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Pursuant to section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and Regulation 9 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001, and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive, I give the following notice.

Notice

1. Short title and commencement —

  1. This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2013.
  2. This notice comes into force on 28 November 2013.

 

2. Licence—

 

(1)

Licence Name:

General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices (SRDs).

 

(2)

Licence:

Any person may transmit radio waves using Short Range Devices (SRDs), also known as Restricted Radiation Devices (RRDs), Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPDs), or Spread Spectrum Devices (SSDs), in accordance with the applicable terms, conditions and restrictions of this notice.

 

(3)

Licence Number:

242164.

 

(4)

Commencement Date:

28 November 2013.

3. Spectrum—

Low (MHz)

High (MHz)

Reference Frequency (MHz)

Maximum Power dBW e.i.r.p.

Remarks

0.009000
0.090000
0.049500
9.0
Special Conditions 1 and 25
0.090000
0.190000
0.140000
-20.0
Special Conditions 1 and 25
0.119000
0.135000
0.127000
3
Special Conditions 1 and 25
3.180000
3.380000
3.280000
-76.0
Special Conditions 2 and 21
3.640000
4.040000
3.840000
-76.0
Special Conditions 2 and 20
6.765000
6.795000
6.780000
-20.0
Special Condition 1
10.440000
10.760000
10.600000
-76.0
Special Conditions 2 and 20
13.550000
13.570000
13.560000
-10.0
Special Condition 1
26.950000
27.300000
27.125000
0.0
 
29.700000
30.000000
29.850000
-10.0
 
30.800000
31.500000
31.150000
-10.0
Special Condition 3
35.500000
37.200000
36.350000
-10.0
 
40.660000
40.700000
40.680000
0.0
 
40.800000
41.000000
40.900000
-10.0
 
72.000000
72.250000
72.125000
-10.0
Special Condition 2
72.250000
72.500000
72.375000
-10.0
 
87.500000
108.000000
98.000000
-50.0
Special Condition 4
107.000000
108.000000
107.500000
-16.0
 
160.100000
160.600000
160.350000
-3.0
 
173.000000
174.000000
173.500000
-10.0
 
235.000000
300.000000
267.500000
-30.0
Special Condition 1
300.000000
322.000000
311.000000
-20.0
Special Condition 1
402.000000
406.000000
404.000000
-46.0
Special Conditions 5 and 14
433.050000
434.790000
433.920000
-16.0
 
444.000000
444.925000
444.462500
-16.0
Special Condition 5
458.540000
458.610000
458.575000
-3.0
 
466.800000
466.850000
466.825000
-3.0
 
470.000000
470.500000
470.250000
-10.0
Special Condition 5
471.000000
471.500000
471.250000
-10.0
 
502.000000
510.000000
506.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 26
502.000000
694.000000
598.000000
-50.0
Special Condition 6
819.000000
824.000000
821.000000
-10.0
 
864.000000
868.000000
866.000000
6.0
Special Condition 13
868.000000
870.000000
869.000000
-27.0
Special Conditions 1 and 15
869.200000
869.250000
869.225000
-20.0
Special Conditions 1 and 15
915.000000
928.00000
921.500000
-25.0
Special Condition 1
921.000000
928.000000
924.500000
0
Special Condition 23 or 24
921.500000
928.000000
924.750000
6.0
Special Conditions 13 and 23
2400.000000
2483.500000
2441.750000
6.0
Special Condition 13
2900.000000
3400.000000
3150.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
5150.000000
5250.000000
5200.000000
-7.0
Special Conditions 8 and 16
5250.000000
5350.000000
5300.000000
0.0
Special Conditions 9 and 17
5470.000000
5725.000000
5597.500000
0.0
Special Conditions 9 and 18
5470.000000
5725.000000
5597.500000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
5725.000000
5875.000000
5800.000000
6.0
Special Condition 13
5725.000000
5875.000000
5800.000000
3.0
Special Condition 10
8500.000000
10000.000000
9250.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
10000.000000
10600.000000
10300.000000
-16.0
Special Condition 7
15700.000000
17300.000000
16500.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
24000.000000
24250.000000
24125.000000
0.0
 
33400.000000
36000.000000
34700.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
46700.000000
46900.000000
46800.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 11
57000.000000
66000.000000
61500.000000
13.0
Special Condition 22
57000.000000
64000.000000
60500.000000
13.0
Special Conditions 12 and 19
59000.000000
64000.000000
61500.000000
-10.0
Special Condition 7
76000.000000
77000.000000
76500.000000
14.0
Special Condition 11
122000.000000
123000.000000
122500.000000
0.0
 
244000.000000
246000.000000
245000.000000
0.0
 
 

4. Location—

 

(1)

Transmit Location:

All New Zealand.

 

(2)

Receive Location:

All New Zealand.

5. Special conditions—

 
 1.

Use is limited to determination, telemetry and telecommand.

 
 2.

Use is limited to auditory aids.

 
 3.

Use is limited to model control.

 
 4.

Use is limited to audio senders.

 
 5.

Use is limited to biomedical telemetry.

 
 6.

Use is limited to audio/video senders.

 
 7.

Use is limited to radiolocation.

 
 8.

Use is limited to wireless LAN indoor systems only.

 
 9.

Use is limited to wireless LAN.

 
10.

Use is limited to road transport and traffic telematics.

 
11.

Use is limited to field disturbance sensors.

 
12.

Use is limited to fixed point–to–point links.

 
13.

Transmitters using e.i.r.p.s greater than 0 dBW (1 W) must employ frequency hopping or digital modulation techniques.

 
14.

In the band 402 to 406 MHz, the maximum permitted duty cycle is 0.1%.

 
15.

In the band 868 to 870 MHz, the maximum permitted peak power is –27 dBW (2 mW) and the maximum permitted duty cycle is 1%, except in the band 869.2 to 869.25 MHz, where the maximum permitted peak power is –20 dBW (10 mW) and the maximum permitted duty cycle is 0.1%.

 
16.

In the band 5150 to 5250 MHz, the maximum permitted power density is 10 dBm/MHz (10 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p. or equivalently –36 dBW/25 kHz (0.25 mW/25 kHz) e.i.r.p.

 
17.

Indoor-Only Systems: In the band 5250 to 5350 MHz, the maximum permitted mean power is
–7 dBW (200 mW) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted mean power density is –20 dBW/MHz (10 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p., provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented. If Transmitter Power Control is not used, then the e.i.r.p. values must be reduced by 3 dB;

 
 

Indoor and Outdoor Systems: In the band 5250 to 5350 MHz, the maximum permitted mean power is
0 dBW (1 W) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted mean power density is –13 dBW/MHz (50 mW/MHz), provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented in conjunction with the following vertical radiation angle mask where θ is the angle above the local horizontal plane (of the Earth):

 

Maximum permitted mean power density

Elevation angle above horizontal

 
 

–13 dB(W/MHz)

for 0° ≤θ <8°
 
 

–13 – 0.716(θ – 8) dB(W/MHz)

for 8° ≤θ <40°
 
 

–35.9 – 1.22(θ – 40) dB(W/MHz)

for 40° ≤θ ≤45°
 
 

–42 dB(W/MHz)

for 45° <θ;
 
 
18.

In the band 5470 to 5725 MHz, the maximum permitted transmitter power is –6 dBW (250 mW) with a
maximum permitted mean power of 0 dBW (1 W) e.i.r.p. and a maximum permitted mean power density
of –13 dBW/MHz (50 mW/MHz), provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented. If Transmitter Power Control is not in use, then the maximum permitted mean power shall be reduced by 3 dB.

 
19.

In the band 57 to 64 GHz, the average power density of any emission, measured during the transmit interval, shall not exceed –40 dBW/cm² (9 µW/cm²) at a distance of 3 metres and the peak power density of any emission shall not exceed –37 dBW/cm² (18 µW/cm²) at a distance of 3 metres. In the band 57 to 64 GHz, the peak total transmitter power shall not exceed –3 dBW (500 mW). In the band 57 to 64 GHz, for emissions of bandwidths less than 100 MHz, the transmitter peak power must be limited to –3 dBW (500 mW) x (bandwidth (MHz) / 100 (MHz)).

 
20.

In the bands 3.64 to 4.04 MHz and 10.44 to 10.76 MHz, the maximum permitted field strength is –40 dBµA/m measured in a 10 kHz bandwidth at 10 metres.

 
21.

In the band 3.18 to 3.38 MHz, the maximum permitted field strength is –20 dBµA/m measured in a 10 kHz bandwidth at a distance of 10 metres.

 
22.

Indoor-Only Systems: In the band 57000 to 66000 MHz, the power spectral density must not exceed 13 dBm/MHz e.i.r.p. and spurious emissions outside the band must be less than –30 dBm/MHz.

 
23.

Except where condition 24 applies, transmissions from devices operating in the band 921 to 928 MHz must
not exceed the following unwanted emission limits: –79 dBW (–49 dBm) from 800 to 915 MHz, then varying
from –79 dBW (–49 dBm) at 915 MHz to –66 dBW (–36 dBm) at 921 MHz in accordance with the formula
y = mx + C, where–, y = dBm, x = MHz, m = dy/dx, C = the value of y where x = 0 (the y intercept). The maximum value of –63 dBW (–33 dBm) applies from 928 MHz to 1 GHz. The reference bandwidth for emissions is 100 kHz. Outside the band 800 MHz to 1 GHz, the limits prescribed in applicable standards prescribed in the Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice 2010* apply. In the absence of applicable standards, the limits prescribed in Table 2 of the notice apply.

 

24.

  1. This condition applies where, in the course of business, any person manages a network consisting of five or more devices that transmit in the band 921 to 928 MHz.
  2. Where this condition applies:

a. The number of simultaneous transmissions in any single square kilometre within the area covered by the network must not exceed 35 on average over any five–minute period; and
b.  The unwanted emission limits for the devices, using a reference bandwidth of 100 kHz, must not exceed:

(i) –70 dBW (-40 dBm) from 800 MHz to 915 MHz;
(ii) –56 dBW (-26 dBm) from 915 MHz to 921 MHz;
(iii) –56 dBW (-26 dBm) from 928 MHz to 935 MHz;
(iv) –63 dBW (-33 dBm) from 935 MHz to 1 GHz; or
(v) Outside the band 800 MHz to 1 GHz, the unwanted emission limits specified in Table 2 of the Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice 2010.

  25.

In the band 0.009000 to 0.090000 MHz, the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 72 dBµA/m
at a distance of 10 metres. In the band 0.090000 to 0.190000 MHz, the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 43 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres, except in the band 0.119000 to 0.135000 MHz, where the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 66 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres.

  26. Use is limited to the purpose known as radio microphones (also known as wireless microphones, in ear monitors or wireless audio transmitters). Analogue modulation schemes are permitted with a maximum necessary bandwidth of 300 kHz. Digital modulation schemes are permitted with a maximum necessary bandwidth of 200 kHz. Use of a power level above –20 dBW is only permitted when the user has first determined that the intended use will not affect the reception of television broadcasts in or adjacent to the proposed area of operation.

6. General conditions applying to all transmissions under this licence— 

 

 1.

The frequency ranges, peak power of transmissions within those frequency ranges, and designated uses of frequencies are those prescribed in this licence. All transmissions in a given frequency range must comply with any special conditions relating to that frequency range.

 

 2.

Transmitters, and persons supplying or using transmitters, must comply with the requirements of Regulations 32 to 37 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.

 

 3.

Frequency use is on a shared basis and the chief executive does not accept liability under any circumstances for any loss or damage of any kind occasioned by the unavailability of frequencies or interference to reception.

 

 4.

Should interference occur to services licensed pursuant to a radio licence or a spectrum licence, the chief executive reserves the right to require and ensure that any transmission or any emission pursuant to this General User Radio Licence change frequency, reduce power, or cease operation.

 

 5.

Transmissions that are broadcasting, as defined in the Broadcasting Act 1989, are not permitted.

7. Consequential revocation of licences—

  1. The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice (No. 2) 2012, dated the 28th day of May 2012 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 31 May 2012, No. 61, page 1751, is revoked.
  2. Notwithstanding the revocation of the notice under subsection (1), every transmitter capable of making transmissions compliant with the requirements of that notice on the commencement date of this notice is deemed to be compliant with
    the requirements of this notice.

 

Dated at Wellington this 28th day of November 2013.
JEFFREY DENNIS HICKS, Manager, Radio Spectrum Management Licensing, Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

 

Explanatory Note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice adds provisions for the operation of radio microphones in the frequency range of 502 – 510 MHz.

*New Zealand Gazette, 4 November 2010, No. 148, page 3723
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Last updated 28 November 2013