Pursuant to Regulation 9 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 ("the Regulations") made under section 116 (1) (b) of the Radiocommunications Act 1989, and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive,
I give the following notice.
N o t i c e
1. Short title and commencement-(1) This is the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Emergency Transmitters) Notice 2003.
(2) This notice comes into force on 30 May 2003.
2. General user radio licence-A general user radio licence is granted for the transmission of radio waves for the purpose of obtaining assistance where safety of life or property is threatened, in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions of this notice.
3. Terms, conditions and restrictions-(1) The frequencies and uses for transmitters operating pursuant to this licence are:
(i) Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB) operating on the frequencies 121.5 MHz and 243.0 MHz.
(ii) Satellite Distress Beacons (SDB) operating in the frequency range 406.0 MHz to 406.1 MHz.
(iii) Avalanche beacons operating on the frequency
(iv) Radar transponders for marine search and rescue (SART) operating in the frequency range 9200 MHz to 9500 MHz.
(v) Survival craft radiotelephone transmitters operating in the frequency range 156.0 MHz to 156.9 MHz.
(vi) Search and rescue radiotelephone transmitters operating on the frequency 123.1 MHz.
(2) Transmitters must conform to technical standards as prescribed in notices made under Regulation 32 (1) (b) of the Regulations.
(3) If any radio transmitter to which this licence applies ceases to be used or installed, that transmitter must be rendered inoperable to avoid accidental transmission on distress frequencies.
(4) This licence applies only to transmitters operating on 121.5 and 243.0 MHz for which the Maritime Safety Authority of New Zealand does not require registration of a transmitted identity code.
(5) If a SDB is transferred to a new owner, the new owner must provide the Maritime Safety Authority with a new owner registration card.
4. Consequential revocation of licences-(1) The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Emergency Transmitters) Notice dated
25 October 2001 is revoked.
(2) Notwithstanding the revocation of a notice under subsection (1), every transmitter compliant with the requirements of that notice on the commencement date of this notice is deemed to be compliant with the requirements of this notice.
Dated at Wellington this Monday, the 26th day of May 2003.
SANJAI RAJ, Manager Business Services, Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Economic Development.
(This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect).
This notice prescribes that, pursuant to regulation-making powers of the Radiocommunications Act 1989, a general user radio licence is granted for the transmission of radio waves for the purpose of obtaining assistance where safety of life or property is threatened, in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions of this notice. This notice comes into effect on 30 May 2003.