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What is radio equipment?

Radio equipment means wireless equipment that uses radio frequencies, i.e. an electrical or electronic product that emits and receives radio waves. Household appliances can also be radio equipment if they include a built-in radio component for a wireless connection.

Examples of radio equipment:

  • wireless headphones
  • radiotelephones
  • smartphones
  • WLAN devices
  • GPS receivers
  • drones
  • remote-controlled toys
  • marine VHF radiotelephones
  • smart bracelets
  • wireless thermometers
  • wall scanners
  • radars
  • television sets
  • wireless cameras and baby monitors.

The following are not covered by the Radio Equipment Directive:

  • Equipment that are only used by radio amateurs and are not made available on the market
  • Equipment covered by the Act on marine equipment (1503/2011) and the Marine Equipment Directive (External link)(wheel mark).
  • Certain aviation equipment if that equipment falls within the scope of the Regulation on common rules in the field of civil aviation (EASA Basic Regulation).
  • Custom-built evaluation kits to be used solely at research and development facilities for purposes related to their activities.
  • Equipment exclusively used for activities concerning state defence, state security or the activities of the state in the area of criminal law.