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Changes to RALI MS 32

Issue for comment 32/2013 – 5 November

Outcome

The ACMA has finalized changes to RALI MS 32 (.docx, .pdf).

The ACMA considered the submissions to this issue for comment and addressed the issues raised in the following paper Response to Submissions on RALI MS 32 (.docx, .pdf). The ACMA has acted on some issues raised by respondents by making some amendments to RALI MS 32, as these are minor changes another round of consultation will not be required and as such the new version of RALI MS 32 will take effect from 19th of December 2014. Embargo 41 will also be updated to reflect the Radiocommunications (Mid-West Radio Quiet Zone) Frequency Band Plan inner zone.

Submissions received

Submissions closed on Friday 6 December 2013. The ACMA received five submissions to this issue for comment, along with eight submissions from the previous round of consultation (April 2013). 

Submissions to issue for comment 32/2013

Submissions from previous round of consultation 

Background

In May 2012, the International SKA Organisation agreed to grant hosting rights to Australia for part of the SKA. Australia’s host site is in the mid west of Western Australia, approximately 350 kilometres north-east of Geraldton.

The ACMA and its predecessor the Australian Communications Authority established radiofrequency spectrum planning and policy arrangements for the purpose of providing interference protection for radio astronomy, including the SKA, in that region. In particular the arrangements include the Radiocommunications (Mid-West Radio Quiet Zone) Frequency Band Plan and RALI MS 32. These arrangements were important to Australia’s bid to host the SKA.

Last updated: 18 May 2016