[wireless-regdb] wireless-regdb: Update regulatory rules for Germany (DE) on 5GHz
seth.forshee at canonical.com
Thu Apr 21 11:51:34 PDT 2016
On Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 08:08:46PM +0200, Maximilian Engelhardt wrote:
> On Thursday 21 April 2016 08:19:38 Seth Forshee wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 08:03:16PM +0200, Maximilian Engelhardt wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > In Europe ETSI standardized the used for short range devices (SRD)  in
> > > ETSI EN 300 440-1 .
> > > According to this standard generic use equipment is allowed to transmit in
> > > the frequency range form 5725 MHz to 5875 MHz with a maximum output power
> > > of 25 mW e.i.r.p. This generic allocation also allows transmission of
> > > 802.11 devices.
> > >
> > >  has a list of countries and their status about the implementation of
> > > the SRD frequency bands. For the 5 GHz band this can be seen on page 38
> > > in the paragraph ANNEX 1 and the entry Annex j.
> > >
> > > Attached is a patch that adds the 5 GHz SRD band to db.txt for Germany.
> > >
> > > If it is acceptable I can provide a patch adding the 5 GHz SRD band for
> > > the
> > > other countries listed in .
> > The changes seem okay as far as I can tell. You do need to include your
> > signed-off-by tag on the patch however, see
> > https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/sforshee/wireless-regdb.git/tre
> > e/CONTRIBUTING.
> > Thanks,
> > Seth
> Hi Seth,
> Thanks for your reply. You can find my signed-off-by tag below together with
> the unchanged patch.
Thanks, that will work. I'll leave it for a few days and see if anyone
else has comments.
> I can affirm I did check this carefully with the official documents of the
> German administration for radio equipment (Bundesnetzagentur für Elektrizität,
> Gas, Telekommunikation, Post und Eisenbahnen).
> I noticed that the links to the other entries for Germany are broken, as the
> website design was changed and thus all old link became non functional. I can
> provide a patch fixing this if it is something that's considered useful.
Yes, that would be useful, so please do.
> The comments to my initial mail indicated that the statement in the ERC
> recommendation I linked are alone not enough to add this frequency ranges for
> other countries. Unfortunately I don't have the possibility to do these checks
> for countries other than Germany.
Yep, I understand and am in agreement. I know how challenging it can be
to try to track down this information.
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