FICORA also investigates the causes of radio interference. If necessary, FICORA may even carry out inspections to investigate individual cases of radio interference.
The frequencies assigned to different radio systems are listed in the annex of FICORA's Radio Frequency Regulation (Frequency Allocation Table 9 kHz–400 GHz). The planning safeguards the fair availability of radio frequencies and the efficient, appropriate and sufficiently interference-free use of the frequencies.
The use of frequencies is guided by granting licences that entitle the holder to possess and use a radio transmitter. All radio transmitters require a licence from FICORA, unless the equipment is separately exempted from licensing. Receivers do not require a licence. Radio licences are only granted to equipment that complies with requirements. The use of some frequencies may also require a certificate of competence. FICORA investigates the causes of radio interference on the basis of customer complaints and its own monitoring activities.
Radio systems are vulnerable to external and often unpredictable interference. However, interference is often caused by a malfunction or some other technical defect in the radio system or receiver itself. When interference occurs, the possibility that it is caused by a technical malfunction must always be ruled out. Examine the condition of antenna cables and connections. Try using another device to see if the original device is faulty.
Ask whether your neighbours or other people in the area are experiencing similar interference, for example, in the reception of radio and television broadcasts. If you are the only one with a problem, the source of interference is likely to be in your own house.
To supervise compliance with radio licence conditions, FICORA carries out inspections at radio stations and, for example, sports and cultural events in which the number of frequency users operating simultaneously is unusually high. If necessary, FICORA may also carry out inspections to investigate individual cases of radio interference.
Provisions on the responsibilities and obligations of the manufacturers, importers and retailers of radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment and the requirements and procedures concerning notified bodies are included in the Information Society Code (chapter 30). The regulation concerns the procedures for assessing the conformity of products and placing them on the market. The provisions are based on the directive on radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment