ACMA amends amateur LCD – Digital modes granted for Foundation Licencees

The ACMA have amended the amateur LCD as a result of their recent public consultation.

The changes are summarised as follows:

  • FL are now allowed digital modes
  • FL can now connect their stations to the internet
  • FL can now allow another person to operate their station under their supervision (“2nd operator”)
  • FL can now build their own equipment
  • FL bandwidth mode restrictions removed (applies to all classes as well)
  • There are no changes to output power or bands.

The changes took effect on 21 September and may be viewed here:

A detailed explanation of the changes may be viewed here:

To all our F calls; welcome to the world of digital amateur radio.