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Professional Mobil Radio (PMR)

Most Professional Mobil Radio (PMR) systems, requires a licence before it can be used in Norway. The text below gives short description how to apply for a licence and PMR equipment exempted from individual licensing.

Professional mobile radio (also known as private mobile radio (PMR) in the UK and land mobile radio (LMR) in North America) are field radio communications systems which use portable, mobile and base station radios.

PMR users are required to obtain a licence before use. To apply for a licence please use the application form "Application for temporary use of radio equipment in Norway". Please forward the application well in advance. The application should be direct to firmapost@nkom.no.

Below is PMR equipment exempted from individual licensing:

PMR 446

PMR 446 is handheld radio equipment operating in the European-wide harmonized frequency band 446.000 – 446.100 MHz. The maximum permitted radiated power is 500 mW e.r.p. The radio equipment shall have an integrated antenna. The channel separation is 12.5 kHz.

DIGITAL PMR 446

The frequency band 446.100 – 446.200 MHz is allocated to digital PMR 446 in Europe.
The maximum permitted radiated power is 500 mW e.r.p. and the channel separation shall be 6.25 kHz or 12.5 kHz. The radio equipment shall have an integrated antenna.

The PMR 446 and DIGITAL PMR 446 equipment is exempted from individual licensing and can be brought into Norway and used without any prior individual permission.

For more information regarding frequency use that is exempted from individual licensing please see Regulations concerning general authorisations for the use of radio frequencies.