Radiocommunications Regulations 2001

Schedule 4
Examinations for certificates of competency

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1 General operator's certificate
  • To qualify for a general operator's certificate for operation in the global maritime distress and safety system, a candidate must pass the appropriate examination based on the syllabus prescribed in the International Radio Regulations.

2 General radiotelephone operator's certificate
  • To qualify for a general radiotelephone operator's certificate, including endorsement for operating in the global maritime distress and safety system, a candidate must pass the appropriate examination based on the syllabus prescribed in the International Radio Regulations.

3 Restricted radiotelephone operator's certificate
  • To qualify for a restricted radiotelephone operator's certificate, a candidate must pass the appropriate examination based on the syllabus prescribed in the International Radio Regulations.

4 General amateur operator's certificate
  • To qualify for a general amateur operator's certificate for operation on all scheduled amateur frequencies, a candidate must pass a written examination approved by the chief executive for the purpose that demonstrates a theoretical knowledge of—

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

      • (i) the International Radio Regulations of the International Telecommunication Union; 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 radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, 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.

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

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.