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Category: ACMA

Compliance priorities 2020 to 2021—consultation 36/2019

The ACMA is seeking feedback as part of their 2020-2021 compliance activities. If you would like them to focus more on interference and compliance. Provide feedback on this issue. ****Our compliance priorities focus on areas of significant public interest or concern, and conduct that has a negative impact on consumers. These areas of activity guide…
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Australian Foundation Manual Supplement

Australia’s WIA has released a free PDF supplement to the Foundation training manual following the removal of unnecessary restrictions from the licence On September 12 this year the communications regulator, ACMA, announced wide-ranging amendments to the regulatory conditions for the amateur radio Foundation licence. The amendments increase the flexibility, utility, and relevance of the Foundation…
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Australia: Spectrum management reform

The WIA reports the communications regulator ACMA is changing its approach to modernising Australia’s spectrum management framework WIA News says: If you would like to find out more behind some of our WIA News Broadcast stories over the past few weeks the front page of wia.org.au has them, along with an item by Australians for Australians whereby…
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Australian amateurs get 2×1 contest callsigns

The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has successfully negotiated the issue of 2×1 callsigns (e.g. VK2A) for VK contest stations. “RASA developed terms of reference for a cross-sector committee to review options and make recommendations on how 2 x 1 callsigns could be implemented. Calls for expressions of interest to join the committee were…
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Changes made to amateur licence conditions

Date : 25 / 09 / 2019 Author : WIA Board The WIA received the following official advice from the AMCA Spectrum Licensing Policy Section today, 25 September, 2019. An analysis of the impact will be the subject of a later news item, once completed. “The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2019…
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USA Exams System Endorsed by ACMA

Date : 24 / 09 / 2019Author : WIA Board & VEA The ACMA contacted the WIA on 23 September 2019 to advise that they are reinstating the reciprocal arrangement for US licence holders. The reinstatement follows a period of suspension of reciprocity precipitated by a complainant objecting to the granting of VK licences. The…
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ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook

ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook for the period 2019-23. The plan identifies ACMA priorities and outputs. For the amateur service: Discussion paper on the 60m (5 MHz band) has been delayed until the first quarter 2020. The (amateur exam) Syllabus Review Panel will be established in the 4th quarter 2019. It will…
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