Television Outside Broadcast (1980-2110 MHz and 2170-2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012

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Television Outside Broadcast Service (1980–2110 MHz and 2170–2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012
The AUSTRALIAN COMMUNICATIONS AND MEDIA AUTHORITY makes this Frequency Band Plan under sections 32 and 34 of the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
Dated 26 March 2012
Chris Chapman [signed]Member
Richard Bean [signed] General Manager/Member
 
Australian Communications and Media Authority
Contents
                        1     Name of Frequency Band Plan                                                       3
                        2     Commencement                                                                              3
                        3     Revocations                                                                                     3
                        4     Interpretation                                                                                    3
                        5     Purpose of Frequency Band Plan                                                   4
                        6     Purpose for which the 1980-2010 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space)                                                                4
                        7     Purpose for which the 2170-2200 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (space-to-Earth)                                                                4
                        8     Purposes for which the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services                                                                       4
                        9     Purposes for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used                                                                                                  5
                      10     Purpose for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services (point-to-point) in specified areas                 5
                      11     Purposes for which the 2025–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – earth stations and earth receive stations in  the Perth area 5
                      12     Purposes for which the 2200-2300 MHz frequency band may be used - airborne TOB transmitters                                                                                      5
        Schedule 1     Fixed service (point-to-point) areas                                                 6
        Schedule 2     Fixed service (point-to-point) secondary areas                               8          
 
             
    
1              Name of Frequency Band Plan
                This Frequency Band Plan is the Television Outside Broadcast Service (1980–2110 MHz and 2170–2300 MHz) Frequency Band Plan 2012.
2              Commencement
                This Frequency Band Plan commences on the day after it is registered.
3              Revocations
                The following Frequency Band Plans are revoked:
(a)    Mobile-Satellite Service (2 GHz) Frequency Band Plan 2002; and
(b)   2.1 GHz Band Frequency Band Plan 2002.                
4              Interpretation
         (1)   In this Frequency Band Plan:
Act means the Radiocommunications Act 1992.
airborne television outside broadcast station means a television outside broadcast station that is on board an aircraft.
earth receive station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.
earth station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.
interpretation determination means the Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2000.
Perth area means the geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 15 kilometres whose centre is located at latitude 31.802522 South and longitude 115.885160 East.  
regulations means the Radiocommunications Regulations 1993.
spectrum plan means the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan 2009.
television outside broadcast service means a radiocommunications service that is provided by the operation of a television outside broadcast station.
television outside broadcast station has the meaning it has in the interpretation determination.
         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, an expression used in this Frequency Band Plan that is defined in the spectrum plan, the interpretation determination or the regulations has the same meaning in this Frequency Band Plan as it has in the spectrum plan, the interpretation determination or the regulations.
 
 
         (3)   However:
                (a)    an expression defined in the spectrum plan and in the interpretation determination or the regulations has the meaning given in the spectrum plan; and
               (b)    an expression defined in the interpretation determination and in the regulations (but not in the spectrum plan) has the meaning given in the interpretation determination.
         (4)   In this Frequency Band Plan:
                (a)    the range of numbers that identifies a frequency band is taken to include the higher, but not the lower, number;
               (b)    geographical coordinates describing a point are based on datum in the Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994; and
                (c)    where an area overlaps with an adjacent area, the first area is taken to be part of the second area.
5              Purpose of Frequency Band Plan
                This Frequency Band Plan makes provision for the purposes for which the following frequency bands may be used:
                (a)    1980–2110 MHz; and
               (b)    2170–2300 MHz.
6              Purpose for which the 1980–2010 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space)
The frequency band 1980-2010 MHz may be used for mobile satellite services (Earth-to-space).
7              Purpose for which the 2170-2200 MHz frequency band may be used – mobile-satellite services (space-to-Earth)
The frequency band 2170-2200 MHz may be used for mobile satellite services (space-to-Earth).
8              Purposes for which the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services
                A person must not operate a fixed service in the 1980–2010 MHz and 2170–2200 MHz frequency band unless:
(a)    at the commencement of this Frequency Band Plan, the person held a licence authorising the person to operate the fixed service in the frequency band; or
(b)   the service is a television outside broadcast service.
9              Purposes for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used
                Subject to sections 10, 11 and 12, the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used for:
                (a)    a television outside broadcast service;
               (b)    a fixed service (point-to-point);
                (c)    any service that, according to the spectrum plan, may be operated in the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands.
10            Purpose for which the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – fixed services (point-to-point) in specified areas
(1)  After 1 November 2013, the 2010–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands must not be used for a fixed service (point-to-point) except in accordance with this section.
(2)  A person must not operate a fixed service (point-to-point) in the 2010–2110 MHz or 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands in an area described in Schedule 1.
(3)  A person must not operate a fixed service (point-to-point) in the 2010–2110 MHz frequency band in an area described in Schedule 2 if, before the commencement of this Frequency Band Plan, that service was authorised under an apparatus licence.
(4)  A person may only operate a fixed service (point-to-point) as a secondary service in the 2010–2110 MHz frequency band in an area described in Schedule 2.
11            Purposes for which the 2025–2110 MHz and 2200–2300 MHz frequency bands may be used – earth stations and earth receive stations in the Perth area
                After 31 December 2015, a person must not operate as a primary service:
(a)   an earth station in the 2025–2110 MHz frequency band; or
(b)  an earth receive station in the 2200–2300 MHz frequency band;
within the Perth area.
 
12            Purposes for which the 2200–2300 MHz frequency band may be used – airborne television outside broadcast station
                A person must not operate an airborne television outside broadcast station in the 2200-2300 MHz frequency band.
 
Schedule 1               Fixed service (point-to-point) areas
                                    (subsection 10(2))
Part 1 Areas for 2010–2110 MHz
 
For the frequency band 2010–2110 MHz, the areas are each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 1.  
 
Table 1:  Centre coordinates for the frequency band 2010–2110 MHz
° South
° East

37.814048
144.971860

37.838770
144.996027

37.834878
145.348522

37.818493
144.957138

37.880993
144.999082

37.828212
145.353244

33.819533
151.185321

33.810644
151.196709

33.781756
151.070600

33.868699
151.209488

33.934533
151.156990

33.805366
151.181432

32.890085
151.538640

27.463138
152.948007

27.472304
153.025227

27.969524
153.213562

26.789806
152.918280

28.001189
153.426614

35.269830
149.158148

35.275386
149.097593

42.897395
147.236091

34.979923
138.707189

34.887980
138.613856

34.924647
138.598579

31.950754
115.872040

31.953254
115.855373

32.012419
116.061762

32.008252
116.083985

31.878253
115.859817

32.057978
115.751210

12.463580
130.835066

12.464135
130.844233

12.448302
130.836455

 
Part 2 Areas for 2200–2300 MHz
 
For the frequency band 2200–2300 MHz, the areas are each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 2. 
 
Table 2:  Centre coordinates for the frequency band 2200–2300 MHz
° South
° East

37.814048
144.971860

37.838770
144.996027

37.834878
145.348522

37.818493
144.957138

37.880993
144.999082

37.828212
145.353244

33.819533
151.185321

33.810644
151.196709

33.781756
151.070600

33.868699
151.209488

33.934533
151.156990

33.805366
151.181432

32.890085
151.538640

27.463138
152.948007

27.472304
153.025227

27.969524
153.213562

26.789806
152.918280

28.001189
153.426614

35.269830
149.158148

35.275386
149.097593

42.897395
147.236091

34.979923
138.707189

34.887980
138.613856

34.924647
138.598579

31.950754
115.872040

31.953254
115.855373

32.012419
116.061762

32.008252
116.083985

31.878253
115.859817

32.057978
115.751210

 
 
 
Schedule 2               Fixed service (point-to-point) secondary areas                                 (subsections 10(3) and (4))
 
For the frequency band 2010–2110 MHz, the areas are each geographic area:
(a)           bounded by a line starting at the intersection of the first coordinates listed in Table 3 in relation to the area; and 
(b)          passing sequentially through the intersection of each set of coordinates shown in Table 3 to the point of commencement;
but excludes:
(c)           each geographic area described by a circle with a radius of 150 kilometres whose centre is located at a point specified in Table 4. 
 
Table 3:  Coordinates for secondary areas 2010–2110 MHz

° South
° East

31.998556
136.001359

31.998546
137.001345

31.998537
138.001335

31.998521
139.001320

31.998513
140.001305

31.998499
141.001291

32.998503
141.001301

32.998492
142.001289

32.998484
143.001274

33.998489
143.001286

33.998479
144.001273

33.998470
145.001258

33.998459
146.001242

33.998450
147.001227

32.998449
147.001211

32.998441
148.001196

31.998441
148.001188

30.998441
148.001176

30.998435
149.001159

29.998435
149.001149

28.998437
149.001143

28.998431
150.001125

27.998425
150.001112

26.998429
150.001100

25.998434
150.001089

24.998427
150.001086

24.998425
151.001070

24.998429
152.001054

24.998417
153.001040

24.998402
154.001025

25.998401
154.001033

26.998397
154.001041

27.998398
154.001049

28.998397
154.001059

29.998395
154.001068

30.998395
154.001078

31.998395
154.001088

31.998405
153.001103

32.998404
153.001116

32.998415
152.001132

33.998414
152.001145

34.998416
152.001158

34.998426
151.001172

35.998427
151.001188

36.998431
151.001203

37.998434
151.001218

37.998444
150.001236

37.998457
149.001255

38.998459
149.001268

39.998464
149.001286

40.998469
149.001304

41.998475
149.001323

42.998481
149.001343

43.998488
149.001364

43.998499
148.001382

43.998511
147.001401

43.998522
146.001418

43.998534
145.001436

42.998527
145.001413

41.998522
145.001384

41.998531
144.001408

40.998524
144.001387

40.998536
143.001403

39.998529
143.001383

38.998522
143.001358

38.998534
142.001379

38.998546
141.001393

38.998557
140.001407

37.998545
140.001384

37.998562
139.001401

36.998554
139.001381

36.998567
138.001396

36.998578
137.001408

36.998590
136.001420

35.998576
136.001402

34.998562
136.001392

33.998560
136.001384

32.998557
136.001369

31.998556
136.001359

 
Table 4:  Centre coordinates for excluded areas 2010–2110 MHz
 

° South
° East

37.814048
144.971860

37.838770
144.996027

37.834878
145.348522

37.818493
144.957138

37.880993
144.999082

37.828212
145.353244

33.819533
151.185321

33.810644
151.196709

33.781756
151.070600

33.868699
151.209488

33.934533
151.156990

33.805366
151.181432

32.890085
151.538640

27.463138
152.948007

27.472304
153.025227

27.969524
153.213562

26.789806
152.918280

28.001189
153.426614

35.269830
149.158148

35.275386
149.097593

42.897395
147.236091

34.979923
138.707189

34.887980
138.613856

34.924647
138.598579