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Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Maritime Purposes) Notice 2007

Pursuant to Regulation 9 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001 (“the Regulations”) made under section 116(1)(b) of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 (“the Act”), 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 notice is
the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Maritime Purposes) Notice 2007.
(2) This notice comes into force on 1 November 2007.
2. General user radio licence—(1) A general user radio licence is granted for the transmission of radio waves for the purpose of maritime radiocommunications, in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions of this notice.
3. Terms, conditions and restrictions—(1) Except as provided for in subsection (2), a person may, in accordance with the provisions of the Schedules to this notice, operate radio transmitters in the maritime service, including land and aeronautical transmitters, for the purposes of:
(a) the safe and expeditious conduct of maritime transportation; or
(b) an emergency; or
(c) a matter that relates to the particular occupation, industry or activity in which a marine craft is engaged; or
(d) providing telecommunications services to passengers of marine craft.
(2) This licence does not include:
(a) land based transmitters, including coast stations, operating on frequencies below 30 MHz; or
(b) remotely activated private and public coast stations; or
(c) maritime VHF repeater transmitters; or
(d) remote activation of a maritime VHF repeater by a land station without the express permission, pursuant to Regulation 13 of the Regulations, of the maritime VHF repeater licensee.
(3) In accordance with the provisions of Articles 19 and
47 of the International Radio Regulations, a person operating a maritime service transmitter must:
(a) use the maritime identification allocated in accordance with the Regulations; and
(b) be the holder of an applicable certificate of competency issued in accordance with the Regulations.
(4) In accordance with the provisions of the First Schedule to the Act, a person operating a transmitter pursuant to this licence must also comply with all relevant provisions of the Maritime Transport Act 1994, and regulations and rules made under that Act.
(5) Transmitters must conform to technical standards as prescribed in notices made under Regulation 32(1)(b) of the Regulations.
(6) Frequency use is on a shared basis and the chief executive does not accept liability under any circumstances for any loss or damage of any kind occasioned by the unavailability of frequencies, or interference to reception.
(7) Should interference occur to services licensed pursuant to a radio licence or a spectrum licence, the chief executive reserves the right to require and ensure that any transmission pursuant to this General User Radio Licence change frequency, reduce power or cease operation.
(8) A person, authorised by the chief executive, shall be granted at all reasonable times entry to any premises, building, aircraft, ship, carriage, vehicle, box or receptacle for the purposes of ensuring compliance with this licence.
(9) Words and expressions that are defined in:
(a) The Radiocommunications Act 1989, and Regulations and notices made under that Act; and
(b) The International Radio Regulations annexed to the International Telecommunications Convention; and
(c) The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS),
have the meanings so defined.
(10) Frequencies designated for International Distress, Safety and Calling may also be used by aircraft for search and rescue communications.
4. Consequential revocation of licences—(1) The Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Maritime Purposes) Notice 2005 dated the 20th day of June 2005 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 23 June 2005, No. 94, page 2248, 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.
First Schedule
Frequency (kHz) Designated Use
2012 Harbour authorities
2045 Supplementary calling
2068 Inter-ship
2089 Aquatic sporting events
2129 Aquatic sporting events
2162 Harbour authorities
2182 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
2207 Communication with Maritime New Zealand coast stations
2444 Communication with private coast stations
2456 Inter-ship
2480 Communication with private coast stations
2638 Inter-ship
3023 Search and rescue
4125 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
4146 Communication with private coast stations, Maritime New Zealand coast stations and inter-ship
4417 Communication with private coast stations and inter-ship
5680 Search and rescue
6215 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
6224 Communication with private coast stations, Maritime New Zealand coast stations and inter-ship
6227 Communication with private coast stations and inter-ship
6516 Communication with private coast stations and inter-ship
8255 International calling
8291 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
8297 Communication with Maritime New Zealand coast stations
8364 Search and rescue
12290 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
12356 Communication with Maritime New Zealand coast stations
16420 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
16531 Communication with Maritime New Zealand coast stations
Designations of Emissions:
6K00A3EJN – 2182 kHz only (DSB full carrier)
2K80H3EJN – 2182 kHz only (SSB full carrier)
2K80J3EJN – All frequencies (SSB suppressed carrier)
Second Schedule
The channels specified in Appendix S18 of the International Radio Regulations must be used in accordance with the following designated uses:
CHL ShipStation Transmit Coast Station Transmit Designated Use
(MHz) (MHz)
60 156.025 160.625 General maritime repeaters
1 156.050 160.650 General maritime repeaters
61 156.075 160.675 General maritime repeaters
2 156.100 160.700 Telecommunication networks access (STN interconnect)
62 156.125 160.725 General maritime repeaters
3 156.150 160.750 General maritime repeaters
63 156.175 160.775 General maritime repeaters
4 156.200 160.800 General maritime repeaters
64 156.225 160.825 General maritime repeaters
5 156.250 160.850 General maritime repeaters
65 156.275 160.875 General maritime repeaters
6 156.300 Inter-ship
66 156.325 160.925 General maritime repeaters
7 156.350 160.950 Telecommunication networks access (STN interconnect)
67 156.375 156.375 Maritime New Zealand coast stations and anti-pollution operations
8 156.400 Inter-ship
68 156.425 156.425 Maritime New Zealand coast stations
9 156.450 156.450 Port operations and ship movement
69 156.475 156.475 Surf lifesaving clubs
10 156.500 156.500 Port operations and ship movement
70 156.525 156.525 DSC for distress, safety and calling
11 156.550 156.550 Port operations and ship movement
71 156.575 156.575 Coast stations
12 156.600 156.600 Port operations and ship movement
72 156.625 Reserved
13 156.650 156.650 Inter-ship navigation safety
73 156.675 156.675 Port operations and marinas
14 156.700 156.700 Port operations and ship movement
74 156.725 156.725 Coast stations
15 156.750 156.750 On-board and diving operations
75 156.775 Reserved
16 156.800 156.800 INTERNATIONAL DISTRESS, SAFETY AND CALLING
76 156.825 Reserved
17 156.850 156.850 On-board and temporary aquatic events
77 156.875 Temporary aquatic events
18 156.900 161.500 Temporary aquatic events
78 156.925 161.525 Commercial maritime repeaters
19 156.950 161.550 Port operations and ship movement
79 156.975 161.575 Port operations and ship movement
20 157.000 161.600 Port operations and ship movement
80 157.025 161.625 Coastguard
21 157.050 161.650 Automatic weather information (AWI)
81 157.075 161.675 Coastguard
22 157.100 161.700 Automatic weather information (AWI)
82 157.125 161.725 Coastguard
23 157.150 161.750 Automatic weather information (AWI)
83 157.175 161.775 Coastguard
24 157.200 161.800 Commercial maritime repeaters
84 157.225 161.825 Coastguard
25 157.250 161.850 Telecommunication networks access (STN interconnect)
85 157.275 161.875 Coastguard
26 157.300 161.900 Telecommunication networks access (STN interconnect)
86 157.325 161.925 Coastguard
27 157.350 161.950 General maritime repeaters
87 157.375 Inter-ship – Coastguard search and rescue
28 157.400 162.000 General maritime repeaters
88 157.425 Inter-ship – Coastguard search and rescue
AIS 1 161.975 161.975 Automatic ship identification
AIS 2 162.025 162.025 Automatic ship identification
Notes
(a) Channel 6 may also be used by aircraft for the purposes of search and rescue communications.
(b) Chanels 9 and 73 may also be used by light aircraft and helicopters to communicate with ships or coast stations in predominantly maritime support operations.
(c) Channels 15 and 17 are restricted to 1 Watt e.r.p.
(d) AIS 1 and AIS 2 may also be used for navigation buoys to mark harour entrances and navigation channels.
(e) STN means Switched Telephone Network.
Designations of Emissions:
16K0F3EJN – Radiotelephony
16K0G2BCN – Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and Automatic Identification System (AIS)
Maximum Power: 25 Watts mean power (pY)
Third Schedule
Maritime Radionavigation (Radar)
Frequency Limits:
2900 – 3100 MHz
5470 – 5850 MHz
9200 – 9500 MHz
Maximum Power: 10 kW peak power (pX)
Fourth Schedule
Radio Buoys
Radio buoys operating for the purposes of locating nets, long-lines, pots and other materials may use the following frequencies:
Carrier Frequencies:
1715 kHz 1981 kHz 1986 kHz
1735 kHz 1982 kHz 1987 kHz
1755 kHz 1983 kHz 1988 kHz
1775 kHz 1984 kHz 1989 kHz
1985 kHz
Designation of Emissions: 1K00A1A
Transmitter Tolerance: ± 100 Hz
Maximum Power: 10 Watts carrier power (pZ)
Fifth Schedule
Narrow Band Direct Printing (Radiotelex) for Distress, Urgency and Safety
Frequencies:
2174.5 kHz 6268 kHz 12520 kHz
4177.5 kHz 8376.5 kHz 16695 kHz
Designation of Emissions: 304HF1BCN
Sixth Schedule
Digital Selective Calling (DSC) for Distress, Urgency
and Safety
Frequencies:
2187.5 kHz 6312 kHz 12577 kHz
4207.5 kHz 8414.5 kHz 16804.5 kHz
Designation of Emissions: 304HF1BCN
If a transmitter is fitted with Digital Selective Calling (DSC), a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) must be obtained from an Approved Radio Examiner (Maritime), and be programmed into the transmitter.
Seventh Schedule
Mobile Satellite Service (MSS)
Frequency Band Purpose
1610 – 1660.5 MHz MSS (mobile satellite service) – marine craft transmit
14.0 – 14.25 GHz ESV (earth station vessels) mustnot transmit within 1 nautical mile of New Zealand land. From 1 to4 nautical miles, a minimum angle of elevation of 15 degrees applies. EIRP must not exceed 56dBW.
Dated at Wellington this 26th day of October 2007.
SANJAI RAJ, Group Manager Radio Spectrum Management, Ministry of Economic Development.
Explanatory Note
(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 on
any frequency specified in the licence by means of radiocommunication transmitters for maritime purposes
in accordance with the terms, conditions and restrictions
of this notice. This notice comes into force on 1 November 2007.