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Radiocommunications (118 MHz to 137 MHz AM equipment- Aeronautical Radio Service) Standard

The ACMA standard, Radiocommunications (118 MHz to 137 MHz Amplitude Modulated Equipment - Aeronautical Radio Service) Standard 2012, refers to the industry standard AS/NZS 4583:2016 Amplitude modulated equipment for use in the aeronautical radio service in the frequency range 118 MHz to 137 MHz for technical performance matters including test methods and limits.

Note 1: AS/NZS 4583:2016 mandates testing according to ETSI EN 300 676-1. Equipment tested in accordance with Part 1 of the ETSI standard, as qualified by Part 2 of the ETSI standard, will be considered to be compliant with the ACMA's regulatory requirements.

Note 2: ETSI EN 300 676-1 requires testing of the rated maximum power output level at which the transmitter is intended to operate. Suppliers should note that Australian radiocommunications licencing requirements for equipment used in the aeronautical band limit the rated maximum transmitter output powers (carrier power - PZ) to those specified in the following table. Suppliers should ensure that their equipment complies with these requirements: 

 Transmitter type

 Output power watts (pZ)

 Personal

5

 Mobile

25

Base

50

 

It is important to note that the applicable mandatory standard is the ACMA standard, not the industry standard to which it refers.

Testing and record-keeping requirements for this standard are Compliance Level 2 (medium-risk device).

The ACMA standard is available from the Comlaw website.

An Explantory statement provides more information.

All industry standards can be purchased from SAI Global.

Last updated: 16 September 2016