The regulation concerns the use of radio frequencies. Its objective is to guarantee a fair availability of radio frequencies and efficient, appropriate and sufficiently interference-free use of frequencies.
The regulation applies to the radio frequency spectrum 8,3 kHz - 400 GHz., and it contains provisions on the allocation of radio frequencies, frequency bands and sub-bands for different purposes of use. The regulation also contains the requirements of this Regulation for transmitting and receiving frequencies, channel spacing, bandwidth of transmission, duplex separation, transmitted powers and other corresponding radio characteristics. PDF version of the Frequency Allocation Table is available as an annex to the Radio Frequency Regulation .
The regulation applies also to electrical equipment that are used for scientific, industrial, medical or other similar purposes and designated to generate radio frequency energy (ISM equipment).
The International Telecommunications Union's (ITU) Radio Regulations, which have been brought into force by Decree 12/2000, has been taken into account in the Frequency Allocation Table. The Radio Regulations (External link) is available on ITU's website.
National frequency decisions and the European Commission's decisions on the use of the radio spectrum are implemented by virtue of the radio frequency regulation. In addition, the European spectrum use has been taken into account (ERC Report 25).
Radio frequency regulation defines also the regulated interfaces that are mentioned in Article 4.1 in Directive of radio and telecommunication terminal equipment (R&TTED, 99/5/EY). For radio transmitters, the interfaces are conditions on licence granting and exemption from licencing.
EU Commission has been informed on the regulation, in accordance with Directive 98/34/EC.
ECO's EFIS database contains information on the spectrum use in the European countries. By means of the EFIS database, you can make different kinds of searches and comparisons.