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This instrument makes a digital radio channel plan for Darwin. It allots frequency channels and determines the technical specifications for two digital radio multiplex transmitter (DRMT) licences for the designated Broadcasting Services Act 1992 (BSA) radio area known as ‘Darwin RA1’.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 55
Registered 23 May 2017
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR24-May-2017
Tabled Senate13-Jun-2017

 

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels – Northern Territory) Plan 2017

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following plan under subsection 44A(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 18 May 2017                                                                                                               

Richard Bean

[signed]

Member

 

 

James Cameron

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                               


1  Name

                   This is the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels – Northern Territory) Plan 2017.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences at the start of the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Note:    The Federal Register of Legislation may be accessed at www.legislation.gov.au.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 44A(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4  Definitions

(1)               In this instrument:

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.

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.

Note:    A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)         category 1 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence;

(b)         category 2 digital radio multiplex transmitter licence;

(c)         category 3 digital radio transmitter licence; and

(d)         designated BSA radio area.

(2)               In this instrument, 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.


 

5  Digital radio channel plans

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

         (2)      The digital radio channel plan specified in the 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 Attachments to the Schedule.

6  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 in the relevant Attachment.

         (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.

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        Darwin RA1

(subsection 5 (1))

  

Designated BSA radio area

Darwin 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

Darwin 1

9A

No

202.928

1

TS12000070

1.1

Darwin

Darwin 2

9C

Yes

206.352

3

TS12000072

1.2

Darwin

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        Darwin 1

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

1

General Area Served

Darwin

Mode

DAB

Specification Number

TS12000070

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

Broadcast Australia Site 100 Deloraine Rd SHOAL BAY

Nominal Coordinates (GDA94)

Latitude                   Longitude

12.414473º S           130.969253º 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

Advisory Note

Transmissions may need to operate with a power limitation to limit interference to adjacent facilities managed by the Department of Defence.

 

 


 

Attachment 1.2        Darwin 2

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

3

General Area Served

Darwin

Mode

DAB

Specification Number

TS12000072

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

Broadcast Australia Site 100 Deloraine Rd SHOAL BAY

Nominal Coordinates (GDA94)

Latitude                   Longitude

12.414473º S          130.969253º 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

Advisory Note

Transmissions may need to operate with a power limitation to limit interference to adjacent facilities managed by the Department of Defence.