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March 2018



The most recent RED OJEU list of Harmonised standards has been published on  9th March 2018.


This new list contains 3 new standards.




February 2018



On 07 February 2018 the EU Commission held an informal meeting on concerns related to RED article 3.3. The Technical Secretariat of REDCA participated on behalf of REDCA.

This meeting provided insight regarding the current concerns on data privacy.

The REDCA Technical Secretariat’s meeting notes are available for REDCA members in the Library on CIRCABC Section REDCA (go to the Documents 2018 folder).



December 2017



TCAM Working meeting held in Brussels


On December 1, 2017 the 12th TCAM Working Group took place in Brussels.

On behalf of REDCA the Chairman of REDCA attended the TCAM WG meeting.

All relevant background material and the REDCA Chairman’s meeting report of this important meeting will be available in due course, for the REDCA members in the CIRCABC Database Section REDCA
(go to Documents 2017 folder).

Members should note that the documents are input documents, and hence the output may change, however this will be clear from the Chairman’s Report

The meeting covered many interesting and important items related to practical problems in the use of the RED. Examples of items discussed, amongst others :


  • Draft Updated RED Guide text (new)

  • Measurement uncertainty

  • Risk assessment

  • Assessment of Radio Modules

  • New (draft) list of Class 1 Subclasses

  • Market Surveillance Campaigns

  • Report of the WG on Software Defined Radio

  • Information of ETSI and CENELEC on standards development.

  • Proposal for improved digital Safety/Security/Privacy requirements.

  • Future publication of standards in the OJEU.

  • Errors in HS



October 2017



On October 3, 2017 the EU Commission held a meeting on issues related to RED Article 3.2 and 3.3 standards. Amongst other participants the Chairman of REDCA participated on behalf of REDCA.

This meeting provided insight regarding the current difficulties in getting Harmonised Standards listed.

REDCA Chairman’s meeting Report and all Commission background working documents are available for REDCA members in the Library on CIRCABC Section REDCA (go to Documents 2017 folder).



November 2017

REDCA Bi Annual Meeting, Porto, Portugal

November 8 & 9, 2017


The 35th REDCA meeting took place in Porto on 8 & 9 November 2017 in conjunction with the EUANB meeting at the same location. 



The REDCA meeting was attended by around 100 members and observers, including members from outside of Europe such as: USA, Canada, Japan, China, Korea, etc. We also welcomed officials from the EU Commission, ECC, ETSI, NIST/USA and MIC Japan who all provided valuable information to the meeting.

The meeting approved and welcomed the 24 new members to the Association since the spring meeting of 2017.

Some of the main items discussed were:
• Technical questions asked within the REDCA membership in the last 6 months

• A report on TCAM meeting and activities

• An update on the situation of OJEU published standards
• The current situation on guidance and standards for combined equipment
• The RED Guide
• Risk assessment and technical documentation
• The situation on the implementation act on Article 10(10)
• The EU
Commission proposal on several product issues

• RED (draft) New TGN such as on:
       Radio products in vehicles

       9 kHz products

       Radio Determination Equipment operating in ISM bands

       Assessment of multiple transmitters and receivers in one Radio Equipment


Several presentations were given that support the work of the REDCA member’s.
. Overview of EU legislative action by the EU Commission

. Presentation of ETSI on the latest RED standards development.
. Report from ECC Representative, highlighting the current activities of ECC and providing a demonstration of

  the EFIS and the very useful information it contains.
. Feedback from the recent TCBC Workshop in the USA and update of FCC rules
. Update on the Canadian Regulation

. Update of the Japanese Regulation


The meeting welcomed the new REDCA committee members for 2018 and 2019, Pieter de Beer as the new REDCA Chairman and Nick Hooper as the new REDCA Technical Secretariat.

Jan Coenraads ends his activities for REDCA on the 31st of December 2017, having served the R&TTECA and REDCA for many years both as Chairman and recently as the Technical Secretariat.  In this meeting the REDCA members approved Jan to be the second Honorary Member of the Association.

The next meeting will be held in May 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark to be combined with a workshop on SAR and Risk Assessment issues.



September 2017

ECO Workshop September 19th, 2017


The ECO workshop in Mainz on the 19th September (hosted by BNetzA) gave an update on EFIS.  The slides can be found on https://www.cept.org/ecc/groups/ecc/wg-fm/efismg/news/eco-efis-workshop-on-19-september-2017/ .

Note the EFIS database is not a legal set of requirements, but a comprehensive “guide” with links to the member states frequency allocation tables, some of the graphical views can quickly identify Country where wireless products can, or cannot be used.  It is up to each Member State (and EFIS covers CEPT members as well, a total of 50 Countries) to update these. Hence the National tables currently have the legal requirements at present.  There are a few errors on EFIS, but in most cases common sense prevails (such as an example were the UK entry on EFIS had Wi-Fi starting from 24 MHz, not 2400 MHz, but correctly listed EN 300 328 as the applicable standard!)

 EFIS home page: https://efis.dk/



May 2017

On May 19, 2017 the EU Commission has issued the first Final Version of the RED Guide.

Readers shall read carefully the 'Disclaimer' which is at the beginning of the Guide.

REDCA members can download the RED Guide
from the Directives section on the Documents page by clicking on this LINK



March 2017

9th MIC MRA Workshop Japan March 2017


The main aim of this MIC MRA Workshop was to give an overview of the Regulations and Certification Systems of Japan, EU and US and 5GHz technologies. Over the 2 days about 350 people attended the Workshop.

On Day 1 Presentations were given covering:

1. The Latest Information of the FCC Technical Requirement
Presenter: George TANNAHILL (Electronics Engineer, Federal Communication Committee)

2. Accreditations and Designations of U.S. RCBs
Presenter: Ramona SAAR (Program Manager, National Institute Standard Technology)

3. The Latest Information of RE Directive, EU
Presenter Jan COENRAADS (Secretary REDCA)

4. Current Status and Issues of the Japanese ICT Policy
Presenter: Hirosato HAYASHI (Director of Certification Promotion Office, MIC)

5. The Latest Information of Regulations and Certification Systems of Radio Equipment in Japan
Presenter: Chikara IMAI (Deputy Director, Certification Promotion Office, MIC)

6. The Latest Information o f Regulations and Certification Systems of Telecommunication Equipment in Japan.   Presenter: Seiji MARUYAMA (Deputy Director, Radio Environment Division, MIC)

7. The Latest Information of Regulations and Certification Systems in Australia
Presenter: Chris Zombolas (Managing Director, EMC Technologies Pty Ltd)

On Day 2 of the MRA Workshop Technical presentations were given on:

• Development Mobile Communication for 5G
• Millimeter Wave Communication for 5G
• New 5GHz WLAN Communication for 5G
• Radar Detection for 5GHz (DFS) on 5G
• Future & Present Internet of Things (IoT) and Compliance Marking

And finally a closed session was held for the Japan, EU and U.S. Registered Certification Bodies

A file with all presentations is available for REDCA members in the document section - Click here.



November 2015

VCCI International Forum


On November 20, 2015 the VCCI Council held its International Forum in Tokyo and celebrated its 30th anniversary.



Mr. Keiichi Kawakami, president of the VCCI Council awarded the R&TTECA/REDCA and EUANB Secretary Jan Coenraads, a "Special Recommendation" for all the help and cooperation that Mr Coenraads on behalf of R&TTECA and EUANB had provided. The VCCI Council presented this Recommendation to express their gratitude and respect for his outstanding contribution.


A zip file containing presentations from this forum is available for members to download in the "Other Documents" section.




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