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Public Information Brochures (PIBs)

Public Information Brochures (PIBs) provide licensing and other general information on a range of common radio services such as CB Radio, Amateur Radio and Maritime VHF Radio. It also details radio spectrum usage, fixed and mobile service band plans and the radio licensing policies that apply in New Zealand.

Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand (PIB 21)

The Table of Radio Spectrum Usage in New Zealand (PIB 21) illustrates the allocation of, and the type of use for, the radio spectrum in New Zealand.

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Fixed service bands in New Zealand (PIB 22)

PIB 22 is a convenient reference to the bands used in the Fixed Service, showing details of channels, frequencies and separations between the ‘go’ and ‘return’ channels.

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Mobile service bands in New Zealand (PIB 23)

PIB 23 is a convenient reference of the bands used in VHF and UHF mobile services. It gives details of frequencies, channels and band plans.

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Applications and requirements for approved radio engineers and approved certifiers (PIB 34)

PIB 34 sets out the application, regulatory and retaining of status requirements for approved radio engineers and approved radio certifiers (approved persons) and reflects the current practices and policies of Radio Spectrum Management for granting or declining applications.

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Radio Licence Certification Rules (PIB 38)

PIB 38 specifies the requirements for certification of Radio Licences in the Radio Licensing bands and includes Land Mobile, Fixed, Fixed Satellite, Maritime Mobile and Aeronautical Mobile services.

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Requirements for Approved Radio Examiners (PIB 45)

PIB 45 details the requirements for applicants wishing to become an Approved Radio Examiner (ARX).

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Radio Operator Certificate and Callsign Rules (PIB 46)

PIB 46 details the rules for the issue of radio operator certificates and callsigns for amateur and maritime services.

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Legal entities for the purposes of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 (PIB 47)

PIB 47 provides information to assist in identifying whether a party has legal entity status and is therefore capable of holding a licence or management right under the Radiocommunications Act 1989.

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Security of tenure for radio licences transitional plan guidelines (PIB 48)

PIB 48 provides operational guidelines for implementing Government policies where a decision has been taken to make changes to the use of the radio spectrum affecting current radio licences.

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Power Drive Systems - Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (PIB 49)

PIB 49 is intended to assist all parties involved in the specification, purchase, supply and installation of Power Drive Systems (PDS) in order to meet requirements for Electromagnetic Interference and Compatibility (EMI and EMC).

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Radio Licence Policy Rules (PIB 58)

PIB 58 specifies the operational policy rules for Radio Licensing.

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Policy rules for Crown Spectrum Management Rights (PIB 59)

PIB 59 contains the policy rules for licences within Management rights that the Crown administers. Issue 1 of PIB 59 covers licences for sound and television broadcasting.

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Last updated 2 December 2014