not too much news this week. A Number of press releases have been sent to me from RSM, so I have included them in this week’s issue of HQ Info-line, in case anyone is interested.
With only one week to go before the Rugby World Cup commences (and who needs reminding??!!), I would just like to remind that special call signs may be used throughout the tournament. For more details please contact me.
Meantime, if you have managed to contact a visitor to ZL who is here for the duration of the rugby, just let them know who will win…go the ALL BLACKS!
A reminder that Council’s ‘on air’ meeting will be held on Tuesday evening at 7:30pm on 3820kHz, if you wish to keep up to date with what is happening in your hobby.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
Spectrum: Public Consultation on Allocation of the Digital Dividend
The Ministry of Economic Development has today released for public consultation a discussion document on the allocation of “digital dividend” radio spectrum, specifically the 700 MHz band.
The digital dividend is the radio spectrum freed up by the switchover to digital television. The discussion document canvasses technical and policy considerations for the allocation of the 700 MHz band. It includes a “straw man” proposal by the Ministry.
The Ministry seeks feedback from interested parties on the contents of the document, to help inform recommendations to Government in early 2012. Public submissions are due by 7 October 2011. This will be followed by a period for cross-submissions, until 9 November 2011.
A workshop will be held on 8 September in Auckland, to provide an opportunity for interested parties to clarify any of the analysis or proposals presented in the document.
Spectrum for Studio-to-Transmitter Links: 841 – 849 MHz Band to Open
A new band of frequencies, 841 – 849 MHz, will open for licensing studio-to-transmitter links (STLs) on 5 September 2011.
New licences in the 841 – 849 MHz band must be certified after 9:00 am on Monday 5 September 2011. RSM Licensing will not grant any licences that are certified prior to that time. Existing licences in the band have been issued for the purpose of transitioning STLs currently in the 915 – 921 MHz band.
Please contact these people for any other information…otherwise turn up on the day with plenty of cash and enjoy the day’s events.
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Sept/October issue of Break-In-closes on 10-September-2011
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