Australia is set to join the 30-odd countries whose radio amateurs have been
already given the new low frequency amateur band of 135.7 to 137.8 kHz.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released its draft
Australia Radio Frequency Spectrum Plan that is to come into force on the 1st
of January 2009.
It includes 135.7 to 137.8 kHz for the Amateur Service on a secondary basis
that VK radio amateurs do not cause harmful interference to radionavigation
service stations that continue to operate in a number of countries.
The New Year should see VK’s top ham licence type, the Advanced Licence, gain
this band as a new operating privilege.
- Amateur Radio Victoria.