The first transition milestone—31 December 2012—has come and gone. There has been some encouraging progress—applications to vary licences more than doubled from 453 in December 2012 to 927 in January 2013—but there is still work to be done before all the changes required for the first transition are completed. See figures 1 and 2 for [...]Continue Reading →
In November 2012, we introduced an exception process by which we consider exceptions to the transition deadlines. We aim to process simple applications for exceptions in one week and complex applications within four weeks. Currently, however, simple applications for exceptions are taking two weeks and there is some delay with more complex applications, which [...]Continue Reading →
Along with doing your Christmas shopping, December is the month to get on board with the 400 MHz transition. The first transition milestone—31 December 2012—is almost here and we’re encouraging all licensees to make the necessary changes. We’ve updated our transition statistics to show further progress—see figures 1 and 2 for the latest numbers.
Did you know that from 26 November in Australia you can no longer manufacture or import 25 kHz UHF CB radio equipment? You’ll still be allowed to supply and use existing stock of this equipment—but only until 30 June 2017. After this date, use of 25 kHz UHF CB radio equipment is prohibited.Continue Reading →
The 400 MHz Implementation Team has included some drafting amendments to the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan, the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination No. 1 of 1997 and the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2008. These amendments support the arrangements in the 400 MHz band plan and are currently the subject of [...]Continue Reading →
Christmas isn’t too far away, which means that the first 400 MHz transition milestone—31 December 2012—is also fast approaching. The ACMA is encouraging all licensees to get on board and make the necessary changes. We’ve put together a graph showing the progress to date—and for some requirements, this is less than anticipated.Continue Reading →
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