Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2014 - Australian Government

Description

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to manufacture, supply, sell or modify a radiocommunications device that is a 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon.

This standard provides the minimum requirements for maritime emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) including those designed for use as personal EPIRBS operating via carrier frequencies of 121.5 and 243.0 MHz and aviation portable emergency locater transmitters (ELTs) operating on 121.5 MHz. This standard does not apply to fitted emergency locating transmitters (ELTs) or 406 MHz beacons employing 121.5 or 243.0 MHz homing devices. The technical requirements of this standard are drawn from AS/NZS 4330:2006 121.5 and 243.0 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) including personal EPIRBs.

Please note that if you are importing a radiocommunication device for the sole purpose of use at a significant event it may be exempt from this standard.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Radiocommunications Act 1992 AG

Regulation(s) name

Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2014 AG

Administering agency

Department of Communications and the Arts

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Communications Infrastructure

Contact details

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Enquiries, Licensing

Communications Infrastructure

Australian Communications and Media Authority

Department of Communications and the Arts

Mailing address: PO BOX 78
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 850 115
Phone: 02 6219 5555
Fax: 02 6219 5353
Email: licensing@acma.gov.au