Devices that operate on the MURS frequency band are illegal to supply and operate in NZ.
These devices are designed to operate on US allocated frequencies between 151-154 MHz. In NZ these frequencies are allocated to Land Mobile services and need a licence crafted by an engineer. Operating a MURS device in NZ can cause interference to critical radio services.
Examples of MURS radio devices are:
low power handheld 2-way radios
animal tracking devices
short range intercoms
range extenders for smartphones.
If you plan to import or buy equipment operating in the frequency range 151-154 MHz online or overseas, check with us first.
You can face infringement penalties ranging from $350 to $1700 if you import or operate a MURS device. Prosecution is also likely for serious non-compliance.
Contact us for advice about MURS devices