Power limit increased for amateur bands

Issue 34 – December 2011

The Ministry of Economic Development has agreed to a request from the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters that the general power limit for Amateur bands be increased.

From 30 November 2011, the power limit for most bands rose from 500 watts to 1000 watts peak envelope power (pX), as defined in ITU Radio Regulation 1.157.The only exception to this increase is for bands that currently have lower power limits: 130 to 190 kHz, 505 to 515 kHz, 26.95 to 27.30 MHz, and 921.00 to 928.00 MHz. In these bands, the current limits will continue to apply.

Summarised from the Ministry of Economic Development's Radio Spectrum Business Update, December 2011.

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