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New GUSL for Short Range Device use at 49 MHz

RSM has created a new General User Spectrum Licence (GUSL) specifically for Short Range Devices (SRDs) in the frequency range 49.82-49.98 MHz, following consultation on the subject earlier in 2014. The change will allow certain SRDs to operate in this frequency range.

Read more information about the change on the RSM website.

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Review of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 – Cross submissions called for

27 submissions on the review of the Radiocommunications Act 1989 were received by RSM.  All submissions received have been posted on the RSM website and interested parties are invited to make cross submissions on the issues raised by submitters.  Cross submissions must be submitted by Wednesday 26 November 2014.

View all submissions received

How to make a cross submission

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Auction of AM and FM licences – auction order confirmed

The Turners/ Trade Me auction begins later this month, running for a week from 27 November until 3 December.

Auction listings for North Island licences will be scheduled to close one at a time, at five minute intervals, in descending order by reserve price. Simultaneous to this, auction listings for South Island licences will be scheduled to close in the same way. All auctions will be scheduled to close before 6pm on 3 December.

As with all Trade Me auctions, if bids are made within two minutes of scheduled closing time, auctions will be auto-extended for an additional two minutes.

More information about the auction is available on the auction project page. A list of licences to be auctioned, in order of closing time, is also available on the project page.

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RSM works with logging industry to solve LED lighting interference

RSM has identified serious cases of interference to radio communications at log hauler sites in Marlborough from the operation of vehicle mounted LED lighting.  The interference is so severe that in darkness hours radio systems have become inoperable.  Site management called RSM to look at the issue due to serious safety concerns.

A common solution was to separate the lights from the radio antennas as much as physically possible.

A recent audit of emergency lighting suppliers was undertaken by RSM and it was generally found that suppliers were not aware of the need to ensure their equipment met the necessary EMC specification AS/NZS CISPR15.

A further finding was that various other electronics fitted to the diggers and haulers caused radio interference.  In this case most instances of interference can be minimised by placing the radio antenna centrally on the cabin roof.

RSM urges users to ensure they pay attention to the separation of antennas from other electronics and only fit approved AS/NZS CISPR15 LED lights.

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