June 18, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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via the RSGB: Australia licensing changes

At the end of September 2022, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), proposed that Australia’s amateur radio operators move to a class-based licensing scheme in July 2023, opening a consultation period that closed at the end of November 2022.

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has replied to the ACMA proposals with a comprehensive evidence-based response.

The ACMA proposes moving Australia’s radio amateurs from individual apparatus licences, to one licence for the amateur service as a whole.

The principal reason cited is a reduction in the administrative burden for both the ACMA and the amateur radio community.

The immediate benefit would be that licence and licence-renewal fees would disappear.

The Wireless Institute of Australia’s response to the consultation can be found on their website.

Read more – Radio Society of Great Britain – Main Site http://rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2022/12/09/australia-licensing-changes/