Issue 35 – February 2012
New look page for Independent radio engineers and certifiers
The list of Independent radio engineers and certifiers available for public work on the Radio Spectrum website has been updated.
More illegal dog-tracking collars intercepted
Despite a clampdown on illegal dog-tracking collars, importers and hunters are continuing to flout the law, with over 100 devices intercepted this summer. Chris Brennan, Compliance Manager for the Radio Spectrum Group at the Ministry of Economic Development, says the government is cracking down on illegal dog-tracking devices because they dangerously interfere with other radio transmission services.
New Zealand's table of radio spectrum allocations (PIB 21) updated
Issue 6 of the New Zealand Table of Radio Spectrum Allocations (PIB 21) has been released.PIB 21 is a snapshot of the current allocation and use of the radio spectrum in New Zealand, and it also includes planned changes to the allocation of identified frequency bands in the future.
Spectrum allocation under consideration for Intelligent Transport Systems
The Ministry of Economic Development has published an outline of a potential allocation of spectrum for Intelligent Transport Systems in the 5.9 GHz band.
Power limits to increase for short range devices in the 9-190 kHz band
The Ministry of Economic Development is to increase the power limits for short range devices that operate under general user licence in the 9-90 kHz and 119-135 kHz bands. This follows consultation with stakeholders in late 2011 on these proposals, which aimed to harmonise better with New Zealand's trading partners and take advantage of greater equipment availability for short range devices.
Summarised from the Ministry of Economic Development's 'Radio Spectrum Business Update', February 2012.