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This instrument sets out the procedures and timetables for issuing spectrum licences (to replace existing apparatus licences) in the frequency band 2570-2620 MHz (the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap).
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Registered 19 Dec 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR05-Feb-2013
Tabled Senate05-Feb-2013
Date of repeal 17 Jun 2021
Repealed by Other
Repealing Comments Repeal of enabling provision by Schedule 3, item 9 of the Radiocommunications Legislation Amendment (Reform and Modernisation) Act 2020.

Radiocommunications Spectrum Conversion Plan (2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Plan under section 38 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated 13th December 2012

Chris Chapman
[signed]
 Member

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member/General Manager

 

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority


Text Box: Summary of conversion process
In the Radiocommunications (Spectrum Designation) Notice No. 1 of 2012, the Minister designated the frequency range 2570-2620 MHz (2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) in specified geographic areas as part of the spectrum to be allocated by spectrum licences.  Holders of existing apparatus licences that authorise the operation of radiocommunications devices in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap will be offered the opportunity to convert their licences to spectrum licences.  The general process for converting these existing licences is set out in sections 52-59 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (the Act).  The Act also requires the ACMA to prepare a conversion plan that sets out the details of the conversion process (section 38).
A summary of the overall conversion process is as follows:
•	After this Conversion Plan has been prepared, the ACMA will prepare a draft spectrum licence to replace each existing apparatus licence in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap (section 53).  The draft licences will contain core conditions and conditions relating to other aspects of spectrum use (sections 66-71).
•	The ACMA will send a copy of a draft spectrum licence intended to replace the existing apparatus licence to an incumbent licensee (section 54), and invite the licensee to make representations about the draft licence.  The licensees will have at least one month to comment on the draft spectrum licence (subsection 54 (2)).
•	The ACMA must consider any representations made by a licensee about a draft licence and may change the draft licence after such consideration (section 55).  While considering the comments, the ACMA may discuss the comments, and any proposed changes to the draft licence, with the licensee.
•	The ACMA will then offer the licensee, in writing, a spectrum licence to replace the licensee’s apparatus licence (section 56), and advise the licensee of the amount of spectrum access charge payable (paragraph 56 (2) (b)).  A licensee will have at least one month to accept the offer (subsection 56 (3)).
•	If a licensee gives the ACMA a written notice accepting the offer and agreeing to pay the spectrum access charge, the ACMA will issue a spectrum licence to the licensee (section 57).
•	If a licensee does not accept the ACMA’s offer, the ACMA may allocate the spectrum licence to someone else in accordance with section 60 of the Act and the apparatus licence that it replaces will then cease to be in force (subsection 58 (3)).
•	The spectrum licences will come into force on the day specified in the licence, and will be in force for the period set out in the licence (section 65).  This period may be up to 15 years (subsection 65 (3)).  The ACMA intends that all spectrum licences issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap be in force for 15 years and have a common expiry date, that is, they will expire at the same time.
•	After issuing spectrum licences the ACMA will register collection stations in the Register of Radiocommunications Licences, established under section 143 of the Act.  It is proposed that that will be done prior to, or at the commencement of the spectrum licences. 
•	No new apparatus licences will be issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap other than in the circumstances specified in subsection 105 (2) of the Act.


 

1              Title

This Plan is called the Radiocommunications Spectrum Conversion Plan (2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012.

2              Commencement

This Plan commences on the day after it is registered.

Note       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.

3              Purpose

This Plan sets out the procedures and timetable for converting existing apparatus licences authorising the use of radiocommunications devices in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap to spectrum licences.

4              Interpretation

(1)                In this Plan, unless the contrary intention appears:

2.5 GHz Band means the spectrum in the frequency ranges 2500-2570 MHz and 2620-2690 MHz.

2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap means the spectrum in the frequency range 2570-2620 MHz within the geographic areas specified under Item 1, Schedule 1, but does not include the geographic areas of exclusion listed under Item 2, Schedule 1. 

Acceptance Form means the form that will be approved by the ACMA under section 5 of this Plan. 

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Advisory Guidelines means the following documents made by the ACMA under section 262 of the Act, as in force, amended or replaced from time to time:

(a)          Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference from Transmitters — 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012; and

(b)         Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference to Receivers — 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012.

collection station means a station located at a fixed point used for the purpose of receiving television outside broadcast services.

draft licence means a draft of a spectrum licence prepared by the ACMA under section 53 of the Act to replace an existing apparatus licence.

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

existing apparatus licence means an existing apparatus licence that authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices:

(a)          at frequencies within the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap; and

(b)          within Australia.

Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94) means the geodetic datum designated as The Geocentric Datum of Australia gazetted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 6 September 1995.

geographic area, in relation to a spectrum licence, means the area within which operation of a radiocommunications device is authorised under the licence.

harmful interference means interference that:

(a)          endangers the functioning of a radionavigation service or other safety services that are operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations; or

(b)          obstructs, repeatedly interrupts or seriously degrades a radiocommunication service that is operating in accordance with the Radio Regulations.

horizontally radiated power, for a radiocommunications device, means the sum of:

                                    (a)     the maximum true mean power, in dBm per specified rectangular bandwidth at the antenna connector that is located within the frequency band of the licence authorising the operation of the radiocommunications device; and

                                    (b)     the antenna gain relative to an isotropic antenna in a specified direction in the horizontal plane containing the phase centre of the antenna used with the device, in dBi.

ITU means the International Telecommunication Union.

licensee means the holder of an existing apparatus licence within the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap.

maximum true mean power means the true mean power measured in the specified rectangular bandwidth that is located within a specified frequency band such that the true mean power is the maximum of true mean powers produced.

Note       The power within a specified rectangular bandwidth is normally established by taking measurements using either an adjacent channel power meter or a spectrum analyser. The accuracy of measuring equipment, measurement procedure and any corrections to measurements necessary to take account of practical filter shape factors would normally be in accordance with good engineering practice.


 

mean power means the average power measured during an interval of time that is at least 10 times the period of the lowest modulation frequency.

mobile transmitter means a radiocommunications transmitter established for use while in motion or during halts at unspecified points on land or sea.

nomadic transmitter means a radiocommunications transmitter whose location can change, but for use only while at stationary but unspecified points on land or sea.

Radio Regulations means the ‘Radio Regulations’ published by the ITU, as in force from time to time.

Note       Copies of the Radio Regulations can be obtained from the ITU: www.itu.int.

re-allocation means the re-allocation of spectrum by the issue of spectrum licences in accordance with a spectrum re-allocation declaration.

spectrum map grid means the Australian Spectrum Map Grid (ASMG) defined in the Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012  published by the ACMA, as in force from time to time.

Note       The Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012 is available on the ACMA website.

television outside broadcast device means a station that:

(a)     is operated under a spectrum licence in the frequency range 2570-2620 MHz; and

(b)     operates between 2 points for a short period of time; and

(c)     is used only for the transmission of television signals and associated signals. 

television outside broadcast service means a radiocommunications system that is provided by the operation of 1 or more television outside broadcast devices that are operated:

(a)     under a spectrum licence in the frequency range 2570-2620 MHz ; and

(b)     anywhere in Australia.

true mean power means:

(a)     if an unmodulated carrier is present — the mean power measured while the unmodulated carrier is present; and

(b)     if an unmodulated carrier is not present — the mean power measured while transmitted information is present.


 

Note       A number of terms used in this Plan are defined in the Act and have the meanings given to them by the Act, including:

·         ACMA

·         apparatus licence

·         core condition

·         frequency band

·         interference

·         radiocommunications device

·         Register

·         spectrum access charge

·         spectrum licence

·         spectrum re-allocation declaration.

(2)                In this Plan, the range of numbers that identifies a frequency band includes the higher, but not the lower, number.

5              Approval of Acceptance Form

The ACMA will approve, in writing, an Acceptance Form for use by licensees when accepting an offer of a spectrum licence.

6              Preparation of draft spectrum licences

(1)                The ACMA will prepare a draft spectrum licence to replace each existing apparatus licence in accordance with section 53 of the Act.  This will be based on the sample licence in Schedule 2.

(2)                The ACMA will send the draft licence to the licensee as soon as practicable after preparing this Plan and invite the licensee to make representations on the draft licence in accordance with section 54 of the Act.

7              Sample spectrum licence

A sample spectrum licence is set out in Schedule 2.

8              Core licence conditions

(1)                Section 66 of the Act requires a spectrum licence to contain core conditions that define the parts of the spectrum that can be used under the licence, in terms of:

(a)        frequency band; and

(b)       geographic area; and

(c)        emission limits outside the area; and

(d)       emission limits outside the band.

(2)                These conditions will be included in the draft licence.


9              Other licence conditions

(1)                The spectrum licence will also include conditions about:

(a)        payment of charges (section 67 of the Act); and

(b)       use by third parties (section 68); and

(c)        registration of transmitters (section 69);

(d)       residency and other matters (section 69A of the Act); and

(e)        other matters that the ACMA thinks fit (section 71).

(2)                These conditions will be included in the draft licence.

10           Determination of core licence conditions

To establish the core licence conditions, the ACMA will identify the geographic areas and frequency bands to be included in the proposed replacement spectrum licences to be offered to existing licensees in place of their existing apparatus licences.

11           Emission limits

(1)                The emission limits outside the geographic area for all licences are worked out in accordance with Schedule 3.

(2)                The emission limits outside the band for all licences are worked out in accordance with Schedule 4.

Note          These core conditions may be varied by ACMA with the licensee’s written agreement — see section 72 of the Act.

12           Agreements about emission limits

A licensee may enter into an agreement for the purpose of one or more of the following:

(a)        paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 3 (about emission limits outside the geographic area of the licence); or

(b)        paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 4 (about emission limits outside the band of the licence).

13           Extent of operation of devices under replacement spectrum licences

In accordance with section 53 of the Act, in preparing a draft licence, the ACMA will, so far as is practicable, ensure that it authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices to the same extent as, or to a greater extent than, they are authorised under the existing apparatus licence.


14           Spectrum access charge

(1)                A spectrum access charge is payable by a licensee for the issue of a spectrum licence to replace the licensee’s existing apparatus licence.

(2)                The amount of the spectrum access charge will be determined by the ACMA under section 294 of the Act.

15           Representations about draft spectrum licences

(1)                The ACMA will give the licensee:

(a)        a copy of the draft spectrum licence; and

(b)       a notice inviting the licensee to make representations to the ACMA about the draft spectrum licence on or before the day specified in the notice.

(2)                For the purposes of paragraph (1) (b), the licensee will have not less than one month after the day on which the notice is given to the licensee to make representations to the ACMA about the draft spectrum licence.

(3)                All representations made by the licensee to the ACMA on or before the day specified in the notice will be considered by the ACMA.

(4)                The ACMA, when considering the representations, may discuss any proposed changes to the draft spectrum licence with the licensee if those proposed changes will affect the licensee.

(5)                The ACMA will advise the licensee whether or not the ACMA has altered the draft licence as a result of the licensee’s representations.

Note 1    Section 54 of the Act requires the ACMA to give a licensee a copy of the draft spectrum licence and a notice inviting the licensee to make representations about the draft spectrum licence. 

Note 2    Section 55 of the Act requires the ACMA to give due consideration to the licensee’s representations and allows the ACMA, having considered the representations, to alter the draft licence.

16           Formal offer of spectrum licence

(1)                For the purposes of section 56 of the Act, the ACMA will, as soon as practicable after the last day for the making of representations, give to the licensee a written offer to issue to the licensee a spectrum licence to replace the licensee’s existing apparatus licence.


 

(2)                The offer will:

(a)         be made by a letter addressed to the licensee at their last known address;

(b)        specify the date by which the offer must be accepted (the closing date) which must be at least one month after the date of the offer;

(c)         identify the spectrum licence that the ACMA proposes to issue, including the expiry date; and

(d)        specify the spectrum access charge determined by the ACMA under section 294 of the Act.

Note       Section 56 of the Act sets out the requirements for any offers to issue a spectrum licence to replace a licensee’s apparatus licence.

17           Accepting the offer

(1)                A licensee who wants to accept the ACMA’s offer must give the ACMA a written notice on or before the closing date specified in the offer. 

(2)                The notice must be provided in accordance with the Acceptance Form.

(3)                The Acceptance Form will contain a clause requiring the licensee to agree to pay the spectrum access charge to the ACMA.

18           Issue of spectrum licence

(1)                The spectrum licence to replace the existing apparatus licence will be issued by the ACMA in accordance with section 57 of the Act. 

(2)                The spectrum licence comes into force on the day specified in the licence.

Note        Immediately before it comes into force, the apparatus licence that it is to replace ceases to be in force.

19           Failures to accept offers

If a licensee does not accept an offer, the ACMA may allocate the spectrum licence to another person under the procedures determined under section 60 of the Act.

Note       Section 58 of the Act sets out the consequences that follow if a licensee does not accept the offer of a spectrum licence.

20           Duration of spectrum licences

The spectrum licences issued under this Plan will be for fixed terms of 15 years and have an expiry date of 30 September 2029.


Note       Section 65 of the Act provides that the maximum duration of a spectrum licence is 15 years.

21           Registration of licences

(1)                The ACMA will include details of spectrum licences on the Register.

Note       The Register is established under section 143 of the Act.

(2)                Each spectrum licence will include a condition that prohibits operation of a transmitter unless the requirements under Part 3.5 of the Act to have the transmitter registered have been met.

(3)                Each spectrum licence will include a condition that exempts radiocommunications transmitters of a particular kind from the requirement mentioned in subsection (2).

(4)                A transmitter that is part of a group of transmitters may be registered individually or as a group.

Note 1    Details about registration are in the Radiocommunications (Register of Radiocommunications Licences) Determination 1997.

Note 2    Under subsection 145 (1) of the Act, the ACMA may refuse to include in the Register details of a radiocommunications transmitter that is proposed to be operated under a spectrum licence if the ACMA is satisfied that operation of the transmitter could cause an unacceptable level of interference to the operation of other radiocommunications devices under that or any other licence.

Note 3    The Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference — 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) Determination 2012 sets out the unacceptable levels of interference for devices operating under spectrum licences in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap for the


purposes of section 145 of the Act.  Accredited persons will consult that Determination when issuing certificates under subsection 145 (3) of the Act.

22           Re‑issue of licences

(1)                At the expiry of a spectrum licence, the ACMA may re‑issue licences, in accordance with Division 4 of Part 3.2 of the Act.

(2)                The ACMA may re-issue a licence to the person to whom it was previously issued if:

(a)          the licence was used in the provision of a service included in a class of services specified in a determination under subsection 82 (3) of the Act; or

(b)         the ACMA is satisfied that special circumstances exist as a result of which it is in the public interest for that person to continue to hold the licence.

(3)                Licenses that are not re-issued to the same licensee may be re-allocated by auction, tender, or pre‑determined or negotiated price.  In re‑allocating the licences, the ACMA will follow the procedures set out in the determinations made under section 60 of the Act that are in force at the time

(4)                The fact that a licence is not re-issued to the same licensee will not prevent the licensee from applying for the lot covered by that licence in a subsequent re-allocation process.

Note       Under subsection 82 (5) of the Act, the ACMA must notify the licensee in writing if the core conditions of the re-issued licence differ from the core conditions of the licence it replaces. 

23           Guidelines

Any guidelines made by the ACMA under section 262 of the Act about interference with radiocommunications may be taken into account in settling interference disputes under Part 4.3 of the Act.

24           Registration of collection stations

The ACMA will include details of the collection stations listed in Schedule 5 on the Register prior to the inclusion on the Register of any other devices under spectrum licences to be issued in the 2.5 GHz Band.

 


Schedule 1        Geographic area covered by spectrum licences resulting from conversion in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap

(subsection 4 (1))

 

Description: The geographic area is the area of land in the table described below under the heading “Outer Boundary of Australia”, bounded by a line starting at the intersection of the first coordinates listed in the table for the area and then bounded by a line passing sequentially through the intersections of each set of coordinates shown in the table to the point of commencement.  The coordinates listed in the tables under the heading “Areas of Exclusion” are excluded from the spectrum licence geographic area.

The datum used for coordinates in this Schedule is the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994.

1.             OUTER BOUNDARY OF AUSTRALIA

 


Row

° South

° East

1

24.998757

112.001377

2

24.998744

113.001346

3

23.998738

113.001340

4

22.998729

113.001347

5

21.998721

113.001338

6

20.998713

113.001332

7

20.998705

114.001326

8

20.998698

115.001297

9

19.998688

115.001319

10

18.998681

115.001312

11

18.998673

116.001310

12

18.998666

117.001309

13

18.998658

118.001306

14

18.998650

119.001304

15

18.998642

120.001301

16

18.998630

121.001292

17

17.998630

121.001289

18

16.998626

121.001281

19

15.998622

121.001274

20

15.998616

122.001271

21

15.998607

123.001262

22

15.998601

124.001256

23

14.998601

124.001255

24

13.998599

124.001249

25

12.998597

124.001244

26

12.998592

125.001239

27

12.998586

126.001234

28

12.998581

127.001229

29

12.998576

128.001224

30

12.998571

129.001218

31

12.998580

130.001200

32

11.998567

130.001205

33

10.998568

130.001202

34

10.998567

131.001191

35

10.998568

132.001181

36

9.998561

132.001184

37

9.998558

133.001177

38

9.998554

134.001170

39

9.998550

135.001162

40

9.998546

136.001154

41

9.998543

137.001145

42

9.998539

138.001137

43

9.998535

139.001128

44

9.998532

140.001118

45

9.998528

141.001108

46

9.998510

142.001113

47

9.998506

143.001104

48

10.998494

143.001114

49

10.998513

144.001081

50

11.998507

144.001084

51

12.998499

144.001091

52

13.998493

144.001090

53

13.998490

145.001081

54

13.998488

146.001070

55

14.998483

146.001074

56

15.998478

146.001078

57

15.998474

147.001067

58

16.998469

147.001072

59

17.998465

147.001078

60

18.998465

147.001089

61

18.998456

148.001071

62

18.998451

149.001058

63

19.998451

149.001064

64

19.998441

150.001050

65

20.998438

150.001056

66

20.998432

151.001042

67

21.998429

151.001049

68

22.998434

151.001058

69

22.998420

152.001041

70

23.998428

152.001046

71

23.998411

153.001033

72

23.998405

154.001018

73

24.998402

154.001025

74

25.998401

154.001033

75

26.998397

154.001041

76

27.998398

154.001049

77

28.998397

154.001059

78

29.998395

154.001068

79

30.998395

154.001078

80

31.998395

154.001088

81

31.998405

153.001103

82

32.998404

153.001116

83

32.998415

152.001132

84

33.998414

152.001145

85

34.998416

152.001158

86

34.998426

151.001172

87

35.998427

151.001188

88

36.998431

151.001203

89

37.998434

151.001218

90

37.998444

150.001236

91

37.998457

149.001255

92

38.998459

149.001268

93

39.998464

149.001286

94

40.998469

149.001304

95

41.998475

149.001323

96

42.998481

149.001343

97

43.998488

149.001364

98

43.998499

148.001382

99

43.998511

147.001401

100

43.998522

146.001418

101

43.998534

145.001436

102

42.998527

145.001413

103

41.998522

145.001384

104

41.998531

144.001408

105

40.998524

144.001387

106

40.998536

143.001403

107

39.998529

143.001383

108

38.998522

143.001358

109

38.998534

142.001379

110

38.998546

141.001393

111

38.998557

140.001407

112

37.998545

140.001384

113

37.998562

139.001401

114

36.998554

139.001381

115

36.998567

138.001396

116

36.998578

137.001408

117

36.998590

136.001420

118

35.998576

136.001402

119

35.998595

135.001413

120

34.998583

135.001401

121

33.998570

135.001397

122

33.998586

134.001398

123

32.998580

134.001383

124

32.998595

133.001387

125

32.998608

132.001394

126

31.998594

132.001397

127

31.998606

131.001396

128

31.998614

130.001404

129

31.998623

129.001413

130

32.998642

129.001419

131

32.998653

128.001427

132

32.998664

127.001435

133

32.998675

126.001445

134

32.998686

125.001456

135

33.998699

125.001467

136

33.998715

124.001479

137

34.998719

124.001489

138

34.998731

123.001496

139

34.998749

122.001505

140

34.998756

121.001505

141

34.998769

120.001510

142

34.998788

119.001513

143

35.998793

119.001533

144

35.998806

118.001537

145

35.998819

117.001541

146

35.998832

116.001543

147

34.998831

116.001528

148

34.998841

115.001532

149

34.998846

114.001528

150

33.998836

114.001511

151

32.998821

114.001492

152

32.998823

115.001497

153

31.998805

115.001478

154

30.998801

115.001459

155

30.998798

114.001458

156

29.998789

114.001441

157

28.998773

114.001422

158

28.998787

113.001428

159

27.998776

113.001417

160

26.998768

113.001394

161

25.998754

113.001362

162

25.998767

112.001389

163

24.998757

112.001377

 

 


2.             AREAS OF EXCLUSION

 

Table 1: The exclusion area for the Mid West Radio Quiet Zone

Row

° South

° East

1

25.998719

115.918031

2

25.998712

116.668032

3

25.998708

117.418029

4

26.665385

117.418042

5

27.415393

117.418053

6

27.415394

116.668053

7

27.415397

115.918054

8

26.665393

115.918047

9

25.998719

115.918031

 

Table 2: The exclusion area for the North West Shelf Oil &Gas facilities off the coast of Dampier

Row

° South

° East

1

19.498676

116.084648

2

19.498673

116.501314

3

19.665338

116.501313

4

19.665344

116.084649

5

19.498676

116.084648

 

 


 

 

Figure 1: The exclusion areas of the Mid West Radio Quiet Zone and the North Shelf Oil & Gas Facilities (area off Dampier)

 

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule 2     Sample spectrum licence  

(section 7)

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY

 

Radiocommunications Act 1992

 

Sample Spectrum Licence for the 2.5 GHz Mid‑band Gap

 

This licence is issued under section 57 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992 (‘the Act’) to the person named at Item 1 of Licence Schedule 1 of this licence.

1.    The person named at Item 1 of Licence Schedule 1 of this licence (the licensee), or a person authorised under subsection 68 (1) of the Act, is authorised to operate radiocommunications devices in accordance with:

(a)   the Act; and

(b)   the core conditions set out in Licence Schedule 2; and

(c)   the statutory conditions set out in Licence Schedule 3; and

(d)   the other conditions set out in Licence Schedule 4.

 

2.    This licence comes into force on the date shown at Item 5 of Licence Schedule 1 and remains in force until the end of the date shown at Item 6 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

3.    Unless the contrary intention appears, terms and expressions used in this licence have the meaning given to them by the Radiocommunications Spectrum Conversion Plan (2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012.

 

4.    Unless otherwise specified, the value of a parameter in Licence Schedules 2 and 3 must be estimated with a level of confidence not less than 95% that the true value of the parameter will always remain below the requirement specified.



Licence Schedule 1         Licence details, bands and areas

 

Part 1             Licence Details

 

Item

Details

Licensee Details

 

1

Name of licensee

TBD

2

Address of licensee

TBD

3

Client number

TBD

4

Band release

2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap

5

Date of licence commencement

1 October 2014

6

Date of licence expiry

30 September 2029

7

Licence number

TBD

8

Date of licence issue

dd/mm/yyyy

 

Part 2             Frequency Bands

 

For core condition 1, this licence authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices in the frequency bands that consist of the frequencies between the lower and upper limits where the lower limit is exclusive and upper limit inclusive.

 

Item

Details

 

9

Lower frequency limit

2585 MHz

10

Upper frequency limit

2595 MHz

 

Part 3               Geographic Area

 

For core condition 14, the operation of radiocommunications devices is authorised by this licence in the geographic area described by the sequence of HCIS identifiers in Table 1.

 

Note       The HCIS is described in the Australian Spectrum Map Grid 2012[1] based on the spectrum map grid and referenced to the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94).


Table 1: Geographic area of this licence

 

HCIS identifiers

IW3J, IW3K, IW3L, IW3N, IW3O, IW3P, IW6B, IW6C, IW6D, IW6F, IW6G, IW6H IW3E5, IW3E6, IW3E8,IW3E9, IW3F4, IW3F5, IW3F6, IW3F7, IW3F8, IW3F9, IW3G4, IW3G5, IW3G6, IW3G7, IW3G8, IW3G9, IW3H4, IW3H5, IW3H6, IW3H7, IW3H8, IW3H9, IW3I2, IW3I3, IW3I5, IW3I6, IW3I8, IW3I9, IW3M2, IW3M3, IW3M5, IW3M6, IW3M8, IW3M9, IW6A2, IW6A3, IW6A5, IW6A6, IW6A8, IW6A9, IW6E2, IW6E3, IW6E5, IW6E6, IW6E8, IW6E9, JW1E4, JW1E7, JW1I1, JW1I4, JW1I7, JW1M1, JW1M4.

 

 


 


Licence Schedule 2         Core Conditions

 

Frequency band

 

1.         This licence authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices in the frequency bands set out at Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Emission limits outside the frequency band

 

2.         Core conditions 3 to 13 apply in relation to those frequencies that are outside the frequency bands set out in Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

3.         Where a written agreement exists between:

(a)   the licensee; and

(b)   all the affected licensees of frequency-adjacent and area-adjacent spectrum licences; 

specifying the maximum permitted level of radio emission for frequencies described in core condition 2, the licensee must comply with that specified maximum permitted level of radio emission.

 

4.         Where there is no written agreement for the purposes of core condition 3 in force, core conditions 5 to 13 apply.

 

Non spurious emission limits

5.         The licensee must ensure that radiocommunications devices operated under the licence do not exceed the non spurious emission limits in core conditions 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

 

6.         Non-spurious emission limits – Low power registration exempt transmitters

(1)     For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter:

(i)             operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap; and

(ii)           with a radiated true mean power less than 13 dBm/30kHz,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 2.

(2)   In Table 2:

foffset           is the frequency offset from the upper or lower frequency limits set out in Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Table 2     Maximum emission limits (non-spurious emissions from low power registration exempt transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

-15

30 kHz

1 MHz ≤ foffset <5 MHz

-10

1 MHz

5 MHz≤ foffset <6 MHz

-13

1 MHz

foffset ≥6 MHz

-19

1 MHz

 

7.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters (upper frequency limit of the licence)

(1)   For radio emission that is:

(a)    not spurious emission; and

(b)   caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz are specified in Table 3.

(2)   In Table 3:

            foffset     is the frequency offset from the upper frequency limit set out in Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Table 3     Maximum emission limits – adjacent to the upper frequency limit of the licence (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

3

30 kHz

1 MHz < foffset  < 5 MHz

4

1 MHz

foffset  > 5 MHz

-45

1 MHz

 

8.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters (lower frequency limit of the licence)

(1)      For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz are specified in Table 4.

(2)      In Table 4:

            foffset     is the frequency offset from the lower frequency limit set out in Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Table 4     Maximum emission limits – adjacent to the lower frequency limit of the licence (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

foffset ≥0 Hz

-45

1 MHz

 

9.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters – Emissions outside 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz band but within 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz band

(1)      For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 5.

(2)   In Table 5:

            foffset:    is the frequency offset from the upper or lower frequency limits of the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz.

 

Table 5     Maximum emission limits – outside the 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz band but within the 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz band (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

(dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

foffset ≥0 Hz

-45

1 MHz

 

10.       Non-spurious emission limits – High power restricted use registration exempt transmitters

(1)    For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter:

(i)            operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap; and

(ii)          with a radiated true mean power less than 19 dBm/30kHz,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 6.

(2)      In Table 6:

foffset:    is the frequency offset from the upper or lower frequency limits set out in Part 2 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Table 6     Maximum emission limits (non-spurious emissions from high power restricted use registration exempt transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

-15

30 kHz

1 MHz ≤ foffset <5 MHz

-10

1 MHz

5 MHz≤ foffset <20 MHz

-13

1 MHz

foffset ≥20 MHz

-19

1 MHz

 

Spurious emission limits

 

11.       The licensee must ensure that radiocommunications devices operated under the licence do not exceed the spurious emission limits in core conditions 12 and 13.

12.       Spurious emission limits – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap transmitters

For radio emission that is:

(a)      spurious emission; and

(b)      caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 7.

           

Table 7 Spurious emission limits transmitters

 

Frequency, f

Radiated mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

9 kHz ≤ f <150 kHz

-36

1 kHz

150 kHz ≤ f <30 MHz

-36

10 kHz

30 MHz≤ f <1GHz

-36

100 kHz

1 GHz≤ f <12.75 GHz

-30

1 MHz

 

13.       Spurious emission limits – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap receivers

For radio emission that is:

(a)      spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications receiver operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 8.

 

Table 8 Spurious emission limits – receivers

 

Frequency, f

Radiated mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

30 MHz ≤ f <1 GHz

-57

100 kHz

1GHz≤ f <12.75 GHz

-47

1 MHz

 

Geographic area

 

14.       This licence authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices in the geographic areas set out at Part 3 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

Emission limits outside the area

 

15.       Core conditions 16 to 18 apply in relation to those geographic areas that are outside the geographic areas set out at Part 3 of Licence Schedule 1.

 

16.       Where a written agreement exists between:

(a)   the licensee; and

(b)   all the affected licensees of frequency-adjacent and area-adjacent spectrum licences; 

            specifying the maximum permitted level of radio emission for any geographic area described in core condition 15, the licensee must comply with that specified maximum permitted level of radio emission.

 

17.       Where there is no written agreement for the purposes of core condition 16 in force, core condition 18 applies.

 

18.       The maximum permitted level of radio emission for a geographic area described in core condition 14 caused by operation of a radiocommunications transmitter under the licence must not exceed a radiated maximum true mean power of:

(a)   3 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz in the band offset 0 Hz to 5 MHz from the lower frequency boundary of the licence; and

(b)   43 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz at greater than 5 MHz offset from the lower frequency boundary of the licence.


Licence Schedule 3         Statutory Conditions

 

Liability to pay charges

1.         The licensee must comply with all its obligations to pay:

(a)      charged fixed by determinations made under section 60 of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005;

(b)     the spectrum access charges fixed by determinations made under section 294 of the Act; and

(c)      the spectrum licence tax.

 

Third party use

2.  (a)   The licensee must notify any person authorised to operate radiocommunications devices under the licence of that person’s obligations under the Act, in particular of any registration requirements under Part 3.5 of the Act for operation of radiocommunications devices under the licence, and any rules made under subsection 68 (3) of the Act.

 

     (b)   Any person other than the licensee who operates a radiocommunications device under the licence must comply with rules made by the ACMA under subsection 68 (3) of the Act.

 

Radiocommunications transmitter registration requirements

3.         The licensee must not operate a radiocommunications transmitter under this licence unless:

(a)   the radiocommunications transmitter has been exempted from the registration requirements under condition 4 below, or:

(b)   both:

(i)    the requirements of the ACMA under Part 3.5 of the Act relating
to registration of the radiocommunications transmitter have been met; and

(ii)   the radiocommunications transmitter complies with the details about it that have been included in the Register.

 

Exemption from registration requirements

4.         The following kinds of radiocommunications transmitters are exempt from the registration requirement in statutory condition 3:

(a)           a radiocommunications transmitter that operates in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap with a radiated maximum true mean power of less than or equal to 13 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz;

(b)          a radiocommunications transmitter that operates on frequencies only within the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz, to a single fixed receiver, with a radiated maximum true mean power of less than or equal to 35 dBm per 30 kHz and an antenna height that is always less than 12 metres above ground;

(c)           a radiocommunications transmitter that operates on frequencies only within the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz, to a single receiver, with a radiated maximum true mean power that:

(i)      is always less than or equal to 19 dBm per 30 kHz with a vehicle mounted antenna with a height always less than 4 metres above the local ground or roadway; or

(ii)     is always less than or equal to 15 dBm per 30 kHz with an airborne antenna but always located greater than 145 kilometres from the geographic licence boundary;

(d)          a radiocommunications transmitter that operates on frequencies only within the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz, to a single receiver with a radiated maximum true mean power that is always less than equal to 25 dBm per 30 kHz, with an airborne antenna with a height at least 340 metres above the local ground height; but

(i)      at or below an altitude (above sea level) of 1000 metres and at or greater than 145 km from the geographic licence boundary; or

(ii)     at or below an altitude (above sea level) of 2000 metres and above 1000 metres and at or greater than 195 km from the geographic licence boundary; or

(iii)    at or below an altitude (above sea level) of 3000 metres and above 2000 metres and at or greater than 235 km from the geographic licence boundary; or

(iv)    within any distance of a geographic licence boundary that is the outer boundary of the Australian Spectrum Map Grid.

Determination of unacceptable interference

5.             The ACMA has made the Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) Determination 2012 that sets out the unacceptable levels of interference for the purpose of registering radiocommunications transmitters to be operated under this licence, and which is to be used for the issuing of certificates by persons accredited under section 263 of the Act for the purposes of section 145 of the Act 

Note Although not mandatory, the registration of receivers is advised because one of the matters the ACMA will take into account in settling interference is the time of registration of the receiver involved in the interference.        

                 

Residency

6.    (1)   A licensee must not derive any income, profits or gains from operating radiocommunications devices under this licence or authorise any authorised person to do so unless:

(a)   the licensee or the authorised person, if relevant, is an Australian resident; or

(b)   the income, profits or gains are attributable to a permanent establishment in Australia through which the licensee or the authorised person, if relevant, carries on business.

       (2)   An authorised person must not derive income, profits or gains from allowing third parties to operate radiocommunications devices under the licence, unless:

(a)   the authorised person is an Australian resident; or

(b)   the income, profits or gains are attributable to a permanent establishment in Australia through which the authorised person carries on business.  

       (3)    In this condition:

Australian resident has the same meaning as in the Income Tax Assessment
Act 1997
.

authorised person means a person authorised under section 68 of the Act by the licensee to operate radiocommunications devices under this licence.

permanent establishment has the same meaning as in:

(a)   if the licensee or authorised person (as appropriate) is a resident of a country or other jurisdiction with which Australia has an agreement, within the meaning of the International Tax Agreements Act 1953—that agreement; or

(b)   in any other case—the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.


Licence Schedule 4         Other Conditions

 

Scope of licence

1.         This licence only authorises the operation of radiocommunications devices for the purpose of the provision of a television outside broadcast service. 

 

Interference management

 

2.         In this licence:

“manage interference” includes but is not limited to:

(a)           investigating the possible causes of the interference;

(b)           taking all steps reasonably necessary to resolve disputes about interference;

(c)           taking steps (or requiring persons authorised to operate devices under this licence to take steps) reasonably likely to reduce interference to acceptable levels; and

(d)          negotiating with other persons to reduce interference to acceptable levels.

 

Responsibility to manage interference

3.         The licensee must manage:

(a)           interference between radiocommunications devices operated under this licence; and

(b)          interference between radiocommunications devices operated under this licence and under each other spectrum licence held by the licensee.

 

Co-sited devices

4.         If:

(a)     interference occurs between:

(i)    a radiocommunications device operated under this spectrum licence; and

(ii)   another radiocommunications device operated under another licence,

when the measured separation between the phase centre of the antenna used with each device is less than 200 metres; and

(b)     that interference is not the result of operation of a radiocommunications device in a manner that does not comply with the conditions of the relevant licence; and

(c)     either the licensee or the holder (or third party authorisee) of the other licence wishes to resolve the interference;

the licensee must manage interference with:

(d)     the holder of the other licence; or

(e)     if a site manager is responsible for managing interference at that location, that site manager.

 

Information for Register

5.         The licensee must give the ACMA all information as required by the ACMA from time to time for inclusion in the Register.

 

International coordination

6.         A licensee must ensure that operation of a radiocommunications transmitter under this licence does not cause harmful interference to a receiver that operates in accordance with International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations and is located in a country other than Australia.

 

Electromagnetic Energy Requirements (EME)

7.         The licensee is subject to section 4 of Part 1 and Parts 2, 3 and 4 of the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Determination 2003 as in force from time to time. For this condition, the reference to a transmitter licence in the definition of licence in subsection 4 (1) of that determination should be read as if it were a reference to a spectrum licence.

 

Protection of the Mid-West Radio Quiet Zone

8.         Before seeking to register a radiocommunications transmitter for use in or around the RQZ and supplementary RQZ, as defined by the Radiocommunications (Mid-West Radio Quiet Zone) Frequency Band Plan 2011, the licensee must follow the procedures set out in Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction (RALI) MS 32 as in force from time to time.

 

            Note       RALI MS 32 is available on the ACMA website.

 

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Licence Schedule 5 Licence Notes

 

Variation to licence conditions

1.         The ACMA may, with the written agreement of the licensee, vary a licence by including one or more further conditions, or revoking or varying any conditions of the licence, provided that the conditions, as varied, still comply with the requirements of Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Act.

 

2.         The ACMA may, by written notice given to the licensee, vary a licence by including one or more further conditions or revoking or varying any non core conditions of the licence provided, that the licence as varied complies with the requirements of Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part 3.2 of the Act.

 

Guidelines

3.         The ACMA has issued written Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines under section 262 of the Act about:

(a)          co-ordinating the operation of transmitters under this licence with radiocommunications receivers operated under other licences:

·      Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing interference from Transmitters ¾ 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012;

(b)          co-ordinating the operation of receivers operated under this licence with transmitters operated under other radiocommunications licences:

·      Radiocommunications Advisory Guidelines (Managing Interference to Receivers – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) 2012.

 

4.         The guidelines should be read in conjunction with the Radiocommunications (Unacceptable Levels of Interference – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap) Determination 2012 made under subsection 145 (4) of the Act.  This determination sets out the unacceptable levels of interference for the purpose of the registration of transmitters to be operated under this licence.  The guidelines should be followed by licensees (and accredited persons) before operating transmitters.  The ACMA intends to afford protection to receivers in accordance with the guidelines in the settlement of interference disputes.  Copies of the guidelines are available from the ACMA.

           

The suspension and cancellation of spectrum licences

5.         The ACMA may by written notice given to a licensee, suspend or cancel a spectrum licence in accordance with Division 3 of Part 3.2 of the Act.

 

Re-issue

6.         A spectrum licence will not be reissued to the same licensee without a price based allocation procedure unless:

(a)      the ACMA is satisfied under subsection 82 (1) of the Act that special circumstances exist as a result of which it would in the public interest for that licensee to continue to hold that licence; or

(b)     the licence was used to provide a service of a kind determined by the Minister under subsection 82 (3) of the Act for which reissuing licences to the same licensees would be in the public interest.

 

Trading

7.  (a) A licensee may assign or otherwise deal with the whole or any part of a spectrum licence provided that this is done in accordance with any rules determined by the ACMA under section 88 of the Act.

(b)    An assignment under section 85 of the Act of the whole or any part of a licence that involves any change to a licence does not take effect until the Register has been amended to take it into account.

 

Appeals

8.         An application may be made to the ACMA for re-consideration of the ACMA’s decisions listed under section 285 of the Act.  A person affected by and dissatisfied with an ACMA decision may seek a re-consideration of the decision by the ACMA under subsection 288 (1) of the Act.  This decision can be subject to further reconsideration by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, subject to the provisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975.

 

Labelling of transmitters

9.         Transmitters operated under this licence must be labelled in accordance
with the Radiocommunications (Labelling) Determination 1997.

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Schedule 3      Emission limits outside the geographic area

Subsection 11 (1)

 

Part 1                  Base emission limits

 

1.         This Part applies in those parts of the spectrum for which there is no            agreement for the purposes of paragraph 2 of Part 2 of this Schedule 3.

 

2.         The maximum permitted level of radio emission outside the area, caused by operation of a radiocommunications device within the frequency band of the licence is:

 

(a)        in the band offset 0 Hz to 5 MHz from the lower frequency boundary of the licence a horizontally radiated power of 3 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz; and

 

(b)       at greater than 5 MHz offset from the lower frequency boundary of the licence a horizontally radiated power of 43 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz.

 

3.         The maximum permitted level of radio emission is to be determined with a level of confidence not less than 95 percent that the true level of emission will always remain below the requirement specified.

 

4.         For the purposes of paragraph 2, the licensee complies, by ensuring that no radiocommunications device is operated under this licence within the frequency band of the licence in excess of a radiated maximum true mean power of:

 

(a)        3 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz in the band offset 0 Hz to 5 MHz from the lower frequency boundary of the licence; and

 

(b)       43 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz at greater than 5 MHz offset from the lower frequency boundary of the licence.

 

5.         For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 4, the level of emission is to be estimated      after taking into account:

(a)      the kind of antenna; and

(b)     the kind of equipment used with the antenna; and

(c)      the location and immediate physical environment in which the
antenna operates.

 

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 Part 2                 Other emission limits

 

1.         This Part applies in the parts of the spectrum for which there is an agreement          in force for the purposes of paragraph 2.

 

2.         Where a written agreement exists between:

(a)        the licensee; and

(b)        all the affected licensees of frequency-adjacent and area-adjacent spectrum licences,

            specifying the maximum permitted level of radio emission, then the licensee must comply with that specified maximum permitted level of radio emission.

 

3.         For the purposes of paragraph 2, the specified maximum permitted level of radio emission cannot exceed the base emission limits of 43 dBm EIRP per 30 kHz.

 

4.         The maximum permitted level of radio emission is to be determined with a level of confidence not less than 95 percent that the true level of emission will always remain below the requirement specified.

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Schedule 4      Emission limits outside the band

Subsection 11 (2)

 

Note       Emission limits outside the band manage levels of:

(a)  modulation and intermodulation products outside the frequency band of the licence associated with:

(i)   the transmitted information; and

                 (ii)   switching transient emissions (carrier rise times); and

                 (iii)  multicarrier transmitters; and

(b)  transmitter wide band noise; and

(c)  transmitter spurious signals from frequency combining processes, including
multicoupling of transmitters into an antenna; and

(d)  receiver emissions.

 

Part 1         Base Emission Limits

 

1.         This Part applies in those parts of the spectrum for which there is no            agreement in force for the purposes of paragraph 2 of Part 2 of Schedule 4.

 

2.         The maximum permitted level of radio emission is to be determined with a level of confidence not less than 95 percent that the true level of emission will always remain below the requirement specified.

 

3.         Non-spurious emission limits – Low power registration exempt transmitters

(1)          For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter:

(i)         operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap; and

(ii)       with a radiated true mean power less than 13 dBm/30kHz,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 3.

(2)   In Table 3:

foffset           is the frequency offset from the upper or lower frequency limits of the licence.

 

Table 3      Maximum emission limits (non-spurious emissions from low power registration exempt transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

-15

30 kHz

1 MHz ≤ foffset <5 MHz

-10

1 MHz

5 MHz≤ foffset <6 MHz

-13

1 MHz

foffset ≥6 MHz

-19

1 MHz

 

4.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters (upper frequency limit of licence)

(1)      For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 4.

(2)   In Table 4:

foffset           is the frequency offset from the upper frequency limit of the licence.

 

Table 4        Maximum emission limits – adjacent to the upper frequency limit of the licence (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

3

30 kHz

1 MHz ≤ foffset <5 MHz

4

1 MHz

foffset ≥5 MHz

-45

1 MHz

 

5.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters (lower frequency limit of licence)

(1)      For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 5.

(2)   In Table 5:

foffset    is the frequency offset from the lower frequency limit of the licence.

 

Table 5        Maximum emission limits – adjacent to the lower frequency limit of the licence (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

foffset ≥0 Hz

-45

1 MHz

 

6.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power fixed or nomadic transmitters –Emissions outside 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz band but within 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz band

(1)          For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 6.

(2)   In Table 6:

foffset           is the frequency offset from the upper and lower frequency limits of the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz.

 

Table 6        Maximum emission limits – outside the 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz band but within the 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz band (non-spurious emissions from high power fixed or nomadic transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

foffset ≥0 Hz

-45

1 MHz

 

7.         Non-spurious emission limits – High power restricted use registration exempt transmitters

(1)      For radio emission that is:

(a)      not spurious emission; and

(b)     caused by a radiocommunications transmitter:

(i)            operating in the band 2575 MHz to 2615 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap; and

(ii)          with a radiated true mean power less than 19 dBm/30kHz,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band of the licence but within the band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 7.

(2)      In Table 7:

foffset     is the frequency offset from the upper or lower frequency limits of the licence.

 

Table 7        Maximum emission limits (non-spurious emissions from high power restricted use registration exempt transmitters)

 

Frequency offset, foffset

Radiated maximum true mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

0 Hz ≤ foffset <1 MHz

-15

30 kHz

1 MHz ≤ foffset <5 MHz

-10

1 MHz

5 MHz≤ foffset <20 MHz

-13

1 MHz

foffset ≥20 MHz

-19

1 MHz

 

 

8.         Spurious emission limits – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap transmitters

For radio emission that is:

(a)          spurious emission; and

(b)          caused by a radiocommunications transmitter operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 8.

 

Table 8 Radiocommunications transmitter spurious emission limits

 

Frequency, f

Radiated mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

9 kHz ≤ f <150 kHz

-36

1 kHz

150 kHz ≤ f <30 MHz

-36

10 kHz

30 MHz≤ f <1GHz

-36

100 kHz

1 GHz≤ f <12.75 GHz

-30

1 MHz

 

9.         Spurious emission limits – 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap receivers

For radio emission that is:

(a)          spurious emission; and

(b)          caused by a radiocommunications receiver operating in the band 2570 MHz to 2620 MHz under a spectrum licence issued in the 2.5 GHz Mid-band Gap,

the maximum emission limits outside the frequency band 2500 MHz to 2690 MHz are specified in Table 9.

 

 Table 9    Radiocommunications receiver spurious emission limits

 

Frequency, f

Radiated mean power

 (dBm EIRP)

Bandwidth

30 MHz≤ f <1GHz

-57

100 kHz

1 GHz≤ f <12.75 GHz

-47

1 MHz

 

 

Part 2                  Other emission limits

 

1.         This Part applies in that part of the spectrum for which there is an agreement in force for the purposes of paragraph 2.

2.         Where a written agreement exists between:

(a)  the licensee; and

(b)  all the affected licensees of frequency-adjacent and area-adjacent spectrum licences,

specifying the maximum permitted level of radio emission, the licensee must comply with that specified maximum permitted level of radio emission.

3.         For the purposes of paragraph 2, the specified maximum permitted level of radio emission cannot exceed the base emission limits of Part 1 of this Schedule.

4.         The maximum permitted level of radio emission is to be determined with a level of confidence not less than 95 percent that the true level of emission will always remain below the requirement specified.

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Schedule 5      Collection stations

Section 25

Queensland

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

Broadcast Australia Mt. Coot-tha

Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coot-tha

17 dBi omni-directional array

TXA-T Site

445 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coo-tha

14 dBi omni-directional array

TXA-B Site

560 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coo-tha

26 dBi rotatable antenna

TXA-Q Site

632 Sir Samuel Griffith Dr, Mt Coo-tha

17 dBi omni-directional array

QLD government building

111 George St, Brisbane

14 dBi omni-directional array

Telstra Tower

820 Main St, Woolloongabba

14 dBi omni-directional array

Suncorp Stadium

40 Castlemaine St, Milton

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Gateway Building

50 Appel St, Surfers Paradise

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

7QLD Office

140 – 142  Horton Pde, Maroochydore

14 dBi omni-directional array

Gold Coast BRdcast Tower

131 Golf Course Rd, Mt Tamborine

17 dBi 180o array

Sunshine Coast Translator site

Off Bald Knob Rd, Bald Knob

14 dBi omni-directional array

Currumbin Translator site

Off Albany Ave, Currumbin

14 dBi omni-directional array

Southern Cross (NRN) Transmitter site

Bilborough Lookout, Springbrook

17 dBi omni-directional array

Brisbane SE Translator site

Vertel Site, Darlington Range

14 dBi omni-directional array

QTQ 9 offices

50 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

14 dBi omni-directional array

Golden Gate

3422 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

14 dBi omni-directional array

Mooloolaba / Pt Cartwright

Breakwater Apartments, Buddina

14 dBi omni-directional array

Mooloolaba

Sea FM, 43 Plaza Pde, Mooloolaba

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Dreamworld

Dreamworld Pkwy, Coomera

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre  Entertainment Centre

2684 Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach 

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

Melaleuca Dr, Boondall

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Brisbane Convention Centre

98 Melbourne St, South Brisbane 

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Townsville Entertainment Centre

2 Entertainment Dr, Townsville

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Cairns Convention Centre

Cnr Wharf St & Sheridan St, Cairns

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Woolloongabba Cricket Ground

411 Vulture St, Woolloongabba

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Chandler Aquatic Centre

Cnr Old Cleveland Rd and Tilley Rd, Chandler

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Gold Coast Sports Arena

Carrara Sporting Complex, Nerang- Broadbeach Rd, Nerang

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and Broadwater Parklands

Marine Pde, Southport

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Metricon Stadium

Nerang Broadbeach Rd, Carrara

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Village Roadshow Studios

Entertainment Rd, Oxenford

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Hinze Dam

Upper Gilston Rd, Advancetown

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Queensland State Velodrome

Sleeman Centre, Cnr Old Cleveland Rd & Tilley Rd, Chandler

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

RNA Showgrounds

600 Gregory Ter, Bowen Hills, Brisbane

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Cairns Convention Centre

Corner Wharf St & Sheridan St, Cairns

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Coolum Golf Course

1 Warran Rd, Yaroomba

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Merv Craig sporting complex

Galleon Way, Currumbin

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Belmont Shooting Centre

1485 Old Cleveland Rd, Belmont

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Runaway Bay sports centre

Morala Ave, Runaway Bay

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Broadbeach Bowls Club

169 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Keith Hunt Park, Labrador

Musgrave Ave, Labrador

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

 

New South Wales

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

TEN 10 Studios

1 Saunders St, Pyrmont

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Broadcast Australia

221 Pacific Hwy, Gore Hill

26 dBi rotatable antenna

TX Australia Tower

192-196 Hampden Rd, Artarmon

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

MLC Centre

Level  54, 19 – 29 Martin Pl, Sydney

17 dBi omni-directional array

Centre Point Tower

112 Market St, Sydney

17 dBi omni-directional array

SCG

Driver Ave,  Paddington

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

ANZ Stadium

Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

TXA Willoughby

24 Artarmon Rd, Willoughby

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

ATN 7

Colonial Centre 52 Martin Pl, Sydney

17 dBi omni-directional array

ATN 7

Lot 33 Border Rd, Horsley Park

26 dBi rotatable antenna

ATN 7

8 Central Ave, Eveleigh

14 dBi omni-directional array

2GB

33-35 Saunders St,  Pyrmont

17 dBi omni-directional array

Crown Castle Tower

246 Burralow Rd, Kurrajong

14 dBi omni-directional array

Razorback Translator Site

Mt. Hercules Rd, Razorback

14 dBi omni-directional array

Level 29 (Tower 2), Westfield Shopping Centre

500 Oxford St, Bondi Junction

14 dBi omni-directional array

Airport Hilton Hotel Rooftop

20 Levey St, Arncliffe

14 dBi omni-directional array

Stamford Hotel

Cnr Robey & O’Riorden St, Mascot

14 dBi omni-directional array

Rural Fire Service

15 Carter St, Lidcombe

14 dBi omni-directional array

NBN Tx

Mt Sugarloaf Rd, Mt Sugarloaf

14 dBi omni-directional array

Opera House

2 Macquarie St, Sydney

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

ACER Arena

Sydney Olympic Park, Olympic Blvd, Homebush

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Sydney Football Stadium

Moore Park Rd, Paddington

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Sydney Entertainment Centre

35 Harbour St, Darling Harbour

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

WIN Entertainment Centre

Crown St, Wollongong

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Brown Rd,  Broadmeadows

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Fox Studios

38 Driver Ave, Moore Park

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Parramatta Stadium

O'Connell St,  Parramatta

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Campbelltown Oval

Cnr Rose Payten Dr and Pembroke Rd, Leumeah

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Brookvale Oval

Pittwater Rd, Brookvale

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Toyota Stadium / Endeavour Field

Captain Cook Dr, Woolooware

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Leichardt Oval

Cnr Mary St & Glover St, Lilyfield

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

WIN / Kogarah Oval

Princes Hwy, Kogarah

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Penrith Centrebet Stadium

Mulgoa Rd, Penrith

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Showgrounds

Sydney Olympic Park, 1 Showground Rd, Homebush

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Mt Panorama Racing Circuit

Mt Panorama, Bathurst

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Eastern Creek International Raceway

Cnr Brabham Dr & Ferrers Rd, Eastern Creek

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Bluetongue Central Coast Stadium

Central Coast Highway, Gosford

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Energy Australia Stadium

Turton Rd,  New Lambton

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Kurrajong

Miles Comms Site 2, 246 Burralow Rd, Kurrajong Heights

14 dBi omni-directional array

Randwick Race Course

Randwick  Alison Rd, Randwick

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

 

Victoria

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

Celsius House

167 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

Channel 9 Docklands

717 Bourke St, Docklands

10 dBi omni-directional antenna with 2° down tilt

HSV 7

120 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

14 dBi omni-directional array

Broadcast Australia NTL/ABV2 Tower

2-6 Eyre Rd, Mt Dandenong

26 dBi rotatable antenna

ABV2 Studios

8 Gordon St, Elsternwick

26 dBi rotatable antenna

ATV 10 Studios

Como Centre, 620 Chapel St, South Yarra

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

TXA Ornata Rd ( GTV9 Ant )

12 Ornata Rd, Mt Dandenong

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

TXA Eyre Rd

8 Eyre Rd, Mt Dandenong

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

TXA Observatory Rd

22 Observatory Rd, Mt Dandenong

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotating antenna

Rialto Tower

525 Collins St, Melbourne

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

101 Collins Street

Level 60, 101 Collins St., Melbourne

17 dBi omni-directional array

BlueScope Steel Centre

120 Collins St, Melbourne

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

MCG

Brunton Ave, Richmond

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Police & Ambulance Site

Ballan - Geelong Rd, Mt Anakie

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

Ceres Lookout

Wondana Dr, Wondana Heights Geelong

17 dBi omni-directional array

State Parliament House

Spring St, Melbourne

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Air Services Australia Tower

22 Steane Ave, Arthurs Seat

17 dBi omni-directional array

Etihad Stadium

740 Bourke St, Docklands

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Docklands Studios

476 Docklands Dr, Docklands

17 dBi omni-directional array

Rod Laver Arena

Batman Ave, Melbourne

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Hisense Arena

Swan St, Melbourne

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

AAMI Park

Olympic Blvd, AAMI PARK

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Crown Casino

Crown Entertainment Complex, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Melbourne Exhibition Centre

2 Clarendon St, South Wharf

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Phillip Island Racing Circuit

Back Beach Rd, Phillip Island

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Central Park Stawell

Main St, Stawell

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Skill Stadium

Moorabel St, Geelong

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Australian Formula One

220 Albert Rd,  South Melbourne

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Flemington Race Course

500 Epson Rd, Flemington

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Caulfield Race Course

Station St, Caulfield East

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Moonee Valley Race Course

81-85 Wilson St, Moonee Ponds

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Sandown Park Raceway

591-659 Princes Hwy, Springvale

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

 

South Australia

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

Broadcast Australia NTL Tower

Summit Rd, Mt Lofty

26 dBi rotatable antenna

ABS 2

85 North East Rd, Collinswood

17 dBi omni-directional array

ADS Studio Tower

80 Hutt St, Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Westpac Building

91 King William St, Adelaide

17 dBi omni-directional array

Seven Studios

40 Port Rd, Hindmarsh

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

State Parliament House

North Ter, Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

TXA Crafers

115 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Port Rd, Hindmarsh

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

ETSA Park

155 Railway Ter, Mile End South

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Adelaide Arena

44a Crittenden Rd, Findon

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre

443 Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Rundle Mall

7 James Pl, Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

SA Water

Angus St, Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Adelaide  Show Grounds

Goodwood Rd, Wayville

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

AAMI Stadium

West Lakes Blvd, West Lakes

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Adelaide Oval

War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Distinctive Homes Hockey Stadium

State Sports Park, Main North Rd, Gepps Cross

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Hindmarsh Stadium

Holden St, Hindmarsh

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Memorial Drive Tennis Centre

War Memorial Dr, North Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Santos Stadium

145 Railway Ter, Mile End

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

WIN Mt Lofty

Summit Rd, Crafers

26 dBi rotatable antenna

NWS Studios

Tynte St, North Adelaide

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

 

Northern Territory

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

Mitchell Centre Building

55-59 Mitchell St, Darwin

17 dBi omni-directional array

ABC Studio

1 Cavenagh St, Darwin City

17 dBi omni-directional array

NTD 8 Studios

Blake St, Gardens Hill Darwin

14 dBi omni-directional array

Delorane Road Transmitter Site

Deloraine Rd, Knuckey Lagoon

14 dBi omni-directional array

Marrakai Appartments

93 Smith St, Darwin

14 dBi omni-directional array

 

Western Australia

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

ABW 2

30 Fielder St, East Perth

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Central Park Tower

170 Georges Ter, Perth

14 dBi omni-directional array

TXA Carmel

255 Welshpool Rd, Carmel

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

TXA Bickley

10 Television Rd, Bickley

26 dBi rotatable antenna

TVW 7 Studios

Off Dianella Dr, Dianella

17 dBi omni-directional array and a 26 dBi rotatable antenna

Bank West Tower

Cnr William and St Georges Ter, Perth

26 dBi rotatable antenna

Western Australian Newspapers

50 Hasler Rd, Osborne Park

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Subiaco Oval

Subiaco Road, Subiaco

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

WACA Cricket Ground

Cnr Hale St & Nelson Cres, East Perth

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

NEW 10 Studios

Cottonwood Cres, Dianella Heights

26 dBi rotatable antenna

Fremantle Hospital

Cnr South Ter and Alma St, Fremantle

17 dBi omni-directional array

Burswood Dome

Great Eastern Hwy, Burswood

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Challenge Stadium

Stephenson Ave, Mt Claremont 

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

WIN Parliament House

Harvest Ter, Perth

17 dBi omni-directional array

STW Studio Site

9 Gay St, Dianella

26 dBi rotatable antenna

 

Tasmania

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

ABT 2 Broadcast Centre

1-7 Liverpool St, Hobart

17 dBi omni-directional array

BA/NTA Tower Hobart transmitter site

Pinnacle Rd, Mt Wellington

17 dBi omni-directional antenna

Southern Cross Studios

36 Watchorn St, South Launceston

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Southern  Cross Studios

34 Argyle St, Hobart

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

 

Australian Capital Territory

Site Name

Address

Antenna system

ACTEW

Mt Ainslie Dr, Mt Ainslie

17 dBi omni-directional array

Prime Television

363 Antill St, Watson

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Parliament House

Parliament House, Capital Hill Canberra

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Bruce Stadium

Battye St, Bruce

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

Telecom Tower

100 Black Mountain Dr, Black Mountain

14 dBi omni-directional array

Manuka Oval

Manuka Cir, Griffith

3 dBi omni-directional antenna

National Exhibition and Convention Centre

31 Constitution Ave,  Canberra

3 dBi omni-directional antenna