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The instrument varies the Licence Area Plan - Atherton Radio to vary the characteristics, including technical specifications, of radio broadcasting services in the Atherton area of Northern Queensland by making spectrum available for an FM transmitter for the 4AM commercial radio broadcasting service to address coverage deficiencies in the Mosman area.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 13
Registered 06 Jun 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Jun-2018
Tabled Senate18-Jun-2018
Date of repeal 08 Jun 2018
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

Variation to Licence Area Plan – Atherton Radio – 2018 (No.1)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes this instrument under subsection 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

Dated: 1 June 2018

 

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

James Cameron

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority


 


 

1  Name

                   This is the Variation to Licence Area Plan – Atherton Radio – 2018 (No.1).

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 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

4  Variation

                   The Licence Area Plan – Atherton Radio (F2005B00733) is varied as follows:

(a)  at page 3, in paragraph (2), omit “Attachments 1.2 - 1.17 to this plan”, substitute “Attachments 1.2 - 1.18 to this plan.”

(b) repeal Schedule One, substitute Schedule One at Schedule 1 to this instrument;

(c)  in Attachment 1.1, omit “Licence Area ID – 445”;

(d) repeal Attachments 1.2 - 1.17, substitute Attachments 1.2 - 1.18 at Schedule 2 to this instrument; and

(e)  in Attachment 2.1, omit “Licence Area ID – 709”.



 

Schedule 1

(Paragraph 4(b))

 

Schedule One

Licence Area Plan: Atherton Radio

Licence Area: ATHERTON RA1

Service Category

Channel/ Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach No

Area Served

National

720 kHz

N/A

TS10007490

1.6

Atherton

National

93.3 MHz

N/A

TS10007493

1.7

Dimbulah

National

91.7 MHz

N/A

TS10007494

1.8

Dimbulah

National

93.1 MHz

N/A

TS10007495

1.9

Herberton

National

97.3 MHz

N/A

TS10007496

1.10

Mount Molloy

National

95.7 MHz

N/A

TS10007502

1.11

Mount Molloy

National

93.7 MHz

N/A

TS10007505

1.12

Ravenshoe

National

92.9 MHz

N/A

TS10007506

1.13

Ravenshoe

Commercial

558 kHz

SL4167

TS10007491

1.2

Atherton

 

1422 kHz

SL4167

TS10007492

1.3

Port Douglas

 

91.3 MHz

SL4167

TS1133574

1.17

Ravenshoe

 

93.3 MHz

SL4167

TS1137973

1.18

Mossman

Commercial

97.9 MHz

SL1150016

TS10007503

1.4

Atherton

 

102.3 MHz

SL1150016

TS10007504

1.5

Mossman

 

92.1 MHz

SL1150016

TS10013397

1.16

Ravenshoe

Open Narrowcasting

88.7 MHz

N/A

TS10007660

1.14

Atherton

Open Narrowcasting

99.1 MHz

N/A

TS10007733

1.15

Atherton


 

Schedule 2

(Paragraph 4(d))

Attachment 1.2

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Atherton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL4167

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007491

Transmitter Site:-

 Nominal Location:                                   Broadcast Site 116 Cobra Road
MAREEBA

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          337610     8117007

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        MF-AM

Carrier Frequency:                                     558 kHz

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Elevation

Maximum CMF

0°T

0

1.03 kV

10°T

0

780 V

20°T

0

425 V

30°T

0

135 V

40°T

0

390 V

50°T

0

660 V

60°T

0

850 V

70°T

0

960 V

80°T

0

1.015 kV

90°T

0

1.03 kV

100°T

0

1.015 kV

110°T

0

960 V

120°T

0

850 V

130°T

0

660 V

140°T

0

390 V

150°T

0

135 V

160°T

0

425 V

170°T

0

780 V

180°T

0

1.03 kV

190°T

0

1.11 kV

200°T

0

1.02 kV

210°T

0

790 V

220°T

0

500 V

230°T

0

220 V

240°T

0

160 V

250°T

0

305 V

260°T

0

410 V

270°T

0

445 V

280°T

0

410 V

290°T

0

305 V

300°T

0

160 V

310°T

0

220 V

320°T

0

500 V

330°T

0

790 V

340°T

0

1.02 kV

350°T

0

1.11 kV

 

Special Condition:-

The CMF at all elevations is not to exceed the specified CMF at 0 degrees elevation for all angles of azimuth.


 

Attachment 1.3

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Port Douglas (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL4167

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007492

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Coastal Broadcasters Site
Packers Creek off Captain Cook Hwy
PORT DOUGLAS

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          334098     8175322

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        MF-AM

Carrier Frequency:                                     1422 kHz

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector
(Clockwise direction)

Elevation

Maximum CMF

At all angles of azimuth

0

310 V

Special Condition:-

The CMF at all elevations is not to exceed the specified CMF at 0 degrees elevation for all angles of azimuth.


 

Attachment 1.4

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Atherton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL1150016

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007503

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Southern Cross Austereo Site
Bones Knob off Griffin Rd TOLGA

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          334824     8095007

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     97.9 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         30 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 180°T

5 kW

180°T - 270°T

1 kW

270°T - 360°T

5 kW

 


 

Attachment 1.5

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Mossman (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL1150016

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007504

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Telstra Site off Mossman-Daintree Rd NEWELL

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          327560     8182232

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     102.3 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         40 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

1 kW

 


 

Attachment 1.6

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Atherton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - AM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007490

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Australia Site Malanda-Atherton Rd
UPPER BARRON

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          346412     8085376

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        MF-AM

Carrier Frequency:                                     720 kHz

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Elevation

Maximum CMF

At all angles of azimuth

0

630 V

 

Special Condition:-

The CMF at all elevations is not to exceed the specified CMF at 0 degrees elevation for all angles of azimuth.

 


 

Attachment 1.7

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Dimbulah (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007493

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Australia Site Parise Rd 5km NW of
DIMBULAH

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          294443     8105202

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     93.3 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         17 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

100 W

 


 

Attachment 1.8

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Dimbulah (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007494

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Australia Site Parise Rd 
5km NW of  DIMBULAH

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          294443     8105202

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     91.7 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         17 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

100 W

 


 

Attachment 1.9

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Herberton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007495

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site  Jane St  HERBERTON

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          327772     8077840

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     93.1 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         48 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

50 W

 


 

Attachment 1.10

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Mount Molloy (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007496

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site  1km N of  MT MOLLOY

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          321074     8157228

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     97.3 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         70 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

50 W

 


 

Attachment 1.11

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Mount Molloy (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007502

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site  1km N of  MT MOLLOY

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          321074     8157228

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     95.7 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         70 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

50 W

 


 

Attachment 1.12

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Ravenshoe (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007505

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site  1km E of  BALD ROCK

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          337205     8052196

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     93.7 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         30 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

25 W

 


 

Attachment 1.13

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   National

General Area Served:                                Ravenshoe (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007506

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site 1km E of  BALD ROCK

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          337205     8052196

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     92.9 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         30 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

25 W


 

Attachment 1.14

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Open Narrowcasting

General Area Served:                                Atherton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007660

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal location:                                      Nominal Planning site
Bones Knob off Griffin Rd TOLGA

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          334500     8095600

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     88.7 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         30 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 180°T

2 kW

180°T - 270°T

400 W

270°T - 360°T

2 kW

 

Advisory Note:

The coverage area of this transmission is: 35 km over the sector 5T to 20T, 25 km over the sector 20T to 70T, 30 km over the sector 70T  to 170T , 5 km over the sector 170T to 315T, 40 km over the sector 315 T to 340 T and 60 km over the sector 340T  to 5T measured from a point with the following AMG66 co-ordinates: Zone 55, Easting 334500, Northing 8095600. This point is the same as the nominal transmitter site.


 

Attachment 1.15

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Open Narrowcasting

General Area Served:                                Atherton (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          Not applicable

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10007733

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Nominal Planning site
Bones Knob off Griffin Rd TOLGA

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          334500     8095600

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     99.1 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         30 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 180°T

2 kW

180°T - 270°T

400 W

270°T - 360°T

2 kW

 

Advisory Note:

The coverage area of this transmission is: 35 km over the sector 5T to 20T, 25 km over the sector 20T to 70T, 30 km over the sector 70T to 170T, 5 km over the sector 170T to 315T, 40 km over the sector 315 T to 340 T and 60 km over the sector 340T  to 5T measured from a point with the following AMG66 co-ordinates: Zone 55, Easting 334500, Northing 8095600. This point is the same as the nominal transmitter site.


 

Attachment 1.16

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Ravenshoe (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL1150016

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS10013397

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Broadcast Site 1km E of BALD ROCK

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          337205     8052196

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     92.1 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         15 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

250 W

 

Advisory Notes:-

This service has been planned on an interference limited basis. Field strengths below the planned minimum median field strength level are likely to suffer interference from other broadcasting services.

Any transmission in accordance with this specification is planned on the basis that it will be protected to a minimum median field strength level of 66 dBuV/m against interference from other broadcasting services.


 

Attachment 1.17

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Ravenshoe (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL4167

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS1133574

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal Location:                                    Kidner Contracting Pty Ltd
Tumolin Road  RAVENSHOE

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          339022     8053580

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode:                        VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     91.3 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         20 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

250 W

 

Advisory Notes:-

This service has been planned on an interference limited basis. Field strengths below the planned minimum median field strength level are likely to suffer interference from other broadcasting services.

Any transmission in accordance with this specification is planned on the basis that it will be protected to a minimum median field strength level of 66 dBuV/m against interference from other broadcasting services.


 

Attachment 1.18

LICENCE AREA PLAN:   Atherton Radio

Category:                                                   Commercial

General Area Served:                                Mossman (QLD)

Service Licence Number:                          SL4167

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number:                              TS1137973

Transmitter Site:-

Nominal location:                                      Crown Castle Site adj Water Reservoir Lot 2
Gorge View Cres MOSSMAN GORGE

Australian Map Grid:                                Zone      Easting     Northing
Reference                                                  55          325198     8178120

Site Tolerance:                                           Refer to Broadcasting Services
                                                                  (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017

Emission:-

Frequency Band & Mode                         VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency:                                     93.3 MHz

Polarisation:                                               Mixed

Maximum antenna height:                         40 m

Output Radiation Pattern:-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

250 W

Advisory Note:-

Any transmission in accordance with this specification is planned on the basis that it will be protected to a minimum median field strength level of 66 dBuV/m against interference from other broadcasting services.