ACMA Board to Consider Amateur Outsourcing
A number of amateurs drew the WIA’s attention to the ACMA’s request for Expressions of Interest in providing certain functions for the amateur service, including the management of amateur examinations, the issue of certificates of proficiency and certain administrative functions in relation to callsigns.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
The ACMA request required all Expressions of Interest to be lodged by 8 November, as was done by the WIA, and the Indicative Timing published by the ACMA in its Request indicated that the successful party lodging an Expression of Interest, as well as the unsuccessful parties, would be advised in December.
A number of members have asked the WIA whether its lodgement of an Expression of Interest was successful.
The WIA has been advised that because of other pressures the ACMA Board will now consider the Expressions of Interest at it first meeting in 2008 on 24 January.
It is likely that the ACMA Board will also consider at the same time the Determination to amend the Amateur LCD to give effect to the remaining matters identified in the ACA’s Outcomes to its inquiry in the regulation of the amateur service as well as the Class Licence for visiting amateurs, a further to step toward participating in the CEPT scheme for visiting amateurs.
The WIA will advise amateurs immediately it hears the result of the ACMA Board’s decisions.
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