Radio Equipment Directive
(RED) for LMR Radios
These are the technical requirements for radio transmitters and receivers used in the Private Mobile Radio (PMR) service.
Below is what you need to know about Radio Equipment Directive (RED) for LMR Radios:
What is RED for LMR Radios?
These are the technical requirements for radio transmitters and receivers used in the Private Mobile Radio (PMR) service. Sole responsibility for conformity assessment falls on the Manufacturer. If you supply a radio product into EU member states, including EEA, EFTA, etc. then this RED applies to radio products, including non-radio products which incorporate a radio module i.e. Transmitters, Receivers, and Transceivers. EU has instructed radio products, including non-radio products which incorporate a radio module for receiver performance and the impact efficiency of spectrum efficiency. It is an essential requirement of the RED.
Why is this directive important?
The “Manufacturer” is responsible for initial assessment and compliance of the device and for ongoing compliance of the products they supply. Importers and distributors are responsible for supplying a compliant device. Importer must add their label to packaging. Distributor must only distribute compliant devices. Equipment must show identifying numbers and contact details for responsible parties and must still be CE Marked. Manufacturer name and address must be on the device, on the documentation for small devices. Traceability of the product is very important.
A Single Declaration of Conformity (DoC) with all applicable Directives is created by the manufacturer or whoever is branding it, or their authorized representative. Technical Documentation must be kept by the manufacturer for 10 years and provided to any “market surveillance authority” upon request. It is submitted to a Notified Body to get an EU type examination certificate. DoC must contain all information of traceability, manufacturer name, address, Notified Body (if used), product (hardware, software, accessories), a list of standards used, signed and dated. A simplified DoC statement can accompany the radio product, with a web link to the full DoC, or in the user manual, a separate paper, or on the product packaging.
1. Product safety – Including RF Exposure, electrical safety, etc.
2. EMC performance – Emissions and immunity, radio link and all other operational modes and features.
3. Radio performance – Operation and spectrum sharing of the transmitter and/or receiver.
Recommended Tests for Land Mobile Radios (LMR)
EN 300 086 V2.1.2 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment with an internal or external RF connector intended primarily for analogue speech
EN 300 113 V2.2.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and/or speech) using constant or non-constant envelope modulation and having an antenna connector
EN 300 219 V2.1.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver
EN 300 220-2 V3.1.1 – Short Range Devices (SRD) operating in the frequency range 25 MHz to 1 000 MHz; Part 2
EN 300 296 V2.1.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using integral antennas intended primarily for analogue speech
EN 300 328 V2.1.1 – Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques
EN 300 341 V2.1.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment using an integral antenna transmitting signals to initiate a specific response in the receiver
EN 300 390 V2.1.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment intended for the transmission of data (and speech) and using an integral antenna
EN 300 422-1 V2.1.2 – Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 1: Class A Receivers
EN 300 422-2 V2.1.1 – Wireless Microphones; Audio PMSE up to 3 GHz; Part 2: Class B Receivers
EN 300 440 V2.1.1 – Short Range Devices (SRD); Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1 – Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short range devices; Radio equipment to be used in the 1 GHz to 40 GHz frequency range; Part 2
EN 301 166 V2.1.1 – Land Mobile Service; Radio equipment for analogue and/or digital communication (speech and/or data) and operating on narrow band channels and having an antenna connector
ETSI EN 301 489-17 V3.1.1, ETSI EN 301 489-1  – Technical characteristics and methods of measurements for Broadband Data Transmission System equipment
Why work with Compliance Testing?
Compliance testing is ANAB accredited to conduct ETSI tests and create Technical Documentation to be kept by the manufacturer for 10 years and provided to any “market surveillance authority” upon request. It may also be submitted to a Notified Body to get an EU type examination certificate.
Here is how you will benefit from working with us:
Expertise and experience
We have worked with several notable brands to help them acquire the necessary certifications for their products. Our company has well-trained engineers and testing experts who are conversant with CE marking requirements. We have been in business for more than 50 years and have a proven track record in the industry.
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Fast and accurate testing process
Once you submit your product prototype, we will strive to conduct the relevant tests and help you acquire the CE marking in the shortest time possible, allowing you to focus on project completion and get to the finish line faster.
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CE testing and certification will play a critical role in the success of your business and products. Technological equipment has to get tested and approved by a notified body and a declaration of conformity prepared. Compliance Testing is committed to helping manufacturers get the certification in the shortest time possible. Contact us today to learn more about our CE testing services.