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NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 197
06-DECEMBER-2009
NZART Website: http://www.nzart.org.nz/index.html

Greetings
Welcome to Headquarters-Infoline a twice-monthly bulletin of news from NZART
Headquarters e-mailed directly to Branches, the amateur radio packet
Bulletin Board Service and to others that subscribe through the NZART
Website at:
http://www.nzart.org.nz/lists/infolinelist.html

In This Issue
*FMTAG Notes For December 2009
*ZL3 Radio Buildathom
*Monitoring Service Reports
*Contest News
==VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes
==HF Contests
*Upcoming Events
*Break-In and Infoline Information
*Dates for Official Broadcast (OB) and Head Quarter's Infoline
*Attachments for Branches: NZART Headquarters Infoline 197.doc
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FMTAG NOTES FOR DECEMBER 2009

At its December meeting, NZART Council approved publication of the following
notes.

INTERIM RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL

Branch 20 Manawatu has applied for a 5725 Repeater, to be located at
Pahiatua track, at map reference NZ260 T24 416857. The repeater transmit
frequency will be 145.725 MHz and receive frequency will be 145.125 MHz. An
engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other
stations.

Branch 20 Manawatu has applied for a 7125 Repeater, to be located at
Pahiatua track, at map reference NZ260 T24 416857. The repeater transmit
frequency will be 147.125 MHz and receive frequency will be 147.725 MHz. An
engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other
stations.

Branch 20 Manawatu has applied for a 8525 Repeater, to be located at
Pahiatua track, at map reference NZ260 T24 416857. The repeater transmit
frequency will be 438.525 MHz and receive frequency will be 433.525 MHz. An
engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other
stations.

Branch 26 Nelson has applied to relocate its 4575 APRS Digipeater from
Fringed Hill to Observatory Hill, at map reference NZ260 O27 313906. The
transmit and receive frequency will be 144.575 MHz. An engineering
evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.

Branch 27 New Plymouth has applied for a 720 Repeater, to be located at Robe
Street, at map reference NZ260 P19 029375. The repeater transmit frequency
will be 147.200 MHz and receive frequency will be 147.800 MHz. An
engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other
stations.

FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL

None this month.

COMMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

Please send your comments and suggestions on the above matters and
recommendations, and on any other FMTAG matters, by e-mail to:
fmtag@nzart.org.nz

Applications for repeaters, beacons, digipeaters, point-to-point links, and
so on, should be made on the latest version of FMTAG Form 10. The latest
versions of FMTAG Form 10, and the explanatory Form 10A, are available on
the NZART web site:

PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED URL FOR THE FMTAG AS SHOWN BELOW
http://www.nzart.org.nz/fmtag/index.html
PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED URL FOR THE FMTAG AS SHOWN ABOVE

Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to fmtag@nzart.org.nz

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ZL3 Radio Buildathon

The 3rd ZL3 Radio Buildathon will be held on Saturday January 30th in
Christchurch and all radio amateurs from ZL3 District are invited to come
along and build a ZL3 Pixie Twins kit. Youngsters and budding hams 8 - 80
are most welcome. There's a kit for them too!

After building your fun 80m QRP CW transceiver you can enter two
competitions.

One is for the best DX CW contact within NZ using a ZL3 Pixie Twin. The
other is for the funniest housed unit. Let your imagination run wild!

A superb 40 m QRP CW kit transceiver from www.smallwonderlabs.com USA will
be awarded to each of the winner.

Please register your interest now as places must be limited. Bring along
your friends, members of clubs you belong to, and workmates. Here's a great
way for them to find out about the fun you're having in amateur radio.

Email David at ZL3DWS@nzart.org.nz or call 03 358 2424

Visit http://sites.google.com/site/zl3buildathon/

Google: ZL3 Buildathon
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MONITORING SERVICE REPORTS
From Region 1
Miscellaneous Monitoring Reports For November-2009
>>>Reports have the latest infomation first<<<
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29-NOVEMBER-2009a
21425.0 kHz - FM, Russian taxi, female person operating the base station -
27.11.2009 at 0930 UTC
73 from Wolf, DK2OM
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INTRUDERALERT mailing list
INTRUDERALERT@iaru-r1.org
http://iaru-r1.org/mailman/listinfo/intruderalert_iaru-r1.org
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27-NOVEMBER-2009a
Latest infos about the beacon D:
Beacon D, main transmission on 7038.700 kHz, location: UKR, Sevastopol,
probably the Russian naval base of the "Black-Sea-Fleet". Spurious emissions
on 7000.000 and 7077.400 kHz often observed. Harmonic emissions on 14077.400
(2nd) and 2116.100 (3rd) kHz during the last days.
Today I informed the German PTT (BNetzA) about the situation. Concerning
7038.700: In 2004 and 2005 the German PTT filed 3 complaints to the UKR
authorities. No reaction, no change. Regarding 14077.400: The German PTT
will file another complaint.
TNX for your observations and reports, DK2OM, Wolf, IARUMS R1!
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27-NOVEMBER-2009b
Dear friends,
DL8AAM (Tom) sent me very helpful infos about the Russian cluster-beacons.
TNX dear Tom, great action!
73 from Wolf
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Hi,
Beacon D, main transmission on 7038.700 kHz, location: UKR, Sevastopol,
probably the Russian naval base of the "Black-Sea-Fleet".
The letters versus their fleets and their regular "ITU-callsign":
P = Baltic Sea Fleet HQ, Kaliningrad = RMP
S = Northern Fleet HQ, Severomorsk (in Murmansk Oblast) = RIT
D = Black Sea Fleet HQ, Sevastopol (Ukraine) = RCV
C = Naval HQ, Moscow = RIW
F = Pacific Fleet HQ, Vladivistok = RJS
K = Pacific Fleet, Base Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy = RCC
M = Pacific Fleet, Base Magadan = RTS
The SLHFB "A" is related to the Caspian Sea Flotilla (HQ Astrakhan), but for
this one I don't have the ITU callsign.
Their collective call is RKN, means bulletins for all members of this
flotilla are addressed to RKN. These transmissions are sometimes reported to
be coming maybe from the Black Sea Fleet COMSTA "RCV"? But so far we haven't
any official QSL for this. (BTW QSL, the Baltic Sea Fleet COMSTA "RMP" aka
"P" recently send out real QSLs for SWL reports too !)
For the Caspians we never saw any "RKN de RCV" preamble (as all the other
fleet COMSTAs always do "REO DE RMP QTC ... "), therefore we can't be sure
if they don't have an own larger Caspian HQ COMSTA who handles to the "A
beacon" transmission from (near) Astrakhan itself. And it would be silly if
the propagation beacon A comes from the same area as D/RCV...hi
Maybe any local Russian MS-members could confirm any Caspian flotilla COMSTA
(callsign?, address for SWL reports etc.) ?
BTW, "bulletins" by the COMSTAs are not send via channels of the cluster
beacon sub-system - that system just act as a simple propagation beacon
network.
73, Tom
DL8AAM
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26-NOVEMBER-2009
14077.400 - A1A - beacon "D", harmonic from 7038.700 - location UKR -
tnx to Fred, DL6XAZ, for reporting!
73 de Wolf
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Contest News

VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes
DX Weekend 6/7-FEBRUARY-2010
Operating times are:
6 FEBRUARY 2010 - 1700 to 2300 NZT
7 FEBRUARY 2010 - 0700 to 1300 NZT

The rules are available at:
http://www.vhf.org.nz/VHF-UHF-SHF-ContestRules
Logs should be sent within two weeks, to:
zl2wa@clear.net.nz 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 Website http://www.vhf.org.nz
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HF Contests

2010 JOCK WHITE MEMORIAL FIELD DAY CONTEST
When:- Saturday, 27th February 2010 and Sunday 28th February 2010
Times :- Saturday 1500 NZDT until 2400 NZDT and
Sunday 0600 NZDT until 1500 NZDT
Updated Contest Rules and Other Operating Information will be available from
the NZART Website prior to the commencement of the contest .
NZART Website http://www.nzart.org.nz/contests/

2010 ARRL INTERNATIONAL CW CONTEST
When : - Saturday, 20 February 2010 and Sunday, 21 February 2010
Times :- 0000 UTC (20th) until 2400 UTC (21st).
Bands :- All Bands
Mode:- CW Only
Contest Rules and Other Operating Information are available from the ARRL
Website,
http://www/arrl.org/ [1]
A good contest as is the later SSB Contest (March 6&7) to garner those
missing US States for the elusive Worked All States award.

2010 ARRL INTERNATIONAL PHONE CONTEST
When :- Saturday, 6 March 2010 and Sunday, 7 March 2010
Times:- 0000 UTC (6th ) until 2400 UTC (7th )
Bands :- All Bands
Mode :- Phone Only
For Contest Rules and other Operating Information please refer to the
Contest
Website - http://www.arrl.org/contests/index.html

2010 RSBG COMMONWEALTH CONTEST (BERU)
When :- 13 & 14 March 2010
Times :- 1000 UTC (Sat.) until 1000 UTC (Sun.)
Bands :- All Bands
Mode :- CW Only
Considered to be one of the more gentlemany contests that has been in
existence since the mid-1930's. Apart from the individual performances there
is a Team's event, based on individual nation's participation. The NZART
Team under the astute leadership of Frank Hunt, ZL2BR won this event in 2007
and finished third last year. Frank is looking for Team participants to make
up the NZ Team. Interested - contact Frank by "snail mail" at :- 8 Manu
Crescent, New Plymouth. 4310., or email :-
zl2br@ihug.co.nz
Contest Rules and other operating information is now available from the
Contest
website :- http://www.beru.org.uk/
NOTE I have had no success with accessing this URL and have informed the
Contest Manager EDITOR
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Upcoming Events

Wellington Radio EXPO '10
27 March 2010, Knox Church Hall, Lower Hutt

NZART Annual Conference Auckland 5th - 7th June 2010
http://nzartconference.cjb.net
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Break-In, Infoline and General Information

Break-In - From the Break-In Editor John ZL3IB
1. Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the JANUARY/FEBRUARY issue of Break-In
closes on 10-JANUARY-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:
http://www.nzart.org.nz/breakin/index/index.html

Copy for the AREC Break-In Column - From Geoff ZL3QR
The close-of-copy date is the 03-JANUARY-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: zl3qr@nzart.org.nz or zl3ov@nzart.org.nz.
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WIA Weekly News Bulletin
http://www.nzart.org.nz/html/2009/wia-weekly-news.html
ARRL Letter
http://www.nzart.org.nz/html/2009/arrl-weekly-news.html
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Dates for Official Broadcast (OB) and Head Quarter's Infoline
OBs FOR 2009=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

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