[amsat-bb] Re: New Zealand 2.3 GHz Radio Frequency Auction

Terry Carrell tcarrell at xtra.co.nz
Wed Apr 11 05:21:06 PDT 2007

Scare mongering?

It is of concern that this message may be taken to indicate that the New Zealand 
Administration is about to auction off Amateur Radio frequencies in the 13cm 

No such thing is happening.

If, on the other hand, this e-mail was to encourage international bidders for the 
frequencies on offer, then one would need to express considerable concern as to
their intentions and wonder if they were not trying to mount an attack on our
jealously guarded amateur radio allocations.

IARU through its member Society, NZART, closely monitors spectrum allocation 
in New Zealand. NZART has a very strong team guarding our bands, and an 
excellent relationship with the administration, the M.E.D.

Similarly, AMSAT-ZL keeps a careful and jealous watch on allocations which 
may appear to, or actually do, encroach on the Amateur [radio] Satellite Service.

New Zealand is proud of the transparent approach taken by the Administration to 
allocations and usages of the radio Spectrum.

Readers should note the IARU policy of not interfering in the internal administration 
of Member Society countries.

Terry, ZL3QL. Honorary Life Member, NZART Inc.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Trevor" <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
To: "AMSAT BB" <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2007 7:03 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] New Zealand 2.3 GHz Radio Frequency Auction

> New Zealand 2.3 GHz Radio Frequency Auction 
> In November 2006, the New Zealand Cabinet decided to reconfigure the 2.3 GHz
> spectrum rights and to allocate new rights by auction. The Government is
> planning to auction spectrum at 2.3 GHz in late May 2007. The rights expire in
> 2010 but some of the rights may be available for access before this date.
> The reallocation of the band will provide increased certainty for investment in
> new broadband wireless access services using this spectrum.
> The Ministry of Economic Development seeks any comment from industry on the
> proposal arrangements before they are finalised. Any comments must be submitted
> to the Ministry by 5:00pm on 27 April 2007.
> For more information, please contact: radiospectrum at med.govt.nz.
> Documents
> Media Statement: Broadband Wireless Spectrum Auction Process Starts - 
> http://www.rsm.govt.nz/auctions/auction09/media/index.html 
> Media Statement from Hon David Cunliffe, Minister of Communications (10 April
> 2007) 
> http://www.rsm.govt.nz/auctions/auction09/media/20070410-minister/index.html 
> Radio Frequency Auction No. 9: Overview - including a summary of proposed
> auction rules, process and technical parameters (10 April 2007) 
> http://www.rsm.govt.nz/auctions/auction09/overview/index.html 
> Radio Spectrum Auctions
> http://www.rsm.govt.nz/auctions/index.html 
> Radio Frequency Auction No. 9 
> http://www.rsm.govt.nz/auctions/auction09/index.html 
> 73 Trevor M5AKA
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