Hunting and other recreational activities
VHF radiotelephones for recreational use in the 67–72 MHz band and 155 MHz tracking and tracing equipment have been exempted from licensing as from 1 January 2017
Personal locator beacons or PLBs work similarly to and on the same frequencies as emergency beacons on vessels and aircraft (EPIRB and ELT). PLBs send out a distress signal via Cospas-Sarsat satellites in the 406 MHz band. In addition, PLBs usually send out a direction signal at 121.5 MHz which is the VHF aircraft emergency frequency. The only purpose of such direction signal is to help locate the emergency beacon in search operations. A PLB requires a radio licence and a unique identification code.