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RSS-210 Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus

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Summary of Category I Licence-Exempt Radio Testing Information

This Radio Standard Specification (RSS) provides certification requirements for multiple types of license-exempt radio equipment. Radio apparatus covered by RSS-210 are usually low-power and mainly used for consumer and commercial purposes.

Equipment covered by this standard is grouped as category I equipment. Either technical acceptance certificates or a certificate issued by a recognized Certification Body (CB) is required. Equipment covered by RSS-210 is exempt from licensing requirements.

Scope of RSS-210 Licence-Exempt Radio Equipment

RSS-Gen includes general field strength limits of unwanted emissions. Where applicable, RSS-gen transmitters and receivers operating in accordance with the provisions outlined in this standard.

If not specified, unwanted emissions of transmitters and receivers are permitted to fall within the restricted frequency and TV bands listed in RSS-Gen. However, fundamental emissions are prohibited in these bands. Except where equipment operation is permitted in the applicable RSS.

Transmitters may operate license-exempt in any of the frequency bands, other than the restricted frequencies listed in RSS-Gen and the TV bands stated: 54 – 72 MHz, 76 – 88 MHz, 174 – 216 MHz, and 470 – 602 MHz. The level of any unwanted emissions will not exceed the level of fundamental emissions, under any circumstances.

For devices operating below 490 kHz for which all emissions are at least below 40 dB, the general field limit is grouped as category II devices. These devices are subject to the requirements specified in RSS-310, Licence-Exempt Radio Apparatus, Category II Equipment.

A cordless telephone’s base station shall comply with both RSS-210 and compliance specification CS-03. Cordless telephones operate in full-duplex mode. This allows simultaneous conversations between both parties.

Lastly, a cordless telephone comprises a base station and portable handset:

  • The handset is intended to operate as an extension of the base station. This is done by eliminating the connecting handset cord of the standard telephone.
  • The base station is intended to be connected to the phone line that has access to a public switched telephone network.

Expert RSS-210 Licence Exempt Wireless Radio Apparatus

Keystone has a full lab of test equipment which permits us to provide short lead times on scheduling. Keystone Compliance can accommodate fixed, mobile and portable devices of all sizes. Our team strives to give our customers more time and energy on product development instead of testing. 

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