High power experiment in Australia ends later this month

| August 16, 2013

Amateurs in Australia have learned that their temporary high power authorisation will end on Sunday August 31st and for now will not be renewed. The Australia Communications and Media Authority says that this is because the amateurs are not properly aware of RF exposure requirements and during the trial a lack of awareness by some Advanced Licensees of their license conditions had been demonstrated. The ACMA also remarked on the lack of awareness of electromagnetic energy compliance generally among other licensees including broadcasting, maritime services and others. The Wireless Institute of Australia has begun implementing plans to promote widespread awareness of the necessary compliance with electromagnetic energy requirements for amateur stations.

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