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Radio Spectrum Management's new look aligns it to MBIE family

Radio Spectrum Management (RSM) has a new visual identity which has been designed to position it as part of the wider Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) family.

At the heart of RSMs new visual identity is its new logo that now appears on the RSM website and will be rolled out across other publications and material produced by RSM  in the upcoming months.

The aim of the rebrand was to provide Radio Spectrum Management with a clean, crisp and easily recognisable stand-alone identity.

The gradient of colour in the logo is an abstract representation of the electromagnetic spectrum.

The colours featured in the logo belong to the MBIE colour family and therefore provide a visual connection to both RSM and MBIE.

RSMs new visual identity will increasingly feature across our work in the upcoming months, and will soon be a familiar identifier to our wider audience.

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New issue of Radio Licence Certification Rules (PIB 38)

The Radio Licence Certification Rules (PIB 38) specifies the rules that Approved Radio Certifiers and Approved Radio Engineers must follow when certifying Radio Licences.

Radio Spectrum Management has updated PIB 38 to include new rules in ‘Section three: Land Mobile Services’ on the use of Coded squelch systems, access codes, unique addressing and in particular the use of colour codes.  In addition, editorial and format updates have also been made.

View the new issue of Radio Licence Certification Rules (PIB 38) – Issue 10.

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Radio transmitter use with Unmanned Aeronautical Vehicles (UAV’s) or Drones

With the rapid growth in this exciting area of technology, it is timely to remind suppliers and users of the requirements pertaining to the use of radio transmitters.

UAV’s use radio frequencies for remote control of the airborne device as well as for video and audio streaming from air to ground. Typically the remote control will be via 433 MHz or 2.4 GHz devices with video and audio being transferred by 5.8 GHz equipment. The transmitters must all comply with the respective licence conditions specified in the General User Licences (GUL) and the Radiocommunications (radio standards) Notice 2010. Most equipment is developed offshore and often exceeds the frequency and power limits required in New Zealand, making it illegal to possess or use it. Beware of equipment being offered in the 900-1280MHz area as this will not comply with New Zealand requirements.

If you intend purchasing this equipment within New Zealand ask the supplier for evidence of compliance. This will be either a supplier code number (SCN) or R-NZ label. Purchasing from offshore may be attractive but all responsibility for compliance rests with the purchaser. Recent Trademe listings of non-compliant devices have led to listings being removed and compliance action being taken against the traders.

Further information can be obtained on the RSM web site www.rsm.govt.nz or via Freephone 0508 776 463.

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