Aeronautical Purposes GURL

With this licence you can own and operate radio transmitting equipment for radiocommunications in the aeronautical service without needing to pay for a licence in your own name.

About this General User Radio Licence (GURL)

You're allowed to use the frequencies assigned to this GURL to operate:

  • aeronautical radio transmitters in the VHF band
  • portable radio transmitters, and
  • on-board aircraft transmitters for satellite communications and areonautical radionavigation and radiodetermination purposes.

You share the spectrum with other people who are using the same frequency and power at the same time as you. If someone else operating within the parameters of the licence causes interference to your service, you have to accept that interference.

For the terms and conditions and operating frequencies for this GURL, see the Gazette notice(external link)

Note: This licence doesn't allow you to operate aircraft, land, maritime or portable fixed or repeater transmitters. You can get a licensed service for these fixed land and repeater stations, but you need to pay for this.

See Aircraft licences you must pay for

Fees

$0.00 — there's no fee for a General User Radio Licence (GURL). All fees associated with this licence are paid for by Radio Spectrum Management (RSM).

Your responsibilities

You must follow the technical parameters of the licence, which include operating within a specified frequency band and up to the maximum power.

For the terms and conditions and operating frequencies for this GURL, see the Gazette notice(external link)

You must not operate in a way that causes interference to other licensed radio services.

Your equipment

Your equipment must comply with the relevant radio standards and relevant technical parameters for this licence.

Compliance labelling

If you bought your equipment in New Zealand, and it's labelled with an RSM-approved RCM mark or R-NZ label, you can start using it immediately. If it's not labelled with an RCM mark or R-NZ label, go back to your supplier and get New Zealand approved equipment.

If you bought your equipment online or overseas, you may not be able to set it up to operate on New Zealand frequencies. Go back to your supplier and ask for equipment with an approved RCM mark or R-NZ label.