A member of Scouts Australia who obtain an Amateur Radio Operator’s Licence or an Amateur Operators Certificate of Proficiency, in accordance with Government regulations, may wear the Amateur Radio Operator Badge on the right sleeve of the uniform.
The badge is a gold diamond with a green band across the centre and is issued on the authorisation of the Branch Activity Leader. A register is kept at Branch of their issue.
There are no minimum age requirements.
The Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA), subject to examination or equivalent acceptable qualifications, issue licenses as set out in the current amateur License Information Paper. Each grade of licence allows specific privileges for use of the electronic spectrum regarding frequencies and power limitations.
The latest qualifications and conditions can be found at www.amca.gov.au
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