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This instrument varies the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (the CB Class Licence) to include additional UHF radio frequency channels, additional functionality and minimise interference between citizen band radio stations.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
General Comments: This instrument was published in a Commonwealth Government Notices Special Gazette on 19 May 2011.
Registered 26 May 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR30-May-2011
Tabled Senate15-Jun-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Repealed by Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2013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 May 2011

 

Chris Chapman

[signed]

Member

 

Richard Bean

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

1          Name of Variation

 

This Variation is the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence Variation 2011 (No. 1).

 

2             Commencement

This Variation commences on the later of:                    

(a) the day after it is registered; and

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

                Note 1: All legislative instruments and compilations are registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments kept under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003. See http://www.frli.gov.au.

                     Note 2: Both of these events must occur before this Variation commences.

3             Variation to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002

 

Schedule 1 varies the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002.

 

 

Schedule 1        Variations
(section 3)

[1]       Section 3, definition of CB repeater station

omit

            item 5

insert

            item 5 or 8

[2]       Section 3, after definition of device compliance day

            insert

 

F3E means an emission whose basic characteristic is that of a frequency modulated carrier on a single channel containing primarily analogue telephony information.

            G3E means an emission whose basic characteristic is that of a phase modulated carrier on a single channel containing primarily analogue telephony information.

[3]       Section 3, definition of PM

            omit

[4]       Section 3, after definition of relevant document

insert

telecommunications network has the same meaning as in the Telecommunications Act 1997.

 

[5]       Section 5

               

                substitute

5          Class Licence

(1)        Subject to sections 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 a person may:

(a)        operate a CB station of a kind to which subsection (2), (3), (4) or (5) applies; or

(b)        until and including 30 June 2017 – operate a CB station of a kind to which subsection (6) applies.

(2)        This subsection applies to a CB station that directly transmits speech to, or audio tones to initiate communication with, another CB station:

(a)        on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 1, 2, 3 or 7 in Schedule 1; and

(b)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item.

(3)        This subsection applies to a CB station that, through a CB repeater station, transmits speech to, or audio tones to initiate communication, with another CB station:

(a)        on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 8 in Schedule 1; and

(b)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item. 

(4)        This subsection applies to a CB station that transmits data to communicate with another CB station:

(a)        on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 6 in Schedule 1; and

(b)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item.

(5)        This subsection applies to a CB station that transmits signals that identify the CB station or indicate the geographic location of the CB station:

(a)        on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 6, 7 or 8  in Schedule 1; and

(b)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item.

(6)        This subsection applies to a CB station that:

(a)        directly transmits speech to, or audio tones to initiate communication with, another CB station:

(i)         on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 4 in Schedule 1; and

(ii)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item;

(b)       through a CB repeater station, transmits speech to, or audio tones to initiate communication with, another CB station:

(i)         on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 5 in Schedule 1; and

(ii)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item; or

(c)        transmits signals that identify the CB station or indicate the geographic location of the CB station:

(i)         on a carrier frequency mentioned in item 4 or 5 in Schedule 1; and

(ii)        subject to the restrictions mentioned in the item.

 

[6]       Paragraph 6(g)

omit

            section 9.

insert

section 9; or

 

[7]       At the end of section 6

insert

(h)        operate a CB station to transmit speech on channels 22 (476.9500 MHz) or 23 (476.975 MHz); or

(i)         operate a CB station:

(i)                 to link the output signals of a CB repeater station, directly or indirectly, to the input of another CB repeater station; or

(ii)               to link the signals from a CB channel at one location, directly or indirectly, to a CB channel at another location; or

 

(j)                 operate a CB station to transmit signals that identify a CB station or indicate its geographic location with a duty cycle of more than 10 seconds in any period of 60 minutes.


 

[8]       Paragraph 7(b)

omit

            item 4 or 5

insert

            item 4, 5, 7 or 8

 

[9]       Section 8

substitute

8          Condition relating to a CB station that operates through a CB repeater station

A person must not, except for the purpose of transmitting to a CB repeater station, operate a CB station on a channel mentioned in item 5 or 8 in Schedule 1 within the operational range of a CB repeater station.

 

[10]     Paragraph 9(3)(d)

Omit

(also known as ‘AusSAR’)

 

[11]     Section 10

substitute

10        Condition relating to technical requirements for a CB station with a device compliance day before 20 December 1996

If the device compliance day for a CB station is before 20 December 1996, a person must not operate the CB station on a frequency mentioned in item 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 in Schedule 1 unless the CB station complies with the requirements of the relevant document.

 

[12]     Section 11, including the notes

substitute

11        Condition relating to applicable standards for a CB station with a device compliance day on or after 20 December 1996

If the device compliance day for a CB station is on or after 20 December 1996, a person must not operate the CB station unless the CB station complies with each standard made under section 162 of the Act that:

(a)        applies to the CB station; and

(b)        is in force on the device compliance day.


[13]     After section 11

insert

12        Condition relating to a CB station connected to a telecommunications network

A person must not operate a CB station that is connected to a telecommunications network unless the CB station complies with:

(i)     the Telecommunications Labelling (Customer Equipment and Customer Cabling) Notice 2001; or

(ii)   the Radiocommunications Devices (Compliance Labelling) Notice 2003,

whichever applies to the CB station.

 

[14]     Schedule 1, Part 2 UHF

substitute

Part 2          UHF – 25 kHz channels

Item

Channel

Carrier Frequency (megahertz)

Restriction

4

1

476.4250

(a)    Operation of a CB station must only employ F3E or G3E with a transmitter power not exceeding 5 watts pZ and with a necessary bandwidth not exceeding 16 kHz.

(b)   The use of audio tones, including subaudible tones, for initiating communications with another CB station, is not authorised on channels 5 or 35.

(c)    Communication with another CB station is not authorised on channels 1-8 and channels 31-38 within operational range of a CB repeater station.

 

 

2

476.4500

 

3

476.4750

 

4

476.5000

 

5

476.5250

 

6

476.5500

 

7

476.5750

 

8

476.6000

 

9

476.6250

 

10

476.6500

 

11

476.6750

 

12

476.7000

 

13

476.7250

 

14

476.7500

 

15

476.7750

 

16

476.8000

 

17

476.8250

 

18

476.8500

 

19

476.8750

 

20

476.9000

 

 

21

476.9250

 

 

24

477.0000

 

4 (cont)

25

477.0250

 

 

26

477.0500

 

 

27

477.0750

 

 

28

477.1000

 

 

29

477.1250

 

 

30

477.1500

 

 

31

477.1750

 

 

32

477.2000

 

 

33

477.2250

 

 

34

477.2500

 

 

35

477.2750

 

 

36

477.3000

 

 

37

477.3250

 

 

38

477.3500

 

 

39

477.3750

 

 

40

477.4000

 

5

31

477.1750

(a)    Operation of a CB station must only employ F3E or G3E with a transmitter power not exceeding 5 watts pZ and with a necessary bandwidth not exceeding 16 kHz.

(b)   The use of audio tones, including subaudible tones, for initiating communications with another CB station, is not authorised on channel 35.

 

Note: Reception from CB repeater stations utilises channels 1-8.

 

 

32

477.2000

 

33

477.2250

 

34

477.2500

 

35

477.2750

 

36

477.3000

 

37

477.3250

 

38

477.3500

6

22

476.950

A transmitter employed in a CB station:

(a)    must operate with a transmitter power not exceeding 5 watts; and

(b)   must not exceed an EIRP of 8.3 watts; and

(c)    must operate with an occupied bandwidth not exceeding 16 kHz; and

(d)   must not exceed a carrier frequency error of ±3 kHz; and

(e)    must not exceed an adjacent channel power of –22 dBm; and

(f)    must not exceed a conducted spurious emission of –30 dBm; and

(g)   must operate on a duty cycle of not more than 10 seconds in any period of 60 minutes; and

(h)   must be fitted with a device that shuts the transmitter down after 3 minutes of continuous operation.

 

A receiver employed in a CB station must operate with a conducted spurious emission not exceeding –57 dBm.

 

Note: The use of single frequency store and forward repeaters is permitted.

 

23

476.975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 (cont)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 [15]                  Schedule 1, after item 6


insert

Part 3          UHF – 12.5 kHz channels

Item

Channel

Carrier Frequency (megahertz)

Restriction

7

1

476.4250

(a)    Operation of a CB station must only employ F3E or G3E with a transmitter power not exceeding 5 watts pZ and with a necessary bandwidth not exceeding 10.1 kHz.

(b)   The use of audio tones, including subaudible tones, for initiating communications with another CB station, is not authorised on channels 5 or 35.

(c)    Communication with another CB station is not authorised on channels 1-8, channels 31-38, channels 41-48 and channels 71-78 within operational range of a CB repeater station.

 

Note: Channels 61, 62 and 63 are reserved for future allocation and transmission on these channels is not permitted under this Class Licence.

 

2

476.4500

 

3

476.4750

 

4

476.5000

 

5

476.5250

 

6

476.5500

 

7

476.5750

 

8

476.6000

 

9

476.6250

 

10

476.6500

 

11

476.6750

 

12

476.7000

 

13

476.7250

 

14

476.7500

 

15

476.7750

 

16

476.8000

 

17

476.8250

 

18

476.8500

7 (cont)

19

476.8750

 

20

476.9000

 

 

21

476.9250

 

 

24

477.0000

 

 

25

477.0250

 

 

26

477.0500

 

 

27

477.0750

 

 

28

477.1000

 

 

29

477.1250

 

 

30

477.1500

 

 

31

477.1750

 

 

32

477.2000

 

 

33

477.2250

 

 

34

477.2500

 

 

35

477.2750

 

 

36

477.3000

 

 

37

477.3250

 

 

38

477.3500

 

 

39

477.3750

 

 

40

477.4000

 

 

41

476.4375

 

 

42

476.4625

 

43

476.4875

 

44

476.5125

 

45

476.5375

 

46

476.5625

 

47

476.5875

 

48

476.6125

 

 

49

476.6375

 

50

476.6625

 

51

476.6875

 

52

476.7125

 

53

476.7375

 

54

476.7625

 

55

476.7875

 

56

476.8125

 

57

476.8375

 

58

476.8625

 

59

476.8875

 

60

476.9125

 

64

477.0125

 

 

65

477.0375

 

 

66

477.0625

 

 

67

477.0875

 

 

68

477.1125

 

 

69

477.1375

 

 

70

477.1625

 

 

71

477.1875

 

 

72

477.2125

 

 

73

477.2375

 

 

74

477.2625

 

 

75

477.2875

 

 

76

477.3125

 

 

77

477.3375

 

 

78

477.3625

 

 

79

477.3875

 

 

80

477.4125

 

8

31

477.1750

(a)    Operation of a CB station must only employ F3E or G3E with a transmitter power not exceeding 5 watts pZ and with a necessary bandwidth not exceeding 10.1 kHz.

(b)   The use of audio tones, including subaudible tones, for initiating communications with another CB station, is not authorised on channel 35.

 

Note: Reception from CB repeater stations utilises channels 1-8 and 41-48.

 

 

32

477.2000

 

33

477.2250

 

34

477.2500

 

35

477.2750

 

36

477.3000

 

37

477.3250

 

38

477.3500

 

71

477.1875

 

72

477.2125

 

73

477.2375

 

74

477.2625

 

75

477.2875

 

76

477.3125

 

77

477.3375

 

78

477.3625