Stay Smart. Look for the CA Label.


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Figure 1a: The current prescribed label

Certification TA
Figure 1b: The old prescribed label

Possession or use of equipment not meeting technical specifications:
Maximum penalty: $50,000 fine & Two-year imprisonment


Do we need a licence?

In Hong Kong, we do not need a licence to use some common radiocommunications equipment. Examples are:

Table One

  Frequency band / Standard / Power
Cordless phones Operating at one of the following frequency bands:
a) 1.7/47 MHz
b) 46/49 MHz
c) 254/380 MHz
d) 864.1 - 868.1 MHz
e) 2400 - 2483.5 MHz
f) 5150 - 5350 MHz
g) 5725 - 5850 MHz


Conforming to the DECT standard
Walkie-talkies Frequency band: 409 MHz*
Effective radiated power:
0.5Watts or less

* FRS walkie-talkies (US standard Family Radio System) operating within frequency bands from 462 to 468 MHz, for example, are for export use only

Technical specifications for cordless phones and walkie-talkies used in Hong Kong

All walkie-talkies and cordless phones approved for use in Hong Kong must meet technical specifications prescribed by the CA in relation to these areas:

Labelling of Cordless Phones and Walkie-talkies

What other facts do we need to know?

Smart Tips for the Smart Tele-consumer

For more information about the labelling of telecom equipment, contact us at:

Telephone : 2961 6321
Fax : 2838 5004
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