Important—Re-allocation plans needed for trunked radio systems on 800 MHz spectrum
If you, or your clients, have trunked radio systems operating on 800 MHz spectrum (Motorola, Tetra, or GE format), then they must change frequencies as part of the 850 MHz band plan presently being implemented.
Spectrum auctions have now been conducted for the band and it is essential that all existing systems have re-allocation plans in process by the end of June 2023. The spectrum is available for new licensees to utilise from 1 July 2024, so it is essential that frequency changes are underway immediately.
Details are in The ACMA’s long-term strategy for the 803-960 MHz band decision paper and also reinforced in the latest version of the FYSO draft on page 43.