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Make a standard in the form of a written instrument regulating the performance of specified devices.
Administered by: Communications
Registered 03 Jun 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Jun-2005
Tabled Senate14-Jun-2005
Date of repeal 19 Sep 2014
Repealed by Radiocommunications (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) Standard 2014

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY makes this Standard under subsection 162 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated  1 June  2005

R. HORTON

Chair

 

 

G.W. LUTHER

Member

 


Contents

                        1     Name of Standard                                                                                2

                        2     Commencement                                                                                  2

                        3     Revocation                                                                                          2

                        4     Definitions                                                                                           2

                        5     Application                                                                                          3

                        6     Standard for performance — 406 MHz EPIRB                                        3

                        7     Standard for performance — 406 MHz PLB                                            3

                        8     Compliance with this Standard — devices complying with former Standard 4

                        9     Effect of amendment of standard for performance                                    4

 


  

  

1              Name of Standard

                This Standard is the Radiocommunications (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) Standard 2005.

2              Commencement

                This Standard commences on 15 June 2005.

3              Revocation

                Radiocommunications Standard (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 is revoked.

4              Definitions

                In this Standard:

406 MHz satellite distress beacon means a radiocommunications device that:

                (a)    is either:

                          (i)    a 406 MHz satellite emergency position indicating radio beacon; or

                         (ii)    a 406 MHz satellite personal locator beacon; and

               (b)    is capable of being operated on a carrier frequency in the frequency band 406.0 MHz to 406.1 MHz; and

                (c)    incorporates a 121.5 MHz homing transmitter the emissions of which are intended to facilitate search and rescue operations.

406 MHz satellite emergency position indicating radio beacon (406 MHz EPIRB) means a device, designed or intended for use in the Maritime Mobile-Satellite Service, which incorporates a homing transmitter, the emissions of which are intended to facilitate search and rescue operations.

406 MHz satellite personal locator beacon (406 MHz PLB) means a device, designed or intended for use in the Land Mobile-Satellite Service, which incorporates a homing transmitter, the emissions of which are intended to facilitate search and rescue operations.

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 means the standard AS/NZS 4280.1:2003, 406 MHz satellite distress beacons Part 1: Marine emergency position-indicating radio beacons (EPIRB) (IEC 61097-2:2002, MOD), published by Standards Australia, as in force from time to time.

AS/NZS 4280.2:2003 means the standard AS/NZS 4280.2:2003, 406 MHz satellite distress beacons Part 2: Personal locator beacons (PLBs), published by Standards Australia, as in force from time to time.

homing transmitter means an auxiliary homing transmitter that is capable of being operated on the carrier frequency 121.5 MHz.

model, of a radiocommunications device, means a version of the device that has a particular design and identifying number.

5              Application

                This Standard applies to the homing transmitter of a 406 MHz satellite distress beacon.

6              Standard for performance — 406 MHz EPIRB

         (1)   For paragraph 162 (1) (a) of the Act, the standard for the performance of the homing transmitter of a 406 MHz EPIRB is the following provisions of AS/NZS 4280.1:2003, subject to the modifications mentioned in subsections (2) and (3):

                (a)    paragraph 3.3.3 (f) (Activation requirement);

               (b)    paragraph 3.3.3 (g) (Activation requirement);

                (c)    clause 3.3.4 (Self-test);

               (d)    clause 4.5 (121.5 MHz homing signal);

                (e)    clause 5.1.7 (Preparation of satellite EPIRB for type-approval testing);

                (f)    clause 5.1.8 (Test conditions);

                (g)    clause 5.1.8.1 (Normal test conditions);

                (h)    clause 5.1.8.2 (Extreme test conditions);

                 (i)    Annex D (Technical standard for 121.5 MHz homing device).

         (2)   Clause 3.3.4 of AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 is modified by omitting everything except the final sentence.

         (3)   Annex D of AS/NZS 4280.1:2003 is modified by omitting paragraph D.3 (g).

7              Standard for performance — 406 MHz PLB

         (1)   For paragraph 162 (1) (a) of the Act, the standard for the performance of the homing transmitter of a 406 MHz PLB is the following provisions of AS/NZS 4280.2:2003, subject to the modifications mentioned in subsection (2):

                (a)    clause 1.4.5 (Definitions — radiation);

               (b)    clause 1.4.10 (Definitions — spurious emission);

                (c)    clause 3.1.1 (Adjustment mechanisms);

               (d)    clause 3.2.2.2 (Satellite personal locator beacons — homing compliance);

                (e)    clause 3.3 (Homing transmitter for 406 MHz satellite personal locator beacon);

                (f)    Appendix E (Radiofrequency tests for the homing transmitter of 406 MHz personal locator beacons).

         (2)   Clause 3.2.2.2 of AS/NZS 4280.2:2003 is modified by omitting “In addition to the requirements of Clause 3.2.2.1, a”, and substituting “A”.

8              Compliance with this Standard — devices complying with former Standard

         (1)   This section has effect despite the revocation of Radiocommunications Standard (406 MHz Satellite Distress Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 (the former Standard).

         (2)   If a 406 MHz satellite distress beacon of a particular model was manufactured, imported, altered or modified before the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complied with the former Standard when it was manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

         (3)   If a 406 MHz satellite distress beacon of that model is manufactured, imported, altered or modified on or after the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complies with the former Standard when it is manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

9              Effect of amendment of standard for performance

         (1)   If a 406 MHz satellite distress beacon is manufactured, imported, altered or modified within 1 year after the standard for performance is amended, the device is taken to meet the standard for performance if it meets that standard as in force immediately before the amendment.

         (2)   A 406 MHz satellite distress beacon that is manufactured, imported, altered or modified 1 year or more after the standard for performance is amended must meet the standard for performance as amended.