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.