Implementation status


ECC Decision of 8 March 2019 on the harmonised usage of the channels of the radio regulations appendix 18 (transmitting frequencies in the vhf maritime mobile band)

Implementation Summary
Yes 13
Yes Partly 2
Committed 2
Planned 2
Under study 2
See remarks 0
No 2
No info 23
Country Implementation Status Date Remarks
Albania No info
Andorra No info
Austria No info
Azerbaijan No info
Belgium Yes 13-03-2023
Bosnia and Herzegovina Under study 07-01-2020
Bulgaria No info
Croatia No info
Cyprus Yes 07-07-2021
Czech Republic Under study 26-02-2020
Denmark Yes 01-07-2019
Estonia Yes 16-08-2021 Implemented through reference in "The Estonian radio frequency allocation plan"
Finland Committed As soon as possible - awaiting for Safety Radio Network technical plans for changes.
France Yes 09-04-2021
Georgia No info
Germany Planned 06-09-2019 Germany will implement the decision and will follow the indicated transition period
Greece No info
Hungary Yes Partly 09-03-2023 Decree No. 7/2015 (XI.13.)NMHH on the national frequency allocation and the rules of using frequency bands. In Hungary, the spectrum cleaning of VDES channels was completed at the end of the year 2022. The implementation of the rules valid for the time after the ‘spectrum cleaning’ period is in progress. The completion of the implementation is expected at the end of Q2 2023.
Iceland No info
Ireland No info
Italy Yes 21-10-2019 Implemented through the decree of Ministry of the Economic Development of 31 August 2022 and published in the Italian Official Gazette No. 214 dated 13 September 2022.
Latvia Yes 21-03-2019
Liechtenstein Yes 15-12-2022
Lithuania No info
Luxembourg No info
Malta No info
Moldova No info
Monaco No info
Montenegro Yes 21-03-2023 Implemented through reference in the National Frequency Allocation Table
Netherlands Yes 31-10-2021
North Macedonia No 13-03-2023
Norway No info
Poland No info
Portugal No info
Romania No info
San Marino No info
Serbia No 21-01-2022
Slovak Republic Planned 14-11-2019
Slovenia Yes 26-03-2020
Spain Yes 01-06-2022
Sweden Committed 22-04-2021
Switzerland Yes 01-01-2020
Türkiye No info
Ukraine No info
United Kingdom Yes Partly 24-11-2021 UK will make Channels 1019, 1020, 1078, and 1079 available for assignment to coast stations, as simplex channels.
Vatican City No info