April 12, 2024

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Via the ARRL: New Zealand Radio Amateurs Lose Access to 60 Meters

Radio amateurs in New Zealand no longer have access to 60 meters, effective on October 24. Use of the band by radio amateurs in New Zealand is provisional, allowing hams there to use two frequencies in the band — 5353.0 kHz and 5362.0 kHz — as part of a “trial.”

New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART), the national amateur radio organization, said the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) advised the organization that it was not willing to approve another renewal of the 5 MHz trial allocation. NZART has indicated that it will continue to work with telecoms regulator RSM to see if other ways may be available to provide access to 5 MHz frequencies by New Zealand amateurs.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/new-zealand-radio-amateurs-lose-access-to-60-meters