NZART is a non-profit association of amateur radio operators
Updated 3 Oct 2014
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Look at the Break-In page layout and please use the minimum of formatting. Elaborate style sheets are a pain and have to be removed. 12 point Times Roman is the preferred font throughout the document.
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Tables and lists are the main source of editorial hassles. They should be made using the "Insert Table" command on the toolbar. Alternatively you can supply them as an EXCEL *.xls file. Doing it this way ensures that the table always maintains its basic column layout when we change fonts, font size, margins, etc. A simple test is to change the font size and/or type; if your table's layout disintegrates you have got it wrong! Diagrams and lengthy lists or tables of figures should be on separate pages.
Photographs should be high contrast black and white photographs or colour prints with good contrast and bright colours. We are always in need of interesting photographs for the front cover.
Digital graphics must be sent as separate discrete files (*.jpg or *.tif preferred). Please do not embed graphics in the main body of the text; however it may be helpful to indicate in the text the approximate position for a graphic (eg Fig 1 about here).
Please number all diagrams and photographs and include explanatory captions.
We can accept hard copy but we have to scan it into a Word.doc. If you use a word processor please use one-and-half or double spacing and 12 point Times Roman type; smaller type sizes (like Times Roman 10 pt) makes editing difficult and strains the editorial eyes!! Hand-written copy should be on alternate lines and printed.
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Thanks for your cooperation.
John Walker, ZL3IB (Editor). email@example.com
Break–In is the official journal of the NZART and is currently published bi–monthly.
Typical issues contain technical articles, articles of general interest and a wide range of regular features including satellites, DX’ing, Technical Forum, WARO, AREC, etc.
The HAMADs section offers ‘FREE’ For Sale or Wanted advertising for members and is very popular.
Commercial advertising is also accepted (please contact the Advertising Manager on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for rates).
The Call–Book is published annually and includes a list of all NZART members with their call–signs, details of NZART services, repeater details and a wide range of other information pertinent to amateur radio in New Zealand.
The Editor (John Walker ZL3IB) e–mail:
PO Box 1733, CHRISTCHURCH Phone 03–348 9084
NB: All questions relating to subscription and membership costs, etc, should be addressed to:–
The Business Manager e-mail: email@example.com
NZART HQ, PO Box 40 525, UPPER HUTT, New Zealand
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Explanatory Note: This means that, without further Editorial permission, you can include material from Break–In in your Branch newsletter, etc, provided that you acknowledge the author and source (e.g. Break–In ). The same waiver applies to overseas IARU society’s magazines, such as WIA’s Amateur Radio, RadCom, etc since they grant us the same privileges. However these privileges do not apply to any commercial publication so material taken from a commercial magazine or newspaper must have their permission.
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