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ACMA update July 19th


19 July 2023

ACMA makes changes to amateur access in 50–52 MHz and 3.4–3.6 GHz frequency bands

Following consultation on changes to amateur access in the 50–52 MHz and 3.4–3.6 GHz bands, we have made the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2023 (No.1).

The proposed changes will:

  • Give Standard amateurs and overseas equivalents access to the 50–52 MHz frequency band.

  • Remove access to the 3.4–3.6 GHz frequency band for Advanced amateurs and overseas equivalents. This is in areas that have been re-allocated for spectrum licensing and identified for possible long-term earth station protection zones.

We received 6 submissions in response to the consultation, including one confidential submission. The majority of submissions supported the proposed changes to the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination 2015 and the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2015.

You can view the public submissions and outcome of the consultation on the ACMA website.


Outcome

On 13 July 2023, we made the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2023 (No.1). The proposed changes to amateur access in the 50–52 MHz band and 3.4–3.6 GHz band also took effect on 13 July.



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