ANNEX 2: RECOMMENDED FREQUENCY RANGES FOR USE BY AUDIO PMSE APPLICATIONS

Scope of annex
The bands identified for PMSE use are predominantly shared with other services. The use of the band by these other services can reduce the amount of spectrum available for PMSE at a given location. The extent of the reduction is dependent on local conditions and can be significant

Type of link Frequency Range Range code Technical information Background information
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 29.7-47.0 MHz A1 See ERC/REC 70-03 [5] Annex 10 Non-professional PMSE use. Legacy systems still in use. No broadcast quality equipment available. Shared use. ETSI EN 300 422 [8]
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 174-216 MHz (Radio microphones) A2 See ERC/REC 70-03 Annex 10 Shared use. EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 470-694 MHz (Radio microphones) A3 See ERC/REC 70-03 Annex 10 Currently a core band for professional PMSE use. Changes to the band will limit its utility for PMSE. The extent of the impact is dependent on national decisions (see ECC/DEC (15)01 [7]). Shared use. EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 694-790 MHz (Radio microphones) A4 CEPT Report 60 [6] Currently a core band for professional PMSE use. Changes to the band will limit its utility for PMSE. The extent of the impact is dependent on national decisions (see ECC/DEC (15)01 [7]). Shared use. EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 823-832 MHz A5 See ERC/REC 70-03 Annex 10 and EC Decision 2014/641/EU [9] Risk of out of band emissions from adjacent mobile services means there is limited utility for broadcast quality audio Harmonised (within EU member states). EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 863-865 MHz A6 See ERC/REC 70-03 Annex 10 and EC Decision 2013/752/EU [10]. Risk of out of band emissions from adjacent mobile services and other short range devices means there is very limited utility for broadcast quality audio. Shared use. Note 1. EN 300 422 and EN 301 357 [11]
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 1350-1400 MHz A7 See ECC Report 245 [20] and ERC/REC 70-03 Annex 10 Newly recommended tuning range in 2016. Shared use EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 1518-1525 MHz A8 ECC Report 253 Newly recommended tuning range in 2016. Shared use EN 300 422
Radio microphones and In-ear monitors 1785-1805 MHz A9 See ERC/REC 70-03, Annex 10 and EC Decision 2014/641/EU [9] Harmonised (within EU member states). EN 300 422
Portable audio links, Mobile audio links and Temporary point-to-point audio links (Note 2), Talkback and Production communications (Note 3) 174-216 MHz (Audio links) B1 ERC Report 42 [4] Shared use. EN 300 454 [13]
Portable audio links, Mobile audio links and Temporary point-to-point audio links (Note 2), Talkback and production communications (Note 3) 470-694 MHz (Audio links) B2 ERC Report 42 Shared use. EN 300 422 and EN 300 454
Portable audio links, Mobile audio links and Temporary point-to-point audio links (Note 2), Talkback and production communications (Note 3) 694-790 MHz (Audio links) B3 ERC Report 42; ERC Report 89 [12] Changes to the band will limit its utility for PMSE. The extent of the impact is dependent on national decisions. Shared use. EN 300 422 and EN 300 454

Note 1: The band 863-865 MHz is available for radio microphones, however due note should be taken that it is used also for non-professional and consumer radio applications (cordless audio, etc.) .

Note 2: Depending on application scenario, channel width and required transmitter power, the portable, mobile and temporary point-to-point audio links may be accommodated either in the

frequency bands 174-216 MHz/470-694/694-790 MHz identified for professional radio microphones (typically for low power/wideband applications) or in other VHF/UHF bands, including

Private Mobile Radio (PMR) bands (typically for high power/narrowband applications).

Note 3: These applications are service links that operate in the audio PMSE bands.