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Update to Maritime Mobile in VHF band

The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Maritime Purposes) Notice was updated to reflect the changes to Appendix 18 of the International Radio Regulations.

As a result of two World Radiocommunication Conferences that concluded in February 2012 and November 2015, we are required to repurpose a number of VHF maritime mobile channels, which are currently allocated for repeaters and NowCasting weather information channels in New Zealand, for increased ship tracking and data communication services.

It should be noted that this General User Radio Licence came into operation on 1 October 2016 in line with the changes being made across New Zealand.

The new version of this General User Radio Licence is available on the New Zealand Gazette website.

Last updated 3 December 2018