Licensing during events

During events, certain types of frequency use are subject to licensing requirements. To prevent harmful interference or breakdown of equipment as much as possible, it is vital that the frequencies used for wireless communications are mutually coordinated with temporary and permanent users.

During major events, a variety of equipment for wireless communications is used. Not only for course communications and audio connections, but also communication equipment for police and ambulance authorities. All these applications need a transmitting frequency.

Licensing is vital

To prevent harmful interference or breakdown as much as possible, it is vital that these frequencies are mutually coordinated with temporary and permanent users. A licence for using transmitting equipment is therefore imperative ánd legally obliged. After applying for a licence you will be allocated one or more frequencies, as appropriate.

How to apply for a licence

You can apply for a licence in the Netherlands by filling out the application form events, and returning it by email or fax. Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands only issues licences for the use of frequencies in the Netherlands. Make sure to submit your application form at least 10 working days prior to the event. If not the timely granting of the licence can not be guaranteed. The use of radio frequencies without coordinated planning or a registered allocation of radio frequencies can cause unpredictable and severe disturbance in radio communications.

Checks during events

Both before and during an event, the agency checks whether people have the right licences and the correct settings on their transmitting equipment.