Safety, regulations, warranty


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7. Safety, regulations, warranty

7.1. Frequency

The radio modem must be operated only in accordance with the valid frequency license issued by national frequency authority and all radio parameters have to be set exactly as listed.


Use of frequencies between 406.0 and 406.1 MHz is worldwide-allocated only for International Satellite Search and Rescue System. These frequencies are used for distress beacons and are incessantly monitored by the ground and satellite Cospas-Sarsat system. Other use of these frequencies is forbidden.

7.2. Safety distance

Safety distances with respect to the US health limits of the electromagnetic field intensity are in Minimum Safety Distance tables below, calculated for different antennas and RipEX power levels. The distances were calculated according to the health limits and apply to far-field region only. Whenever the result is comparable or smaller than the actual size of the respective antenna, the field intensity is even smaller than the far-field based calculation and the safety limit is never exceeded. For output power 0.2 W or lower the safety limit is not exceeded at any distance and any of the antennas.

Tab. 7.1: Worst case Minimum Safety Distance

 Antenna Gain
 5 dBi10 dBi15 dBi
160 MHz2 m3 m5 m
300 and 400 MHz2 m2 m4 m

For detailed Minimum Safety Distances refer to RipEX User Manual.

7.3. Electric power shock hazard

BEFORE uncovering the RipEX HS top cover be sure that the power plug is disconnected. It is not allowed to use the RipEX HS without the cover because of the risk of electric power shock!

7.4. High temperature

When opening of top cover in an environment where the ambient temperature exceeds 55 °C, prevent human contact with the enclosure heatsink of the RipEXes units.

7.5. RoHS, WEEE and WFD

EU Declaration of Conformity RoHS, WEEE

Fig. 7.1: EU Declaration of Conformity RoHS, WEEE

Waste Framework Directive Statement

According to the Directive 2008/98/EC on waste amended by Directive (EU) 2015/1127 and Directive (EU) 2018/851 (Waste Framework Directive) we hereby state that our products doesn’t contain substances of very high concern (SVHC) listed on European chemical agency (ECHA) SCIP database candidate list in concentrations above 0.1 % w/w.

7.6. Conditions of Liability for Defects and Instructions for Safe Operation of Equipment

Please read these safety instructions carefully before using the product:

  • Liability for defects does not apply to any product that has been used in a manner which conflicts with the instructions contained in this operator manual, or if the case in which the radio modem is located has been opened, or if the equipment has been tampered with.

  • The radio equipment can only be operated on frequencies stipulated by the body authorised by the radio operation administration in the respective country and cannot exceed the maximum permitted output power. RACOM is not responsible for products used in an unauthorised way.

  • Equipment mentioned in this operator manual may only be used in accordance with instructions contained in this manual. Error-free and safe operation of this equipment is only guaranteed if this equipment is transported, stored, operated and controlled in the proper manner. The same applies to equipment maintenance.

  • In order to prevent damage to the radio modem and other terminal equipment the supply must always be disconnected upon connecting or disconnecting the cable to the radio modem data interface. It is necessary to ensure that connected equipment has been grounded to the same potential.

  • Only undermentioned manufacturer is entitled to repair any devices.

7.7. Important Notifications

Sole owner of all rights to this operating manual is the company RACOM s. r. o. (further in this manual referred to under the abbreviated name RACOM). All rights reserved. Drawing written, printed or reproduced copies of this manual or records on various media or translation of any part of this manual to foreign languages (without written consent of the rights owner) is prohibited.

RACOM reserves the right to make changes in the technical specification or in this product function or to terminate production of this product or to terminate its service support without previous written notification of customers.

Conditions of use of this product software abide by the license mentioned below. The program spread by this license has been freed with the purpose to be useful, but without any specific guarantee. The author or another company or person is not responsible for secondary, accidental or related damages resulting from application of this product under any circumstances.

The maker does not provide the user with any kind of guarantee containing assurance of suitability and usability for his application. Products are not developed, designed nor tested for utilization in devices directly affecting health and life functions of persons and animals, nor as a part of another important device, and no guarantees apply if the company product has been used in these aforementioned devices.


RACOM Open Software License

Version 1.0, November 2009
Copyright (c) 2001, RACOM s.r.o., Mírová 1283, Nové Město na Moravě, 592 31

Everyone can copy and spread word-for-word copies of this license, but any change is not permitted.

The program (binary version) is available for free on the contacts listed on This product contains open source or another software originating from third parties subject to GNU General Public License (GPL), GNU Library / Lesser General Public License (LGPL) and / or further author licences, declarations of responsibility exclusion and notifications. Exact terms of GPL, LGPL and some further licences is mentioned in source code packets (typically the files COPYING or LICENSE). You can obtain applicable machine-readable copies of source code of this software under GPL or LGPL licences on contacts listed on This product also includes software developed by the University of California, Berkeley and its contributors.


7.8. Product Conformity

EU Declaration of Conformity for RipEX-HS

Fig. 7.2: EU Declaration of Conformity for RipEX-HS

For RipEX EU Declaration of Conformity see RipEX manual.

7.9. Compliance Federal Communications Commission

Tab. 7.2: Compliance Federal Communications Commission

CodeFCC partFCC ID

7.10. Country of Origin

Country of Origin declaration for RipEX

Fig. 7.3: Country of Origin declaration for RipEX

7.11. Warranty

COMPANY-supplied parts or equipment (“equipment”) is covered by warranty for inherently faulty parts and workmanship for a warranty period as stated in the delivery documentation from the date of dispatch to the customer. The warranty does not cover custom modifications to software. During the warranty period COMPANY shall, on its option, fit, repair or replace (“service”) faulty equipment, always provided that malfunction has occurred during normal use, not due to improper use, whether deliberate or accidental, such as attempted repair or modification by any unauthorised person; nor due to the action of abnormal or extreme environmental conditions such as overvoltage, liquid immersion or lightning strike.

Any equipment subject to repair under warranty must be returned by prepaid freight to COMPANY direct. The serviced equipment shall be returned by COMPANY to the customer by prepaid freight. If circumstances do not permit the equipment to be returned to COMPANY, then the customer is liable and agrees to reimburse COMPANY for expenses incurred by COMPANY during servicing the equipment on site. When equipment does not qualify for servicing under warranty, COMPANY shall charge the customer and be reimbursed for costs incurred for parts and labour at prevailing rates.

This warranty agreement represents the full extent of the warranty cover provided by COMPANY to the customer, as an agreement freely entered into by both parties.

COMPANY warrants the equipment to function as described, without guaranteeing it as befitting customer intent or purpose. Under no circumstances shall COMPANY‘s liability extend beyond the above, nor shall COMPANY, its principals, servants or agents be liable for any consequential loss or damage caused directly or indirectly through the use, misuse, function or malfunction of the equipment, always subject to such statutory protection as may explicitly and unavoidably apply hereto.

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