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Proposed changes to amateur access to the 3400–3575 MHz band - consultation 05/2020

We are proposing to make changes to the parts of the 3400–3575 MHz band that amateurs and overseas amateurs visiting Australia may use.  

Status
Open
Consultation number
IFC 05/2020
Closing in 15 days (02 March 2020)
In progress

Key documents

The issue

The ACMA previously consulted on the planning arrangements for the 3400–3575 MHz band with the Optimising arrangements for the 3400-3575 MHz band options paper. This was followed by our Optimising arrangements for the 3400-3575 MHz band: Planning decisions and preliminary views paper, where we outlined our planning decisions and a detailed plan for optimising licensing arrangements.

As part of improving arrangements for the band, we are proposing to change the parts of the 3400–3575 MHz band that amateurs and overseas amateurs visiting Australia may use, including:

  • enabling use of the 3492.5–3510 MHz band by advanced amateur licensees and overseas equivalents in regional areas
  • prohibiting use by advanced amateur licensees and overseas equivalents of the following frequencies and areas:
    • the 3400–3425 MHz frequency range in specified metropolitan areas, regional areas and major regional centres
    • the 3425–3442.5 MHz frequency range in specified regional areas
    • the 3492.5–3510 MHz frequency range in specified metropolitan areas
    • the 3510–3542.5 MHz frequency range in specified areas

We would like your views on the proposed changes to the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination 2015 and the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2015.

The written notice has also been published in the Australian Notices Gazette.

Have your say

This consultation does not ask specific questions. However, the ACMA welcomes feedback from interested stakeholders on proposed changes to amateur use of the 3400–3575 MHz band.

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