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Most of the radio equipment in general use is affixed with the mark of technical regulations conformity certification (Technical Conformity Mark) for specified radio equipment.

Please be very careful when purchasing or using radio equipment that does not have the markaffixed as it is possible that it is unlicensed or illegal.

Explanations of the Technical Conformity Mark and radio station licensing follow in a Q&A format. Please click on the questions to see the answers.

1.Technical Conformity Mark and the purchase and use of radio equipment

Q1. What is the Technical Conformity Markfor?
Q2. Where is the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q3. What should be done if the Technical Conformity Mark is not affixed?
Q4. Is it illegal if the Technical Conformity Mark is not affixed?
Q5. What happens if one uses radio equipment which does not have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q6. Why is it not possible to use radio equipment which does not have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q7. Does the simple fact that the Technical Conformity Mark is affixed make the product OK?
Q8. Is it OK if the Technical Conformity Mark is affixed but the design is different?
Q9. What should one look out for when purchasing radio equipment?
Q10. What happens if one rebuilds radio equipment that has the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q11. How can one obtain a license for a radio station?
Q12. I am concerned as to whether the radio equipment I own is OK.
Q13. I am not sure I understand, so who do I need to make inquiries to?
Q14. My telephone also has a Technical Conformity Mark affixed. What is that about?
Q15. In what way do the Technical Conformity Mark and the Certification Mark differ?

2.Mobile phones

Q21. Is the Technical Conformity Mark also affixed to mobile phones?
Q22. Does PHS (Personal Handy-phone System) also have the Technical Conformity Mark?
Q23. I am having trouble getting connections on my mobile phone and would like to attach relay equipment. What should I do?
Q24. Products to make connections for mobile phones easier are for sale on the Internet. Is it OK to purchase such products?
Q25. As I was having problems getting connected with my mobile phone, installed relay equipment. Is this illegal?
Q26. Even though I cannot get through on my mobile phones when I am outside, I sometimes can get connected when I am indoors. Is this not a problem?

3.Foreign-made radio equipment

Q31. Does foreign-made radio equipment (transceivers) also have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q32. I purchased foreign-made radio equipment (transceiver). Is this illegal?
Q33. Aren't FRS and GMRS illegal?
Q34. I bought the baby monitor of the foreign standard, Can I use it?
Q35. Aren't foreign-made Animal Markers illegal?
Q36. Can foreign-made Animal Markers be used if they are licensed?
Q37. Why are foreign-made products no good?
Q38. Is it the case that foreign-made amateur radio equipment cannot be licensed either?

4.Other radio equipment

Q41. Does wireless LAN equipment have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q42. Do cordless telephones have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?
Q43. Do wireless microphones have the Technical Conformity Mark affixed?

If you have questions or issues about the Technical Conformity Mark that are not covered by the above, please make inquiries at the "Q&A on Technical Conformity Mark" desk of your nearest Bureau of Telecommunications.
Also, explanations can be given to you concerning the radio equipment you own at the "Q&A on Technical Conformity Mark" desk of your nearest Bureau of Telecommunications.
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