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Summary of proposed variations 

The ACMA proposes to vary the CB Class Licence to:

1.       Change the existing UHF CB channel arrangements to include additional channels.

2.       Relax the duty cycle restriction for telemetry and telecommand transmissions.

3.       Permit the transmission of position and identification information.

4.       Improve the regulatory effectiveness of the Class Licence by clarifying the permitted operation on the repeater channels.

5.       Prohibit the indirect linking of repeater stations.

6.       Prohibit the linking of CB stations.

 Details of the proposed variations

 1.      Change the existing UHF CB channel arrangements to include additional channels.

The main features of the proposed changes are:

>         The spectrum set aside for the UHF CBRS band essentially remains the same. The additional 40 x 12.5 kHz channels are being included by interleaving the new channels between the existing  40 x 25 kHz channels.

>         The CBRS (through the proposed new UHF CB Equipment Standard) accommodates the operation of both 25 kHz (wideband) equipment and 12.5 kHz (narrowband) equipment until 1 July 2017 (which is 6 years from the commencement of the CB Class Licence Variation). From the end of that period only narrowband equipment can be used.

>     All 80 channels can be used by narrowband equipment.

>     Narrowband equipment can be used to access wideband repeaters.

>     Eight two frequency channels are set aside for narrowband repeaters.

>         Channels 22 and 23 remain set aside for Telemetry and Telecommand applications for both wideband and narrowband equipment.

>         Channels 61, 62 and 63 are reserved for later allocation.  Operation on these channels is not permitted until they have been allocated.

>         Wideband repeaters may be converted to narrowband operation at any time.

>         Operators of wideband equipment may continue to access repeaters that have been converted to narrowband operation; although some degradation of voice quality will be experienced.

Cont........

The proposed variations are discussed in the paper Proposed variations to the Radiocommunications 

(Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (Word [161 kb] or PDF [124 kb] formats).

http://www.acma.gov.au/

Read on further full detail below........

 

80 (77 Usable) Channel UHF CB Information

The Australian Communications & Media Authority (ACMA) will change the Class License which covers the use of UHF CB radio. It is illegal to operate a UHF CB radio on any frequency not allocated under the current 40 channel Class License.

Following is the Official New Channel Allocation list, This is currently for reference use only and will not come into affect until the Class License changes  January 1st 2011


Channel: Frequency: Use:
Channel 1 476.4250 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 2 476.4500 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 3 476.4750 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 4 476.5000 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 5 476.5250 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output (Emergency use only)
Channel 6 476.5500 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 7 476.5750 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 8 476.6000 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 9 476.6250 Simplex
Channel 10 476.6500 Simplex 4WD Drivers - Convoy, Clubs & National Parks
Channel 11 476.6750 Simplex Call Channel
Channel 12 476.7000 Simplex
Channel 13 476.7250 Simplex
Channel 14 476.7500 Simplex
Channel 15 476.7750 Simplex
Channel 16 476.8000 Simplex
Channel 17 476.8250 Simplex
Channel 18 476.8500 Simplex Caravan & Campers Convoy Channel
Channel 19 476.8750 Simplex
Channel 20 476.9000 Simplex
Channel 21 476.9250 Simplex
Channel 22 476.9500 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 23 476.9750 Simplex Data Only (No Voice - No Packet)
Channel 24 477.0000 Simplex
Channel 25 477.0250 Simplex
Channel 26 477.0500 Simplex
Channel 27 477.0750 Simplex
Channel 28 477.1000 Simplex
Channel 29 477.1250 Simplex Pacific Hwy (NSW) & Bruce Hwy (Qld) Road
Channel 30 477.1500 Simplex UHF CB Broadcasts
Channel 31 477.1750 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 32 477.2000 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 33 477.2250 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 34 477.2500 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 35 477.2750 Simplex Repeater Input (Emergency Use Only)
Channel 36 477.3000 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 37 477.3250 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 38 477.3500 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 39 477.3750 Simplex
Channel 40 477.4000 Simplex Highway Channel
Channel 41 476.4375 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 42 476.4625 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 43 476.4875 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 44 476.5125 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 45 476.5375 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 46 476.5625 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 47 476.5875 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output
Channel 48 476.6125 Duplex & Simplex - Repeater Output

Channel 49 476.6375 Simplex
Channel 50 476.6625 Simplex
Channel 51 476.6875 Simplex
Channel 52 476.7125 Simplex
Channel 53 476.7375 Simplex
Channel 54 476.7625 Simplex
Channel 55 476.7875 Simplex
Channel 56 476.8125 Simplex
Channel 57 476.8375 Simplex
Channel 58 476.8625 Simplex
Channel 59 476.8875 Simplex
Channel 60 476.9125 Simplex
Channel 61 Reserved for Future Expansion
Channel 62 Reserved for Future Expansion
Channel 63 Reserved for Future Expansion

Channel 64 477.0125 Simplex
Channel 65 477.0375 Simplex
Channel 66 477.0625 Simplex
Channel 67 477.0875 Simplex
Channel 68 477.1125 Simplex
Channel 69 477.1375 Simplex
Channel 70 477.1625 Simplex
Channel 71 477.1875 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 72 477.2125 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 73 477.2375 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 74 477.2625 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 75 477.2875 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 76 477.3125 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 77 477.3375 Simplex Repeater Input
Channel 78 477.3625 Simplex Repeater Input

Channel 79 477.3875 Simplex
Channel 80 477.4125 Simplex

Licenses for Repeater Channels 44 & 45 will not be licensed for an additional 6 to 12 months to allow extra time for owners of Channel 5 Emergency repeaters to upgrade equipment to meet the new standards

Channels 1 to 8 and 41 to 48 - Repeater Channels Press the DUPLEX button on your radio to used any available repeaters
Channel 5 & 35 - Emergency use only - Monitored by Volunteers, No general conversations are to take place on this channel
Channels 22 & 23 - Data transmissions only (Excluding Packet)
Channels 31 to 38 and 71 to 78 - Repeater inputs - Do not use these channels for simplex transmissions as you will interfere with conversations on channels 1 to 8 and 41 to 48

The Australian Government has legislated that channels 5 & 35 on the UHF CB Band are reserved for emergency use only
As at January 2007 the maximum penalties for the misuse of the legally allocated CB emergency channels are:
•For general misuse - if an individual 2 years imprisonment, otherwise $165,000 (a $220 on-the-spot fine can be issued in minor cases); or
•For interference to an Emergency call - if an individual 5 years imprisonment, otherwise $550,000

If you interfere with another persons conversation just select another channel and do not provoke troublemakers that may deliberately search out other people provoke a reaction, Just ignore them remember

http://www.uhfcb.com.au

 

 

VK and ZL headed for common CB

Australia has decided on a new narrow-frequency allocation for CB Radio and New Zealand is likely to follow soon after.

To capture the emerging Australian and New Zealand markets Uniden has announced the release of the first Mini Compact Mobile UHF-CB Radio Series.

In a news release the company says the new model has 77 12.5kHz channels.

Meantime the New Zealand Department of Defence says it plans to revamp the CB band in New Zealand to align with Australia.

The proposed changes in New Zealand include:
• the doubling of the number of channels available by reducing the channel bandwidth from 25 kHz to 12.5 kHz
• reducing the spacing permitted between repeaters from 20 km to five km to allow greater use of repeater facilities
• introducing additional spectrum for CB services in the 27 MHz band that is harmonised with the frequencies allocated for CB in Australia.

The changes will impact the UHF CB networks across Australia and New Zealand, and all radios using the UHF-CB band will be affected, including handheld and mobile radios.

With Uniden's new Mini Compact Mobile UHF-CB Radio Series, users will be ready to access the extra channels as soon as the network is rolled out.

www.amateurradio.com.au

 

 

ACMA Proposes Changes to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002.

Date : 01 / 02 / 2011
Author : Peter Young - VK3MV

On 28 January 2011 the ACMA released a paper signalling its intention to vary the CBRS Class Licence. The paper follows consultation between the ACMA, industry and the public in the context of the ACMA’s review of the 400 MHz band, the ACMA proposes to increase the number of radiofrequency channels in the UHF Citizen Band.

The ACMA proposes to vary the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (the CB Class Licence) to facilitate operation on the new channels. Other proposed variations to the CB Class Licence include variations to:

a.. facilitate the transmission of electronic identification and location information;
b.. relax the duty cycle restriction for telemetry and telecommand transmissions;
c.. improve the regulatory effectiveness of the CB Class Licence;
d.. prohibit the indirect linking of repeater stations; and
e.. prohibit the linking of CB stations.

The proposed variations are discussed in the paper Proposed variations to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (Word [161 kb] or PDF [124 kb] formats).

The WIA was represented on the ACMA 400 MHz Review Working Group by WIA Director, Peter Young, VK3MV that suggested these changes.

http://www.wia.org.au

 

 

Lastest Info from the ACMA

Variations to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) seeks comment on a draft Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence Variation 2011 (No. 1) that will vary the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002.

Following consultation between the ACMA, industry and the public in the context of the ACMA’s review of the 400 MHz band, the ACMA proposes to increase the number of radiofrequency channels in the UHF Citizen Band.

The ACMA proposes to vary the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (the CB Class Licence) to facilitate operation on the new channels. Other proposed variations to the CB Class Licence include variations to:

More Information

The current licensing arrangements are set out in the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002.

The proposed variations are set out in the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence Variation 2011 (No. 1).

The proposed variations are discussed in the paper Proposed variations to the Radiocommunications (Citizen Band Radio Stations) Class Licence 2002 (Word [161 kb] or PDF [124 kb] formats).

Submissions

Submissions should be provided by close of business 4 March 2011.

The preferred method of submission is electronically to the following email address: spectrumoutlook@acma.gov.au

Alternatively, submissions can be mailed to:

Citizen Band Variations
Spectrum Outlook and Review Section
Australian Communications and Media Authority
PO Box 78
Belconnen ACT 2616

http://www.acma.gov.au/

 

 

 

 

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