ETSI - EN 300 673
Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Standard for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), Satellite News Gathering (SNG), Satellite Interactive Terminals (SIT) and Satellite User Terminals (SUT) Earth Stations Operated in the Frequency Ranges between 4 GHz and 30 GHz in the Fixed Satellite Service (FSS)
|Publication Date:||1 December 1999|
The present document covers the assessment of Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT), Satellite News Gathering (SNG) Transportable Earth Stations (TESs), Satellite Interactive Terminals (SITs) and Satellite User Terminals (SUTs) in respect of Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC). Technical specifications related to the antenna port and emissions from the enclosure port of the equipment, are not included in the present document. Such specific technical specifications are found in the relevant product standards for the effective use of the radio spectrum.
The present document specifies the applicable EMC tests, the limits, and the minimum performance criteria for the Earth Stations (ES) defined in annex B.
The environment classification used in the present document refers to the environment classification used in the Generic Standards EN 50081-1  and EN 50082-1 .
The EMC requirements have been selected to ensure an adequate level of compatibility for apparatus in residential, commercial and light industrial environments. The levels, however, do not cover extreme cases which may occur in any location but with a low probability of occurrence.
The present document may not cover those cases where a potential source of interference which is producing individually repeated transient phenomena or a continuous phenomenon is present, e.g. a radar or broadcast site in the near vicinity. In such a case it may be necessary to use special protection applied to either the source of interference, or the interfered part or both.
Compliance of ES equipment to the requirements of the present document does not imply compliance to any requirement related to the use of this ES (e.g. licensing requirements).
Compliance to the present document does not signify compliance to any safety requirements. However, it is the responsibility of the assessor of the equipment, that any observations regarding apparatus becoming dangerous or unsafe as a result of the application of the tests of the present document, should be recorded in the test report.