The next Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) embargo deadline is quickly approaching with another section of the 400MHz band in High/Medium density areas transitioning to Government use by December 2014.

The transition of land mobile radio from wideband to narrowband systems and any impact it may have had on existing land mobile radio equipment was previously covered in Technology Update, and in this article we draw attention to the next phase of the ACMA 400MHz band implementation plan.

This phase will see the requirement for all low/remote density areas to transition by the end of 2015. In addition, duplex radio systems in these areas are required to alter its channel split between transmit and receive frequencies from 9.5 to 10MHz to remain compliant.

What does this mean to you?

Depending on the age and type of radio system currently deployed, implementing the changes to remain compliant could mean anything from a number of minor equipment alterations to a complete system overhaul. In either scenario complying with the new regulations is vital to ensure safe and interference free radio communications.

Conforming to the ACMA requirements will also ensure your organisation is not adversely affecting the safe operation of neighbouring sites, and therefore will not be at risk of receiving fines or enforcement orders from ACMA.

Titan ICT provides a range of services in ACMA Licensing and Radio Engineering and can help determine the implication of the 400MHz band changes to your operations.

While reducing the risk of the radio system frequency changes to your business you can be confident that Titan’s recommendations will have you remaining consistent with the ACMA 400MHz Plan. For more information, contact Michael Ryan on +617 3360 4900 or via email.