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New Zealand gets 1kW

November 25, 2011 By: admin Category: News

New Zealand amateur radio operators have had their power limit raised from 500W to 1000W (1kW) although their national website is still showing no news to this effect.

Coming into force on 30th Nov 2011, their Radiocommuinications Regulations, section 5.5 state:

Except as provided to the contrary in this notice,
transmitter power output must not exceed 1000 watts peak
envelope power (pX), as defined in ITU Radio Regulation

RSGB currently have an open agenda item with Ofcom to discuss the power limits for UK amateurs. The objective is apparently be give contest stations in the UK a lift in their power limits. More news on this topic will probably come available sometime next year.