Notice Type
Departmental
Notice Title

Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2016 No. 2

Pursuant to section 111 of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 and Regulation 9 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001, and acting under delegated authority from the chief executive, I give the following notice.

Notice

1. Short title and commencement—(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2016 No. 2.

(2) This notice came into force on 1 October 2016.

2. Licence

(1) Licence Name: General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices (SRDs).
(2) Licence: Any person may transmit radio waves using Short Range Devices (SRDs), also known as Restricted Radiation Devices (RRDs), Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPDs), or Spread Spectrum Devices (SSDs), in accordance with the applicable terms, conditions and restrictions of this notice.
(3) Licence number: 254835
(4) Commencement date: 1 October 2016.

3. Spectrum

Low (MHz)

High (MHz)

Reference Frequency (MHz)

Maximum Power dBW e.i.r.p.

Remarks

0.0090

0.0900

0.0495

9.0

Special Conditions 1 and 25

0.0900

0.2050

0.1475

–20.0

Special Conditions 1 and 25

0.1190

0.1350

0.1270

3.0

Special Conditions 1 and 25

0.3700

0.4300

0.4015

–67.0

Special Conditions 1 and 25

3.1550

3.4000

3.2775

–50.0

Special Conditions 2 and 20

3.6400

4.0400

3.8400

–76.0

Special Conditions 2 and 20

6.7650

6.7950

6.7800

–20.0

 

7.4000

8.8000

8.1000

–54.0

Special Condition 19

10.4400

10.7600

10.6000

–76.0

Special Conditions 2 and 20

13.5530

13.5670

13.5600

–10.0

 

26.9500

27.3000

27.1250

0.0

 

29.7000

30.0000

29.8500

–10.0

 

30.8000

31.5000

31.1500

–10.0

Special Condition 3

35.5000

37.2000

36.3500

–10.0

 

40.6600

40.7000

40.6800

0.0

 

40.8000

41.0000

40.9000

–10.0

 

49.8200

49.9000

49.8600

–10.0

Special Condition 21

49.8200

49.9800

49.9000

–20.0

Special Condition 21

72.0000

72.2500

72.1250

–10.0

Special Condition 2

72.2500

72.5000

72.3750

–10.0

 

87.5000

108.0000

98.0000

–50.0

Special Condition 4

107.0000

108.0000

107.5000

–16.0

 

160.1000

160.6000

160.3500

–3.0

 

173.0000

174.0000

173.5000

–10.0

 

174.0000

230.0000

202.0000

–20.0

Special Condition 12

235.0000

300.0000

267.5000

–30.0

Special Condition 1

300.0000

322.0000

311.0000

–20.0

Special Condition 1

402.0000

406.0000

404.0000

–46.0

Special Conditions 5 and 14

433.0500

434.7900

433.9200

–16.0

 

444.0000

444.9250

444.4625

–16.0

Special Condition 5

458.5400

458.6100

458.5750

–3.0

 

466.8000

466.8500

466.8250

–3.0

 

470.0000

470.5000

470.2500

–10.0

Special Condition 5

471.0000

471.5000

471.2500

–10.0

 

502.0000

510.0000

506.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 26

502.0000

694.0000

598.0000

–50.0

Special Condition 6

819.0000

824.0000

821.0000

–10.0

 

864.0000

868.0000

866.0000

6.0

Special Condition 13

868.0000

870.0000

869.0000

–27.0

Special Conditions 1 and 15

869.2000

869.2500

869.2250

–20.0

Special Conditions 1 and 15

915.0000

928.0000

921.5000

0.0

Special Condition 23

920.0000

928.0000

924.0000

6.0

Special Conditions 13 and 23

2400.0000

2483.5000

2441.7500

6.0

Special Condition 13

2900.0000

3400.0000

3150.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 7

5150.0000

5250.0000

5200.0000

–7.0

Special Conditions 8 and 16

5250.0000

5350.0000

5300.0000

0.0

Special Conditions 9 and 17

5470.0000

5725.0000

5597.5000

0.0

Special Conditions 9 and 18

5470.0000

5725.0000

5597.5000

–10.0

Special Condition 7

5725.0000

5875.0000

5800.0000

6.0

Special Condition 13

5725.0000

5875.0000

5800.0000

3.0

Special Condition 10

8500.0000

10000.0000

9250.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 7

10000.0000

10600.0000

10300.0000

–16.0

Special Condition 7

15700.0000

17300.0000

16500.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 7

24000.0000

24250.0000

24125.0000

0.0

 

33400.0000

36000.0000

34700.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 7

46700.0000

46900.0000

46800.0000

–10.0

Special Condition 11

57000.0000

66000.0000

61500.0000

13.0

Special Condition 22

57000.0000

64000.0000

60500.0000

13.0

 

76000.0000

77000.0000

76500.0000

14.0

Special Condition 11

77000.0000

81000.0000

79000.0000

25.0

Special Condition 11

122000.0000

123000.0000

122500.0000

0.0

 

244000.0000

246000.0000

245000.0000

0.0

 

 

4. Location

(1) Transmit Location: All New Zealand.
(2) Receive Location: All New Zealand.

5. Special conditions

  1. Use is limited to determination, telemetry or telecommand.
  2. Use is limited to auditory aids.
  3. Use is limited to model control.
  4. Use is limited to audio senders.
  5. Use is limited to biomedical telemetry.
  6. Use is limited to audio/video senders.
  7. Use is limited to radiolocation.
  8. Use is limited to wireless LAN indoor systems only.
  9. Use is limited to wireless LAN.
  10. Use is limited to road transport and traffic telematics.
  11. Use is limited to field disturbance sensors.
  12. In the band 174 – 230 MHz transmissions are permitted under this licence from 1 September 2015 until 30 September 2019, whereafter all transmissions must cease. Use is limited to the purpose known as radio microphones (also known as wireless microphones), in-ear monitors or wireless audio transmitters.
  13. Transmitters using e.i.r.p.s greater than 0 dBW (1 W) must employ frequency hopping or digital modulation techniques.
  14. In the band 402 – 406 MHz, the maximum permitted duty cycle is 0.1%.
  15. In the band 868 – 870 MHz, the maximum power is –27 dBW (2 mW) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted duty cycle is 1%, except in the band 869.20 – 869.25 MHz, where the maximum power is –20 dBW (10 mW) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted duty cycle is 0.1%.
  16. In the band 5150 – 5250 MHz, the maximum power is –7 dBW (200 mW) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted power spectral density is –20 dBW/MHz (10 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p. or equivalently –36 dBW/25 kHz (0.25 mW/25 kHz) e.i.r.p.
  17. Indoor-Only Systems: In the band 5250 – 5350 MHz, the maximum power is –7 dBW (200 mW) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted power spectral density is –20 dBW/MHz (10 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p., provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented. If Transmitter Power Control is not used, then the maximum power (e.i.r.p.) value must be reduced by 3 dB;
    Indoor and Outdoor Systems: In the band 5250 – 5350 MHz, the maximum power is 0 dBW (1 W) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted power spectral density is –13 dBW/MHz (50 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p., provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented in conjunction with the following vertical radiation angle mask where θ is the angle above the local horizontal plane (of the Earth):

    Maximum permitted mean power density

    Elevation angle above horizontal

    –13 dB(W/MHz)

    for 0° ≤θ <8°

    –13 – 0.716(θ – 8) dB(W/MHz)

    for 8° ≤θ <40°

    –35.9 – 1.22(θ – 40) dB(W/MHz)

    for 40° ≤θ ≤45°

    –42 dB(W/MHz)

    for 45° <θ

  18. In the band 5470 – 5725 MHz, the transmitter peak power must not exceed –6 dBW (250 mW). The maximum power is 0 dBW (1 W) e.i.r.p. and the maximum permitted power spectral density is –13 dBW/MHz (50 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p., provided Dynamic Frequency Selection and Transmitter Power Control are implemented. If Transmitter Power Control is not used, then the maximum power (e.i.r.p.) value must be reduced by 3 dB.
  19. In the band 7.4 – 8.8 MHz, use is restricted to inductive systems where the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 9 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres.
  20. In the band 3.155 – 3.400 MHz, the maximum permitted field strength is 13.5 dBµA/m measured in a 10 kHz bandwidth at a distance of 10 metres. In the bands 3.64 – 4.04 MHz and 10.44 – 10.76 MHz, the maximum permitted field strengths are –15 dBµA/m and –20 dBµA/m, respectively, both measured in a 10 kHz bandwidth at 10 metres.
  21. In the band 49.82 – 49.98 MHz, transmissions are permitted under this licence from 1 September 2015.
  22. Indoor-Only Systems: In the band 57 – 66 GHz, the power spectral density must not exceed –17 dBW/MHz (20 mW/MHz) e.i.r.p.
  23. Transmissions must not exceed the following unwanted emission limits: –79 dBW (–49 dBm) within 800 – 915 MHz and –63 dBW (–33 dBm) within 928 MHz – 1 GHz. The reference bandwidth for emissions is 100 kHz. Outside the band 800 MHz – 1 GHz, the limits prescribed in applicable standards prescribed in the Radiocommunications (Radio Standards) Notice 2016* apply. In the absence of applicable standards, the limits prescribed in Table 2 of the notice apply.
  24. (deleted)
  25. In the band 0.009 – 0.090 MHz, the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 72 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres. In the band 0.090 – 0.205 MHz, the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 43 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres, except in the band 0.119 – 0.135 MHz, where the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed 66 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 metres. In the band 0.370 – 0.430 MHz, the magnetic field strength from devices must not exceed −5 dBµA/m at a distance of 10 meters.
  26. Use is limited to the purpose known as radio microphones (also known as wireless microphones, in-ear monitors or wireless audio transmitters). Analogue modulation schemes are permitted with a maximum necessary bandwidth of 300 kHz. Digital modulation schemes are permitted with a maximum necessary bandwidth of 200 kHz. Use of a power level above –20 dBW is only permitted when the user has first determined that the intended use will not affect the reception of television broadcasts in or adjacent to the proposed area of operation.

6. General conditions applying to all transmissions under this licence

  1. The frequency ranges, peak power of transmissions within those frequency ranges, and designated uses of frequencies are those prescribed in this licence. All transmissions in a given frequency range must comply with any special conditions relating to that frequency range.
  2. Transmitters, and persons supplying or using transmitters, must comply with the requirements of Regulations 32–37 of the Radiocommunications Regulations 2001.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 or any emission pursuant to this General User Radio Licence change frequency, reduce power, or cease operation.
  5. Transmissions that are broadcasting, as defined in the Broadcasting Act 1989, are not permitted.

7. Consequential revocation of licence—(1) The Radiocommunications (General User Radio Licence for Short Range Devices) Notice 2016, dated 18 January 2016 and published in the New Zealand Gazette, 28 January 2016, Issue No. 7, Notice No. 2016-go446, is revoked.

(2) Notwithstanding the revocation of the notice under subsection (1), every transmitter capable of making transmissions 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 25th day of October 2016.

JEFFREY DENNIS HICKS, Manager, Radio Spectrum Management Licensing, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

*New Zealand Gazette, 14 April 2016, Issue No. 31, Notice No. 2016-go2007

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the notice, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This notice adds a new provision in the frequency range 77 – 81 GHz at maximum power up to +25 dBW (e.i.r.p.) limited to short range radar for ground-based applications including automotive radars. This provision aligns with the requirements as specified in the ETSI Standard EN 302 264.

This change is in line with the outcomes of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 in relation to Agenda item 1.18.

Note: This notice replaces the notice published in the New Zealand Gazette, 29 September 2016, Issue No. 86, Notice No. 2016-go5551, which contained errors.