This is the top of the main content
174-184 MHz — Land Mobile Radio technical consultation
The Minister for Communications decided new uses for the former analogue television Band III (174-230 MHz) in April 2017, following a review of options for allocating the frequencies in this band. One of the new uses was land mobile radio services, which was allocated 10 MHz between 174-184 MHz.
We prepared a consultation document concerning technical specifications for land mobile radio services operating in these frequencies.
The document covers:
- the licensing regime to be used
- the allocation mechanism
- allocation terms and conditions, and
- the approach to and details of any technical specifications.
174 to 184 MHz: Land Mobile Radio technical consultation October 2017 [PDF, 517 KB]
Interested parties were invited to comment on the questions raised by the consultation document, and other matters related to land mobile radio services operating in 174-184 MHz.
Submissions closed at 5pm on Wednesday, 13 December 2017. Eight submissions were received, and are listed below:
- Brian Davis [PDF, 138 KB]
- Kordia [PDF, 38 KB]
- NZ Police [PDF, 1.5 MB]
- RFUANZ [PDF, 3.7 MB]
- Rodgers Hulston & White [PDF, 434 KB]
- Ross Tottenham [PDF, 186 KB]
- Tait Communications [PDF, 605 KB]
- Tony Brown [PDF, 103 KB]
We reviewed the submissions, and the new spectrum for land mobile radio (the G band) was introduced in mid-2018. Public Information Brochures 24, 39 and 59 were updated to contain the band plan, technical rules for the G band.
- PIB 24 Crown Management Right Band Plans
- PIB 39 Spectrum Licence Certification Rules for Crown Management Rights
- PIB 59 Policy rules for Crown Spectrum Management Rights