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Fixed receive licence

A fixed receive licence lets you operate a receiver at a fixed station on an assigned frequency

What a fixed receive licence is for

A fixed receive licence is for one or more fixed stations that:

  • only receives messages
  • cannot transmit messages of any kind

You don’t need to license a receiver at a fixed station unless you want protection from interference.

If you want to transmit messages, you may need a fixed licence.

The Radiocommunications (Interpretation) Determination 2015 defines fixed receive licences.

Licence conditions

When you have a fixed receive licence, you must follow the conditions of your licence.

These include:

These conditions help you communicate safely and without interference.

We will include information you should be aware of under the heading 'advisory notes'.


We charge fees for apparatus licences.

In some circumstances, you can apply for a licence fee exemption or concession.

Apply for a fixed receive licence

To apply for a fixed receive licence you should contact an accredited person.

They can:

  • assign you a frequency
  • give you a frequency assignment certificate
  • apply for your licence for you

Transfer a fixed receive licence

You can apply to:

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