RFUANZ has frequent meetings with the Radio Spectrum Management unit from the Ministery of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to discuss matters relating to spectrum access, spectrum availability and cost.

The ministry also regularly publishes documents for feedback and RFUANZ will review and respond to protect the interests of our members.

Recent activities from RFUANZ

Re-engineered spectrum: options for 174-230 MHz

VHF Band III between 174–230 MHz is currently unallocated due to the end of analogue television broadcasting.

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) is seeking views from industry on potential future uses for this spectrum, inviting interested parties to comment on the content of a public consultation document.

RFUANZ is discussing access to the 174-230MHz band with RSM and will make a submission by the due date, which is Friday 27 May 2016.

Read more about the re-engineered spectrum

Download the public consultation document issued by RSM (PDF, 350KB)

If you want to provide input to RFUANZ for their submission, please send this to  admin@rfuanz.org.nz or any of the committee members.

Review of the License Fee Framework

Late 2015, the ministry released a discussion document about the License fee review.

Download the public consultation document issued by RSM (PDF, 630 KB)

Overall RFUANZ believed that the document issued by the Ministry was a well balanced view of the current situation and the proposals for fee amendments addressed some of the concerns raised by RFUANZ previously.

RFUANZ has submitted a response to the Ministry.

Download the RFUANZ Response to Licence Fee consultation (PDF, 410 KB).

Review of the Radio Communications Act

More about the review

Review of Fixed Services in New Zealand

Response of RFUANZ to the Discussion Paper regarding Fixed Services in New Zealand.

Download (PDF, 390KB)

Emergency Liaison Channel

The RFUANZ has establish a nation-wide VHF simplex channel that is available to members and others to programme into existing radios to facilitate communications between parties involved in an emergency operation.

See the details of the Emergency Liaison Channel service


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