New Zealand’s national amateur radio society, NZART, have jissued the following message on their website regarding proposed changes to the country’s CB licence.


It has just come to our notice that changes being proposed by the Radio Spectrum Policy and Planning group to the CB licence will, if approved, give CB radio users access to our 26.95 to 27.3 MHz Amateur Radio Band. (There are also changes planned at UHF but these do not appear to affect Amateurs.)

Submissions on the proposals are due to close today,
11 Feb, 2011, but we have agreement from the Ministry that we may put in a late submission.

If you have an interest in this area and feel that you could contribute to an NZART submission, please email the ALO, Don Wallace, ZL2TLL, at nzart@wallace.gen.nz ASAP as we have very little time.

Citizen Band Radio Services Consultation Paper
http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/pdf-library/
policy-and-planning/current-projects/cb-discussion-paper-
gul-2010.pdf

NZART website
http://www.nzart.org.nz/home/

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/february2011/nz_cb_changes.htm