Following a review of the 420 to 430 MHz band range in its Discussion Paper, 'The way ahead - Decisions and implementation options for the 400 MHz band', the ACMA has proposed a series of amendments to the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination No. 1 of 1997 and the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2008. The proposed amendments will remove the the existing authorisation for amateurs to operate stations in the frequency range 420 to 430 MHz and authorise amateurs to operate stations in the frequency range 472 to 479 kHz. The proposed amendments will align Australia's regulation with the agreed outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12).
Public comment on the Discussion Paper is invited by 9 November 2012.
For more information, please see the ACMA Media Release. To view a copy of the Discussion Paper, please click here. To view a copy of the Licence Conditions, please click here. To view a copy of the Class Licence, please click here.