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Radiocommunications Regulations.

(General User Radio Licence for Citizen Band Radio)

Notice 2001

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:

Notice

1. Short title and commencement

(1) This notice is the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Citizen Band Radio) Notice 2001.

(2) This notice comes into force on 1 November 2001.

2. General User Radio Licence

A general user radio licence is granted for the transmission on any frequency specified in thelicence by means of radiocommunication transmitters known as ‘Citizen Band Radio’, ‘CB Radio’, ‘UHF CB Radio’ or 'Personal Radio Service', in accordance with the terms, conditions,and restrictions of this notice.

3. Terms, conditions and restrictions

(1) The frequencies, transmitter powers, and uses for transmitters operating in the 26 MHz band are those prescribed in the First Schedule to this notice.

(2) The frequencies, transmitter power and uses for transmitters operating in the 476 - 477 MHz band are those prescribed in the Second Schedule to this notice.

(3) Transmitters must meet the requirements, including compliance with technical standards, of the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Compatibility Compliance) Notice 2001 made under regulation 32(1) of the regulations.

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

(6) All persons engaging in radiocommunications under this licence must, during transmission, clearly identify themselves.

(7) The Chief Executive may, on request of an operator, allocate a callsign.

(8) This licence does not apply to transmitters that may be installed, operated or used in an automatic re-transmission mode (also known as a 'repeater').

(9) Except for tones generated for the purpose of selective calling, non-speech transmissions are not permitted, except on channels 22 and 23 of the Second Schedule.

(10) Transmissions must not be relayed over telecommunication networks, an activity sometimes known as 'auto-patching'.

4. Period of validity of licence

This licence expires on 30 June 2006.

5. Consequential revocation of licences

(1) The Radiocommunications (Radio) Regulations (General Licence for Citizens Radio Apparatus) Notice 1999, and the Radiocommunications (Radio) Regulations (General Licence for Personal Radio Apparatus) Notice 1999, dated 2 February 1999 are revoked.

(2) Notwithstanding the revocation of notices under subsection (1), every transmitter compliant with the requirements of those notices on the commencement date of this notice is deemed to be compliant with the requirements of this notice.

          KATHARINE MOODY,

          Manager, 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 in respect of the transmission on any frequency specified in the licence by means of radiocommunication transmitters known as ‘Citizen Band Radio’, ‘CB Radio’, ‘UHF CB Radio’ or 'Personal Radio Service', in accordance with the terms, conditions, and restrictions of this notice. This notice comes into effect on 1 November 2001.

 
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