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Radio Station Inspection

Radio Station Inspection is an administrative process to verify whether a given radio station meets and adheres to the technical standards defined in the international ITU Radio Regulations, domestic laws and decrees. The inspections protect users from illegal or malicious radio frequencies by eliminating interferences in advance.

In order to keep pace with the radically changing communications environment, the KCA contributes to building a sustainable radio frequency management environment by supporting the improvement of radio frequency management regimes as well as related laws and regulations regarding radio stations licensing and inspection.

The KCA is also working to create a safe radio wave environment and mitigate any concern about RF radiation, by providing information for the public, and measuring radio stations’ RF radiation strengths as required by the government.

The radio wave technology center develops and distributes new inspection methods for 5G mobile communications, etc. and conducts frequency calibration as an accredited calibration lab (KS Q ISO/IEC 17025, accredited by KOLAS). The center also provides high-precision testing equipment and antenna chambers for technological consulting in industry-academia research and development collaboration.

Radio station licensing and inspection process
Radio Management Office
  1. Application for license or report filed
  2. Eligibility Review
  3. License Granted
Korea Broadcasting and Communications
Receive information document for inspection, Apply for inspection, Pay inspection fee, Consult inspection schedule, Conduct inspection, Regular inspections, Receipt of Inspection Certificate, Operation of Radio Station

Radio Management Office, Application for license or report filed, Eligibility Review, License Granted

Korea Broadcasting and Communications, Receive information document for inspection, Apply for inspection, Pay inspection fee, Consult inspection schedule, Conduct inspection, Regular inspections, Receipt of Inspection Certificate, Operation of Radio Station

Types of Inspection
Types of Inspection
TypesLegal ProvisionDefinition
Completion InspectionArticle 24 (Inspections), Radio Waves ActFirst inspection of radio equipment and posting of radio operators conducted upon completion of a radio facility by an authorized person.
Regular InspectionsArticle 24 (Inspections), Radio Waves ActInspections of authorized radio stations conducted at intervals of up to five years.
Inspection for ChangesArticle 24 (Inspections), Radio Waves ActInspection to check whether radio station changes have been made according to the authorization.
Occasional InspectionsArticle 24 (Inspections), Radio Waves ActInspections conducted when the Minister of Science and ICT acknowledges special necessity to facilitate efficient management or use of radio waves.