Update: 23 July 2020

A number of members have inquired about the status of the 5 MHz (60 metre) trial licence that was due to expire on 24 July 2020.

RSM and NZ Defence have agreed to an extension of the 60 metre trial licence for a further three months until 24 October 2020 to give us all time to work out a more permanent solution.

Conditions of use remain the same as previously, outlined on this page.

If you already hold a sub-licence from NZART you do not need to change anything.

If you don't hold a sub-licence and wish to take part in the trial, please see the links on this page for the Frequently Asked Questions and the application form for the special trial license.

Don Wallace ZL2TLL
NZART Administration Liaison Officer

NZART is pleased to announce that it has negotiated with RSM and the NZ Defence Force to obtain a licence to allow limited operation by ZL amateur operators on 60 m on a trial basis.

The purpose of the trial is for RSM, NZART and primary users to investigate the ability for the amateur radio operators to operate on the frequencies of operation on a secondary basis without causing interference to primary users.

As the licence is held by NZART and the GURL which covers amateur bands does not include 60 m, those who wish to operate on the band must complete and sign a sub-licence form which sets out the terms of operation and return it to NZART.

This is then to be scanned and emailed to Debby at NZART: nzart@nzart.org.nz.  Please check that you fill out the entire form, including 'Schedule A' on the third page to avoid delays in processing.

Once she acknowledges receipt you can begin operation. Operation centres on 5353 kHz and 5362 - 5364 kHz with a maximum output of 10 dBW e.i.r.p.

Once you have this acknowledgement you will also have your Callsign and Name listed on the sub-licence holders list linked to the right.

There are some FAQs linked to the right which we strongly suggest you read before you start to ensure you stay within the rules.

We hope you enjoy these new privileges.