The ACMA has frozen the issue of new 2 letter amateur callsigns, across Australia.
Under the new amateur licensing arrangements, callsign groups allocated to the Advanced licence include all groups previously allocated to the Unrestricted, Intermediate and Limited licences. That is, a person with a Z call may now apply for a callsign previously only available to a full call.
Michael Owen - VK3KI
However, callsigns with 2 letter suffixes are in very short supply in some States, particularly VK2, 3 and 4. Because of the anticipated high demand for 2 letter callsigns, they are not being issued until an equitable arrangement for their allocation can be put in place.
ACMA are developing new arrangements for the issue of 2 letter callsigns. These arrangements will be notified shortly.
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