Radiocommunications Amendment Regulations 2014

25 Schedule 4 amended
  • (1) This regulation amends Schedule 4.

    (2) Revoke clauses 1, 2, and 3.

    (3) Replace clause 4 with:

    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.

    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).