This page has news mainly about ham radio administration and representation, especially from ACMA and ham non-goverment organisations – WIA, AMC and RASA.
ACMA is the Australian Communications and Media Authority. They are the government body that controls all the radio spectrum.
WIA is the Wireless Institute of Australia. They are the peak body representing Australian amateur operators on the local and world stage.
AMC is the Australian Maritime College, a part of the University of Tasmania. They administer the licence exams and callsign allocations.
RASA is the Radio Amateur Society of Australia. They are a new organisation representing the interests of Australian amateur operators.
ACMA RELEASES DRAFT SPECTRUM PLAN – 5MHZ ONE STEP CLOSER
The ACMA has released a draft radio frequency spectrum plan for comment. Included in the changes is an amateur allocation in the 60m band, from 5351.5 to 5366.5 KHz, with a maximum of 15W EIRP. Go here to see the documents and how to submit a comment.
CHANGES TO HAM CALLSIGNS
ACMA has announced changes to callsign allocations, which will be good news for Foundation level hams. Press the button below –
Available callsigns now on line
The Australian Maritime College has advised that the database of publicly available call signs is now live and can be found at https://csdb.utas.edu.au/Callsign/SearchUnallocated.