For radio equipment using frequency bands that are not harmonised throughout the Community, additional requirements apply. The manufacturer, or person responsible for placing the apparatus on the market, is required to notify the national authority for spectrum management in the country concerned of their intention to place the apparatus on Cyprus market by completing the notification form, at least four weeks before they so do. The notification must include details of the radio characteristics of the equipment (including frequency bands, channel spacing, type of modulation and rf power) and the identification number of the notified body that has been involved. The definition of “using frequency bands which are not harmonised throughout the Community” has been interpreted by the Commission as excluding receive-only radio devices and those which can transmit only under the control of a network, since they cannot cause interference which this requirement is designed to prevent.
Class 2 products must be identified by the so-called “alert” symbol, shown below. It consists of an exclamation mark inside a circle, and signifies that the frequency band that the apparatus employs is not harmonised throughout the Community and/or that potential restrictions on the use of the apparatus exist in one or more member states. It is placed on the product in addition to the CE marking. If the alert symbol is required, it must have the same height as the initials “CE”.
Again, the grid is shown to show the relative dimensions and is not part of the mark.