Proposed updates to several RALIs
Consultation closes: 08 February 2019
After considering issues and suggestions raised in submissions, the ACMA has finalised RALI MS 33, RALI MS 44 and RALI MS 35.
RALI MS 38 is still under review.
The ACMA received seven submissions to this consultation. These can be accessed from the right hand side index box under 'Other submissions received'.
Submissions related to RALI MS 33 and 34 all supported the introduction of underground applications in 1.8 and 2 GHz bands. The process for issuing underground PTS licences has been clarified in these two RALIs as well as protection of other services from underground PTS applications.
One submission to RALI MS 35 expressed concern that the proposed changes would effect existing registrations. A footnote was added in the final version of RALI MS 35 to make it clear that the modification to coordinates of the Williamtown site and the four new sites are only applicable from the date the update comes into effect.
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Draft update to RALI MS 33—Frequency Coordination and Licensing Procedures for Apparatus Licensed PTS in the 2 GHz Bands
| Draft update to RALI MS 34—Frequency Coordination and Licensing Procedures for Apparatus Licensed PTS in the 1800 MHz Bands
| Draft update to RALI MS 35—Coordination of 2.5 GHz Band Spectrum Licensed Transmitters with Radiodetermination Stations operated by the Department of Defence in the 2700–2900 MHz band
|Draft update to RALI MS 38—Coordination between Earth Station Transmitters in the Fixed-Satellite Service and Terrestrial Stations in the Fixed Service in the 25.5–30 GHz Band
Comments were sought on proposed changes to a number of Radiocommunications Assignment and Licensing Instructions (RALIs). Specifically, updates were proposed to:
- RALI MS 33 and RALI MS 34 to support operation in underground environments
- RALI MS 35 to include additional radar sites at the request of the Department of Defence
- RALI MS 38 to remove coordination requirements for body scanners which are now authorised via class licence and to update the coordination zones and protection requirements for SRS.
Additionally, RALI FX 21 has been updated to remove the channel arrangements that applied before 31 January 2016, which are now superseded.
This work was foreshadowed in the Frequency Coordination Requirements Review Work Program, released by the ACMA in September 2018.
Issue for comment
The ACMA invited comments from stakeholders on the proposed updates to RALIs MS 33, MS 34, MS 35 and MS 38.