A Happy New Year to all readers From The NZART President, Business Manager, Council and Officers
In This Issue
*Nominations For NZART 2011 Elections For President and Council *FMTAG NOTES FOR JANUARY 2011 INFOLINE *WELLINGTON EXPO-11 *Jock White Field Day Coming up *A NZART Notice For Your Branch Notice Board *Activities on New Zealand Amateur Radio Day *Weird and Wonderful *Upcoming Events *Contest News ==VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Notes ==HF Contests *Housekeeping *Attachment(s) for Branches: NZART Headquarters Infoline 222.doc
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Nominations For NZART 2011 Elections For President and Council
Nominations closed today after the mail clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Associations Constitution.
The following nominations have been received
President ( 1 Required)
John Andrews ZL2HD
Ann Fraser ZL3TNT
Simon Lewis ZL4PLM
Roy Symon ZL2KH
Northern District ( 3 Required)
Neill Ellis ZL1TAJ
Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH
Vaughan Henderson ZL1TGC
Phil King ZL1PK
Central District ( 3 Required)
John Andrews ZL2HD
Warren Harris ZL2AJ
Fred Johnson ZL2AMJ
Midlands District ( 2 Required)
Ann Fraser ZL3TNT
Simon Lewis ZL4PLM
Southern Districts ( 1 Required)
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.
Proposals published on the NZART website on 21st December:
Te Puke Branch 53 has applied to increase the power of its 7175 repeater located at Shaw Road, Topo50 map reference BE37 870.20 014.96. An Engineering Evaluation shows that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 147.175 MHz and the repeater receive frequency on 147.775 MHz, and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Te Puke Branch 53 has applied to increase the power of its 855 repeater located at Shaw Road, Topo50 map reference BE37 870.20 014.96. An Engineering Evaluation shows that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 438.550 MHz and the repeater receive frequency on 433.550 MHz, and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Te Puke Branch 53 has applied to up-link to Takaurunga 540 from its BBS at Totara Street, Topo50 map reference BD37 809.83 218.01. The link transmit frequency will be 144.800 MHz and the link receive frequency will be 145.400 MHz. An Engineering Evaluation shows that there will be no interference to other stations.
Tauranga Branch 39 has applied to link to Shaw Road 7175 and 855, from Minden 680, located at Topo50 map reference BD36 691.76 217.82. The link transmit frequency will be 433.550 MHz and the link receive frequency will be 438.550 MHz. An Engineering Evaluation shows that there will be no interference to other stations.
Proposal published on the NZART website on 1st January: Wairarapa Branch 46 has applied to change the frequency of its National System UHF Link Station at Pariwhariki Trig, Topo50 map reference BP35 288.84 459.75. The new transmit frequency will be 434.975 MHz and the receive frequency will be 439.975 MHz. An Engineering Evaluation shows that there will be no interference to other stations.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART CPOUNCIL
Proposals published in HQ Infoline 221:
The Radio Electronics Group has applied to move its 2-metre repeater to Peacockes Road, Topo50 map reference BD33 030.88 129.32. We have selected a repeater transmit frequency of 147.125 MHz and a repeater receive frequency of 147.725 MHz. An Engineering Evaluation shows that there will be no interference to other stations.
The Radio Electronics Group has applied to move its 70-centimetre repeater to Peacockes Road, Topo50 map reference BD33 030.88 129.32. We have selected a repeater transmit frequency of 438.875 MHz and a repeater receive frequency of 433.875 MHz. An Engineering Evaluation shows that there will be no interference to other stations.
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: email@example.com
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: http://www.nzart.org.nz/nzart/fmtag/
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
Jock White Field Day Coming up:
minor rule changes have been made and don’t forget to send in logs
Jock White Field Day 26th and 27th February
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.
Stuart Watchman ZL2TW
A NZART Notice For Your Branch Notice Board
This notice was first circulated in OCT-1992 as a 'special circular' but is relevant now as it was then.
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
Known Branches and Groups Taking Part
Hastings Gisborne Palmerston North Papakura Christchurch Area Auckland VHF
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.
VK John Moyle Memorial Field Day (3rd full WE MAR)
CQ WW WPX SSB
In the results, received from ZL2KH, for the Nostalgia Night Contest, held on Saturday, 11 September 2010 there was a footnote that said:
"Because of a lack of participation, Mike ZL1MDS and Barrie ZL2LA have decided that Boat Anchor Sprints and Nostalgia Night contests will be cancelled in the meantime."
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the MARCH/APRIL issue of Break-In-closes on 10-MARCH-2011
Copy for Break-In: Copy is welcome in most electronic formats but word.doc files are preferred. Photos and other graphics should be send as separate discrete files (*.jpg preferred); not as embedded pix in the body of the text. Please ensure that suitable descriptive captions/legends are included with your copy. All received copy will be acknowledged to confirm receipt. Thank you for your cooperation. John Walker ZL3IB Editor.
Break-In: Early receipt of copy is much appreciated
Break-In-AREC Column: The close-of-copy date is the 03-MARCH-2011 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. Use Call Book address. All other material can go to e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Next NZART Official Broadcast is on SUNDAY 27-FEBRUARY-2011
Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on SUNDAY 06-FEBRUARY-2011
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