What a radiodetermination licence is for
Radiodetermination equipment uses radio waves to determine this information about an object:
Traffic radar speed guns and navigational beacons use radiodetermination.
This licence lets you operate a radiodetermination station. The devices must then operate under the rules of an LIPD class licence.
While this licence is generally for radio signals, we may sometimes allow voice communication.
The Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 defines radiodetermination licences.
Frequencies for radiodetermination
You can find frequency information for radiodetermination stations in the Australian radiofrequency spectrum plan.
You need to ask us if you want to use a frequency outside the approved bands.
Syledis services operate on the frequency 427 MHz.
Traffic radar speed guns for police use the frequency band 34.2 to 35.2 GHz.
To use a radiodetermination frequency for a radar on an aircraft or ship, see:
When you have a radiodetermination licence, you must follow the conditions of your licence.
- conditions of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act)
- Licence Condition (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2015
- other conditions that apply to you under ‘special conditions’
These conditions help you communicate safely and without interference.
We will include information you should be aware of under the heading 'advisory notes'.
Call signs are a unique series of letters and numbers. They make it easy to identify a station.
If you need to use a call sign for a radiodetermination licence, it will say it on your licence.
You should use your call sign or station identifier:
- every time you start to transmit
- before you transmit in a series
- when you test
Call signs for stations that use navigational equipment
If you operate a navigational beacon, you must use Morse code to identify it. We will explain how and when to use it on your licence.
We may ask navigation stations that don't use beacons to identify themselves with:
- where the station is located
- the name of the licence holder
Apply for a radiodetermination licence
To apply for a radiodetermination assigned licence, you should contact an accredited person.
- assign you a frequency
- give you a frequency assignment certificate
- apply for your licence for you
To apply for a radiodetermination non-assigned licence, you can:
- complete an application form for a radiodetermination non-assigned licence
- email it to us
Transfer a radiodetermination licence
You can apply to: