Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

Schedule 4
Examinations for certificates of competency

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1 General operator's certificate
  • [Revoked]

    Schedule 4 clause 1: revoked, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 25(2) of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).

2 General radiotelephone operator's certificate
  • [Revoked]

    Schedule 4 clause 2: revoked, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 25(2) of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).

3 Restricted radiotelephone operator's certificate
  • [Revoked]

    Schedule 4 clause 3: revoked, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 25(2) of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).

4 General amateur operator's certificate
  • (1) To qualify for a general amateur operator's certificate for operation on all scheduled amateur frequencies, a candidate must pass either—

    • (a) a written examination of the kind described in subclause (2) that is approved for the purpose by the chief executive; or

    • (b) an examination of the kind described in subclause (3) that is recognised for the purpose by the chief executive.

    (2) A written examination of the kind referred to in subclause (1)(a) must demonstrate a theoretical knowledge of—

    • (a) the legal framework of New Zealand radiocommunications, including—

      • (i) the International Radio Regulations; and

      • (ii) the Act; and

      • (iii) these regulations; and

      • (iv) the New Zealand amateur radio licence conditions and frequency allocations; and

    • (b) the methods of radiocommunication, including radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, and data and image; and

    • (c) radio system theory, including theory relating to transmitters, receivers, antennas and propagation, and measurements; and

    • (d) electromagnetic radiation; and

    • (e) electromagnetic compatibility; and

    • (f) avoidance and resolution of radio frequency interference.

    (3) An examination of the kind referred to in subclause (1)(b) must meet the requirements for a Harmonised Amateur Radio Examination Certificate that are prescribed in Annex 6 to the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations (CEPT) Recommendation T/R 61-02 revised in Vilnius on 12 February 2004.

    Schedule 4 clause 4: replaced, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 25(3) of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).

4A Maritime VHF operator’s certificate
  • To qualify for a maritime VHF operator’s certificate, a candidate must pass an examination approved by the chief executive for the purpose that demonstrates knowledge of—

    • (a) the regulatory framework relating to maritime radiocommunications:

    • (b) the principles and basic operation of maritime radiocommunications:

    • (c) the typical configurations and features of maritime VHF installations:

    • (d) basic safety operating procedures and operating procedures for distress and emergency situations:

    • (e) the purpose and basic operation of Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs).

    Schedule 4 clause 4A: inserted, on 1 February 2015, by regulation 25(3) of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014 (LI 2014/374).

5 Limited amateur operator's certificate
  • [Revoked]

    Schedule 4 clause 5: revoked, on 17 June 2004, by regulation 11 of the Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2004 (SR 2004/126).

6 Other classes of certificate prescribed in the International Radio Regulations
  • The examinations for other classes of certificate prescribed in the International Radio Regulations will be as prescribed in the International Radio Regulations.