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“(ΕΕΤΤ) is the competent authority for issues concerning conditions of use and placing on the market of terminal and radio equipment. A regulation issued by EETT, will determine every issue relevant to the above mentioned subjects and each necessary detail, as well as particular matters on technical characteristics, possible restrictions on use and radiointerfaces and additionally the implementation of market controls to check the conformity to the Presidential Decree 44/2002.
Hereinafter, radio equipment issues are regulated by the Presidential Decree 98/2017* (Official Gazette 139/A/20-09-2017) "Harmonisation of the Greek legislation to the DIRECTIVE 2014/53/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of April 16th, 2014 (EE L 153/22.05.2014), regarding to the making radio equipment available on the market and the repealing of DIRECTIVE 99/5/EC*. The article 48 of the above mentioned P.D, repeals the older P.D. 44/2002.
According to P.D. 98/2017’s definition, as radio equipment is meant “the electrical or electronic product which deliberately broadcasts and/or receives radiowaves for radio-communication and/or radio-tracking purposes or the electrical or electronic product that has to be completed with a component i.e. an antenna, so as to broadcast and/or receive radiowaves for radio-communication and/or radio-tracking purposes”.
The provisions of the P.D. 98/2017, are not applicable to radio equipment, that is used exclusively for activities concerning the public security, defense, state security, including the economic well-being of the state in the case of activities concerning state security and the activities of the State in the field of criminal law.
Furthermore, the provisions of the P.D. 98/2017, are not applicable to radio equipment that belongs to one of the following categories (P.D. 98/2017, Annex I)
- Radio equipment used by radio amateurs, as meant by Article 1, definition 56, of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) radio regulations, unless the equipment is made available on the market.
- Marine equipment falling within the scope of Council DIRECTIVE 96/98/EC of 20 December 1996.
- Airborne products, parts and appliances falling within the scope of article 3, of REGULATION (EC) no 216/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council of 20 February 2008.
- Custom-built evaluation kits destined for professionals to be used solely at research and development facilities for such purposes.
According to article 3 of the P.D. 98/2017, radio equipment shall be constructed, in such way, that the three following essential requirements are insured:
- The protection of the health and safety of persons and of domestic animals, and the protection of property
- The Adequate level of electromagnetic compatibility
- That both effectively uses and supports the efficient use of radio spectrum in order to avoid harmful interference
Radioequipment has to be labeled according to PD 98/2017 – RED 2014/53/EE.
Additionally, the information of restrictions on putting into service or of requirements for authorisation of use shall be presented according to COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1354 of 20 July 2017 specifying how to present the information provided for in Article 10(10) of Directive 2014/53/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council
*available only in Greek language