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Milestone transition timeline

 

HIGH-DENSITY AREAS, MEDIUM-DENSITY AREAS AND WITHIN 100 KM BOUNDARY

31 December 2012

31 December 2014

31 December 2015

Non-government

  • Transitioned to narrowband1,14
  • Transitioned to low power or cease operation2
  • Clearance from certain band segments3,6,9
  • Transitioned to 10 MHz split7,9
  • Relocated out of certain harmonised government band segments9,10
  • Relocated out of all remaining harmonised government band segments9

Government

  • Transitioned to narrowband1,5,13,14
  • Transitioned to low power or cease operation2,5,13
  • Clearance from certain band segments4,9
  • Transitioned to 10 MHz split8,9
  • Relocated into harmonised government band segments from certain band segments9,11
  • Relocated into harmonised government band from all other band segments9,12
  1. Narrowband means a channel bandwidth of 12.5KHz or less. Applies to analog voice systems only in band segments B,J,G,H,E,M,P,Q,W,U Z–DD, FF–VV of the 400 MHz band. In band segments B, J, Q, U, the requirement to narrowband does not apply if both link ends are within the 100 km boundary and outside the medium density and high density areas.
  2. Low Power means a service operates at a maximum of 8.3w EIRP. Applies to all single frequency services in land mobile segments E,M,G,H,P,S,X,W,Z,DD,BB,FF,GG,II,JJ,LL,MM,RR,NN,SS,OO,TT,PP,UU,AA,CC,HH,KK,QQ,VV of the 400MHz band.
  3. In band segments 452.5-453MHz, 462-462.5MHz, non-government users are to move into the non-government band segments or 440-450MHz temporarily.
  4. In band segments 452.5-453MHz, 462-462.5MHz, government users are to move into the harmonised government band segments or 440-450MHz temporarily.
  5. To be exempt from this deadline, licensees will be required to confirm with the ACMA that they will be moving into the harmonised government band segments. Authorisation from a relevant State Authority or nominee of the National Coordinating Committee for Government Radiocommunications (NCCGR) stating that the user will be accommodated in the harmonised government band segments will be required.
  6. In band segment 469.4875-469.9875MHz non-government users are to move into band segment W or elsewhere in the non-government 400MHz band segments.
  7. 10MHz split means the difference in frequency between the transmitter and the receiver is equal to 10MHz. Applies to non-government users in band segments S and X and can be achieved in several ways: by shifting the receiver frequency down by 0.5MHz, obtaining a new frequency pair with a 10MHz split in same band segments or relocating the service by obtaining a new frequency pair in the band segment 469.9875-520MHz.
  8. 10MHz split means the difference between the transmitter and receiver frequency is equal to 10MHz. Applies to government users in band segments T and Y and can achieved in several ways: by shifting the receiver frequency down by 0.5MHz, obtaining a new frequency pair with a 10MHz split in the same band segments or relocating the service by obtaining a new frequency pair in the harmonised government band segments.
  9. All users are required to implement the measures that address congestion these are narrowband (12.5KHz or less) and transition to low power (8.3w EIRP or less)
  10. Non-government users in harmonised government band segments T and Y will relocate outside these bands into 450-470 or elsewhere in the non-government 400MHz band.
  11. Government users in band segments S and X will relocate into harmonised government band segments.
  12. Government users in band segments above 470MHz may require spectrum in the band segments T and Y to enable transition within the tunning range of existing equipment.
  13. Government users already in harmonised government band segments (except segments Y and T) are required to narrowband (12.5 KHz or less) and transition to low power (8.3w EIRP or less).
  14. Users with an existing low power land mobile service within the 100 km boundary and outside the medium density and high density areas are not required to narrowband.

LOW-DENSITY AREAS AND REMOTE-DENSITY AREAS

31 December 2013

31 December 2015

31 December 2018

Non-government

  • Transitioned to low power or cease operation1
  • Clearance from certain band segments3,11
  • Transitioned to 10 MHz split5
  • Relocated out of certain harmonised government band segments7
  • Relocated out of all remaining harmonised government band segments

Government

  • Transitioned to low power or cease operation1,2,10
  • Clearance from certain band segments4
  • Transitioned to 10 MHz split6
  • Relocated into harmonised government band segments from certain band segments8
  • Relocated into harmonised government band from all other band segments9
  1. Low power means a service operates at a maximum of 8.3w EIRP. Applies to all new single frequency services in land mobile segments E,M,G,H,P,S,X,W,Z,DD,BB,FF,GG,II,JJ,LL,MM,RR,NN,SS,OO,TT,PP,UU,AA,CC,HH,KK,QQ,VV of the 400 MHz band, if the service is on a communal site.
  2. To be exempt from this deadline, licensees will be required to confirm with the ACMA that they will be moving into the harmonised government band segments. Authorisation from a Commonwealth, state or territory representative of the National Coordinating Committee for Government Radiocommunications stating that the user will be accommodated in the harmonised government band segments will be required.
  3. In band segments 452.5–453 MHz, 462–462.5 MHz, non-government users are to move into non-government band segments or 440–450 MHz temporarily.
  4. In band segments 452.5–453 MHz, 462–462.5 MHz, government users are to move into harmonised government band segments or 440–450 MHz temporarily.
  5. 10 MHz split means the difference between the transmitter and receiver frequency is equal to 10 MHz. Applies to non-government users in band segments S and X and can be achieved in several ways—by shifting the receiver frequency down by 0.5 MHz, obtaining a new frequency pair with a 10 MHz split in the same band segments or relocating the service by obtaining a new frequency pair in the band segment 469.9875–520 MHz.
  6. 10 MHz split means the difference between the transmitter and receiver frequency is equal to 10 MHz. Applies to government users in band segments T and Y and can be achieved in several ways—by shifting the receiver frequency down by 0.5 MHz, obtaining a new frequency pair with a 10 MHz split in same band segments or relocating the service by obtaining a new frequency pair in the harmonised government band segments.
  7. Non-government users in harmonised government band segments T and Y will relocate outside these bands into 450–470 MHz or elsewhere in the non-government 400 MHz band.
  8. Government users in band segments S and X will relocate into harmonised government band segments.
  9. Government users in band segments above 470 MHz may require spectrum in the band segments T and Y to enable transition within the tunning range of existing equipment.
  10. Government users already in harmonised government band segments (except segments Y and T) are required to transition to low power (8.3w EIRP or less).
  11. Non-government users in frequency band 469.4875–469.9875 MHz to move into band segment W or elsewhere in the 400 MHz band.

 

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