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Important ACMA licensing changes affecting all DGPS users

GNSS Licensing

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has introduced new licensing requirements for Differential GPS (DGPS) users as a result of changes to the 400 MHz band.

The operation of all DGPS equipment must be covered by a relevant radiocommunications licence.

These licences outline:

  • The permitted operating frequency
  • Bandwidth
  • Allowable transmitting power
  • Location
  • Antenna details

The operator can hold the licence themselves or have written permission from a current licensee under a third-party agreement.

The licence issued will allow DGPS operation at one fixed site (site-specific operation) or within a larger geographic area (area-wide operation).

For more information about the changes, visit the DGPS compliance page on the ACMA website, go to the compliance hub for comprehensive information about repeaters, base stations, 2-way radios and more or download the DGPS fact sheet and checklist

As always, Position Partners is here to help if you need advice about licensing requirements. Contact your nearest branch on 1300 867 266.

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