NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 216
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*From The Business Manager ZL2TDM
*====Break In & Call Book
*FMTAG NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2010
*Major Amateur Radio Survey Launched by RSGB
*2010 Oceania DX Contest
*An Interesting Web Site
==VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes
*General Information For Break-In and HQ Infoline
*Attachment(s) for Branches: NZART Headquarters Infoline 216.doc
Due to the production of call book this yeas, the October Break In will not be dispatched until after the 14th October. Our apologies for the delay, however the call book compiler. RSM and myself have endeavored to maintain the highest possible standard for this years call book.
I will be away...Due to sickness I will be absent from NZART headquarters until the 12th October. If you urgently need information, please contact your local Councillor or the Association President, for whom e-mail addresses may be found on our web site.
Talk soon...Debby ZL2TDM
Branch 33 Rotorua has applied for a 2 metre APRS Digipeater at Makatiti Dome, Topo50 map reference BE38 038.75 730.97. An engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other stations and that the transmit and receive frequency will be 144.575 MHz.
Branch 26 Nelson has applied to relocate its 890 repeater to Fringed Hill North, Topo50 map reference BQ26 265.95 270.15. An engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other stations and that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 438.900 MHz and the repeater receive frequency can remain on 433.900 MHz.
Branch 71 Rodney has applied to relocate its 730 repeater to Moirs Hill Road, Topo50 map reference AZ31 475.39 625.68. An engineering evaluation confirms that there will be no interference to other stations and that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 147.300 MHz and the repeater receive frequency can remain on 147.900 MHz.
Please send your comments and suggestions on the above matters, and on any other FMTAG matters, by e-mail to:
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 at:
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to:
At the National Hamfest in Newark over the weekend 1 and 2 October, the Radio Society of Great Britain will launch a major survey of all UK radio amateurs. The objective of the survey is to gather as much information as possible on 21st century amateur radio operation in the UK. The survey, which is internet based, will run for three months and the data collected will be used to determine the direction that amateur radio takes over the next 10 to 20 years. Full details of the survey will shortly appear in all elements of the amateur radio press, notices of invitation will be placed on all amateur radio reflectors and the RSGB website. If you want your opinions to be noted, please take part.
A reminder that the 2010 Oceania DX contest will liven up the HF bands over the next two weekends.
The aim of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region. We are expecting a good turn out from VK, ZL and YB stations, as well as stations from some of the rarer South Pacific entities. Note that Oceania stations can work other Oceania and non-Oceania stations. Non-Oceania stations can only work Oceania stations.
73 and we look forward to seeing you in the pile ups!
Oceania DX Contest Committee
ZL1AZE, ZL2BSJ/PE7T, ZL3GA, VK2HN, VK3TZ, VK4TI, VK6DXI, VK7GN
The build of the NZART Web into a Content Management System (CMS) is nearing completion. Testing and final checking is the name of the game.
The Website has been build using "SilverStripe", an open source CMS, born and developed in Wellington, New Zealand.
Full details can be found at:
Full information can be found at:
Details can be found at:
The next contest is the FIELD DAY CONTEST, 4/5-DECEMBER-2010
The rules are available at: http://www.vhf.org.nz/VHF-UHF-SHF-ContestRules
Logs should be sent within two weeks, to:
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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Regards, Jamie Pye ZL2NN, Editor email@example.com