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Variation to Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio 2020 (No. 1)

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  • - F2020L00058
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This instrument amends the Licence Area Plan - Armidale (Radio) - August 1998 to vary the characteristics, including technical specifications, of radio broadcasting services in the Armidale area of New South Wales.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 13
Registered 29 Jan 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR04-Feb-2020
Tabled Senate04-Feb-2020
To be repealed 14 Aug 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

Variation to Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio 2020 (No. 1)

 

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

Dated: 24 January 2020

Nerida O’Loughlin

[signed]

Member

 

Fiona Cameron

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Variation to Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio 2020 (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 free of charge at www.legislation.gov.au.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 26(2) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

4  Amendments

                   The Licence Area Plan – Armidale (Radio) – August 1998 (F2005B00587) is varied as follows:

(a)              rename the instrument as the "Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio";

(b)             number each of the clauses under the heading ‘DETERMINATION’ as (1), (2) and (3);

(c)              omit clause (1), substitute:

(1)            This plan for broadcasting services in the Armidale area of New South Wales is made under subsection 26(1) of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992.

(d)             in each of clauses (2) and (3), omit each occurrence of “Determination”, substitute “plan”;

(e)              after clause (3), insert clause (4):

(4)      In this plan, unless the contrary intention appears:

(a)        a reference to a schedule or an attachment is a reference to a schedule or an attachment to this plan; and

(b)        a reference to the Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017 is a reference to that instrument as in force from time to time; and

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

(d)        a reference to any other kind of instrument or writing is a reference to that other kind of instrument or writing as in force or in existence at the time the reference was included in this plan.

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 and accessible free of charge.

(f)          omit all the text on the page with the heading “SCHEDULES”;

(g)         omit Schedule One and Schedule Two, substitute Schedule One and Two at Schedule 1 to this instrument;

(h)          in Attachment 1.1:

(i)            omit “Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio – August 1998”, substitute “Licence Area – ARMIDALE RA1”;

(ii)          omit “LICENCE AREA FOR SERVICE LICENCE NOS: SL4105, SL10316 COMMERCIAL RADIO, ARMIDALE RA1”, substitute “Commercial Radio Service Licence numbers: SL4105 and SL10316”;

(iii)        omit the words “Area Description”;

(i)            in Attachments 1.2 – 1.13 and 2.2:

(i)            omit “- August 1998” from the heading;

(ii)          omit “Refer to Technical Planning Guidelines”, substitute “Refer to Broadcasting Services (Technical Planning) Guidelines 2017”;

(j)            in Attachments 1.2, 1.3, 1.4 and 1.9:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Little Duval Armidale”, substitute “Nominal Location: Telstra Site Little Duval ARMIDALE”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        365300       6638300

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.377124                        151.601940

 

(iii)           for the “Maximum antenna height”, omit “65m”, substitute “75m”;

(k)          in Attachment 1.5:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Macpherson Range”, substitute “Nominal Location: Broadcast Australia Site Monro Place 2km North of ARMIDALE”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        371739        6625326

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.495813                        151.664604

(iii)        after the “Output Radiation Pattern” table, insert:

Special Condition :-

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

(l)            after Attachment 1.5, insert new Attachment 1.5A at Schedule 2 to this instrument;

(m)        in Attachments 1.6, 1.7, 1.10:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Clive Blakes Hill WALCHA”, substitute “Nominal Location: Broadcast Australia Site Clive Blakes Hill off Ohio Road WALCHA”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        369100       6573200

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.965935                        151.630473

 

(n)          in Attachment 1.8:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Armidale 7 Km SW of Town”, substitute “Nominal Location: Broadcast site New England Highway near Kia Ora Road ARMIDALE”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        365904       6619801

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.544548                        151.605045

(iii)        omit the ‘Bearing or Sector’ column in the “Output Radiation Pattern” table, substitute:

Bearing or Sector

(Clockwise direction)

0°T

10°T

20°T

30°T

40°T

50°T

60°T

70°T

80°T

90°T

100°T

110°T

120°T

130°T

140°T

150°T

160°T

170°T

180°T

190°T

200°T

210°T

218°T

220°T

230°T

240°T

250°T

260°T

270°T

280°T

290°T

300°T

310°T

320°T

330°T

340°T

350°T

 

(iv)        after the “Output Pattern Radiation” table, insert:

Special Condition :-

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

 

Availability of TS4105001:

TS4105001 ceases to be available for SL4105 28 days after the first day on which the service provided under SL4105 is transmitted by transmitter TS12000078 in accordance with the specifications set out at Attachment 1.8A.

(o)          after Attachment 1.8, insert new Attachments 1.8A and 1.8B at Schedule 2 to this instrument;

(p)          in Attachment 1.10, after the “Output Radiation Pattern” table, insert:

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 dBµV/m against interference from other broadcasting services.

 

(q)          in Attachment 1.11:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: C S Smith House Barney & Dangar Streets ARMIDALE”, substitute “Nominal Location: Nominal Planning Site ARMIDALE”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        371700       6623100

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.515891                        151.663922

 

(iii)        omit the heading “Special Conditions :-” and the paragraph that follows that heading, substitute:

Advisory Note :-

The coverage area of this transmission is defined as a circle of radius 3.5 km measured from a point with the following GDA94 co- ordinates:-30.515891, 151.663922. This point is the same as the transmitter site nominal location.

(r)            in Attachment 1.12:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Little Duval Armidale”, substitute “Nominal Location: Nominal Planning Site Little Duval ARMIDALE”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        365300       6638300

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.378068                        151.599201

 

(iii)        omit the heading “Special Conditions :-” and the paragraph that follows that heading, substitute:

Advisory Note :-

The coverage area of this transmission is defined as a circle of radius 40 km measured from a point with the following GDA94 co-ordinates: -30.378068, 151.599201. This point is the same as the transmitter site nominal location.

(s)           in Attachment 1.13:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: Clive Blakes Hill WALCHA”, substitute “Nominal Location: Nominal Planning site WALCHA”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        369100       6573200

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.965758                        151.630477

(iii)        omit the heading “Special Conditions :-” and the paragraph that follows that heading, substitute:

Advisory Note :

The coverage area of this transmission is defined as a circle of radius 6 km measured from a point with the following GDA94 coordinates: -30.985592, 151.629146. This point is not the same as the transmitter site nominal location.

(t)            in Attachment 2.1:

(i)            omit “Licence Area Plan – Armidale Radio – August 1998”, substitute “Licence Area – ARMIDALE RA2”;

(ii)          omit “LICENCE AREA FOR SERVICE LICENCE NOS: SL3040 COMMUNITY RADIO, ARMIDALE RA2”, substitute “Community Radio Service Licence number: SL3040”;

(iii)        omit the words “Area Description”;

(u)          in Attachment 2.2:

(i)            omit “Nominal location: 2ARM FM Site Translator Road KELLYS PLAIN”, substitute “Nominal Location: Broadcast Site Translator Road KELLYS PLAIN”;

(ii)          omit:

Australian Map Grid :         Zone    Easting       Northing

Reference                           56        370570       6619940

substitute:

Nominal Co-ordinates        Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                          -30.544277                        151.651755

 

(v)          in each of Attachments 1.2 – 1.13 and 2.2, insert a colon after “Frequency Band and Mode”;

 

(w)         in each of Attachments 1.2 – 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.9 – 1.13 and 2.2, insert a colon after each of:

(i)            “Polarisation”;

(ii)          “Maximum antenna height”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Schedule 1

(paragraph 4(f))

Schedule One

 

Licence Area Plan - Armidale Radio

Licence Area : ARMIDALE RA1

Service Category

Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach No

Area Served

National

103.5 MHz

N/A

TS10005057

1.2

Armidale

National

101.9 MHz

N/A

TS10005059

1.3

Armidale

National

101.1 MHz

N/A

TS10007939

1.4

Armidale

National

720 kHz

N/A

TS4005001

1.5

Armidale

National

102.7 MHz

N/A

TS1131132

1.5A

Armidale

National

90.1 MHz

N/A

TS10007713

1.6

Walcha

National

88.5 MHz

N/A

TS10007714

1.7

Walcha

Commercial

1134 kHz

SL4105

TS4105001

1.8

Armidale

 

94.3 MHz

SL4105

TS12000078

1.8A

Armidale

 

92.5 MHz

SL4105

TS12000593

1.8B

Walcha

Commercial

100.3 MHz

SL10316

TS10004773

1.9

Armidale

 

89.3 MHz

SL10316

TS10004784

1.10

Walcha

Open Narrowcasting 

106.9 MHz

N/A

TS10008033

1.11

Armidale

Open Narrowcasting 

104.3 MHz

N/A

TS10007760

1.12

Armidale

Open Narrowcasting 

90.9 MHz

N/A

TS10007763

1.13

Walcha

 


 

Schedule 1

(paragraph 4(f))

Schedule Two

 

Licence Area Plan - Armidale Radio

Licence Area : ARMIDALE RA2

Service Category

Frequency

Service Licence No

Transmitter Specification No

Attach No

Area Served

Community 

92.1 MHz

SL3040

TS3040001

2.2

Armidale

 


 


Schedule 2 – New Attachments

(paragraph 4(k))

Attachment 1.5A

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Armidale Radio

Category :                                                  National

General Area Served :                                Armidale (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                          Not applicable

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                              TS1131132

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal Location :                                    Telstra Site Little Duval ARMIDALE

Nominal Co-ordinates                                Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                  -30.377124            151.601940

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

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                         VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    102.7 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                         75 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

4 kW


Schedule 2 – New Attachments

(paragraph 4(n))

    Attachment 1.8A

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Armidale Radio

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                                Armidale (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                          SL4105

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                              TS12000078

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal Location :                                    Telstra Site Little Duval ARMIDALE

Nominal Co-ordinates                                Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                  -30.377124            151.601940

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

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                         VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    94.3 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                         75 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

0°T - 5°T

1 kW

5°T – 25°T

2.5 kW

25°T - 45°T

5 kW

45°T - 255°T

10 kW

255°T - 275°T

5 kW

275°T - 295°T

2.5 kW

295°T - 360°T

1 kW

 


 

Schedule 2 – New Attachments

(paragraph 4(n))

    Attachment 1.8B

LICENCE AREA PLAN : Armidale Radio

Category :                                                  Commercial

General Area Served :                                Walcha (NSW)

Service Licence Number :                          SL4105

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION - FM Radio

Specification Number :                              TS12000593

 

Transmitter Site :-

Nominal Location :                                    Broadcast Australia Site Clive Blakes Hill
                                                                  off Ohio Rd WALCHA

Nominal Co-ordinates                                Latitude                  Longitude
(GDA94) :                                                  -30.965935            151.630473

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

 

Emission :-

Frequency Band & Mode :                         VHF-FM

Carrier Frequency :                                    92.5 MHz

Polarisation :                                              Mixed

Maximum antenna height :                         30 m

 

Output Radiation Pattern :-

Bearing or Sector (Clockwise direction)

Maximum ERP

At all angles of azimuth

100 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 dBµV/m against interference from other broadcasting services.