Ofcom has published a consultation on draft regulations to create the Wireless Telegraphy Regulations 2012 to control interference from apparatus during the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
The consultation, Wireless Telegraphy (Control of Interference from Apparatus) (the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games) Regulations 2012, can be found here
Ofcom propose to make regulations under section 54(1) of the Act which prescribe a requirement imposed on the use of apparatus after it has already been placed on the market or put into service. [note the word after]
3.9 The EMC Regulations aim to ensure that the electromagnetic disturbance generated by electronic apparatus does not exceed a level above which other apparatus (including radio and telecommunications apparatus) cannot operate as intended (and that the apparatus itself has an adequate level of immunity to electromagnetic disturbance).
3.12 The essential requirements include that apparatus must:
• meet electromagnetic compatibility requirements, e.g. that it does not generate electromagnetic disturbances above the level which stops radio, telecommunications or other equipment operating as intended;
• that the apparatus itself has an adequate level of immunity to electromagnetic disturbance.
One may wonder if such regulation shouldn’t be in force all the time, rather than just for the Games, to protect the radio spectrum from the high levels of pollution produced by PLT devices.
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