Free licence equipment

Wireless microphones and other applications such as CB, pagers or radar equipments on inland navigation vessels are no longer subject to the licensing regime. This is the conclusion reached by OFCOM as part of the review of its activities. This liberalisation was the subject of the revision of ordinances which entered into force on 1 January 2013. Since the first of January 2016 a PLB must be registered by COSPAS SARSAT as a personal emergency transmitting device.

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Since the first of January 2016 a PLB must be registered by COSPAS SARSAT as a personal emergency transmitting device.

Emergency radio in Switzerland (161.300 MHz) and the use of PLB

The radio operator network of distress (radio frequency 161.300 MHz) uses the infrastructure of the radio operator network of Rega. PLB (Personal Beacon Hiring) are small portable transmitters, which can be activated in a situation of distress and send an alarm.

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Last modification 01.05.2013

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