If WIA and RASA continue to call it "The Hobby", they stupidly weaken their case for allocations. When working with ACMA or talking about the allocation in a public way or on websites, they should only be referring to it as "Amateur Radio Service", Amateur Radio, or possibly Ham Radio. It makes a difference. ACMA lists "hobby radiocommunications" equally with"technical experimentation". ACMA says: An amateur apparatus licence is issued to authorise a station that: is operated for the purposes of self-training in radiocommunications, intercommunication using radiocommunications and technical investigation into radiocommunications by persons who do so solely with a personal aim, and who have no pecuniary interest in the outcome of the operations of the station; Here is a blurb about Amateur Radio Service as ITU views it. ITU says: Amateur and Amateur-satellite are fully recognized radiocommunication services defined in the Radio Regulations (RR) of the International Telecommunication Union - ITU The amateur service is one of the oldest radio service and pre-dates regulation of radiocommunication. In 1912, amateurs could use any frequency above 1.5 MHz, as these frequencies were regarded “of no value for marine, governmental and commercial communications” or “undesirable and scarcely useful”. By 1924, amateurs made way for other services in bands above 1.5 MHz. Today, the amateur service operates in relatively small allocations throughout the spectrum. The 1963 World Administrative Radio Conference created Footnote 284A, which states: “In the band 144-146 MHz, artificial satellites may be used by the amateur service”. The amateur-satellite was created and given frequency allocations at the 1971 Space WARC. Self-training is an important purpose of the amateur services, as articulated in the definition of the amateur service in No. 1.56 of the RR. Radio amateurs have made significant technical contributions to the fields of radio propagation, high frequency single sideband radiotelephone, HF data communications, packet radio protocols and communication satellite design. No. 25.9A of the RR encourages administrations to allow amateur stations to support disaster relief. Amateur radio continues to provide basic radiocommunications especially in the early days of a disaster following the loss or overloading of normal telecommunications networks.