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The Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) (Model Control Apparatus) Regulations 1987

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1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) (Amendment) (Model Control Apparatus) Regulations 1987 and shall come into force on 21st May 1987.

2.  In these Regulations, “the principal Regulations” mean the Wireless Telegraphy (Exemption) Regulations 1980(1)(e).

3.  Regulation 2 of the principal Regulations shall have effect subject to the following amendments, that is to say—

(a)for the words “mean power” there shall be substituted the words “effective radiated power”, which words shall have the meaning assigned to them by BS 4727: Part 3: Group 07: 1971.

(b)there shall be added to regulation 2 the following definition:

“frequency modulation” has the meaning assigned to it by BS 4727: Part 3: Group 01: 1971.

4.  In Part II of the Schedule to the principal Regulations,

(a)Sub-paragraph 2(b) and the table beneath it shall be deleted and replaced with the following:—

(b)an effective radiated power not exceeding that which is set out opposite that frequency band in column 2 of that table

(1)(2)
Frequency BandsEffective Radiated Power
26.96 MHz to 27.28 MHz100 milliwatts
458.5 MHz to 459.5 MHz100 milliwatts

(b)Paragraph 3 shall be deleted and replaced with the following:—

3.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2 above,

(a)model control equipment which is capable of being used solely for the purpose of controlling the movement of model aircraft, may also be used with

(i)emissions which are within the frequency band set out in column 1 of Part I of the table below; and

(ii)an effective radiated power not exceeding that which is set out opposite that frequency band in column 2 of Part I of that table.

(b)model control equipment which is capable of being used solely for the purpose of controlling the movement of models on land or on water surface, and whose design employs exclusively the use of frequency modulation techniques, may also be used with—

(i)emissions which are within the frequency band set out in column 1 of Part II of the table below; and

(ii)an effective radiated power not exceeding that which is set out opposite that frequency band in column 2 of Part II of that table.

(1)(2)
Frequency BandsEffective Radiated Power
Part I
34.995 MHz to 35.255 MHz100 milliwatts
Part II
40.665 MHz to 40.955 MHz100 milliwatts

John Butcher

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,

Department of Trade and Industry

28th April 1987

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