Frequency assignment practices (FAPs) provide guidance on specific frequency assigning issues.
Other documents, such as the Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instructions (RALIs), provide advice on frequency assignment policy and coordination procedures with the view to minimising interference and maximising spectrum efficiency. This advice can be too general in nature and inadequate for some applications or operational circumstances encountered in practice. The lack of specific guidance can lead to the adoption of poor or varied assignment practices.
FAPs provide background information on an issue, explain relevant interference and/or spectrum considerations and detail the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (the ACMA) position in relation to the assignment and licensing of affected radiocommunications services.
The following FAPs need to be taken into account in dealing with applicable frequency assigning issues.