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This instrument varies the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels –– Queensland) Plan 2007 to insert a digital radio channel plan for the Gold Coast RA1 licence area to enable the rollout out of digital radio services in the Gold Coast area.
Administered by: Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 55
Registered 14 Dec 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Feb-2021
Tabled Senate02-Feb-2021
Date of repeal 12 May 2021
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

 

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels – Queensland) Plan Variation 2020 (No. 1)

 

The Australian Communications and Media Authority makes the following instrument under section 44A of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

Dated: 10 December 2020

 

Fiona Cameron

[signed]

Member

 

Creina Chapman

[signed]

Member/General Manager

 

Australian Communications and Media Authority

 

 

 


1  Name

                   This is the Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels – Queensland) Plan Variation 2020 (No. 1).

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences at the start of the day after the day 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 section 44A of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

4  Amendments

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

 


Schedule 1—Amendments

Radiocommunications (Digital Radio Channels – Queensland) Plan 2007 (F2007L04664)

1  Section 3

Insert:

GDA 94 means the geodetic datum designated as the “Geocentric Datum of Australia (GDA)”, gazetted in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. GN 35 on 6 September 1995, as existing on that date.

2  Section 3, definition of technical planning guidelines

Omit ‘, as in force from time to time’

3  After section 3A

Insert:

3B  References to other instruments

                   In this Plan, unless the contrary intention appears:

                     (a)  a reference to another 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 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 and are accessible free of charge.

Note 3:       See section 314A of the Act.

4  Section 6

Omit ‘determined by the technical planning guidelines’, insert ‘specified in the licence’

5  Section 6, note to the section

Repeal the note.

6  At the end of Attachment 1.3 to Schedule 1

Add:

Schedule 2        Gold Coast RA1

(subsection 4 (1))

Designated BSA radio area

Gold Coast RA1

Table 1  Frequency channels

 

Column 1

Multiplex 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)

Gold Coast 1

9D

No

208.064

1

TS12000073

2.1

Gold Coast 2

9D

No

208.064

1

TS12000792

2.2

Gold Coast 3

8B

Yes

197.648

3

TS12000074

2.3

Gold Coast  4

8B

Yes

197.648

3

TS12000793

2.4

Table 2  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 2.1        Multiplex Gold Coast 1

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

1

General Area Served

Gold Coast

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS12000073

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

GCT Mt Tamborine Site 103 m Tower
Golf Course Road

MOUNT TAMBORINE

GDA 94

Latitude:       -27.969604

Longitude:    153.213366

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

208.064 MHz (Frequency Block 9D)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

80 m

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

 

Maximum ERP

    0 °T  –  10 °T

 

5 kW

  10 °T  –  25 °T

 

10 kW

  25 °T  – 180 °T

 

25 kW

180 °T  – 195 °T

 

10 kW

195 °T  – 210 °T

 

5 kW

210 °T  – 235 °T

 

2.5 kW

235 °T  – 340 °T

 

625 W

340 °T  – 350 °T

 

1.25 kW

350 °T  – 360 °T

 

2.5 kW

Attachment 2.2        Multiplex Gold Coast 2

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

1

General Area Served

Gold Coast

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS12000792

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

40m tower NRN Broadcast Site
Bilbrough Lookout

SPRINGBROOK

GDA 94

Latitude:       -28.234736

Longitude:    153.288940

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

208.064 MHz (Frequency Block 9D)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

40 m

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

 

Maximum ERP

    0 °T  – 105 °T

 

500 W

105 °T  – 120 °T

 

250 W

120 °T  – 135 °T

 

125 W

135 °T  – 305 °T

 

50 W

305 °T  – 320 °T

 

125 W

320 °T  – 335 °T

 

250 W

335 °T  – 360 °T

 

500 W

 

Attachment 2.3        Multiplex Gold Coast 3

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

3

General Area Served

Gold Coast

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS12000074

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

GCT Mt Tamborine Site 103 m Tower
Golf Course Road

MOUNT TAMBORINE

GDA 94

Latitude:       -27.969604

Longitude:    153.213366

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

197.648 MHz (Frequency Block 8B)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

80 m

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

 

Maximum ERP

    0 °T  –  10 °T

 

5 kW

  10 °T  –  25 °T

 

10 kW

  25 °T  – 180 °T

 

25 kW

180 °T  – 195 °T

 

10 kW

195 °T  – 210 °T

 

5 kW

210 °T  – 235 °T

 

2.5 kW

235 °T  – 340 °T

 

625 W

340 °T  – 350 °T

 

1.25 kW

350 °T  – 360 °T

 

2.5 kW

Attachment 2.4        Multiplex Gold Coast 4

 

Column 1

Technical specification

Column 2

Details

Category

3

General Area Served

Gold Coast

Mode

DAB

Specification number

TS12000793

Transmitter Site

 

Nominal Location

40m tower NRN Broadcast Site
Bilbrough Lookout

SPRINGBROOK

GDA 94

Latitude:       -28.234736

Longitude:    153.288940

Site Tolerance

Refer to technical planning guidelines

Emission

 

Frequency Band

VHF

Centre Frequency

197.648 MHz (Frequency Block 8B)

Polarisation

Vertical

Maximum antenna height

40 m

Output Radiation Pattern

Bearing or sector

(clockwise direction)

 

Maximum ERP

    0 °T  – 105 °T

 

500 W

105 °T  – 120 °T

 

250 W

120 °T  – 135 °T

 

125 W

135 °T  – 305 °T

 

50 W

305 °T  – 320 °T

 

125 W

320 °T  – 335 °T

 

250 W

335 °T  – 360 °T

 

500 W