Implementation status


ECC/DEC/(11)03 of 24 June 2011 on the harmonised use of frequencies for Citizens' Band (CB) radio equipment amended on 17 June 2016

Implementation Summary
Yes 31
Yes Partly 8
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 0
No info 6
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra Yes 18-09-2014
Austria Yes 26-10-2015 Old regulation in place 'for single mode FM'
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes Partly 18-09-2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 26-10-2015
Bulgaria Yes 22-06-2012 Following the alignment of the legislation with the provisions of the Code, currently implemented by Rules for free use of radio frequency spectrum, published in the Bulgarian Official Gazette No. 92 of November 5, 2021
Croatia Yes 09-11-2011 Implemented through reference in the NTFA. Issued general licence OD-134
Cyprus Yes 18-09-2014
Czech Republic Yes 11-09-2012 VO-R/7/11.2016-12
Denmark Yes 10-07-2012 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No No 758 of 1 June 2015)
Estonia Yes 08-06-2012 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan" and "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency authorisation"
Finland Yes 26-02-2014 Implemented by Regulations FICORA 4 on radio frequency regulation and FICORA 15 on collective frequencies for licence-exempt radio transmitters and on their use, see
France Yes Partly 18-09-2014
Georgia Yes 26-10-2015
Germany Yes 12-03-2021 General license Vfg Nr. 21/2021
Greece Yes 18-09-2014
Hungary Yes 26-02-2014 National footnote H44 of the National Table of Frequency Allocations, which was published by Decree No. 15/2012 (XII.29.)NMHH, and Decree No. 2/2013 (I.7.)NMHH on establishing the rules of use for frequency bands that may be used for civil purposes
Iceland Yes 24-07-2012 Implementation through reference in the National Table of Frequency Allocation
Ireland Yes 18-09-2014 See National Legalisation S.I. 436 of 1998
Italy Under study 02-11-2015
Latvia Yes 23-01-2014
Liechtenstein Yes 05-12-2013
Lithuania Yes 26-06-2012 Implemented by the Order No. 1V-661 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 25 May 2012 on the amendment of Order No. 1V-893 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 9 September 2010 on Approval of the List of Frequencies (channels), which may be used without an individual authorization
Luxembourg Yes 25-06-2012 Through reference in Luxembourg's national table of frequency allocations
Malta Yes 26-10-2015
Moldova Yes Partly 26-10-2015
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes Partly 26-10-2015
Netherlands Yes Partly 18-09-2014 In The Netherlands CB Radio is currently allowed on the basis of "non-interference, non protection". SRDs operate in the same band. So, both have the same rights. However, in practice, this cannot be realised due to the large power difference. This creates a difficulty from an enforcement point of view. No distinction is made between mobile and fixed use in the Decision. The newly proposed up to 6 dB higher power limits would fit for mobile use (e.g. trucks) but not so much for fixed use (e.g. in high buildings) from a sharing point of view. A variety of analogue modulation types is listed in the Decision. This is too detailed and also not technology-neutral (all information about these types of modulation is also to be found 1-to-1 in the harmonised standard). There are no rules in the Decision such as maximum transmission time. The equipment can basically be used 24/7. This is contrary to the idea of non-exclusive use. (Compare USA: 5 minutes talk, 1 minute quiet). There are no rules in the Decision on antenna sites (e.g. maximum antenna height for fixed use). (Compare USA: about 18 meters). In USA CB equipment may further not be used near airports
North Macedonia Yes 18-09-2014
Norway Yes 06-07-2012
Poland Yes 18-09-2014 5 kHz channel centre frequency offset
Portugal Yes 04-02-2022 Press releases containing the Decision published (Spectru no 191, December 2015 and Spectru no 211, September/October 2017)
Romania Yes Partly 18-09-2014
San Marino No info
Serbia Yes 18-09-2014
Slovak Republic Yes 18-09-2014
Slovenia Yes 11-09-2012 NTFA
Spain Yes 18-09-2014
Sweden Yes 24-07-2012 Implemented by the National Frequency Allocation Table and PTS Licence Exemption Regulations. Free circulation de facto implemented by EU R&TTE Directive (99/5/EC)
Switzerland Yes 03-06-2013
Türkiye Yes Partly 04-06-2012
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes Partly 18-09-2014 Implemented via Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption and Amendment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
Vatican City No info