Remake of the Amateur LCD
The Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (the LCD) specifies Australian amateur licence conditions such as the licence grades, frequency bands, modes and maximum permitted powers. Like all Federal legislation, the Amateur LCD is due to "sunset" (expire) in October next year, and needs to be “remade” in order for the amateur service to continue to operate in Australia.
Phil Wait - VK2ASD
The WIA views this as a once-in-a-decade opportunity to address not only general amateur licensing issues but also a multitude of specific issues for all current licence grades, to reduce the regulatory burden for both licensees and the ACMA, and to accommodate future developments in communications technologies and applications. The WIA Board decided that all LCD related items raised by members should be ‘put on the table’ for discussion at this time, and subsequently wrote to the ACMA in July this year. In early August the ACMA wrote back to the WIA advising that they will be forming a position on the various issues following their engineering and regulatory evaluation.
The WIA letter to the ACMA can be viewed below.
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