Radiocommunications (Radionavigation-Satellite Service) Class Licence 2015

Radiocommunications Act 1992

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this class licence under subsection 132(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated:  18 September 2015

Chris Chapman

Brendan Byrne
Member / General Manager


1 Name of class licence

  This class licence is the Radiocommunications (Radionavigation-Satellite Service) Class Licence 2015.

2 Commencement

This class licence commences on the last to occur of:

 (a) the day after it is registered; or

 (b) the day on which it is published in the Gazette; or

 (c) the day that the Radiocommunications (Communication with Space Object) Class Licence 2015 commences.

Note 1   All legislative instruments must be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments required to be maintained under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Note 2   Each of (a), (b) and (c) must occur for this class licence to commence.


3 Interpretation

 (1) In this class licence:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

radionavigation-satellite service (RNSS) has the meaning given by subsection 3(1) of the spectrum plan.

RNSS radiocommunication means a radiocommunication that is transmitted at a frequency allocated to RNSS under the spectrum plan.

RNSS receiver means a radiocommunications receiver used for receiving RNSS radiocommunications.

standard means a standard made under section 162 of the Act.

Note:   For definitions of other expressions used in this class licence, see the Act and the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015.

 (2) In this class licence, the range of numbers that identifies a frequency band is taken to include the higher, but not the lower, number.

Example   The 1164 to 1215 MHz frequency band is made up of radio frequencies that exceed 1164 MHz but do not exceed 1215 MHz.

4 Class Licence

 (1) This class licence authorises a person to operate a RNSS receiver for the purpose of reception of RNSS radiocommunications, subject to the conditions set out in sections 5 and 6.

 (2) This class licence applies to all RNSS receivers except:

  (a) RNSS receivers located on a space object; and

  (b) RNSS receivers authorised by an apparatus licence to operate for a purpose that is substantially the same as the purpose authorised by this class licence.

Note:  A radiocommunications device to which this class licence applies will not be afforded protection from the interference caused by other radiocommunications services.

5 Standards

A person must not operate a RNSS receiver under this class licence unless the RNSS receiver complies with any standard applicable to the RNSS receiver as in force:

 (a)  if the RNSS receiver was manufactured in Australia – on the day it was manufactured;

 (b) if the RNSS receiver was manufactured overseas and imported – on the day it was imported;

 (c) if the RNSS receiver was altered or modified in a material respect – on the day it was altered or modified.







6 Authorised frequencies

This class licence authorises reception of RNSS radiocommunications by RNSS receivers operating in the following frequency ranges only:

 (a) 1164 to 1215 MHz;

 (b) 1215 to 1240 MHz;

 (c) 1240 to 1300 MHz; 

 (d) 1559 to 1610 MHz.