In considering whether to apply for a high power authorisation a number of factors should be considered. One important one is the ACMA will not issue an authorisation if a station is located in an ACMA “Defined Trial Location” for other technologies. Location of trial areas will be placed on the ACMA website. So if you happen to be in one of these locations a high power authorisation will not be issued. The only current “Defined Trial Location” is for Long Term Evolution (LTE) devices with a 40 km radius around Bendigo, Victoria.
Once you have obtained your authorisation your obligations don’t end there. In granting the authorisation the ACMA expects that any interference issues will be immediately resolved between the affect parties . The ACMA has limited resources and will not provide assistance. The sorts of devices that may be affected include, but not limited to, domestic radios and televisions, audio systems, computer PC speakers, landline telephones including answering devices, security alarms, garage door openers.