WIA and ACMA to canvas possible changes to amateur radio in Australia
Phil Wait - VK2ASD
The WIA and the ACMA are meeting in Melbourne on Tuesday 12th April to discuss future opportunities for Amateur Radio arising from the recent Department of Communications’ Spectrum Review, and to also progress previous issues that have effectively been on-hold during the Spectrum Review process.
The meeting will explore a variety of issues, including: options for greater self-determination for the amateur service;
changes to the Business Rules between the ACMA and the WIA for the provision of services on behalf of the Commonwealth;
increased power for all licence grades;
additional frequency bands;
and the WIA’s suggestions for updating the licence conditions for all licence grades in order to ensure amateur radio remains relevant in the digitally connected age.
More detailed information will be made available following the meeting in Melbourne.