NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 176
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In This Issue

-Nominations for the President and Council Elections

-The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame

-Get Ready for World Amateur Radio Day on April 18

-The IARU Region 3 Newsletter

-The North Canterbury Amateur Radio Club 40th Anniversary Award

-Contests News

==VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes

==HF Contests From NZART Contests Manager

-Upcoming Events -2009 is 10 days away

-Break-In/Infoline Information

==Break-In Closing Date Reminders

==Dates for Official Broadcast (OB) and Headquarters' Infoline

-Attachment for Branches: NZART Headquarters Infoline 176.doc

Next Official Broadcast is on SUNDAY 22-FEBRUARY-2009

Next Infoline is to be e-mailed on SUNDAY 08-FEBRARY-2009


Nominations for the President and Council Elections

President (1 required)

J Lochhead ZL4QS Alexandra

DR Symon ZL2KH New Plymouth

Northern District (3 Required)

T Case* ZL1UD Hamilton

B Farrell ZL1HN Hamilton

S Hayman ZL1TPH Auckland

V Henderson* ZL1TGC Auckland

P King ZL1PK Hamilton

Central District (3 Required)

J Andrews* ZL2HD Wellington

L Jennings ZL2AL Napier

JFC Johnson ZL2AMJ Upper Hutt

M Mather ZL2CC Gisborne

DR Symon* ZL2KH New Plymouth

M Wheatley ZL2MAX Ashhurst

Midlands District (2 Required)

A Fraser ZL3TNT Christchurch

J Hirtzel ZL3ADF Christchurch

Southern District (1 required)

J Lochhead* ZL4QS Alexandra

K McVie ZL4NR Dunedin

* denotes that the nominee is a current member of Council.

Evan T Sayer

Returning Officer


The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame

During the past few months a group of Kiwi DXers from the Kiwi DX Group have worked to set up The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame to honour those outstanding ZL DXers who have excelled in our radio sport hobby over many years. The panel of judges, Ken McCormack ZL1AIH, Duncan McMahon ZL3JT and Bill Carney

ZL3NB have been nominated to the panel for three years.

Their first task was to draw up a long list of possibles from which the first three ZL DXers to be elected to the Hall of Fame were chosen. After much deliberation the judges were unanimous in their selection and have elected the first three ZL radio amateurs to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame for 2009. Their individual citations are below.

Roy Jackson - ZL4BO

This 1st ever award recognizes Roy's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. His DXing skills over many decades are legendary and the inspiration and help that he has given to other ZL DXers has been immeasurable. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program is outstanding and he has been at the top of his game for decades.

We wish Roy well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having this award on his wall

Ron Wright - ZL1AMO

The election of Ron as the 2nd inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame recognizes Ron's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. Ron was also elected to the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1985. His DXpedition exploits around the Pacific over many decades are legendary and he has enabled a generation of amateur radio operators worldwide to obtain that elusive new country. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program is outstanding and his contribution to INDEXA and DXing internationally has been immense.

We wish Ron well in the future and hope that he will enjoy having the award plaque on his wall.

Jock White ZL2GX - (SK)

To the Family of Jock White

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that Jock White, ZL2GX has been elected to the New Zealand DX Hall of Fame.

This 3rd award ever made recognizes Jock's extraordinary and unselfish contribution to the sport of Amateur Radio DXing in New Zealand. His radio DXing skills over many decades are legendary and the inspiration and help that he gave to other ZL DXers has been immeasurable. His personal achievement in the ARRL DXCC program in being the first to achieve 300 countries is outstanding. He was an outstanding ZL radio amateur for decades.

A Message From The New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Panel Convener

We wish your family well in the future and hope that you will enjoy knowing how accomplished the great New Zealand DXer was.

We offer our heartiest congratulations to these outstanding ZL radio amateurs who have been elected to inaugural New Zealand DX Hall of Fame.

Thank you to Ken ZL1AIH, Duncan ZL3JT and Bill ZL3NB for their work in selecting the inductees. I looked at the long list of ZL DXers that was initially drawn up and was amazed at the DXing abilities and history of these fine ZL DXers. It was a formidable job for the panel to reach a unanimous decision but the amateurs chosen are the cream of New Zealand Amateurs. I will be looking forward to the next three inductees in 2010.

73, Lee ZL2AL

New Zealand DX Hall of Fame Panel Convener


Get Ready for World Amateur Radio Day on April 18

Each year on the anniversary of its founding, April 18, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) marks World Amateur Radio Day. On this 83rd anniversary of its inaugural meeting in Paris, the IARU dedicates World Amateur Radio Day to the future of Amateur Radio with its theme, "Amateur Radio: A Foundation for Technical Knowledge."

It is no secret that many professionals in the field of radio, TV, communications and electronics have started their technical education as young radio amateurs. Although Amateur Radio has a different face nowadays - Digital Communications, Voice over Internet Protocol, Satellite up-and downlinks and more --it is even of greater value as a foundation for technical knowledge for youngsters. And much more --it is and should be used as a unique attraction for future young radio amateurs.

World Amateur Radio Day provides an occasion to promote and publicize Amateur Radio. Amateur Radio clubs are encouraged to find suitable ways of celebrating World Amateur Radio Day. Many ways can be considered --inviting youngsters to visit radio clubs, showing up on the air with a special call sign, organizing a station in a public area with media coverage or publicly honoring amateurs who have made significant contributions. Whatever method is chosen, clubs should think about publishing a press release for the media, giving the background to World Amateur Radio Day and promoting the value of Amateur Radio as a foundation for a technical career.

The ARRL will be very pleased to hear how Amateur Radio clubs chose to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. Share your stories and photos with us, so that they may be shared with the Amateur Radio community. E-mail your submissions to ARRL Affiliated Club/Mentor Program Supervisor Norm Fusaro, W3IZ;. Please be sure to put "World Amateur Radio Day" in the subject line. --Information provided by IARU

Source: The ARRL Letter Vol. 27, No. 13 April 4, 2008


The IARU Region 3 Newsletter

Issue 12 -October to December 2008, Released January 2009


* A Word from the Chairman of IARU Region 3 -Michael Owen VK3KI; Has the RTO become more


* Region 3 participates in Region 1 General meeting

* Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) 2008

* GlobalSET continues to grow

* SEANET 2008/ SEANET 2009

* 14th IARU R3 Conference Christchurch 12 -16 October, 2009

* News from Bangladesh

* Expansion of 7 MHz band in Korea and Japan


The North Canterbury Amateur Radio Club 40th Anniversary Award

Please note the correction to the dates. The award runs from 1st Feb to 28th Feb 2009. Not as published in December Break-In.

This award is sponsored by Branch 68 to commemorate the 40 years that the club has been in existence.

1. The award runs from 1st -28th February 2009 inclusive. It is available to all Amateurs and short-wave listeners.

2. Contacts may be made on any band or mode BUT each station may be worked ONCE for each application.

3. New Zealand stations require 15 points to be made up from the list below.

(a) Compulsory contact with Special Event Station ZL6RR -five (5) points.

(b) Branch 68 Committee Members -three (3) points.

(c) Branch 68 Club member -one (1) point.

4. Overseas station requires only 6 points, calculated as above, and do not have to make a compulsory contact.

5. Log sheets are to be used and can be downloaded from: They are to be sent along with the fee to arrive before 31st March 2009 to:

The Award Custodian

PO Box 514

Rangiora 7440

New Zealand

6. Fee including postage (payable to North Canterbury Amateur Radio Club Inc):

For ZL award applications $6.00. For all Overseas award applications, US$5.00 or fair equivalent. No stamps please.


Contest News


The next contest is the DX Weekend Contest, on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of February 2009.

The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZT and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZT.

The rules are available at:

Logs should be sent within two weeks, to: with Contest Log in the subject line,

or by post to:

Contest Manager, Wellington VHF Group, P.O. Box 12-259, Thorndon, Wellington

Wellington VHF Group


HF Contests


When: -CW -21 and 22 February 2009 -0000Z (21st) -2400Z (22nd)

Phone -7 and 8 March 2009 -0000Z (7th) -2400 (8th)

Rules and other contest information -refer to the ARRL Website


When:-Saturday, 28 February 2009 and Sunday, 1 March 2009

Times :-Saturday -1500 NZDT (0200 UTC) until 2359 NZDT (1100UTC)

Times :-Sunday -0600 NZDT (1700UTC) until 1500 NZDT (0200 UTC)

Bands :-80m and 40m

Modes :-SSB and CW


When:-14 and 15 March 2009

Time:-1000Z (14th) to 1000Z (15th) - All Bands - CW Only

Contests Rules and other operating information is, or will be available at :


Upcoming Events -2009 is HERE

On Saturday 07-March-2009, The Te Puke Amateur Radio Club Inc. will be holding their Market Day @ Paengaroa Community Hall.....

Wellington Region Expo -Saturday, 28-March-2009

For Further Details Please Look at:

14th IARU R3 Conference -Christchurch 12 to 16 October 2009


Break-In, Infoline and General Information

Break-In - From the Break-In Editor John ZL3IB

1. Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the MARCH/APRIL issue of Break-In closes on 10-MARCH-2009.

2. Document File Format: Please do not send copy for publication as Word 2007.docx files; they cannot be processed. Please send in Word 2003 (or earlier).doc or *.rtf file format.

3. Early receipt of copy is much appreciated.

4. Break-In Contents Index from 1957 can be found at:

Copy for the AREC Break-In Column - From Geoff ZL3QR

The close-of-copy date is the 03-MARCH-2009 for articles for publication in the AREC COLUMN OF BREAK-IN. Photos, if available, to be on a separate floppy or CD (with captions), posted DIRECTLY TO US Call Book address. All other material can go to e-mail: or


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Dates for Official Broadcast (OB) and Head Quarter's Infoline

OBs FOR 2009=NOV-29 DEC-20

OBs FOR 2010
FEB-28 MAR-28 APR-25 MAY-30 JUN-08-27 JUL-25 AUG-29 SEP-26 OCT-31 NOV-28 DEC-19

* Next NZART Official Broadcast SUNDAY 22-FEBRUARY-2009, * and

* Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on SUNDAY 08-FEBRUARY-2009 *


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JUL-04-18 AUG-08-22 SEP-05-19 OCT-03-17 NOV-07-21 DEC-05-19

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Regards, Jamie Pye ZL2NN, Editor