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Standards/Other as amended, taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications Amendment Standard 2005 (No. 1)
Administered by: Communications
Registered 29 Nov 2005
Start Date 23 Nov 2005
End Date 20 Sep 2014
Date of repeal 20 Sep 2014
Repealed by Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2014

Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003

as amended

made under subsection 162 (1) of the

This compilation was prepared on 24 November 2005
taking into account amendments up to Radiocommunications Amendment Standard 2005 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting and Publishing,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of Standard [see Note 1]                                                             3

                        2     Commencement [see Note 1]                                                               3

                        3     Revocation                                                                                          3

                        4     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        5     Application                                                                                          3

                        6     Standard for performance                                                                     4

                        7     Transitional period — compliance with former Standard                           4

                        8     Compliance with this Standard — compliance with former Standard         4

                        9     Effect of amendment of standard for performance                                    5

Notes                                                                                                                                6

 

 

 


  

  

1              Name of Standard [see Note 1]

                This Standard is the Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003.

2              Commencement [see Note 1]

                This Standard commences on gazettal.

3              Revocation

                Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 is revoked.

4              Definitions

                In this Standard:

121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon means a device:

                (a)    that is capable of being operated on:

                          (i)    the carrier frequency 121.5 MHz; or

                         (ii)    the carrier frequency 243.0 MHz; or

                         (iii)    the carrier frequencies of 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz; and

               (b)    that incorporates a transmitter that is designed or manufactured principally for the purpose of facilitating search and rescue operations.

Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.

model, of a radiocommunications device, means a version of the device that has a particular design and identifying number.

5              Application

         (1)   This Standard applies to a radiocommunications device:

                (a)    that is a 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz emergency position indicating radio beacon; and

               (b)    that is not a device mentioned in subsection (2).

Exception — device imported for significant event

         (2)   This subsection applies to a radiocommunications device that:

                (a)    is imported in Australia solely for use in connection with a significant event; and

               (b)    if required to be tested or inspected before it is used in Australia — meets the testing or inspection requirements; and

                (c)    if conditions or requirements are imposed on the use of the device in Australia — complies with those conditions or requirements; and

               (d)    is used in Australia only at the location of the significant event; and

                (e)    is used in Australia only for the duration of the significant event.

         (3)   In this section:

significant event means an event at a specified location or locations, notified on the website www.acma.gov.au with the approval of the Chair.

6              Standard for performance

                For paragraph 162 (1) (a) of the Act, the standard for performance is the standard set out in AS/NZS 4330:2000, as in force from time to time, other than the following provisions:

                (a)    the second paragraph of clause 1.1;

               (b)    clause 1.4.1 (the definition of ‘battery shelf life’);

                (c)    clause 1.4.2 (the definition of ‘battery sub-assembly’);

               (d)    section 2;

                (e)    the last paragraph of clause 3.3.10;

                (f)    Appendix A.

7              Transitional period — compliance with former Standard

         (1)   This section has effect despite the revocation of the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996.

         (2)   If a radiocommunications device of a particular model is manufactured, imported, altered or modified within 1 year after the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complies with the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 when it is manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

         (3)   If a radiocommunications device of that model is manufactured, imported, altered or modified 1 year or more after the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complies with the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 when it is manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

8              Compliance with this Standard — compliance with former Standard

         (1)   This section has effect despite the revocation of the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996.

         (2)   If a radiocommunications device of a particular model was manufactured, imported, altered or modified before the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complied with the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 when it was manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

         (3)   If a radiocommunications device of that model is manufactured, imported, altered or modified on or after the commencement of this Standard, the device is taken to comply with this Standard if it complies with the Radiocommunications Standard (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) No. 1 of 1996 when it is manufactured, imported, altered or modified.

9              Effect of amendment of standard for performance

         (1)   If a radiocommunications device is manufactured, imported, altered or modified within 1 year after the standard for performance is amended, the device is taken to meet the standard for performance if it meets that standard as in force before the amendment.

         (2)   A radiocommunications device that is manufactured, imported, altered or modified 1 year or more after the standard for performance is amended must meet the standard for performance as amended.


Notes to the Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003

Note 1

The Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003 (in force under subsection 162 (1) of the Radiocommunications Act 1992) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Under the Legislative Instruments Act 2003, which came into force on 1 January 2005, it is a requirement for all non-exempt legislative instruments to be registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette or FRLI registration

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Radiocommunications (121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons) Standard 2003

10 Dec 2003
(see Gazette 2003, No. GN49)

10 Dec 2003

 

Radiocommunications Amendment Standard 2005 (No. 1)

22 Nov 2005 (see F2005L03647)

23 Nov 2005

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

S. 5.........................................

rs. 2005 No. 1