Political items categorised here. May be reference to Radio Regulations and Licensing; NZART; Local and National Government or other.
The mobile telephony industry has failed to convince a parliamentary enquiry into the communications needs of emergency service organisations that these needs are best met through services provided by the mobile communications industry rather than by dedicating spectrum for emergency communications services.
At the NZART 2010 AGM in Auckland the remits were discussed and voted on.
Remit 2 had been withdrawn by Council but the submitting Branch held it's right to have it presented.
The outcome of the voting is:
Remit 1 Free ARX Services to NZART members - by count. For: 629, Against: 737 Lost on votes.
Remit 2 Review of Family membership - Carried with amendment to replace "principal member" with "licenced member".
Remit 3 Release of Call Letters X,Y,Z- Carried
Remit 4 Seek Mandate for Entry Level Licence - Carried
Remit 5 AREC meeting times at Conference - Lost
Mike ZL2BNB, the NZART Local Government Liaison Officer (LGO) has studied the approved plan change and it is not as we expected!
Although most of what amateurs wanted was included in the plan change, the key element was not- towers up to a decent height.
At the May General meeting the Group voted on the remits for NZART Conference in June.
The results are:
Remit 1: For
Remit 2: Against
Remit 3: For
Remit 4: For
Remit 5: Against
Remit 6: For
Vote on NZART President's Entry Level Licence Question (part of remit 4): Against
The delegates were given discretion.
ZL2TVM and ZL2HD were appointed as delegates.
We have been informed that District Plan Change 74 has been accepted by the Wellington City Council and now will become part of the District Plan. This change introduced Amateur Antennas as part of the plan and gave hams in Wellington a number of rights.