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This instrument varies the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2008 to facilitate amateur (advanced category) use of the 135.7-137.8 kHz frequency band (the amateur LF band) in Australia.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Made 17 Dec 2010
Registered 21 Dec 2010
Tabled HR 08 Feb 2011
Tabled Senate 08 Feb 2011
Date of repeal 09 Aug 2013
Repealed by Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Variation under section 134 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated 17 December 2010

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Brendan Byrne
[signed]
General Manager/Member


1              Name of Variation

                This Variation is the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence Variation 2010 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Variation commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2008

                Schedule 1 varies the Radiocommunications (Overseas Amateurs Visiting Australia) Class Licence 2008.


Schedule 1        Variations

(section 3)

  

[1]           Subsection 3 (1), after definition of authorised officer

insert

EIRP, in relation to a radiocommunications device, means the Equivalent Isotropically Radiated Power of the device.

[2]           Subsection 3 (1), definition of harmful interference

omit each mention of

the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations

substitute

the Radio Regulations

[3]           Subsection 3 (1), definition of harmful interference

omit each mention of

the Australian radiofrequency spectrum plan

substitute

the spectrum plan

[4]           Subsection 3 (1), after definition of qualified person

insert

Radio Regulations means the Radio Regulations published by the International Telecommunication Union as amended from time to time.

spectrum plan means the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2009.

[5]           Subsection 8 (2), at the foot

insert

Note 1   Subject to the conditions in subsections (2) and (3), an amateur station operated under this Class Licence may be used to transmit messages on behalf of a third party to another amateur station including an amateur station in another country.

Note 2   If another country permits the transmission or reception of messages on behalf of third parties only in a case of emergency or disaster relief, the ACMA recommends that a person operating an amateur station in accordance with this Class Licence respect any such restrictions applying to amateur stations in that country.

[6]           Subsection 8 (3), including the notes

substitute

         (3)   An amateur station must not be operated to transmit a message to an amateur station in a foreign country if the transmission would be inconsistent with the Australian table of allocations in the spectrum plan or a footnote to that table.

[7]           Subsection 11 (1)

substitute

         (1)   An amateur station must not be operated unless a qualified person operating the station identifies the station by using the call sign, mentioned in paragraph section 6 (2) (e), preceded by the letters VK.

[8]           After section 24

insert

24A         Operation in the frequency band 135.7 kHz to 137.8 kHz

                An amateur station must not be operated in the frequency band 135.7 kHz to 137.8 kHz using a radiated power of more than 1 watt pX EIRP.

[9]           Section 25

omit each mention of

Subject to section 22,

insert

Subject to sections 22 and 24A,

[10]         Table 1A, note

omit

[11]         Table 1A, before item 1

insert

1A

135.7 kHz–137.8 kHz [see section 24A]

Any emission mode with a necessary bandwidth no greater than 2.1 kHz

[12]         After section 47

insert

48            Permitted transmitter output power

                An amateur station must not be operated using a transmitter output power greater than 10 watts pX.

[13]         Further amendments

Provision

omit each mention of

insert

Section 3, definition of inspector, note

ACMA

the ACMA

Section 3, definition of Tables of Equivalent Qualifications and Licences

the Australian Communications and Media Authority

the ACMA

Paragraph 6 (2) (d)

ACMA

the ACMA

Paragraph 6 (2) (e)

callsign

call sign

Subsection 6 (4), including the note

ACMA

the ACMA

Subsection 8 (3)

ACMA

the ACMA

Section 11, heading

callsigns

call signs

Subsections 11 (1), (2) and (3)

callsign

call sign

Subsection 11 (4)

callsigns

call signs

Subparagraph 13 (b) (i)

callsign

call sign

Schedule 4, Parts 1 to 3, column 1, heading

callsign

call sign


Note

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