Implementation status


ERC Decision of 23 November 1998 on Exemption from Individual Licensing of PMR 446 equipment

Implementation Summary
Yes 35
Yes Partly 0
Committed 0
Planned 0
Under study 1
See remarks 0
No 2
No info 8
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania Yes 20-10-2010 Implemented through the Radio Spectrum Utilisation Plan
Andorra No info
Austria Yes 01-09-2009 General Licenses Ordinance, published in Federal Law Gazette II Nr. 98/2001
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 01-09-2009 Royal Decree of 15/10/1979
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes 16-05-2012
Bulgaria Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through the List of radio equipment using frequency bands harmonised throughout the EU and electronic communications terminal equipment
Croatia Yes 01-09-2009
Cyprus Yes 01-09-2009 Adopted 30.04.04 by a Ministerial Order (P.I.355/2004). No further authorisation required for conformant transmitters/stations
Czech Republic Yes 01-09-2009 VO-R/3/07.2007-13
Denmark Yes 01-09-2009 Implementation through reference in the national table of frequency allocations and executive order (at present No 459 of 23 May 2012)
Estonia Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented through reference in "Conditions for use of radio frequencies and technical requirements for radio equipment exempted from frequency authorisation"
Finland Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by Regulation FICORA 15, see
France Yes 01-09-2009 Terminal equipment is exempted from individual licence in accordance with the French telecommunications law. See
Georgia No info
Germany Yes 01-09-2009
Greece Yes 01-09-2009 Published in the Official Gazette B-328/19-03-2002
Hungary Yes 01-09-2009 Decree No. 35/2004 (XII.28.) IHM on the establishment of the rules relating to the use of frequency bands
Iceland Yes 01-09-2009 Telecommunications law nr 143/1996, art. 25
Ireland Yes 01-09-2009 Statutory Instrument 93 of 1998 refers. The title Short Range Business Radio is used in legislation that covers PMR 446 equipment
Italy Yes 01-09-2009 Risk of interference from Fixed links until 31 December 2004. The use of the frequencies for Fixed links will cease on 31.12.04
Latvia Yes 01-09-2009
Liechtenstein Yes 01-09-2009
Lithuania Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the Order No.1-V27 of the Director of the Communications Regulatory Authority of 13 March 2003 on the Approval of the List of Frequencies (channels) which may be used without an individual authorisation
Luxembourg Yes 01-09-2009
Malta Yes 01-09-2009
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 26-10-2010
Netherlands Yes 01-09-2009
North Macedonia Under study 01-09-2009
Norway Yes 01-09-2009
Poland No info
Portugal Yes 01-09-2009 National measures that have been taken to implement this Decision: Press release containing the Decision itself (SPECTRU No. 16, April 2000)
Romania Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by the Decision no.62/2005 of the President of the Inspectorate General for Communications and Information Technology, published in Official Journal of Romania, Part I no.138/15.02.2005, modified and completed by Decision no.345/2006 published in Official Journal of Romania, Part I no.332/13.04.2006
San Marino No info
Serbia No 27-09-2010
Slovak Republic Yes 01-09-2009 General Licence is being prepared
Slovenia Yes 01-09-2009 brezODRF
Spain Yes 01-09-2009
Sweden Yes 01-09-2009 Implemented by PTS Exemption Regulations
Switzerland No 01-09-2009 Individual licence necessary because of restriction to professional applications
Türkiye Yes 01-09-2009
Ukraine Yes 31-03-2011
United Kingdom Yes 01-09-2009 Licence Exempt. Covered under the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) Regulations 1999. Statutory Instrument No 930
Vatican City No info