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This instrument varies the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015 to update arrangements for data communication transmitters and fixed point-to-point link transmitters; include new arrangements for all transmitters operating in the 57-64 GHz band; revise arrangements for underground transmitters operating in the 70-520 MHz band; authorise the operation of certain radiodetermination transmitters; and align existing arrangements for ultra-wideband devices with European arrangements.
Administered by: Communications and the Arts
Registered 19 Aug 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-Sep-2019
Tabled Senate09-Sep-2019
To be repealed 15 Nov 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Variation under subsection 132(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated 16 August 2019

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]
Member

 

 

Creina Chapman

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

 



 

1              Name of instrument

                This is the Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence Variation 2019 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                This Variation 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 free of charge at www.legislation.gov.au.

3              Authority

                This Variation is made under subsection 132(1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4              Variations

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


 


 

Schedule 1             Variations

(section 4)

 

Radiocommunications (Low Interference Potential Devices) Class Licence 2015 [F2015L01438]

1               Subsection 3A(1), after the definition of coverage area

Insert:

CSIRO means the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.

2               After section 3A

Insert:

3B  References to other instruments

       In this Class Licence, 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 instrument or writing as in force or 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.

Note 3:       See section 314A of the Act.

3               Schedule 1 (after table item 22)

Insert:

22A

 

All transmitters

 

 

57000–64000

100 mW

(a)    The maximum transmitter power must not exceed 10 mW.

(b)   The maximum radiated power spectral density must not exceed 13 dBm per 1 MHz.

 


 

4               Schedule 1 (table item 47, column 2)

Repeal paragraphs (g) to (t), substitute:

(g)     70–74.8

(h)     75.2–85

(i)      148–149.9

(j)      150.05–156

(k)     157.45–160.6

(l)      160.975–161.475

(m)    162.05–174

(n)     403–406

(o)     406.1–430

(p)     450–520

5               Schedule 1 (table item 65, column 2)

Omit “57000–66000”, substitute “57000-71000”.

6          Schedule 1 (after table item 65)

Insert:

65A

Fixed point-to-point links used outdoors

57000–71000

See limitations

(a)  The transmitter must comply with FCC Rules Title 47 Part 15 Section 255.

(b) The transmitter must not be operated in the 58200–59000 MHz or 64000–65000 MHz bands within a nominated distance of a specified Australian radio-astronomy site unless:

(i)       the CSIRO, being satisfied that operation of the transmitter is not likely to cause harmful interference to radio-astronomy, has issued written instructions for the operation of the transmitter; and

(ii)     those instructions have been published on the ACMA’s website; and

(iii)   the operation of the transmitter is in accordance with those instructions.

7               Schedule 1 (after table item 69)

Insert:

69A

Radiodetermination transmitters

76000–77000

See limitations

The transmitter must comply with either:

(a) ETSI Standard EN 301 091-2; or

(b) ETSI Standard EN 301 091-3.

8               Schedule 1 (after table item 71)

Insert:

71A

Radiodetermination transmitters
(see Notes 4 and 5)

30-12400

See limitations

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

(i)        the ground; or

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

(b)  The transmitter must comply with either:

(i)   ETSI Standard EN 302 066: or

(ii)  the technical requirements of FCC Rules Title 47 Part 15 Section 509.

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

(i)        the CSIRO, being satisfied that operation of the transmitter is not likely to cause harmful interference to radio-astronomy, has issued written instructions for the operation of the transmitter; and

(ii)      those instructions have been published on the ACMA’s website; and

(iii)   the operation of the transmitter is in accordance with those instructions.

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

(i)        the relevant earth station licensee being satisfied that operation of the transmitter is not likely to cause harmful interference to radio-astronomy, has issued written instructions for the operation of the transmitter; and

(ii)      those instructions have been published on the ACMA’s website; and

(iii)    the operation of the transmitter is in accordance with those instructions.

9               Schedule 1 (table item 78, column 2)

Repeal paragraphs (a) and (b), substitute:

(a)          3100–4800

(b)          6000–9000

10             Schedule 1 (table item 78, column 4, paragraph (a))

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

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

11             Schedule 1 (table item 78, column 4, paragraph (c))

Repeal the paragraph.

12             Schedule 1 (after table item 78)

Insert:

78A

Ultra-wideband transmitters onboard aircraft

6000–8500

See limitations

The transmitter must comply with ETSI Standard EN 302 065-5.

13             Schedule 1, after note 3

Insert:

Note 4          ETSI Guide EG 202 730 provides advice on the control, use and application of ground penetration radar and wall probing radar systems.

Note 5          Ultra-wideband (UWB) sensors used in crop harvesting where the sensor is no more than 1 metre above the crop height and 3.7 metres above the ground will meet the limitation to comply with FCC Rules Title 47 Part 15 Section 509.

14             Schedule 2 (after table item 7)

Insert:

7A

69A

EN 301 091-2

Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 2: Fixed infrastructure radar equipment;

ETSI

7B

69A

EN 301 091-3

Short Range Devices; Transport and Traffic Telematics (TTT); Radar equipment operating in the 76 GHz to 77 GHz range; Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 3: Railway/Road Crossings obstacle detection system applications;

ETSI

15             Schedule 2 (after table item 9)

Insert:

9A

71A

EN 302 066

Short Range Devices (SRD); Ground- and Wall- Probing Radio determination (GPR/WPR) devices; Harmonised Standard for access to radio spectrum

ETSI

9B

71A

EG 202 730

Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Code of Practice in respect of the control, use and application of Ground Probing Radar (GPR) and Wall Probing Radar (WPR) systems and equipment

ETSI

16             Schedule 2 (table item 12)

Repeal the item.

17             Schedule 2 (before table item 13)

Insert

12A

78A

EN 302 065-5

Short Range Devices (SRD) using Ultra Wide Band technology (UWB); Harmonised Standard covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of Directive 2014/53/EU; Part 5: Devices using UWB technology onboard aircraft;

ETSI

18             Schedule 2 (after table item 18)

Insert

19

71A

Code of Federal Regulation Title 47 §15.509

Part 15 Section 509: Technical requirements for ground penetrating radars and wall imaging systems.

 

FCC