General User Radio License for Short Range Devices

The Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand has published a new notice regarding radiocommunication regulations for short range devices.

The license allows anyone to transmit radio waves using Short Range Devices (SRDs), Restricted Radiation Devices (RRDs), Low Interference Potential Devices (LIPDs), or Spread Spectrum Devices (SSDs), in accordance with the applicable terms, conditions and restrictions of the notice.

The notice includes the following changes:

  • New provision to permit the use of the frequency range 0.1485 – 30 MHz for wireless power transfer systems and induction loop systems used for the detection of foreign objections
  • New provision to permit the use of the frequency range 13.553 – 13.567 MHz for RFID transmitters
  • New provision to permit the use of frequency range 1785 – 1805 MHz for wireless microphone, in-ear monitors, or wireless audio transmitters
  • Change in 5150 – 5350 MHz to implement WRC-19 Resolution 229 - this change permits wireless LAN outdoor use and a power level up to 0 dBW

The commencement date of this license was November 6, 2020.

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