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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.
UHF Radiomicrophones: Opportunities for future use [PDF, 231 KB]
We received 9 submissions from interested stakeholders:
- Dave Hurley [PDF, 16 KB]
- Elephant Audio Limited [PDF, 543 KB]
- Hills SVL [PDF, 80 KB]
- New Zealand Racing Board [PDF, 62 KB]
- Production Sound Limited [PDF, 104 KB]
- Radio Broadcasters Association [PDF, 423 KB]
- Syntec International Pty Limited [PDF, 140 KB]
- Vodafone New Zealand [PDF, 58 KB]
- Wireless Users New Zealand [PDF, 115 KB]
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(external link) and 222921(external link) can be found in the Register of Radio Frequencies (RRF).
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