The WIA has been allocated two 5 MHz land mobile channels by ACMA.
"These new 5 MHz channels are commercial land mobile allocations. They havebbeen allocated by ACMA for Wireless Institute of Australia Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) use only" WIA Director Glenn Dunstan, VK4DU said.
Glen Dunstan - VK4DU
"5 MHz channels will provide significant enhancement of WICEN capabilities. They will bridge the frequency gap between our 80 and 40 metre bands, and allow the use of Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) propagation to provide coverage into areas outside of VHF range." Glenn said.
Because these channels are part of the commercial land mobile service, the use of amateur transceivers and callsigns is not allowed. Only ACMA type approved land mobile equipment may be used.
Interested in using these new channels? WICEN is always looking for new operators. Why not contact your local WICEN group and offer your services?
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