Use this page to convert ACMA Emission Designator codes into a human readable explanation.
An emission designator sequence consists of nine alphanumeric characters, the first seven of which are compulsory. This sequence allows the government (through the Australian Communications and Media Authority) and all other interested parties to determine what type of transmission is occurring at any given site. All sites transmitting on a regulated band in Australia must register the details of their transmission to ACMA.
The sequence is broken down into three parts:
- The first four symbols provide the bandwidth of the transmission
- The following three symbols provide the modulation techniques used and the type of information transmitted (eg. television, telephony, data transmission)
- The last (optional) two symbols provide more information about the signal such as symbol rate, coding conditions, multiplexing techniques, etc.
Below are common emission codes for cellular networks.
20M0W7D - 20MHz Bandwidth
15M0W7D - 15MHz Bandwidth
13M5W7D - 13.5MHz Bandwidth (still provides 15MHz of LTE bandwidth)
9M90W7D - 10MHz Bandwidth
5M00G7E-- - 5MHz Bandwidth
10M0G7E-- - 10MHz Bandwidth