Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2019 (No.1)

Yes indeed, changes are now in effect!

Well, to save trying to get your head around the ‘legalese’, the following focus on Foundation changes might help a little. I know one very happy young ham who has been eagerly awaiting this change.

The major changes include:

Foundation holders can use digital and internet connected equipment and may ‘home brew’ ie not limited to commercial equipment – but there is no change to output power or bands.

The Foundation, Standard and Advanced structure stands.

So, at the end of the day if you enjoy reading legislation or need to get to the root of the changes that also have some impact on advanced licences in the higher frequencies (Ghz), have a read at the following links provided by ACMA.


Regards Ed.