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Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone equipment- Maritime Mobile Service) Standard

The ACMA standard, Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2014 , refers to a two part industry standard for technical performance matters including test methods and limits:

AS/NZS 4415.1:2003, Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement

  • Part 1: Shipborne equipment and limited coast stations (including DSC) (IEC 61097-7:1996, MOD)

and

AS/NZS 4415.2:2003, Radiotelephone transmitters and receivers for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands - Technical characteristics and methods of measurement

  • Part 2: Major coast stations, limited coast stations, ship stations and handheld stations (non DSC) (ETS 300 162:1998, MOD).

The ACMA standard modifies aspects of the industry standard (see the ACMA standard for excluded provisions and modifications).

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.

The Explanatory Statement provides more information.

All industry standards can be purchased from SAI Global.

Last updated: 25 February 2016