The ACMA standard, Radiocommunications (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) Standard 2014, refers to a two part industry standard for technical performance matters including test methods and limits:
AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 406 MHz satellite distress beacons
- Part 1: Marine emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) (IEC 61097-2:2002, MOD)
AS/NZS 4280.2:2003 406 MHz satellite distress beacons
- Part 2: Personal locator beacons (PLBs).
The ACMA standard modifies aspects of the industry standard (see the ACMA standard for modification of specified provisions).
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 and Explanatory Statement is available from the Comlaw website.
All industry standards can be purchased from SAI Global.