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This instrument varies the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 to introduce a 'sunset clause' for the use of wireless microphone equipment in the segment of the radiofrequency spectrum commonly referred to as the 'digital dividend' and to provide additional opportunity for wireless microphone use through the introduction of arrangements for digital wireless microphone equipment and the use of the band 1790-1800 MHz for wireless microphone equipment based on international standards.
Administered by: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Made 19 Apr 2013
Registered 30 Apr 2013
Tabled HR 14 May 2013
Tabled Senate 14 May 2013
Date of repeal 02 May 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003

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

Dated 19th April 2013

 
Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member


Richard Bean
 [signed]
Member/General Manager


1              Name of Notice

                This Notice is the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation Notice 2013 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Notice commences on the later of:

                 (a)     the day after it is registered; or

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

                

                 Note   Both (a) and (b) must occur for this Notice to commence.

3              Amendment of Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000

                Schedule 1 varies the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000.


Schedule 1        Variations

(section 3)

  

[1]           Schedule 1, item 22A

substitute

22A

Wireless audio transmitters

1.  520 – 820 (until 31 December 2014)

 

2.  520– 694 (from 1 January 2015)

100 mW

(~60.95 mW ERP)

1. Wireless audio transmitters must not be operated in the frequency range 694-820 MHz after 31 December 2014.

2. Emission must be frequency modulated and have a maximum bandwidth of 330 kHz.

3. Transmission in a broadcasting services band channel must not originate in the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting service station (including a repeater or translator station) operating in the same channel.

4. The origin of a transmission in a broadcasting services bands channel must be such that the resulting field strength at the nearest boundary of the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting service station using the channel does not exceed 30 dBuV/m.

5. When transmitting in an unused broadcasting services bands channel, and in the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting station (including a repeater or translator station) operating in an adjacent channel, the channel centre frequency of the wireless audio transmitter must be at least 400 kHz above the upper edge of the adjacent channel, or 400 kHz below the lower edge of the adjacent channel.

 [2]          Schedule 1, after item 22A

insert

22B

Digitally modulated wireless audio transmitters

520-694 MHz

 

100 mW

(~60.95 mW ERP)

1. Emission must have a maximum bandwidth of 330 kHz.

2. Transmission in a broadcasting services bands channel must not originate in the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting service station (including a repeater or translator station) operating in the same channel.

3. The origin of a transmission in a broadcasting services bands channel must be such that the resulting field strength at the nearest boundary of the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting service station using the channel does not exceed 30 dBuV/m.

4. When transmitting in an unused broadcasting services bands channel, and in the coverage area of a broadcasting station or a datacasting service station (including a repeater or translator station) operating in an adjacent channel, the channel centre frequency of the wireless audio transmitter must be at least 400 kHz above the upper edge of the adjacent channel, or 400 kHz below the lower edge of the adjacent channel.

[3]           Schedule 1, after item 22B

insert

22C

Wireless audio transmitters

1790 – 1800 MHz

 

100 mW

(~60.95 mW ERP)

1. A transmitter mentioned in this item must comply with either ETSI Standard EN 301 840 or ETSI Standard EN 300 422.


Note

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