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Plans/Communications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan Variation 2015 (No. 1)
This Plan describes frequency channel, licence categories and technical specifications for digital radio multiplex transmitter licences to be issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority in Western Australia.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 03 Jul 2015
Start Date 13 May 2015
End Date 06 Jun 2019
Table of contents.

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007

as amended

made under subsection 44A (1) of the

Radiocommunications Act 1992

This compilation was prepared on 1 July 2015
taking into account amendments up to
Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan Variation 2015 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority


Contents

1                              Name of Plan [see Note 1]                                                                  3

2                              Commencement [see Note 1]                                                               3

3                              Definitions                                                                                          3

4                              Digital radio channel plans                                                                  3

5                              Maximum ERP limits                                                                           4

6                              Co-channel transmitters                                                                       4

Schedule 1                  Perth RA1                                                                                          5

Notes to the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007  8

 


  

  

1              Name of Plan [see Note 1]

                This Plan is the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                This Plan commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Definitions

                In this Plan:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

category means a category of digital radio multiplex transmitter licence described in section 5 of the Act.

DAB means digital audio broadcasting.

designated BSA radio area means:

                (a)    the BSA licence area (within the meaning of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992) of a commercial radio broadcasting licence; or

               (b)    the BSA licence area of a community radio broadcasting licence, where that BSA licence area is the same (or is deemed to be the same) as the BSA licence area of a commercial radio broadcasting licence.

ERP means effective radiated power.

frequency block means a frequency channel of 1.536 MHz bandwidth.

maximum antenna height means the maximum permitted height above ground level of the electrical centre of an antenna.

technical planning guidelines means the guidelines made under section 33 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992, as in force from time to time.

4              Digital radio channel plans

         (1)   For subsection 44A (1) of the Act, each Schedule is a digital radio channel plan for the designated BSA radio area specified in that Schedule.

         (2)   The digital radio channel plan specified in a Schedule:

                (a)    allots a frequency block or blocks in relation to the designated BSA radio area for use by digital radio multiplex transmitter licensees; and

               (b)    reserves a frequency block for a category 3 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence for the designated BSA radio area to be issued in accordance with subsection 102E (2) of the Act; and

                (c)    determines which of the following types of licences, or which combination of the following types of licences, are to be issued for the designated BSA radio area:

                          (i)    category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence;

                         (ii)    category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence; and

               (d)    if a particular type of licence mentioned in paragraph (c) is to be issued for the designated BSA radio area — determines whether:

                          (i)    a single licence of that type is to be issued for the designated BSA radio area; or

                         (ii)    2 or more licences of that type are to be issued for the designated BSA radio area; and

         (e)   determines technical specifications of multiplex transmitters operated under digital radio multiplex transmitter licences for the designated BSA radio area.

Note   The relevant technical specifications are set out in each Schedule as “attachments”.

5              Maximum ERP limits

         (1)   For each digital radio multiplex transmitter, the ERP of that transmitter in any part of a sector or bearing must not exceed the maximum ERP specified in the output radiation pattern table for that sector or bearing.

         (2)   The licensee of a digital radio multiplex transmitter must, if requested by ACMA to do so, demonstrate, to the satisfaction of ACMA, that the ERP of a transmitter in any part of a sector or bearing specified by ACMA complies with this section.

6              Co-channel transmitters

The technical specifications for a co-channel transmitter licensed under a relevant digital radio multiplex transmitter licence are those determined by the technical planning guidelines.

Note   As at the date of the commencement of this section, the technical specifications for a co-channel transmitter licensed under a relevant digital radio multiplex transmitter are set out in Division 8 of part 8 of the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2007.


Schedule 1        Perth RA1

(subsection 4 (1))

  

Designated BSA radio area

Perth RA1

Table 1  Frequency channels

 

Column 1

Multiplex Name

Column 2

Frequency block

Column 3

Reserved frequency block

Column 4

Centre frequency (MHz)

Column 5

Category

Column 6

Technical Specification Number

Column 7

Technical Specifications (Attachment number)

Perth 1

9B

No

204.640

1

TS1132978

1.1

Perth 2

9C

Yes

206.352

3

TS1132979

1.2

Table 2  Number of licences to be issued

 

Column 1

Licence Category

Column 2

Number of licences

Category 1

1

Category 2

0

Category 3

1

Attachment 1.1        Multiplex Perth 1

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

1

General Area Served

Perth

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS1132978

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

ABW2 Mast

Television Road

BICKLEY

Australian Map Grid Reference 1966

Zone            Easting            Northing

50                413397            6457863

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

204.640 MHz (Frequency Block 9B)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

137 m

 

 

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

            0°T      –          40°T

50 kW

            40°T    –          60°T

25 kW

            60°T    –          120°T

12.5 kW

            120°T  –          145°T

25 kW

            145°T  –          360°T

50 kW

Attachment 1.2        Multiplex Perth 2

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

3

General Area Served

Perth

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS1132979

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

ABW2 Mast

Television Road

BICKLEY

Australian Map Grid Reference 1966

Zone            Easting            Northing

50                413397            6457863

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

206.352 MHz (Frequency Block 9C)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

137 m

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

     0°T –   40°T

50 kW

   40°T –   60°T

25 kW

   60°T – 120°T

12.5 kW

120°T – 145°T

25 kW

145°T – 360°T

50 kW

 


Notes to the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007

Note 1

The Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007 (in force under subsection 44A (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan 2007

10 Dec 2007 (see F2007L04665)

11 Dec 2007

 

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan Variation 2008 (No. 1)

19 Jan 2009 (see F2009L00100)

20 Jan 2009

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Western Australia) Plan Variation 2015 (No. 1)

12 May 2015 (see F2015L00674)

13 May 2015

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 3.........................................

am. 2008 No. 1

S. 5.........................................

ad. 2008 No. 1

S. 6.........................................

ad. 2015 No. 1

Schedule 1

 

Schedule 1............................

am. 2008 No. 1