NZ 5 MHz Amateur Band usage - ceases
NZART, the New Zealand National Amateur Society advises that unfortunately the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) has advised us that they are not willing to approve another renewal of our 5 MHz trial allocation/licence.
AS A RESULT, ALL USE BY NZ AMATEURS OF THE TWO 5 MHZ TRIAL FREQUENCIES, 5353.0 KHZ OR 5362.0 KHZ MUST CEASE FROM MIDNIGHT (11:59PM) ON THIS SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2020.
Although the trial is over (and all transmissions on the trial frequencies must cease), NZART will continue to work with RSM (the regulator) to see if there are other ways of providing New Zealand Amateurs with access to 5 MHz frequencies.
Don Wallace ZL2TLL
NZART Administration Liaison Officer
A special edition of the NZART Infoline carries more details
Paul Gaskell G4MWO
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