(1) No person may use any radio transmitter on any merchant ship or aircraft of any nationality or registration, or on any foreign ship of war or foreign military aircraft, within the territorial limits of New Zealand except in accordance with—
(a) a radio licence or authority issued for that radio transmitter by an International Telecommunication Union administration that New Zealand is required to recognise under the International Telecommunication Convention; and
(b) any instructions given to the operator of the radio transmitter by the chief executive.
(2) Every person who operates any radio transmitter in contravention of subclause (1) commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $20,000.
Regulation 48(1)(a): amended, on 1 July 2003, by regulation 12 of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2003 (SR 2003/145).