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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PIB 39 outlines the requirements for certifying spectrum licences in Crown management rights.
PIB 40 details the audit procedures for engineering certificates issued by approved persons.
PIB 45 details the requirements for applicants wishing to become an Approved Radio Examiner (ARX).
PIB 46 details the rules for the issue of radio operator certificates and callsigns for amateur and maritime services.
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.
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.
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).
PIB 58 specifies the operational policy rules for Radio Licensing.
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.