The 900Mhz Plan in Australia

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The 900Mhz Plan in Australia

Postby Aus67 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:58 am

Hi All,
I recently got very excited when I discovered FPV flying...I have flown R/c aircraft and helies for almost two decades and even though I enjoy it...FPV was going to give it a whole new visual dimension. I was horrified when I discovered that apparently the long range frequencies are illegal in Austarlia. (but not surprised, I have long had the opinion that we are a nanny state).

I live in a rural area and would like to setup a system that would allow me to fly moderate distances...say 5Km+ and so from what I have read, I have to go for the lower frequencies to get the distance.

The 900Mhz frequency band operates between 820 and 960Mhz..

I just received an email from ReadymadeRC who makes uhf Tx and Rx in the following Frequencies:

CH1: 910 MHz (Only channel for units shipped to USA or Canada)
CH2: 980 MHz
CH3: 1010 MHz
CH4: 1040 MHz

Edited** Here is the link to the plans.
http://www.acma.gov.au/Industry/Spectru ... nning-acma
http://archive.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_2704

So is there any reason why the 980 frequecy cant be used for FPV flying? ...from what I can make out the last 3 frequencies could be used without interfereing with anything? I am new to this arena, so any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Regards
Daryl
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Re: The 900Mhz Plan in Australia

Postby cynr100 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:30 pm

As I understand it 900mHz is in the mobile phone range of frequencies.
Have you considered 433mHz, off the shelf setups are available like http://www.dragonlabs.net/dragonlink though not cheap. HobbyKing now stock Orange brand of 433mHz UHF LRS systems.
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Re: The 900Mhz Plan in Australia

Postby Aus67 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:51 pm

Hi Cynr100

Well that is what I thought until I found the 900mhz band plan but the range is set between 820 and 960Mhz with the mobile phones operating between 915 to 926Mhz.

I have trawled through all of the spektrum and found nothing that is above 960Mhz ...so am wondering why the entire 900mhz frequency is outta bounds.

Likewise with the 433mhz, not sure on why it is locked up...I haven't done any research on it.

Hey I see you are in Cairns...I am in Mareeba and moving to Cairns after xmas. Small world

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Re: The 900Mhz Plan in Australia

Postby cynr100 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:35 am

PM sent :D :D
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