UHF radiomicrophones consultation

In 2013 we sought submissions on opportunities for future use for UHF radiomicrophones. This followed the Government’s earlier announcement to auction the ‘digital dividend’ radio spectrum in the 700 MHz band, which took place in October 2013.

Discussion document

UHF Radiomicrophones: Opportunities for future use [PDF, 231 KB]

Submissions received

We received 9 submissions from interested stakeholders:

Outcome

The consultation confirmed new permitted frequency ranges for radiomicrophones.

UHF Radiomicrophones: Opportunities for future use — Summary of submissions and final decisions [PDF, 485 KB]

General user spectrum licence (GUSL) changes

General user spectrum licence number:

  • 222922 was amended to allow for the 510-606 MHz frequency range and for digital modulation
  • 222921 was amended to allow for the 622-698 MHz frequency range and for digital modulation.

Copies of licences 222922 and 222921 can be found in the Register of Radio Frequencies (the Register).

Search the Register(external link)

General user radio licence (GURL) changes

The General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices (GURL-SRD) was amended to permit radiomicrophones in the 502-510 MHz frequency range. This allows for both analogue and digital modulation, but the maximum EIRP is restricted to -10dBW (100 mW).

Find out more about General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices (GURL-SRD).

Ban in place

From 1 January 2014 a ban to prevent radiomicrophones from being sold or supplied in the 698-806 MHz frequency range took effect. This was implemented as a new condition on all licences to supply radio transmitters and was published in the New Zealand Gazette.

Radiocommunications Regulations (Licence to Supply Radio Transmitters — Ban on the Supply of Radio Microphones Equipment in the 698-806 MHz Frequency Range) Notice 2013 [link]