Debby says…as I have been away in Rarotonga for the past 8 days and am not officially due back to work until the 25th October, this issue of Info-line will be brief. My apologies if I have missed anything urgent that needs to be included in this issue, however I have only briefly scanned the 12 pages of e-mails that I have come back to.
Just a note from FMTAG…there are still a number of branches who have yet to submit their Repeater Trustee details to Doug ZL2TAR for inclusion and update of the next Call Book. Please forward to Doug urgently if your branch has not already done so. These branches are as follows:
03 Western Suburbs, 08 Eastern Southland, 22 Marlborough, 26 Nelson, 27 New Plymouth 30 Otago, 33 Rotorua, 35 South Otago, 48 Wanganui, 49 Westland, 56 Christchurch West 66 Auckland VHF, 67 Kawerau, 69 Kapiti, 85 Mercury Bay, 86 Suburban, 87 South Taranaki 88 Tauranga Emergency, REG Radio Electronics.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
IARU R 3 newsletter headlines
A Word from the Chairman of IARU Region 3 - Michael Owen VK3KI * 8th Region 3 ARDF Championships- a report from Jack Bramham VK3WWW
The Recent APT APG2012-5 Conference Preparatory Group Meeting Earthquake in Sikkim Seanet 2011- a final reminder The 2012 International YL Meet- a reminder MS Word version of this newsletter is available at http://www.iaru-r3.org/news/r3nl-11-10.doc
Thailand Floods QST, to all Radio Amateurs 15 October 2011
World-wide HF operators are kindly requested to QSY away from 7.060-7.063 at all times due to use by Thailand hams during the massive flood emergency affecting millions of people in North and Central Thailand.
Today, the emergency is on-going with huge areas flooded of from a half to two meters of water, some areas are deeper and a few spotty areas are mostly dry in the region. News estimates say that the flooding will continue for four to six more days, at its height, and subsidence will be over a month. Clean-up and rebuilding may extend more than a year.
The majority of flood radio traffic is being carried on the two meter band by scores of ham volunteers, some of which have had their own homes inundated. It is impossible to estimate how many ham radio operators' shacks are now affected, but the significant flooding covers huge swaths of the region as seen on http://www.neighborhoodlink.com/Rural_Training_Center-Thailand/pages.
The Thai National Club Station, HS0AC, home of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand, is threatened tomorrow and is under watch. Timely updates can be seen at http://www.qsl.net/rast in English. Reported by HS0ZCW, Charly
Denmark has the Presidency of European Union from 1 January to 30 June 2012.
The call sign 5P12EU will be activated during this period.
Our rules and information about QSL and Award is added as an attached file in this e-mail. Please forward this e-mail to anyone that are interested including award managers in your country. Any questions, comments etc. must be send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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From NZART Intruder Watch Officer
With the high Solar activity - more and more intruders are becoming prevalent: We definitely need your support to identify and report intruders.
Audio samples assist along with bearings if possible.
If we do not act in a coordinated manner, we could see our bands being taken over by many intruders. Complacency is not an option. ZL1GWE
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE – OCTOBER 23rd 2011
The Manawatu ARC, Branch 20, has applied for a 4575 APRS Digipeater at Mataroa, located at TOPO50 BK35 346016, with a transmit and receive frequency of 144.575 MHz.
ZL3BCC has applied for a simplex VOIP station at Innes Road, Christchurch, located at TOPO50 BX24 709.79 838.37. The transmit and receive frequency will be 432.700 MHz, in accordance with the bandplan. An engineering investigation, in accordance with MED PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL.
None at this time.
COMMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
Please send your comments and suggestions on the above matters, 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:
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Nov/December issue of Break-In-closes on 10 November 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.
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