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Plans/Communications as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Tasmania) Plan Variation 2017 (No. 1)
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
Registered 28 Jun 2017
Start Date 24 May 2017

made under subsection 44A (1) of the

Radiocommunications Act 1992

 

 

Compilation No. 2

Compilation date:                                          24 May 2017

Includes amendments up to:                        F2017L00587

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepared by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, Melbourne

 


1              Name of Plan

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

2              Commencement

                This Plan commences on the day after it is registered.

3              Definitions

(1)   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.

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

(a)      a reference to any other legislative instrument is a reference to that other legislative instrument as in force from time to time; and

(b)      a reference to any other kind of instrument or writing is a reference to that other kind of instrument or writing as in existence from time to time.

Note 1: For references to Commonwealth Acts, see section 10 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901; and see also subsection 13(1) of the Legislation Act 2003 for the application of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 to legislative instruments,

Note 2: All Commonwealth Acts and legislative instruments are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

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 the ACMA to do so, demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the ACMA, that the ERP of a transmitter in any part of a sector or bearing specified by the 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 specified in the licence.

 


 

Schedule 1     Hobart RA1

(subsection 4 (1))

Designated BSA radio area

Hobart RA1

Table 1  Frequency channels

Column 1

Multiplex transmitter  licence 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)

Column 8

General area served

Hobart 1

9A

No

202.928

1

TS1132489

1.1

Hobart

Hobart 2

9C

Yes

206.352

3

TS1132491

1.2

Hobart

Note:    Column 8 is included for information only.

Table 2  Type and 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        Hobart 1

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

1

General Area Served

Hobart

Mode

DAB

Specification Number

TS1132489

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

Broadcast Australia Site Pinnacle Rd

MT WELLINGTON

Nominal Coordinates (GDA94)

Latitude                   Longitude

42.897566º S           147.236358º E

Emission

 

Frequency Block

9A

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

105 m

Output Radiation Pattern

 

Bearing or sector
(clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

20 kW

Attachment 1.2        Hobart 2

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

3

General Area Served

Hobart

Mode

DAB

Specification Number

TS1132491

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

Broadcast Australia Site Pinnacle Rd

MT WELLINGTON

Nominal Coordinates (GDA94)

Latitude                   Longitude

42.897566º S          147.236358º E

Emission

 

Frequency Block

9C

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

105 m

Output Radiation Pattern

 

Bearing or sector
(clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

20 kW


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

Note 1

The Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Tasmania) 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 — Tasmania) Plan 2007

10 Dec 2007 (see F2007L04667

11 Dec 2007

 

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

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels — Tasmania) Plan Variation 2017 (No. 1)

11 May 2015 (see F2015L00670)

 

 

23 May 2017 (see F2017L000587)

12 May 2015

 

 

 

24 May 2017

 

 

 

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Table of Amendments

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

Provision affected

How affected

s. 3..........................................

am. 2015 No. 1; am 2017 No. 1

s. 5..........................................

ad. 2015 No. 1

s. 6…………………………..

ad. 2015 No. 1; am. 2017 No. 1

Schedules

 

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

am. 2015 No. 1; am. 2017 No. 1

Attachments

 

Attachment 1.1.....................

am. 2015 No. 1; am. 2017 No. 1

Attachment 1.2.....................

am. 2015 No. 1; am. 2017 No. 1