March 12, 2021 Result of Appeal for Opinions on Draft Official Directive for Partial Revision of Examination Standards related to the Radio Act

Institutional development for fixed stations operating in 4FSK mode

The Ministry of International Affairs and Communications (MIC) drafted an official directive for the partial revision of the examination standards (Official Directive of MIC No. 67 of 2001)related to the Radio Act to make institutional development for fixed stations operating in 4FSK mode.
In this connection, the MIC made an appeal for opinions on the draft official directive from Tuesday, December 22, 2020, through Monday, January 25, 2021, in response to which two opinions were submitted. Accordingly, MIC has decided to open the opinion to the public together with MIC’s views on the opinions.

1. Outline of revision

1. Establishment of standards for fixed stations operating in 4FSK mode

There is an increasing demand for establishing fixed radio stations that operate in 4FSK (narrowband digital) mode for the disaster prevention administrative mobile radio system for municipal, including relay lines. Accordingly, MIC has drafted the revision to clarify 4FSK (narrowband digital) standards, including those for the quality of 4FSK (narrowband digital) transmission, to operate fixed radio stations.

2. Other institutional development

The draft revision will correct typographical errors (corrected to match the Regulations for Enforcement of the Radio Act (Radio Regulatory Commission Rules No. 14 of 1950)) regarding the movement range of mobile land stations for firefighting purposes.

2. Results of appeal for opinions

Considering the submitted opinions and MIC’s views on the opinions, MIC has enacted the official directive for the partial revision of the examination standards (Official Directive of MIC No. 5, March 12, 2021).

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