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NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 222
NZART Website: http://www.nzart.org.nz/home/
*Nominations For NZART 2011 Elections For President and Council
*FMTAG NOTES FOR JANUARY 2011 INFOLINE
*Jock White Field Day Coming up
*A NZART Notice For Your Branch Notice Board
*Activities on New Zealand Amateur Radio Day
*Weird and Wonderful
==VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes
*Attachment(s) for Branches: NZART Headquarters Infoline 222.doc
Nominations closed today after the mail clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Constitution.
The following nominations have been received
John Andrews ZL2HD
Ann Fraser ZL3TNT
Simon Lewis ZL4PLM
Roy Symon ZL2KH
Neill Ellis ZL1TAJ
Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH
Vaughan Henderson ZL1TGC
Phil King ZL1PK
John Andrews ZL2HD
Warren Harris ZL2AJ
Fred Johnson ZL2AMJ
Ann Fraser ZL3TNT
Simon Lewis ZL4PLM
No nominations received
Based on the above an election is required for both President & the Northern Electoral District.
Subject to the result of the election Council will need to consider the appointment of Councillors to represent those districts that will not be fully represented in accordance with the Associations Constitution.
Nominees who have not already done so should forward there biography with photo to the undersigned with a copy to the Break-In editor.
Evan T Sayer
To view the FMTAG Applications Being Processed please go to:
Proposals published in HQ Infoline 221:
Please send your comments and suggestions on the above matters and recommendations, and on any other FMTAG matters, by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Admission to the EXPO is $4. Each ticket includes a free drink and entry into the various raffle draws. Listen out for the raffle draws throughout the day by MC ZL2BHF.
There will be trade displays, trade sales of new amateur equipment and of course trading tables of used equipment as well as a display of military radio equipment.
TIMES: - Opens at 10am (Vendors 7am). Closes at 1pm
Refreshments - coffee, soft drinks, buns & cakes will be available.
All inquiries for table sales and bookings to:-
Gavin Cross ZL2TVM Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is time to get your team together for Field Day. Get those antennas sorted and give the generator set a test run.
The single station 80/40 section will be continued on for 2011 after being a success last year.
Rule 15.2.4: the number of CW contacts per band have been reduced from 25 to 20. In recent years a number of stations have made contacts in the 20-24 range per band which I have accepted as being sufficient to be claimed by others as a valid branch point for CW. Please note that I will be strict with the 20 contact threshold.
Rule 8.1: the maximum output power in the open section has been reduced from 150 back to 100 watts. By far the majority of transceivers both in JWFD use and on the market today have a 100 watt power output. This rule change is to keep the playing field level.
If you are using a fancy hands free microphone don’t forget to get your microphone gain set correctly using the ALC meter and make sure your 13.8 volt DC supply does not sag at the terminals of the transceiver, we don’t want any splatter or dirty signals!
Finally, it makes my job much easier if all stations that enter send in their logs and summary sheets. If your branch one of the few out for a social time and not wanting to enter officially, that’s fine, but please send in your log sheets so I can use them for checking.
This notice was first circulated in OCT-1992 as a 'special circular' but is relevant now as it was then.
High resolution copies, for printing, are available from the NZART Web at:
A Notice For Your Branch Notice Board
President of the Group, Brian Heywood ZL1IE, reported:
The local free press visited our display in Gate Pa Shopping centre this morning. Here is the news item as at 11.21am on the web
It will also appear in next Friday's (22-JAN-2011) issue with a circulation of 62,550 copies. The Weekend Sun is the Bay of Plenty largest circulating most read newspaper to homes of 157,300 residents
Another successful ZL3 Buildathon has been run by David W Searle ZL3DWS in Christchurch. David had success in getting a Radio NZ interview and a report in the local paper Chrischurch Mail on January-19-2011.
The Radio Interview (link at bottom of page) can be found at:
Pictures taken at the ZL3 Buildathon by John ZL3IB can be found at:
Information on the ZL3 Buildathon project can be accessed at:
More information on the NZARD and the ZL3 Buildathon can be downloaded from:
For those that missed out on 'What Not To Do With Your Christmas Present' AKA 'You-Are-Doing-It-Wrong', here it is again
VHF++ DX Weekend Contest (1st SAT FEB) 05/06-FEB-2011
The rules are at: http://www.vhf.org.nz/VHF-UHF-SHF-ContestRules
|Contest Name||Date(s) 2011|
|2011 Ross Hull VK VHF Logs in by 14-FEB||ALL-JAN-2011|
|VHF++ DX Weekend Contest (1st SAT FEB)||05/06-FEB-2011|
|***Boat Anchor Sprint (2nd SAT FEB)||12-FEB-2011|
|2011 PACC (Dutch) DX Contest||12/13-FEB-2011|
|Jock White Field Day (last full WE FEB)||26/27-FEB-2011|
|RSBG Commonwealth (BERU)||12/13-MAR-2011|
|VK John Moyle Memorial Field Day (3rd full WE MAR)||19/20-MAR-2011|
|CQ WW WPX SSB||26/27-MAR-2011|
In the results, received from ZL2KH, for the Nostalgia Night Contest, held on Saturday, 11 September 2010 there was a footnote that said:
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Regards, Jamie Pye ZL2NN, Editor email@example.com