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Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone equipment- Maritime Mobile Service) Standard

The ACMA standard, Radiocommunications (VHF Radiotelephone Equipment - Maritime Mobile Service) Standard 2018 adopts the following Australian/New Zealand industry standards and their European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) equivalents for technical performance matters including test methods and limits: 

  • AS/NZS ETSI EN 301 025:2018 VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC);
  • AS/NZS ETSI EN 301 178:2018 Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands (for non-GMDSS applications only);
  • AS/NZS ETSI EN 302 885:2018 Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC;
  • ETSI EN 301 025 VHF radiotelephone equipment for general communications and associated equipment for Class "D" Digital Selective Calling (DSC); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU;
  • ETSI EN 301 178 Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands (for non-GMDSS applications only); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the Directive 2014/53/EU; and
  • ETSI EN 302 885 V2.2.2 (2017-03) Portable Very High Frequency (VHF) radiotelephone equipment for the maritime mobile service operating in the VHF bands with integrated handheld class H DSC; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of articles 3.2 and 3.3(g) of Directive 2014/53/EU.

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 Federal Register of Legislation website.

The Explanatory Statement provides more information.

Copies of the AS/NZS standards are available from SAI Global or Standards New Zealand.

ETSI standards are available from the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

 

Last updated: 07 December 2018