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Radiocommunications (Analogue Speech (Angle Modulated) Equipment) Standard

The ACMA standard, Radiocommunications (Analogue Speech (Angle Modulated) Equipment) Standard 2014, refers to the industry standard AS/NZS 4295:2004, Analogue speech (angle modulated) equipment operating in the land mobile and fixed services bands in the frequency range 29.7 MHz to 1 GHz for technical performance matters including test methods and limits.

However, in May 2015 the industry standard was replaced by AS/NZS 4295:2015 Analogue speech (angle modulated) equipment operating in land mobile and fixed services bands in the frequency range 29.7 MHz to 1 GHz. The ACMA standard automatically adopts the replacement industry standard.

The ACMA standard limits its scope to a maximum operating frequency of 520 MHz.

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

AS/NZS 4295:2015 mandates testing according to ETSI EN 300 086-1. However, equipment tested to, and compliant with, the current version of the ETSI standard, as listed in the Official Journal of the European Union, will be considered to be compliant with the ACMA's regulatory requirements.

It has been noted in test reports supplied to support compliance declarations in Australia, that some test laboratories are misunderstanding the scope of testing to be conducted under AS/NZS 4295:2015 which is indicated in clause 1.2.  

Testing shall be conducted to all of the applicable requirements of ETSI EN 300 086-1, not just to the aspects for which there are local variations permitted by section 3 of AS/NZS 4295.  The purpose of the variations is to extend the frequency range of ETSI EN 300 086-1 for use in Australia (ITU region 3) and to permit continued supply of equipment which was acceptable under the requirements of the previous version of AS/NZS 4295 which was based on IEC test methodology.

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

The ACMA standard is available from the Comlaw website.

The Explanatory Statement provides more information.

All industry standards can be purchased from SAI Global.

Last updated: 13 October 2017