These bandplans are to ensure that your transmissions do not impose problems on other operators and that their transmissions do not impact on you. It is to the advantage of all operators that the published bandplans be respected.
The Ministry of Economic Development (MED) defines the band limits, while the internal band segments are derived from the IARU Region 3 bandplans with New Zealand adaptations. See: http://www.iaru-r3.net/r3bandplan.doc
The band frequency limits are found in the Radiocommunications Regulations (General User Radio Licence for Amateur Radio Operators) and on the NZART Web site below, under the heading, Additional Note Regarding Other Bands.
The band 50 to 54 MHz is shown in the International Radio Regulations as AMATEUR but in New Zealand, only 51 to 53 MHz is available. Because the band 50 - 51 MHz is used by commercial television in New Zealand, a special permit is required and may be available from MED RSM for amateur stations wishing to operate there. Special conditions apply. (Permits can usually only be considered for amateur stations located outside the coverage areas of 44 to 51 MHz television stations.)
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