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This instrument authorises the use of a broad range of radiocommunications transmitters by the general public in an economically efficient manner.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Made 04 Sep 2015
Registered 15 Sep 2015
Tabled HR 16 Sep 2015
Tabled Senate 17 Sep 2015

Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015

Radiocommunications Act 1992

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Class Licence under section 132 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 4th September 2015

Chris Chapman
[signed]
Member

Richard Bean
[signed]
Member /General Manager

Australian Communications and Media Authority


1              Name of Class Licence

This Class Licence is the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015.

2              Commencement

This Class Licence 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 1        All legislative instruments must be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments required to be maintained under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.

Note 2           Both (a) and (b) must occur for this Class Licence to commence.

3              Revocation

The Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2000 [F2005B00339] is revoked.

3A           Interpretation

         (1)   In this Class Licence:

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

ARPANSA Standard means the Radiation Protection Standard for Maximum Exposure Levels to Radiofrequency Fields – 3 kHz to 300 GHz, published by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.

Note              The ARPANSA Standard is available from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website:  http://www.arpansa.gov.au.

broadcasting service has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

commercial television broadcasting licence has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

commercial television broadcasting service has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

community broadcasting service has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

community television broadcasting licence has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

community television broadcasting service means a service provided under a community television broadcasting licence.

coverage area, for a broadcasting station, means:

                        (a)        if the station is used to provide a commercial television broadcasting service or community television broadcasting service – the area within the licence area where the median field strength E(50,50) of the transmission made by the station, at 10 metres above ground level, is at least the specified limit;

                        (b)        in any other case – the area where the median field strength E(50,50) of the transmission made by the station, at 10 metres above ground level, is at least the specified limit.

DAB means digital audio broadcasting.

EIRP means equivalent isotropically radiated power.

ERP means effective radiated power.

ETSI means the European Telecommunications Standards Institute.

FCC means the United States of America Federal Communications Commission.

field strength means the intensity of the electromagnetic field produced by a transmitter, at a particular distance from the transmitter, measured in:

                        (a)        in relation to the electric component of the field – V/m , where V means volts and m means metres;

                        (b)        in relation to the magnetic component of the field – A/m , where A means amperes and m means metres.

infrared transmitter means a radiocommunications transmitter having a radio emission in the frequency range 187.5 THz to 420 THz.

international instrument means an international technical standard or performance indicator.

licence area means:

                        (a)        in relation to a broadcasting station used to provide a commercial television broadcasting service – the licence area designated for the relevant commercial television broadcasting licence under section 29 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992;

                        (b)        in relation to a broadcasting station used to provide a community broadcasting service, other than a service provided under a temporary community broadcasting licence – the licence area designated for the relevant community television broadcasting licence under section 29 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992;

                        (c)        in relation to a broadcasting station used to provide a community broadcasting service provided under a temporary community broadcasting licence – the licence area designated for the relevant temporary community broadcasting licence under section 92G of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

maximum EIRP, for a transmitter mentioned in column 1 of an item in Schedule 1, means the largest amount of EIRP, mentioned in column 3 of that item, that may be radiated by the transmitter in any direction.

nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site means:

                        (a)        in relation to the Parkes Observatory located at latitude 32° 59’ 54.25” south, longitude 148° 15’ 48.65” east – 10 kilometres of the Parkes Observatory;

                        (b)        in relation to the Paul Wild Observatory located at latitude 30° 18’ 46.40” south, longitude 149° 33’ 0.44” east – 10 kilometres of the Paul Wild Observatory;

                        (c)        in relation to the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex located at latitude 32° 23’ 48.39” south, longitude 148° 58’ 44.35” east – 3 kilometres of the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex;

                        (d)        in relation to the Radio Astronomy Park located at latitude 26° 37’ 8.76” south, longitude 117° 30’ 44.97” east – 10 kilometres of the Radio Astronomy Park.

nominated distance of a specified SRS earth station means:

                        (a)        in relation to the Perth facility located at latitude 31° 48’ 13.37” south, longitude 115° 53’ 1.24” east – 2 kilometres of the facility;

                        (b)        in relation to the New Norcia facility located at latitude 31° 02’ 53.57” south, longitude 116° 11’ 29.20” east – 5 kilometres of the facility;

                        (c)        in relation to the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex located at latitude 35° 23’ 48.39” south, longitude 148° 58’ 44.35” east – 5 kilometres of the Canberra Deep Space Communications Complex.

radiated power means the power that is emitted from any of the following:

                        (a)        an antenna that is an integral part of the transmitter;

                        (b)        an antenna that is connected to the transmitter;

                        (c)        the surface of a specified enclosure containing the antenna;

                        (d)        for an item in Schedule 1 that mentions an opening and an underground environment – the opening to the underground environment.

radio broadcasting service means a broadcasting service that provides radio programs.

radio program has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

significant event means an event at a location or locations specified in a notice approved by the Chair of the ACMA and published on the ACMA’s website at http://www.acma.gov.au.

specified limit, in relation to the median field strength E(50,50) of a transmission made by a station, means:

                        (a)        for a transmission in the band 174230 MHz, in respect of a television broadcasting service – 44 dBu V/m;

                        (b)        for a transmission in the band 174230 MHz, in respect of a radio broadcasting service – 63 dBu V/m;

                        (c)        for a transmission in the band 520610 MHz – 50 dBu V/m;

                        (d)        for a transmission in the band 610694 MHz – 54 dBu V/m.

television broadcasting service means a broadcasting service that provides television programs.

television program has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

temporary community broadcasting licence has the meaning given by the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

transmitter power means the power at the output of the transmitter going to the antenna.

Note 1       In accordance with paragraph 13(1)(b) of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, other expressions in this Class Licence have the same meaning as in the Act, including:

·         ACMA (see section 5)

·         broadcasting station (see section 5)

·         interference (see section 5)

·         permit (see section 5)

·         radiocommunications device (see section 7)

·         standard (see section 5)

·         transmitter (see section 6).

Note 2       Other terms used in this Class Licence may be defined in the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015, including:

·         datacasting service station.

         (2)   In this Class Licence, latitude and longitude are measured with reference to the geodetic datum designated as the “Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA94)” gazetted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 35 on 6 September 1995.

Note          More information on the Geodetic Datum of Australia is available from the Geoscience Australia website:  http://www.ga.gov.au.

4              Class Licence

         (1)   This Class Licence authorises a person to operate a transmitter included in a class of transmitters mentioned in column 1 of an item in Schedule 1, subject to the following conditions:

                        (a)        the transmitter must be operated:

                                     (i)     on a frequency, or within a range of frequencies, mentioned in column 2 of the item;

                                    (ii)     at a radiated power that does not exceed the maximum EIRP mentioned in column 3 of the item; and

                                   (iii)     in accordance with the limitations (if any) mentioned in column 4 of the item;

                        (b)        the transmitter, whether on its own or in operation with one or more other transmitters, must not cause interference to the operation of radiocommunications services;

                        (c)        without limiting paragraph (1)(b), the transmitter must not be operated in the following circumstances:

                                     (i)     the transmitter is operated on a frequency, or within a range of frequencies, between 70 MHz and 25.25 GHz; and

                                    (ii)     the transmitter is operated within 70 kilometres of the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory located at latitude 26° 42’ 15” south, longitude 116° 39’ 32” east;

                                    if the transmission will cause interference with the operation of radio astronomy observations by the Observatory; and

                        (d)        the conditions in section 5 of this Class Licence.

         (2)   The following requirements must be construed in accordance with the interpretative provisions (if any) of a standard or international instrument mentioned in column 4 of an item in Schedule 1:

                        (a)        a frequency or range of frequencies mentioned in column 4 of the item;

                        (b)        the maximum EIRP mentioned in column 3 of the item.

         (3)   The permitted operating frequency band in column 2 of an item in Schedule 1 must not be construed in accordance with the interpretative provisions (if any) of a standard or international instrument mentioned in column 4 of the item.

Note 1       A transmitter operated under this Class Licence can be expected to be operating in parts of the radiofrequency spectrum used by other radiocommunications devices.  A receiver tuned to the transmitter will not be afforded protection from interference caused by other radiocommunications devices.  A low interference potential device operated under this Class Licence is generally not expected to suffer interference, however an individual low interference potential device may experience interference arising from the particular circumstances of the device’s operation.

Note 2       In accordance with the requirements of footnote AUS 32 and footnote 150 to the Table of Frequency Band Allocations in the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2013, a low interference potential device will not be afforded protection from interference that may be caused by industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications in the ISM bands 13.553 MHz – 13.567 MHz, 26.957 MHz – 27.283 MHz, 40.66 MHz – 40.70 MHz, 918 MHz – 926 MHz, 2 400 MHz – 2 500 MHz, 5 725 MHz – 5 875 MHz and 24 000 MHz – 24 250 MHz.

Note 3       Some transmitters operated under this Class Licence must meet additional physical or technical requirements outside the scope of this Class Licence. The use, marketing and supply of such devices in Australia may be dependent on the approval of the appropriate regulatory body, such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration or State and Territory government authorities.

Note 4       The operation of a device with an external antenna, other than an antenna supplied with the device, may result in a breach of the conditions of this Class Licence.  An external antenna is a removable antenna that is not an integral antenna.  An integral antenna is an antenna that is permanently fixed to a device, or which is intended for direct attachment to a fixed connector on the device, without the use of an external cable.

Note 5       A transmitter, or group of transmitters, capable of operating simultaneously on frequencies in more than one permitted operating frequency band (mentioned in column 2 of the table in Schedule 1) must comply with the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014 for the total power that is emitted.

Note 6       The applicable requirements related to the electromagnetic radiation regulatory arrangements are available from the ACMA website:  http://www.acma.gov.au.

5              Standards and international instruments

         (1)   A person must not operate a transmitter under this Class Licence unless the transmitter complies with each applicable instrument for the transmitter.

         (2)   Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                        (a)        the person operates the transmitter in accordance with a permit; or

                        (b)        the transmitter:

                                     (i)     is imported into Australia solely for use in connection with a significant event;

                                    (ii)     if there is a requirement that the transmitter is tested or inspected before it is used in Australia – meets the requirement;

                                   (iii)     if there are conditions or requirements imposed on the use of the transmitter in Australia – complies with all of those conditions or requirements;

                                   (iv)     is used in Australia only at the location of the significant event; and

                                    (v)     is used in Australia only for the duration of the significant event.

         (3)   In this section, applicable instrument, in relation to a transmitter, means either:

                        (a)        a standard that applies to the transmitter; or

                        (b)        an international instrument that applies to the transmitter that is mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 2 for a transmitter mentioned in column 1 of the item.

Note 1       The upper and lower limits of the permitted operating frequency band mentioned in column 2 of an item in Schedule 1 apply to a transmitter mentioned in column 1 of the item, irrespective of any frequency limits specified in any applicable instrument for the transmitter.

Note 2       The full titles and sources for an international instrument that is an applicable instrument mentioned in column 4 (Limitations) of the table in Schedule 1 are set out in Schedule 2.

Note 3       If a device is labelled with the Regulatory Compliance Mark or the C-Tick compliance mark, it is a representation by the supplier that the device, as supplied, complies with any standard that applies to the device.

Note 4       A reference to a standard is to a standard made by the ACMA under section 162 of the Act.  This Class Licence also requires transmitters to comply with instruments that set requirements for performance, including instruments produced by the ETSI and the FCC.

Note 5       An applicable instrument for a transmitter may be amended over time, or may incorporate amendments to other instruments.  A person who wishes to operate a transmitter should check the ACMA’s standards or other instruments to determine which version of the applicable instrument applies to the transmitter.

         (4)   A person must not operate a transmitter or group of transmitters under this Class Licence if the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the transmitter or group of transmitters exceeds the general public exposure limits specified in the ARPANSA Standard in a place accessible by the public.

Note 1       A transmitter with an integral antenna must not be supplied unless it complies with the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014, which adopts the exposure limits specified in the ARPANSA Standard.  Subsection 5(4) has the effect that the exposure limits specified in the ARPANSA Standard must also be met by a transmitter whether on its own or included in a group of transmitters) to which, after it is supplied, a person attaches an external antenna (that is, an antenna other than an integral antenna), located in an area accessible to the public.  An integral antenna is an antenna that is permanently fixed to a device, or which is intended for direct attachment to a fixed connector on the device, without the use of an external cable.

Note 2       A transmitter with a dedicated antenna (as defined by applicable instruments produced by ETSI) is equivalent to a transmitter with an integral antenna for the purpose of the ARPANSA Standard.

Note 3       Australia/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 2211.10:2004 details the requirements that are necessary to protect persons from radiation from laser devices, the use of many of which is authorised by this Class Licence.

Note 4       Where a transmitter or group of transmitters, is capable of operating simultaneously on frequencies in more than one operating frequency band mentioned in column 2 of the table in Schedule 1 in places accessible by the public, the general public exposure limits specified in the ARPANSA Standard apply to the total power that is emitted.


Schedule 1          Transmitters

(subsections 3A(1), 4(1), (2) and (3), and Schedule 2)

Table—Transmitters

 

Column 1

Class of transmitter

Column 2

Permitted operating frequency band (MHz) (lower limit exclusive, upper limit inclusive)

Column 3

Maximum EIRP

Column 4

Limitations

Transmitters for non-specific applications

1

All transmitters

0–0.014

200 µW

 

2

All transmitters

0.014–0.01995

50 µW

 

3

All transmitters

0.02005–0.048

43 µW
(see Note 1)

 

4

All transmitters

0.048– 0.07

7.5 µW
(see Note 1)

 

5

All transmitters

0.07–0.16

3 µW
(see Note 1)

 

6

All transmitters

0.16–0.19

1 µW
(see Note 1)

 

7

All transmitters

(a)    0.19–0.285

(b)   0.325–0.415

500 nW
(see Note 1)

 

8

All transmitters

3.025–3.155

7.5 nW

 

9

All transmitters

3.5–3.7

30 pW

 

10

All transmitters

(a)    3.7–3.95

(b)   4.438–4.65

7.5 nW

 

11

All transmitters

13.553–13.567

100 mW

 

12

All transmitters

24–24.89

10 mW

 

13

All transmitters

26.957–27.283

1 W

(a)    Separation of the operating frequency from the centre frequency of any adjacent citizen band radio channel must be at least 5 kHz.

(b)   The emission bandwidth must not exceed 10 kHz.

14

All transmitters

(a)    29.7–29.72

(b)   30–30.0625

(c)    30.3125–31

(d)   36.6–37

(e)    39–39.7625

(f)    40.25–40.66

100 mW

 

15

All transmitters

40.66–41

1 W

 

16

All transmitters

54–56

2.5 mW

 

17

All transmitters

(a)    70–70.24375

(b)   77.29375–77.49375

(c)    150.7875–152.49375

(d)   173.29375–174

100 mW

 

18

All transmitters

(a)    225–242

(b)   244–267

(c)    273–303.95

(d)   304.05–328.6

(e)    335.4–399.9

10 µW

 

19

All transmitters

433.05–434.79

25 mW

 

20

All transmitters

915–928

3 mW

 

21

All transmitters

2400–2483.5

10 mW

 

22

All transmitters

5725–5875

25 mW

 

23

All transmitters

(a)    10500–10550

(b)   24000–24250

(c)    61000–61500

100 mW

 

(a)   Wireless microphones and other wireless audio equipment, including ear pieces and wireless speaker transmitters

24

Auditory assistance transmitters

3.155–3.4, with a carrier frequency of:

(a)    3.175;

(b)   3.225;

(c)    3.275; or

(d)   3.325

60 µW

 

25

Auditory assistance transmitters

(a)    41–42, with a carrier frequency of:

(i)        41.55;

(ii)      41.65;

(iii)    41.75;

(iv)    41.85; or

(v)      41.95

(b)   43–44, with a carrier frequency of:

(i)        43.05;

(ii)      43.15;

(iii)    43.25; or

(iv)    43.35

(c)    43.45

1.3 mW

 

26

Wireless audio transmitters and auditory assistance transmitters

88–108

10 µW

(a)    Emission must be frequency modulated and have a maximum bandwidth of 180 kHz.

(b)   Transmission in a broadcasting services bands radio channel must not originate in the licence area of a radio broadcasting station (including a repeater or translator station) operating in the same channel.

27

Wireless audio transmitters

174–230

50 mW
(~30.5 mW ERP)

(a)    Emission must have a maximum bandwidth of 330 kHz.

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

28

Wireless audio transmitters

520–694

100 mW
(~60.95 mW ERP)

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

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

29

Digitally modulated wireless audio transmitters

520–694

100 mW
(~60.95 mW ERP)

(a)    Emission must have a maximum bandwidth of 330 kHz.

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

30

Wireless audio transmitter

1785–1800

100 mW
(~60.95 mW ERP)

(a)    The transmitter must comply with ETSI Standard EN 300 422.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated on a carrier frequency within 1 MHz of 1785 MHz.

(c)    The transmitter must only be operated indoors on a frequency below 1790 MHz.

31

Indoor wireless audio transmitters

520–694

100 mW
(~60.95 mW ERP)

(a)    The transmitter must only be operated indoors.

(b)   The transmitter must comply with either:

(i)        ETSI Standard EN 301 357; or

(ii)      ETSI Standard EN 300 422.

Medical telemetry and telecommand transmitters

32

Biomedical telemetry transmitters

174–230

10 µW

 

33

Medical implant communications system transmitters
(see Note 2)

402–405

See limitation (a)

(a)    The maximum EIRP is 25 µW outside the body.

(b)   The transmitter must comply with either:

(i)        ETSI Standard EN 301 839; or

(ii)      FCC Rules Title 47 Part 95 Sections 627 and 635.

34

Medical implant communications systems transmitters
(see Note 2)

(a)    401–402

(b)   405–406

See limitation (a)

(a)    The maximum EIRP is 25 µW outside the body.

(b)   The transmitter must comply with ETSI Standard EN 302 537.

35

Biomedical telemetry transmitters

520–668

11 mW

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

General telemetry and telecommand transmitters

36

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

472.0125–472.1125

100 mW

 

37

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

(a)    0.07–0.119

(b)   0.135–0.160

10 mW

 

38

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

0.119–0.135

1.5 W

 

39

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

0.1600.190

See limitation

The transmitter must comply with FCC Rules Title 47 Part 15 Section 217.

40

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

(a)    2400–2450

(b)   5725–5795

(c)    5815–5875

1 W

 

41

Telecommand or telemetry transmitters

5795–5815

2 W

 

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) tags and associated transmitters

42

Radiofrequency identification transmitters

(a)    1.77–2.17

(b)   2.93–3.58

(c)    7.2–10.01

100 pW

 

43

Radiofrequency identification transmitters

(a)    13.553–13.567

(b)   918–926

(c)    2400–2450

(d)   5725–5795

(e)    5815–5875

(f)    24000–24250

1 W

 

44

Radiofrequency identification transmitters

5795–5815

2 W

 

45

Radiofrequency identification transmitters

920–926

4 W

(a)    The transmitter must comply with the instrument known as ISO/IEC 18000-6c.

(b)   Emissions in the band below 917.75 MHz must be no greater than
–37 dBm EIRP.

(c)    Emissions above 926 MHz must be no greater than
–33 dBm EIRP.

(d)   The transmitter must not be used unless more than 1 W EIRP is necessary to achieve satisfactory system performance.

46

Radiofrequency identification transmitters

(a)    22000–23480

(b)   24100–26500

630 mW

(a)    The transmitter must only be operated indoors.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

Transmitters used underground in tunnels, mines or caves

47

Transmitters used for underground communications

(a)    31–32

(b)   33–34

(c)    35–36

(d)   37–38

(e)    42–43

(f)    44–45

(g)    70.24375–74.8

(h)   75.2–77.29375

(i)     77.49375–84.69375

(j)     149.25–149.9

(k)   150.05–151.39375

(l)     152.49375–156

(m) 157.45–160.6

(n)   160.975–161.475

(o)   162.05–173.29375

(p)   403–406

(q)   406.1–420

(r)     450–500.99375

(s)    504.99375–510.99375

(t)     514.99375–520

See limitation

The maximum EIRP is 3.5 nW, at an above-ground opening associated with the underground communications.

48

Transmitters used for underground communications

(a)    0.5265–1.605

(b)   87.5–108

(c)    174–230

(d)   520–694

See limitation (a)

(a)    The maximum EIRP is 10 µW, for emissions from an above-ground opening associated with the underground environment.

(b)   The transmitter must be used primarily for the augmentation of an above-ground broadcasting service in underground tunnels.

Transmitters for alarm applications

49

Personal alarm transmitters

27.5–27.51

100 µW

 

50

Transmitters used with personal alarm transmitters

27.5–27.51

500 mW

Each transmission must not exceed 4 seconds over a 60 second period.

51

Alarm transmitters (including security and personal safety transmitters)

303.6–304.05

1 mW

(a)    The maximum EIRP is 100 µW unless the transmitter is manually activated with a limited activation period no greater than 10 seconds.

(b)   The average EIRP must not exceed 100 µW in any 10 second period.

52

Home detention monitoring equipment transmitters

314.075–314.325

200 µW

In a 10 second period, a single transmission must not exceed 10 milliseconds.

53

Alarm transmitters

344.8–345.2

1 mW

The average EIRP must not exceed 100 µW:

(a)    if the length of a pulse train does not exceed 0.1 seconds – in the length of one complete pulse train;

(b)   if the length of a pulse train exceeds 0.1 seconds – in the 0.1 second period during which the EIRP is at its maximum value; or

(c)    if the transmitter operates for more than 0.1 seconds – in the 0.1 second period during which the EIRP is at its maximum value.

Frequency hopping, WiFi and RLAN transmitters

54

Frequency hopping transmitters

915–928

1 W

A minimum of 20 hopping frequencies must be used.

55

Frequency hopping transmitters

2400–2483.5

500 mW

Either:

(a)    the transmitter must meet the requirements of ETSI EN 300 328; or

(b)   a minimum of 15 hopping frequencies must be used.

56

Frequency hopping transmitters

2400–2483.5

4 W

A minimum of 75 hopping frequencies must be used.

57

Frequency hopping transmitters

5725–5850

4 W

A minimum of 75 hopping frequencies must be used.

58

Digital modulation transmitters

915–928

1 W

(a)    The radiated peak power spectral density in any 3 kHz must not exceed 25 mW per 3 kHz.

(b)   The minimum 6 dB bandwidth must be at least 500 kHz.

59

Digital modulation transmitters

2400–2483.5

4 W

(a)    The radiated peak power spectral density in any 3 kHz must not exceed 25 mW per 3 kHz.

(b)   The minimum 6 dB bandwidth must be at least 500 kHz.

60

Digital modulation transmitters

5725–5850

4 W

(a)    The radiated peak power spectral density in any 3 kHz must not exceed 25 mW per 3 kHz.

(b)   The minimum 6 dB bandwidth must be at least 500 kHz.

61

Radio Local Area Network transmitters

5150–5250

200 mW (averaged over the entire transmission burst)

(a)    The transmitter must only be used indoors.

(b)   The power spectral density of a transmitter with a bandwidth greater than or equal to 1 MHz must not exceed 10 mW EIRP per MHz.

(c)    The power spectral density of a transmitter with a bandwidth less than 1 MHz must not exceed 40 µW EIRP per 4 kHz.

62

Radio Local Area Network transmitters

5250–5350

200 mW (averaged over the entire transmission burst)

(a)    The transmitter must only be used indoors.

(b)   The power spectral density of a transmitter with a bandwidth greater than or equal to 1 MHz must not exceed 10 mW EIRP per MHz.

(c)    The power spectral density of a transmitter with a bandwidth less than 1 MHz must not exceed 40 µW EIRP per 4 kHz.

(d)   The transmitter must use Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS).

(e)    If the maximum EIRP is greater than 100 mW, the transmitter must use Transmit Power Control (TPC).

63

Radio Local Area Network transmitters

(a)    5470–5600

(b)   5650–5725

1 W (averaged over the entire transmission burst)

(a)    The maximum radiated mean power density must not exceed 50 mW/MHz EIRP in any 1 MHz band.

(b)   The transmitter must use Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS).

(c)    If the maximum EIRP is greater than 500 mW, the transmitter must use Transmit Power Control (TPC).

64

Data communications transmitters used outdoors

59000–63000

150 W

(a)    The transmitter must not be operated on board an aircraft.

(b)   The maximum transmitter power must not exceed 20 mW.

(c)    The transmitter must not cause spurious emissions outside the band at or greater than
–30 dBm/MHz.

(d)   The transmitter must only be used outdoors.

65

Data communications transmitters used indoors

57000–66000

20 W

(a)    The average power density of any emission must not exceed 9 uW/cm2 at a distance of 3 metres.

(b)   The peak power density of any emission must not exceed 18 uW/cm2 at a distance of 3 metres.

(c)    The transmitter must not cause spurious emissions outside the band at or greater than
–30dBm/MHz.

(d)   The transmitter must only be used in a building or enclosed structure.

Radiodetermination – sensors using radar for measurement

66

Radiodetermination transmitters

24000–24250

1 W

 

67

Radiodetermination transmitters

60000–61000

20 mW

 

68

Radiodetermination transmitters operated in radiofrequency-shielded enclosures

(a)    5250–7000

(b)   8500–10600

(c)    24050–26500

(d)   75000–85000

75 nW

(a)    The maximum EIRP applies outside the shielded room enclosure.

(b)   The transmitter must meet the requirements of ETSI Standard EN 302 372.

69

Radiodetermination transmitters

76000–77000

25 W

 

70

Radiodetermination transmitters

77000–81000

See limitations

(a)    The transmitter must meet the requirements of ETSI Standard EN 302 264.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

71

Radiodetermination transmitters

75000–85000

See limitations

(a)    The transmitter must be operated in a position such that emissions are directed towards:

(i)        the ground; or

(ii)      the floor or a wall of a building or similar structure.

(b)   The transmitter must comply with ETSI Standard EN 302 729.

(c)    The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

 

 

 

 

 

Other applications

72

In-store pricing system transmitters

0.0366–0.0402

4.8 W

The transmitter must only be used indoors.

73

In-store DAB repeater transmitters

174–230

10 µW

(a)    The maximum EIRP applies to emissions measured outside the building.

(b)   The transmitter must only be used for the augmentation of co-channel DAB broadcasting services operating in the area.

74

Aquatic animal tracking transmitters

48–49

10 mW

 

75

Video sender transmitters

529–694

12 µW

 

76

Ultra-wideband short-range vehicle radar system transmitters

22000–26500

See limitations

(a)    The transmitter must meet the requirements of ETSI Standard EN 302 288.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

77

Infrared transmitters

187.5 THz – 420 THz

125 mW (output power)

 

78

Ultra-wideband transmitters

(a)    3400–4800

(b)   6000–8500

See limitations

(a)    The transmitter must comply with either:

(i)        ETSI Standard EN 302 500; or

(ii)      ETSI Standard EN 302 065.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated on board any aircraft or from any fixed outdoor location.

(c)    The transmitter must not be operated in the 3425-3575 MHz band before 14 December 2015.

(d)   The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

(e)    The transmitter must not be operated in the 8400–8500 MHz band within the nominated distance of a specified SRS earth station.

79

In-ground ultra-wideband transmitters

4200–4800

–62 dBm/MHz

(a)    The transmitter must comply with Part 2 of ETSI Standard EN 302 065.

(b)   The transmitter must not be operated within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site.

Note 1       A transmitter that complies with the field strength limit of 2400/F(kHz) µV/M at a distance of 300 metres, contained in FCC Rules Title 47 (Telecommunications) Part 15 Section 209 (Radiated emission limits; general requirements), will meet the requirement not to exceed the maximum EIRP specified in items 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Note 2       The systems and associated medical implant communications systems transmitters mentioned in items 33 and 34 are devices that require marketing approval from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.


Schedule 2          International instruments that apply to a transmitter

(paragraph 5 (3)(b))

1              Using this table

                In this table:

                        (a)        a reference to a number in column 1 is a reference to an item in the table in Schedule 1, and to all the transmitters that are operated in accordance with that item;

                        (b)        a reference to a number in column 2 is a reference to the number given to an instrument by the entity that produced the instrument.

Table—Instruments that apply to a transmitter

 

Column 1

Transmitter

Column 2

Instrument that applies to the transmitter

Column 3

Name of the instrument

Column 4

Entity that produced the instrument

 

1

30

EN 300 422

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones operating in the 25MHz to 3GHz frequency range

ETSI

2

31

EN 301 357

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Cordless audio devices in the range 25 MHz to 2 000 MHz

ETSI

3

31

EN 300 422

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wireless microphones operating in the 25MHz to 3GHz frequency range

ETSI

4

33

EN 301 839

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Active Medical Implants (ULP-AMI) and Peripherals (ULP-AMI-P) operating in the frequency range 402 MHz to 405 MHz;

ETSI

5

34

EN 302 537

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM);
Short Range Devices (SRD); Ultra Low Power Medical Data Service Systems operating in the frequency range 401 MHz to 402 MHz and 405 MHz to 406 MHz;

ETSI

6

55

EN 300 328

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques

ETSI

7

68

EN 302 372

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Equipment for Detection and Movement; Tanks Level Probing Radar (TLPR) operating in the frequency bands 5,8 GHz, 10 GHz, 25 GHz, 61 GHz and 77 GHz

ETSI

8

70

EN 302 264

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short Range Radar equipment operating in the 77 GHz to 81 GHz band

ETSI

9

71

EN 302 729

Electromagnetic compatibility and radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD); Level Probing Radar (LPR) equipment operating in the frequency ranges 6 GHz to 8,5 GHz, 24,05 GHz to 26,5 GHz, 57 GHz to 64 GHz, 75 GHz to 85 GHz

ETSI

10

76

EN 302 288

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD);Road Transport and Traffic Telematics (RTTT); Short range radar equipment operating in the 24 GHz range

ETSI

11

78

EN 302 065

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB)

ETSI

12

78

EN 302 500

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra WideBand (UWB) technology; Location Tracking equipment operating in the frequency range from 6 GHz to 9 GHz

ETSI

13

79

EN 302 065

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB)

ETSI

14

45

ISO/IEC 18000-6c:2013

Information Technology – Radio frequency identification for item management – Part 6: Parameters for air interface communications at 860 MHz to 960 MHz General

International Organization for Standardisation (ISO)

15

39

Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 §15.217

Part 15, Section 217 Operation in the band 160-190 kHz

 

FCC

16

33

Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 §95.627

Part 95, Section 627 MedRadio transmitters in the 401-406 MHz band

FCC

17

33

Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 §95.635

Part 95, Section 635 Unwanted radiation

FCC

Note 1       An entry in column 3 is the title of an instrument, and is included for information only.

Note 2       An entry in column 4 is the name of the entity that produced the instrument, and is included for information only.

Note 3       Copies of instruments produced by ETSI are available from the ETSI website:  http://www.etsi.org.

Note 4       Copies of instruments produced by the International Organization for Standardisation are available from the following website:  http://www.saiglobal.com.

Note 5       Copies of the FCC rules and regulations are available from the following website:  http://www.ecfr.gov.