[amsat-bb] Re: New Zealand 2.3 GHz Radio Frequency Auction

Terry Carrell tcarrell at xtra.co.nz
Wed Apr 11 15:16:14 PDT 2007


The New Zealand Amateur Radio Frequency allocation at 13cm is 2396 to
2450 MHz.

This is essential "no change" since the 1989 issue of the "New Zealand table
of Radio Frequency Allocations" by the Administration. That document gives
the Amateur Radio allocation as 2400 to 2450 MHz.

This auction has a limited tenure, anything could happen in the future.

Terry, ZL3QL.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Grant Hodgson" <grant at ghengineering.co.uk>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 7:49 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: New Zealand 2.3 GHz Radio Frequency Auction


> The auction document makes no mention of whether the band below 2396MHz
> will still be available for use by the Amateur service; it merely states
> that the band 2396-2400MHz WILL be available to the amateur service.
>
> Could someone in NZ clarify the situation re. amateur use below 2396MHz?
>
> This auction does not directly impact users of the amateur satellite
> service which has an allocation 2400-2450MHz.  The 13cms band is now
> getting very fragmented due to geographical restrictions as most EME'rs
> will testify.
>
> However, there is suggestion at IARU level that both the amateur service
> and the amateur satellite service should try and obtain a worldwide
> allocation of a few MHz of spectrum, on a primary basis if possible,
> between 2390 and 2400MHz.  This will not be a quick process, but in the
> long term could be a major benefit to radio amateurs the world over if
> it could be achieved.
>
> regards
>
> Grant G8UBN
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