Citation and commencement

1

These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Automotive Short Range Radar) (Exemption) Regulations 2005 and shall come into force on 17th March 2005.

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Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2005: see above.

Interpretation

2

Interpretation2

In these Regulations—

(a)    “automotive short range radar equipment” means equipment providing vehicle radar functions for collision mitigation and traffic safety applications;

(b)    “dBm” means decibel milliWatt;

(c)    “dBm/MHz” means decibel milliWatt per megahertz; and

(d)    “eirp” means effective isotropically radiated power.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2005: see reg 1.

Exemption

3

Exemption3

Subject to regulation 4, the establishment or installation of automotive short range radar equipment in a vehicle and the use of automotive short range radar equipment so established or installed is hereby exempt from the provisions of section 1(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2005: see reg 1.

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4

4

The exemption provided for in regulation 3 shall be limited to automotive short range radar equipment which—

(a)    operates within the frequency band between 77 gigahertz and 81 gigahertz;

(b)    emits a mean power density no greater than—

(i)    -3 dBm/MHz eirp associated with a peak limit of 55 dBm eirp; and

(ii)    -9 dBm/MHz eirp outside the vehicle in which it is established or installed; and

(c)    does not cause undue interference to other users of the frequency band between 77 gigahertz and 81 gigahertz.

NOTES
Initial Commencement
Specified date

Specified date: 17 March 2005: see reg 1.

Signature

Stephen Carter

Chief Executive of the Office of Communications

For and by authority of the Office of Communications

22nd February 2005

EXPLANATORY NOTE

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations exempt the establishment or installation of automotive short range radar equipment in a vehicle and the use of automotive short range radar equipment so established or installed from the requirement to be licensed under section 1(1) of the Wireless Telegraphy Act 1949 (c 54). The equipment must operate within the frequency band between 77 gigahertz and 81 gigahertz, meet the mean power density requirements and not cause undue interference to other users of the frequency band.

These Regulations implement the Commission Decision of 8th July 2004 on the harmonisation of radio spectrum in the 79 GHz range for the use of automotive short-range radar equipment in the Community (2004/545/EC).

A full regulatory impact assessment and report of the effect that these Regulations will have on the costs to business is available to the public from the OFCOM Library at Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 9HA (Tel: 020 7981 3000) or on the OFCOM internet web site at www.ofcom.org.uk. Copies of the report have also been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament.

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