) in current province.

     
    ORARI National Headquarters
     
    Address :
    Jalan Karang Tengah Raya 59 B, Lebak Bulus
    Jakarta 12440, Indonesia

    PO Box 6797 JKSRB, Jakarta 12067 Indonesia

    Phone : (62)(21) 7581-6884   (62)(21) 7581-6885

    Fax : (62)(21) 766-8726

    Email : oraripst@oraripusat.net

    Website : www.oraripusat.net

     

    Call Areas & ORARI Headquarters Addresses
    Call Area Province Prefix Suffix Special Suffix* Address
    DKI Jakarta YB-YH AA-YZ
    AAA-PZZ
    RAA-YZZ
    A-Z
    ZA-ZZ
    ZAA-ZZZ
    Jln Abdullah Syafei no. 55
    Jakarta 12960
    PO Box 8000, Jakarta 11000
    Phone : (021) 829-5675    (021) 831-0455
    Fax : (021) 837-912-78
    Email : oraridki@@cbn.net.id
    Website : www.qsl.net/yb0zz/
    1 West Java YB-YH AA-QZ
    AAA-PZZ
    A-Q
    ZA-ZQ
    ZAA-ZQZ
    Jln Situ Aksan 35
    Bandung 40221
    PO Box 1042, Bandung
    Phone : (022) 603-6619
    Email : orari01@bdg.centrin.net.id
    Banten YB-YH RA-YZ
    RAA-YZZ
    R-Z
    ZR-ZZ
    ZRA-ZZZ
    Jl. K.H. Fatah Hasan no. 26
    Serang 42112, Banten
    Phone : (0254) 200-004
    Email : ye1zz@qsl.net
    2 Central Java YB-YH AA-TZ
    AAA-PZZ
    RAA-TZZ
    A-T
    ZA-ZT
    ZAA-ZTZ
    Jl. Tanjung 11
    Semarang 50131
    Phone : (024) 354-1257
    Email :
    Website : www.geocities.com/yb2zz/
    DI Yogyakarta YB-YH UA-YZ
    UAA-YZZ
    U-Z
    ZU-ZZ
    ZUA-ZZZ
    Jln Glagahsari 19A
    Yogyakarta 55164
    Phone : (0274) 378-474
    Fax : (0274) 797-283
    3 East Java YB-YH AA-YZ
    AAA-PZZ
    RAA-YZZ
    A-Z
    ZA-ZZ
    ZAA-ZZZ
    Jln Putat Indah 1
    Surabaya 60189
    PO Box 1059, Surabaya 60010
    Phone : (031) 329-1982
    Fax :8 (031) 567-0095
    Email : yb3dd@sby.centrin.net.id
    4 Jambi YB-YH AA-EZ
    AAA-EZZ
    A-E
    ZA-ZE
    ZAA-ZEZ
    Jln Haji Agus Salim 6, Kota Baru
    Jambi 36137
    Phone : (0741) 40-991
    Fax : (0741) 34-316
    South Sumatera YB-YD
    YH
    FA-LZ
    FAA-LZZ
    F-L
    ZF-ZL
    ZFA-ZLZ
    Jln Angkatan 45 no.17
    Palembang 30137
    Phone : (0711) 357-945
    Bangka Belitung YE-YG
    YH
    FA-IZ
    FAA-IZZ
    F-I
    ZF-ZI
    ZFA-ZLZ
    -
    Bengkulu YB-YH MA-RZ
    MAA-PZZ
    RAA-RZZ
    M-R
    ZMA-ZRZ
    Jln Meranti 1A Sawah Besar
    Bengkulu 38228
    Phone : (0736) 229-31
    Lampung YB-YH SA-YZ
    SAA-YZZ
    S-Z
    ZS-ZZ
    ZSA-ZZZ
    GOR Saburai - Jln. Sriwijaya no. 10
    Tanjung Karang, Bandar Lampung 35118
    PO Box 1154 BDL 35011
    Phone : (0721) 267-507
    Email : orda_lampung@telkom.net
    5 West Sumatera YB-YH AA-MZ
    AAA-MZZ
    ZA-ZM
    ZAA-ZMZ
    Gedung Olah Raga Agus Salim
    Padang 25121
    Phone : (0751) 593-43
    Riau YB-YH NA-YZ
    NAA-PZZ
    RAA-YZZ
    N-Z
    ZN-ZZ
    ZNA-ZZZ
    Jln Dr. Sutomo 17
    Pekanbaru 28142
    Phone : (0761) 244-05
    6 Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam YB-YH AA-GZ
    AAA-GZZ
    A-G
    ZA-ZG
    ZAA-ZGZ
    Jln Kulu 61 Kp. Sukaramai, Blower
    Banda Aceh 23243
    Phone : (0651) 440-26
    North Sumatera YB-YH HA-YZ
    HAA-PZZ
    RAA-YZZ
    H-Z
    ZH-ZZ
    ZHA-ZZZ
    Jln Kapten Muslim 189
    Medan 20124
    Phone : (061) 845-8666
    7 West Kalimantan YB-YH AA-GZ
    AAA-GZZ
    A-G
    ZA-ZG
    ZAA-ZGZ
    Jln Yos Sudarso 17
    Pontianak 78113
    Phone : (0561) 321-07
    South Kalimantan YB-YH HA-NZ
    HAA-NZZ
    H-N
    ZH-ZN
    ZHA-ZNZ
    Jl. RE Martadinata 38, Lt. 2
    Banjarmasin 70112
    Phone : (0511) 256-172
    Fax : (0511) 574-6481
    Central Kalimantan YB-YH OA-TZ
    OAA-PZZ
    RAA-TZZ
    O-T
    ZO-ZT
    ZOA-ZTZ
    Jln Ramin II no.49
    Palangka Raya 73111
    PO Box 53 Palangka Raya
    Phone : (0536) 259-82
    Fax : (0536) 250-58
    Email : yb7rdh@palangkaraya.wasantara.net.id
    East Kalimantan YB-YH UA-YZ
    UAA-YZZ
    U-Z
    ZU-ZZ
    ZUA-ZZZ
    Jl. Merdeka 279, Samarinda 75117
    PO Box 1244, Samarinda
    Phone : (0541) 389-59
    Fax : (0541) 432-15
    Email : yb7zz@samarinda.wasantara.net.id
    8 South Sulawesi YB-YH AA-HZ
    AAA-HZZ
    A-H
    ZA-ZH
    ZAA-ZHZ
    Jln Singo no.52
    Ujung Pandang 90132
    Phone : (0411) 854-560
    South East Sulawesi YB-YH IA-LZ
    IAA-LZZ
    I-L
    ZI-ZL
    ZIA-ZLZ
    Jln Bunga Kamboja 19
    Kendari 93121
    Phone : (0401) 421-545
    Fax : (0401) 427-435
    Central Sulawesi YB-YH MA-PZ
    MAA-PZZ
    M-P
    ZM-ZP
    ZMA-ZPZ
    Jln Dr. Soeharso 55
    Palu 94111
    Phone : (0451) 210-92
    Fax : (0451) 257-05
    North Sulawesi YB-YD
    YH
    QA-UZ
    RAA-UZZ
    Q-U
    ZQ-ZU
    ZQA-ZUZ
    Jln Babe Palar no. 23
    Tanjung Batu - Manado 95117
    PO Box 1339, Manado 95001
    Email :
    Website :
    Gorontalo YE-YG
    YH
    QA-UZ
    RAA-UZZ
    Q-U
    ZQ-ZU
    ZQA-ZUZ
    -
    Maluku YB-YD
    YH
    VA-YZ
    VAA-YZZ
    V-Z
    ZV-ZZ
    ZVA-ZZZ
    Kanwil Departemen PU Propinsi Maluku
    Jln Panjaitan
    Ambon 97124
    North Maluku YE-YG
    YH
    VA-YZ
    VAA-YZZ
    V-Z
    ZV-ZZ
    ZVA-ZZZ
    ?
    9 Bali YB-YH AA-FZ
    AAA-FZZ
    A-F
    ZA-ZF
    ZAA-ZFZ
    Gedung PWI, Jln Gatot Subroto
    Denpasar 80116
    Phone : (0361) 751-868
    Fax : (0361) 752-704
    West Nusatenggara YB-YH GA-KZ
    GAA-KZZ
    G-K
    ZG-ZK
    ZGA-ZKZ
    Jln Sriwijaya 295
    Mataram 83127
    Phone : (0370) 622-861
    Fax : (0370) 633-200
    Email : yb9zg@lycos.com
    East Nusatenggara YB-YH LA-PZ
    LAA-PZZ
    L-P
    ZL-ZP
    ZLA-ZPZ
    Jln Perintis Kemerdekaan Kota Baru
    Kupang
    PO Box 1129 Kupang 85000
    Phone : (0380) 838-038
    Email : yb9zl@orari.or.id
    Website : yb9zl.orari.or.id
    Papua YB-YH QA-YZ
    RAA-YZZ
    Q-Z
    ZQ-ZZ
    ZQA-ZZZ
    Jln Ahmad Yani 52
    Jayapura 99111
    Phone : (0967) 533-780
    Fax : (0967) 340-62
    *Special Suffixes are for special stations ( Club stations, Repeaters, Event stations, etc.)
    The addresses courtesy of Faisal Anwar, YB1PR and others.

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