NZART is a non-profit association of amateur radio operators
Updated 4 Dec 2013
This annual contest is named to honour Jock White ZL2GX, NZART Contest and Awards Manager for over 40 years, for the service that he gave to NZART during that time. This contest is primarily to test Branch organisation and weld a team of workers together. Your team can aim to be as competitive or as social as it likes, or all points in between. There is work for all: spouses/partners, prospective members etc.
For NZART Branches and clubs (hereafter referred to as branches) to establish effective temporary HF radio stations, to work as many other New Zealand stations as possible and to learn to operate in an abnormal situation in less that optimal conditions.
Home stations can also participate but are strongly encouraged to make a minimum of either 50 phone and/or 20 CW contacts on 80m and/or 40m and submit logs.
The last full weekend in February each year: on Saturday 1500-2400 NZDT and Sunday 0600-1500 NZDT.
NOTE: when February only has three full weekends then field day will be held on Saturday 28th February and Sunday 1st March. This is to avoid a clash with the ARRL international CW contest.
This will occur in 2015 and then 2026.
40 and/or 80 metres, PHONE (SSB) and/or CW, 100 watts PEP maximum.
Stations using two transmitters may operate simultaneously on both bands, however only one transmitter may be operated on a single band at a time. Single transmitter stations may operate on one or both bands.
Field station shelters may be one or more tents sited within 10 metres of each other and erected on the weekend of the contest. Caravans, mobile homes or other vehicles may also be used, but may only be moved on to the site on the weekend of the contest.
Field station antennas may not be raised earlier than 1200 NZDT Saturday. Some stations may chose to erect antenna supports while others may use natural or standing supports. Eg. Hills, trees, towers, buildings etc.
For field stations this must be from an independent source. I.e. batteries, portable generator engine alternators, solar power, wind or water powered generators, etc.
(Stations may only enter one category)
Phone - 3 points, CW - 5 points and Overseas Phone or CW - 10 points.
Should be the sum of the contact points multiplied by the total Branch multiplier point numbers worked
A completed Summary must accompany all logs. The Summary sheets are available on the NZART web-site.
Page 1 of the Summary should contain:
Summary pages 2 and 3 are for listing the callsigns of the stations claimed as Branch multiplier points for each Branch on each band and mode. Count the numbers in each column and transfer the sum totals to page 1 of the Summary.
If any clarification is required on any matter related to field day please feel free to contact the Jock White field day manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Logs together with summaries should be posted to reach Stuart Watchman, ZL2TW, 33 Brooklyn Drive, Blenheim 7201, no later than the Saturday which is four weeks after the Field Day Saturday.