Wednesday, November 11, 2020

ZL Hams Lose 60 Meters

Hams in New Zealand no longer have access to the 60-meter band. Under a provisional agreement with the New Zealand Defence Force, the band's primary user, amateurs had been permitted trial use of two frequencies on 5 MHz. At the end of the trial, though, the military informed the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters that it needed greater access to the spectrum and would not be continuing the arrangement. The ARRL Letter reports that NZART is working with the country's telecommunications regulator to see if there is any other way to provide hams there with continued access to the band.