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The purpose of the Television Outside Broadcast (1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012 is to make provisions for the purposes for which the 1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz frequency bands may be used.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 30 Mar 2012
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Tabled HR08-May-2012
Tabled Senate10-May-2012
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1 Name of Frequency Band Plan
2 Commencement
3 Revocations
4 Interpretation
5 Purpose of Frequency Band Plan
6 Purpose for which the 1980-2010 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space)
7 Purpose for which the 2170-2200 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (space-to-Earth)
8 Purposes for which the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services
9 Purposes for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used
10 Purpose for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services (point-to-point) in specified areas
11 Purposes for which the 2025–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – earth stations and earth receive stations in the Perth area
12 Purposes for which the 2200-2300 MHz frequency band may be used - airborne TOB transmitters
Schedule 1 Fixed service (point-to-point) areas
Schedule 2 Fixed service (point-to-point) secondary areas 8


The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Frequency Band Plan under sections 32 and 34 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated 26 March 2012

Chris Chapman [signed]Member

Richard Bean [signed] General Manager/Member

 

Contents

                        1     Name of Frequency Band Plan                                                       3

                        2     Commencement                                                                              3

                        3     Revocations                                                                                     3

                        4     Interpretation                                                                                    3

                        5     Purpose of Frequency Band Plan                                                   4

                        6     Purpose for which the 1980-2010 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space)                                                                4

                        7     Purpose for which the 2170-2200 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (space-to-Earth)                                                                4

                        8     Purposes for which the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services                                                                       4

                        9     Purposes for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used                                                                                                  5

                      10     Purpose for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services (point-to-point) in specified areas                 5

                      11     Purposes for which the 2025–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – earth stations and earth receive stations in  the Perth area 5

                      12     Purposes for which the 2200-2300 MHz frequency band may be used - airborne TOB transmitters                                                                                      5

        Schedule 1     Fixed service (point-to-point) areas                                                 6

        Schedule 2     Fixed service (point-to-point) secondary areas                               8          

 

             


    

1              Name of Frequency Band Plan

                This Frequency Band Plan is the Television Outside Broadcast Service (1980–2110 MHz and 2170–2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012.

2              Commencement

                This Frequency Band Plan commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Revocations

                The following Frequency Band Plans are revoked:

(a)    Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002; and

(b)   2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002.                

4              Interpretation

         (1)   In this Frequency Band Plan:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

airborne television outside broadcast station means a television outside broadcast station that is on board an aircraft.

earth receive station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.

earth station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.

interpretation determination means the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.

Perth area means the geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 15 kilometres whose centre is located at latitude 31.802522 South and longitude 115.885160 East.  

regulations means the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993.

spectrum plan means the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2009.

television outside broadcast service means a radiocommunications service that is provided by the operation of a television outside broadcast station.

television outside broadcast station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.

         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression used in this Frequency Band Plan that is defined in the spectrum plan, the interpretation determination or the regulations has the same meaning in this Frequency Band Plan as it has in the spectrum plan, the interpretation determination or the regulations.

 

 

         (3)   However:

                (a)    an expression defined in the spectrum plan and in the interpretation determination or the regulations has the meaning given in the spectrum plan; and

               (b)    an expression defined in the interpretation determination and in the regulations (but not in the spectrum plan) has the meaning given in the interpretation determination.

         (4)   In this Frequency Band Plan:

                (a)    the range of numbers that identifies a frequency band is taken to include the higher, but not the lower, number;

               (b)    geographical coordinates describing a point are based on datum in the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994; and

                (c)    where an area overlaps with an adjacent area, the first area is taken to be part of the second area.

5              Purpose of Frequency Band Plan

                This Frequency Band Plan makes provision for the purposes for which the following frequency bands may be used:

                (a)    1980–2110 MHz; and

               (b)    2170–2300 MHz.

6              Purpose for which the 1980–2010 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space)

The frequency band 1980-2010 MHz may be used for mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space).

7              Purpose for which the 2170-2200 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile-satellite services (space-to-Earth)

The frequency band 2170-2200 MHz may be used for mobile satellite services (space-to-Earth).

8              Purposes for which the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services

                A person must not operate a fixed service in the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency band unless:

(a)    at the commencement of this Frequency Band Plan, the person held a licence authorising the person to operate the fixed service in the frequency band; or

(b)   the service is a television outside broadcast service.

9              Purposes for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used

                Subject to sections 10, 11 and 12, the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used for:

                (a)    a television outside broadcast service;

               (b)    a fixed service (point-to-point);

                (c)    any service that, according to the spectrum plan, may be operated in the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands.

10            Purpose for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services (point-to-point) in specified areas

(1)  After 1 November 2013, the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands must not be used for a fixed service (point-to-point) except in accordance with this section.

(2)  A person must not operate a fixed service (point-to-point) in the 2010–2110 MHz or 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands in an area described in Schedule 1.

(3)  A person must not operate a fixed service (point-to-point) in the 2010–2110 MHz frequency band in an area described in Schedule 2 if, before the commencement of this Frequency Band Plan, that service was authorised under an apparatus licence.

(4)  A person may only operate a fixed service (point-to-point) as a secondary service in the 2010–2110 MHz frequency band in an area described in Schedule 2.

11            Purposes for which the 2025–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – earth stations and earth receive stations in the Perth area

                After 31 December 2015, a person must not operate as a primary service:

(a)   an earth station in the 2025–2110 MHz frequency band; or

(b)  an earth receive station in the 2200–2300 MHz frequency band;

within the Perth area.

 

12            Purposes for which the 2200–2300 MHz frequency band may be used – airborne television outside broadcast station

                A person must not operate an airborne television outside broadcast station in the 2200-2300 MHz frequency band.

 

Schedule 1               Fixed service (point-to-point) areas

                                    (subsection 10(2))

Part 1 Areas for 20102110 MHz

 

For the frequency band 2010–2110 MHz, the areas are each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 1.  

 

Table 1:  Centre coordinates for the frequency band 20102110 MHz

° South

° East

37.814048

144.971860

37.838770

144.996027

37.834878

145.348522

37.818493

144.957138

37.880993

144.999082

37.828212

145.353244

33.819533

151.185321

33.810644

151.196709

33.781756

151.070600

33.868699

151.209488

33.934533

151.156990

33.805366

151.181432

32.890085

151.538640

27.463138

152.948007

27.472304

153.025227

27.969524

153.213562

26.789806

152.918280

28.001189

153.426614

35.269830

149.158148

35.275386

149.097593

42.897395

147.236091

34.979923

138.707189

34.887980

138.613856

34.924647

138.598579

31.950754

115.872040

31.953254

115.855373

32.012419

116.061762

32.008252

116.083985

31.878253

115.859817

32.057978

115.751210

12.463580

130.835066

12.464135

130.844233

12.448302

130.836455

 

Part 2 Areas for 22002300 MHz

 

For the frequency band 2200–2300 MHz, the areas are each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 2. 

 

Table 2:  Centre coordinates for the frequency band 22002300 MHz

° South

° East

37.814048

144.971860

37.838770

144.996027

37.834878

145.348522

37.818493

144.957138

37.880993

144.999082

37.828212

145.353244

33.819533

151.185321

33.810644

151.196709

33.781756

151.070600

33.868699

151.209488

33.934533

151.156990

33.805366

151.181432

32.890085

151.538640

27.463138

152.948007

27.472304

153.025227

27.969524

153.213562

26.789806

152.918280

28.001189

153.426614

35.269830

149.158148

35.275386

149.097593

42.897395

147.236091

34.979923

138.707189

34.887980

138.613856

34.924647

138.598579

31.950754

115.872040

31.953254

115.855373

32.012419

116.061762

32.008252

116.083985

31.878253

115.859817

32.057978

115.751210

 

 

 

Schedule 2               Fixed service (point-to-point) secondary areas                                 (subsections 10(3) and (4))

 

For the frequency band 2010–2110 MHz, the areas are each geographic area:

(a)           bounded by a line starting at the intersection of the first coordinates listed in Table 3 in relation to the area; and 

(b)          passing sequentially through the intersection of each set of coordinates shown in Table 3 to the point of commencement;

but excludes:

(c)           each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 4. 

 

Table 3:  Coordinates for secondary areas 20102110 MHz


° South

° East

31.998556

136.001359

31.998546

137.001345

31.998537

138.001335

31.998521

139.001320

31.998513

140.001305

31.998499

141.001291

32.998503

141.001301

32.998492

142.001289

32.998484

143.001274

33.998489

143.001286

33.998479

144.001273

33.998470

145.001258

33.998459

146.001242

33.998450

147.001227

32.998449

147.001211

32.998441

148.001196

31.998441

148.001188

30.998441

148.001176

30.998435

149.001159

29.998435

149.001149

28.998437

149.001143

28.998431

150.001125

27.998425

150.001112

26.998429

150.001100

25.998434

150.001089

24.998427

150.001086

24.998425

151.001070

24.998429

152.001054

24.998417

153.001040

24.998402

154.001025

25.998401

154.001033

26.998397

154.001041

27.998398

154.001049

28.998397

154.001059

29.998395

154.001068

30.998395

154.001078

31.998395

154.001088

31.998405

153.001103

32.998404

153.001116

32.998415

152.001132

33.998414

152.001145

34.998416

152.001158

34.998426

151.001172

35.998427

151.001188

36.998431

151.001203

37.998434

151.001218

37.998444

150.001236

37.998457

149.001255

38.998459

149.001268

39.998464

149.001286

40.998469

149.001304

41.998475

149.001323

42.998481

149.001343

43.998488

149.001364

43.998499

148.001382

43.998511

147.001401

43.998522

146.001418

43.998534

145.001436

42.998527

145.001413

41.998522

145.001384

41.998531

144.001408

40.998524

144.001387

40.998536

143.001403

39.998529

143.001383

38.998522

143.001358

38.998534

142.001379

38.998546

141.001393

38.998557

140.001407

37.998545

140.001384

37.998562

139.001401

36.998554

139.001381

36.998567

138.001396

36.998578

137.001408

36.998590

136.001420

35.998576

136.001402

34.998562

136.001392

33.998560

136.001384

32.998557

136.001369

31.998556

136.001359


 

Table 4:  Centre coordinates for excluded areas 20102110 MHz

 


° South

° East

37.814048

144.971860

37.838770

144.996027

37.834878

145.348522

37.818493

144.957138

37.880993

144.999082

37.828212

145.353244

33.819533

151.185321

33.810644

151.196709

33.781756

151.070600

33.868699

151.209488

33.934533

151.156990

33.805366

151.181432

32.890085

151.538640

27.463138

152.948007

27.472304

153.025227

27.969524

153.213562

26.789806

152.918280

28.001189

153.426614

35.269830

149.158148

35.275386

149.097593

42.897395

147.236091

34.979923

138.707189

34.887980

138.613856

34.924647

138.598579