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Registered 18 Jun 2019
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Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019

Title: Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

Radiocommunications – Maritime Omnibus Variation 2019 (No.1)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes this instrument under subsection 64(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 and paragraph 107(1)(f) and subsection 132(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 13 June 2019

 

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

 

Chris Jose

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 


1     Name

                    This is the Radiocommunications – Maritime Omnibus Variation 2019 (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 64(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005 and paragraph 107(1)(f) and subsection 132(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4     Amendments – Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 [F2015L00178]

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 1 is amended as set out in the items in that Schedule.

5     Amendments – Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Coast Licence) Determination 2015 [F2018L01619]

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 2 is amended as set out in the items in that Schedule.

6     Amendments – Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015 [F2018L01619]

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 3 is amended as set out in the items in that Schedule.

7     Variations – Radiocommunications (Maritime Ship Station – 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2015 [F2018L01619]

                   The instrument that is specified in Schedule 4 is varied as set out in the items in that Schedule.

8     References to other instruments

                   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 is a reference to that other instrument as in force or existing 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.

Note 3:     For paragraph (b), see subsection 314A(2) of the Act and subsection 65(1) of the Australian Communications and Media Authority Act 2005.


Schedule 1 – Amendments

(section 4)

Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 [F2015L00178]

1         Schedule 1, after the definition of ambulatory system station

Insert:

Application Specific Messages (ASM) means messages developed to allow for added functionality in the exchange of information using the Automatic Identification System (AIS) that are in addition to the standard set of AIS messages.

2         Schedule 1 (definition of Automatic Identification System (AIS))

Repeal the definition, substitute:

Automatic Identification System (AIS) means a system that uses automatic tracking technology in the VHF maritime mobile band.

3         Schedule 1, after the definition of very high frequency, and VHF

Insert:

 

VHF Data Exchange means radiocommunications using digital modulation in the VHF maritime mobile band.

VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) means a system that integrates the functions of Application Specific Messages (ASM) and the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and VHF Data Exchange in the VHF maritime mobile band.

VHF maritime mobile band means the frequency range 156.000 MHz to 162.050 MHz, but does not include the segments within this frequency range that are allocated to the land mobile service in accordance with Table 2 of the Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction (RALI) MS 42, Frequency Plan for the VHF Bands 70 - 87.5 MHz and 148 - 174 MHz, published by the ACMA, as existing from time to time.

Note:       RALI MS 42 is available on the ACMA website at www.acma.gov.au.

 


 

Schedule 2 Amendments

(section 5)

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Coast Licence) Determination 2015 [F2018L01619]

1          Subsection 1.4(1) (definition of ACA)

Repeal the definition.

2          Subsection 1.4(3) (note 2)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2:   All Commonwealth Acts and legislative instruments are available on the Federal Register of Legislation website at www.legislation.gov.au.

3          Paragraphs 3.4(1)(a) and 4.6(1)(a)

Omit “issued by the ACA” (wherever occurring), substitute “issued by the ACMA”.

4          Part 2 of Schedule 1 (table item 201)

Repeal the item.

5          Schedules 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 (note 2)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2:   The HF frequencies in this Schedule are those prescribed in Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-15) of the ITU Radio Regulations.

6          Schedule 2 (table item 20)

Omit “Distress, urgency, safety or calling”, substitute:

Distress, urgency and safety

Calling

7          Schedule 3 (table item 15)

Omit “400 watts pX”, substitute “83 watts EIRP”.


 

8          Schedule 6 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Item

Carrier frequency

(Channel number)

Maximum transmitter
output power

 1

156.425 MHz

(68)

83 watts EIRP

 2

156.450 MHz

(09)

83 watts EIRP

 3

156.500 MHz

(10)

83 watts EIRP

 4

156.550 MHz

(11)

83 watts EIRP

 5

156.600 MHz

(12)

83 watts EIRP

 6

156.650 MHz

(13)

83 watts EIRP

 7

156.700 MHz

(14)

83 watts EIRP

 8

156.950 MHz

(1019)

83 watts EIRP

 9

160.825 MHz Tx / 156.225 MHz Rx

(64)

83 watts EIRP

10

160.875 MHz Tx / 156.275 MHz Rx

(65)

83 watts EIRP

11

161.500 MHz Tx / 156.900 MHz Rx

(18)

83 watts EIRP

12

161.550 MHz

(2019)

83 watts EIRP

13

161.575 MHz Tx / 156.975 MHz Rx

(79)

83 watts EIRP

14

161.600 MHz Tx / 157.000 MHz Rx

(20)

83 watts EIRP



Schedule 3 – Amendments

(section 6)

Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Maritime Ship Licence) Determination 2015 [F2018L01619]

1          Section 2.7

                   Repeal the section, substitute:

2.7    Maritime ship stations — AIS

A person must operate a maritime ship station for Automatic Identification System (AIS) purposes only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 11 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and

(c)     for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.

 

2          After section 2.7

Insert:

2.8    Maritime ship stations — VDES communications

A person must operate a maritime ship station for VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) communications only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 12 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

2.9    Maritime ship stations — ASM

A person must operate a maritime ship station for Application Specific Messages (ASM) purposes only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 13 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

3         After section 3.13

Insert:

3.14   VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) — ship station Class B non assigned

         If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) communications, the licensee must operate the station:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 12 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

3.15   Application Specific Messages (ASM) — ship station Class B non assigned

         If a licensee operates a ship station Class B non assigned for Application Specific Messages (ASM) purposes, the licensee must operate the station:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 13 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

 

4         After section 5.12A

Insert:

5.12B VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) — ship station Class C non assigned

         If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) communications, the licensee must operate the station:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 12 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

5.12C        Application Specific Messages (ASM) — ship station Class C non assigned

         If a licensee operates a ship station Class C non assigned for Application Specific Messages (ASM) purposes, the licensee must operate the station:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 13 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

 

5         After the heading to Schedule 2 (before note 1)

before “3.3”, insert “2.8, 2.9,”;

after “3.13,”, insert “3.14, 3.15,”;

repeal “5.12A”, substitute, “5.12A, 5.12B and 5.12C”.

6         Schedule 2 (note 2 to Schedule heading)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2:       The HF frequencies in this Schedule are those prescribed in Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-15) of the ITU Radio Regulations.

7         Part 2 of Schedule 2 (table item 214, first column)

Omit “(AIS-SART AIS2”, substitute:

(AIS-SART

 AIS 2)

8         Part 3 of Schedule 2 (table items 342 to 356)

Repeal the items, substitute:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

343

156.250 MHz Tx

160.850 MHz Rx

(05)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

345

156.325 MHz Tx

160.925 MHz Rx

(66)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

346

156.350 MHz Tx

160.950 MHz Rx

(07)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

347

157.075 MHz Tx

161.675 MHz Rx

(81)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

348

157.150 MHz Tx

161.750 MHz Rx

(23)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

349

157.175 MHz Tx

161.775 MHz Rx

(83)

25 watts pY

25 watts pY

MCS

Radiotelephony

 

350

1625.5 MHz–1647.5 MHz Tx

1525.0 MHz–1545.0 MHz Rx

Terminal type C: 12 dBW EIRP

Terminal type A: 37 dBW EIRP

Terminal type M: 29 dBW EIRP

Terminal type B: 33 dBW EIRP

Terminal type C: 12 dBW EIRP

Terminal type A: 37 dBW EIRP

Terminal type M: 29 dBW EIRP

Terminal type B: 33 dBW EIRP

Earth station

Inmarsat

(The licensee must give priority to the reception of distress, urgency and safety messages over public correspondence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9         Part 5 of Schedule 2 (table items 510 to 514)

Repeal the items, substitute:

510

156.400 MHz

(08)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

511

156.625 MHz

(72)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

512

156.725 MHz

(74)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

513

156.750 MHz

(15)

 1 watt pY

Maritime ship stations             

Calling and working

 514

156.925 MHz Tx

161.525 MHz Rx

(78)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

 515

157.850 MHz

(17)

 1 watt pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

10       Part 7 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 7          Port operations

Item

Carrier frequency

(Channel number)

Maximum transmitter output power

Stations with which licensee may communicate

Purpose

 

701

156.225 MHz Tx

160.825 MHz Rx

(64)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Working

702

156.275 MHz Tx

160.875 MHz Rx

(65)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Working

703

156.400 MHz

(08)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

704

156.425 MHz

(68)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

705

156.450 MHz

(09)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

706

156.500 MHz

(10)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

707

156.550 MHz

(11)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

708

156.600 MHz

(12)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

709

156.625 MHz

(72)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

710

156.650 MHz

(13)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

711

156.700 MHz

(14)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

712

156.900 MHz Tx

161.500 MHz Rx

(18)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

713

156.950 MHz

(1019)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

714

156.975 MHz Tx

161.575 MHz Rx

(79)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

715

157.000 MHz Tx

161.600 MHz Rx

(20)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

716

157.350 MHz

(1027)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

717

157.375 MHz

(87)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

718

157.400 MHz

(1028)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

719

157.425 MHz

(88)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

 

11       Part 8 of Schedule 2 (table item 807, sixth column)

Omit “Calling and working”, substitute “Working”.

12       Part 11 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 11        Automatic Identification System (AIS)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Carrier frequency

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

Column 4

Purpose

1101

156.775 MHz

(75)

12.5 watts pY

AIS Satellite (ship-satellite)

1102

156.825 MHz

(76)

12.5 watts pY

AIS Satellite (ship-satellite)

1103

161.975 MHz

(AIS 1)

12.5 watts pY

AIS

1104

162.025 MHz

(AIS 2)

12.5 watts pY

AIS

Channels 75 and 76 may also be used for the purpose of navigation-related communications in accordance with Appendix 18 (REV. WRC-15) of the ITU Radio Regulations.

13       After Part 11 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Part 12        VHF Data Exchange System (VDES)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency band

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

1201

157.200 MHz Tx 161.800 MHz Rx

(24)

25 watts pY

1202

157.225 MHz Tx

161.825 MHz Rx

(84)

25 watts pY

1203

157.250 MHz Tx

161.850 MHz Rx

(25)

25 watts pY

1204

157.275 MHz Tx

161.875 MHz Rx

(85)

25 watts pY

1205

157.300 MHz

(1026)

157.325 MHz

(1086)

161.900 MHz

(2026)

161.925 MHz

(2086)

25 watts pY

Channels 24, 84, 25 and 85 may be merged in order to form a unique duplex channel with a bandwidth of 100 kHz in order to operate the VDES terrestrial component described in the most recent version of Recommendation ITU-R M.2092 (WRC-15) of the ITU.

Part 13        Application Specific Messages (ASM)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency band

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

1301

161.950 MHz

(ASM 1)

25 watts pY

1302

162.000 MHz

(ASM 2)

25 watts pY

14       Schedule 4 (note 2 to Schedule heading)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note 2:   The HF frequencies in this Schedule are those prescribed in Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-15) of the ITU Radio Regulations.

15       Part 2 of Schedule 4 (table item 203)

Repeal the item.  


Schedule 4 – Variations

                                (section 7)

Radiocommunications (Maritime Ship Station – 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2015  [F2018L01619]

            

1         Subsection 4(1), after the definition of Act

Insert:

AMSA means the Australian Maritime Safety Authority established by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990.

2         Subsection 4(1) (definition of VHF maritime frequencies)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

VHF maritime frequencies means the frequency range 156.000 MHz to 162.050 MHz, but does not include the segments within this frequency range that are allocated to the land mobile service in accordance with Table 2 of the Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instruction (RALI) MS 42, Frequency Plan for the VHF Bands 70 - 87.5 MHz and 148 - 174 MHz, published by the ACMA, as existing from time to time.

Note:       RALI MS 42 is available on the ACMA website at www.acma.gov.au.

3         Subsection 4(2) (notes at the end)

Repeal the notes, substitute:

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 available on the Federal Register of Legislation website at www.legislation.gov.au.

 

Note 3:   For paragraph (b), see section 314A of the Act.

 

4         Paragraph 8(2)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

(g)       qualifications recognised by:

(i)        AMSA as being equivalent to the qualification mentioned in paragraph (a); or

(ii)     the ACMA as being equivalent to any of the qualifications mentioned in paragraphs (b) to (f).

5         Subsection 8(3), after note 2

Insert:

Note 3           Equivalent qualifications and licences recognised by the ACMA and AMSA are listed in the Tables of Equivalent Qualifications and Licences, as existing from time to time, available on the ACMA website at www.acma.gov.au.

6         Subsection 9(2)

After “in the version current from time to time”, omit “of the”, substitute “of its”.

7         Section 19

Repeal the section, substitute:

19      Maritime ship stations — AIS

A person must operate a maritime ship station for Automatic Identification System (AIS) purposes only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2.10 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item; and

(c)     for a purpose mentioned in column 4 of the item.

 

8         After section 19

Insert:

20     Maritime ship stations — VDES communications

A person must operate a maritime ship station for VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) communications only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2.11 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

21     Maritime ship stations — ASM

A person must operate a maritime ship station for Application Specific Messages (ASM) purposes only:

(a)     on a frequency mentioned in column 2 of an item in Part 2.12 of Schedule 2; and

(b)     using a transmitter output power not exceeding the power mentioned in column 3 of the item.

9         Part 2.1 of Schedule 2 (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note        The HF frequencies in this Schedule are those prescribed in Appendix 17 (REV. WRC-15) of the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations.

10       Part 2.3 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 2.3       Public correspondence

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

Column 4

Stations with which person may communicate


1

156.025 MHz Tx
160.625 MHz Rx

(60)

25 watts pY

MCS

2

156.050 MHz Tx
160.650 MHz Rx

(01)

25 watts pY

MCS

3

156.075 MHz Tx
160.675 MHz Rx

(61)

25 watts pY

MCS

4

156.100 MHz Tx
160.700 MHz Rx

(02)

25 watts pY

MCS

5

156.125 MHz Tx
160.725 MHz Rx

(62)

25 watts pY

MCS

6

156.150 MHz Tx
160.750 MHz Rx

(03)

25 watts pY

MCS

7

156.175 MHz Tx
160.775 MHz Rx

(63)

25 watts pY

MCS

8

156.200 MHz Tx
160.800 MHz Rx

(04)

25 watts pY

MCS

 

 

 

 

10

156.250 MHz Tx
160.850 MHz Rx

(05)

25 watts pY

MCS

 

 

 

 

12

156.325 MHz Tx
160.925 MHz Rx

(66)

25 watts pY

MCS

13

156.350 MHz Tx
160.950 MHz Rx

(07)

25 watts pY

MCS

14

157.075 MHz Tx
161.675 MHz Rx

(81)

25 watts pY

MCS

15

157.150 MHz Tx
161.750 MHz Rx

(23)

25 watts pY

MCS

16

157.175 MHz Tx
161.775 MHz Rx

(83)

25 watts pY

MCS

11       Part 2.4 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 2.4       Commercial operations

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

Column 4

Stations with which person may communicate

Column 5

Purpose

 

1

27680 kHz

(68)

4 watts pZ

12 watts pX

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

2

156.400 MHz

(08)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

3

156.625 MHz

(72)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

 

4

156.725 MHz

(74)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

5

156.750 MHz

(15)

1 watt pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

6

156.925 MHz Tx

161.525 MHz Rx

(78)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

7

157.850 MHz

(17)

1 watt pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

12       Part 2.6 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 2.6       Port operations

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

Column 4

Stations with which person may communicate

Column 5

Purpose

1

156.225 MHz Tx

160.825 MHz Rx

(64)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Working

2

156.275 MHz Tx

160.875 MHz Rx

(65)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Working

3

156.400 MHz

(08)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

4

156.425 MHz

(68)

25 watts pY

LCS

 

Calling and working

5

156.450 MHz

(09)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

6

156.500 MHz

(10)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

7

156.550 MHz

(11)

25 watts pY

LCS

 

Calling and working


8

156.600 MHz

(12)

25 watts pY

LCS

 

Calling and working

9

156.625 MHz

(72)

25 watts pY

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

10

156.650 MHz

(13)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

11

156.700 MHz

(14)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

12

156.900 MHz Tx

161.500 MHz Rx

(18)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

 

13

156.950 MHz

(1019)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship statons

Calling and working

14

156.975 MHz Tx

161.575 MHz Rx

(79)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

15

157.000 MHz Tx

161.600 MHz Rx

(20)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

16

157.350 MHz

(1027)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

 

 

17

157.375 MHz

(87)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

 

 

18

157.400 MHz

(1028)

25 watts pY

LCS

Maritime ship stations

Calling and working

 

 

19

157.425 MHz

(88)

25 watts pY

LCS

Calling and working

 

 

 

13       Part 2.7 of Schedule 2 (table item 3, column 5)

Omit “Calling and working”, substitute “Working”.

14       Part 2.10 of Schedule 2 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

Part 2.10     Automatic Identification System (AIS)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Carrier frequency

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

Column 4

Purpose

1

156.775 MHz

(75)

12.5 watts pY

AIS Satellite (ship-satellite)

2

156.825 MHz

(76)

12.5 watts pY

AIS Satellite (ship-satellite)

3

161.975 MHz

(AIS 1)

12.5 watts pY

AIS

4

162.025 MHz

(AIS 2)

12.5 watts pY

AIS

Channels 75 and 76 may also be used for the purpose of navigation-related communications in accordance with Appendix 18 (REV. WRC-15) of the International Telecommunication Union Radio Regulations.

15       After Part 2.10 of Schedule 2

Insert:

Part 2.11     VHF Data Exchange System (VDES)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency band

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

1

157.200 MHz Tx 161.800 MHz Rx

(24)

25 watts pY

2

157.225 MHz Tx

161.825 MHz Rx

(84)

25 watts pY

3

157.250 MHz Tx

161.850 MHz Rx

(25)

25 watts pY

4

157.275 MHz Tx

161.875 MHz Rx

(85)

25 watts pY

5

157.300 MHz

(1026)

157.325 MHz

(1086)

161.900 MHz

(2026)

161.925 MHz

(2086)

25 watts pY

Channels 24, 84, 25 and 85 may be merged in order to form a unique duplex channel with a bandwidth of 100 kHz in order to operate the VDES terrestrial component described in the most recent version of Recommendation ITU-R M.2092 (WRC-15) of the International Telecommunication Union.

Part 2.12     Application Specific Messages (ASM)

 

Column 1

Item

Column 2

Frequency band

(Channel number)

Column 3

Maximum transmitter output power

1

161.950 MHz

(ASM 1)

25 watts pY

2

162.000 MHz

(ASM 2)

25 watts pY