Remit time…Well as we are officially on the countdown to Christmas being only 7 weeks away and only 8 weeks until the end of the year, it’s time for all branches and members to formulate any remits they wish to submit to the AGM in Nelson next year.
Council require these for pre-approval by February 2012, therefore the cut off for any submission is the 31st December 2011.
If you or your branch requires the criteria on how to write a remit, please contact me and I will forward the policy.
Officer reappointments…The new Council liaison Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH has now forwarded, via e-mail, NZART Officer appointments. If you have received this letter, can you please complete it and send back to Stephen before 31 December 2011. If there is anyone who does not currently hold such a position within NZART and would be interested in volunteering please contact me and I will forward to Stephen.
There are 33 positions which are required to be filled, a list of these can be found on the NZART web page, together with the name of the current officer. All officers do a fantastic job and many are seeking deputies to assist them in their roles, so this may be an opportunity for you to step in and see if you can help.
HQ Info-line articles…A very gentle but firm reminder, if you want anything included in HQ Info-line, you MUST send it to me by the Friday prior to production. If you are unsure of the dates that it’s due out, they can be found on the NZART web page.
I regret I have no information on any branch activities or contests, that may need to be communicated to the wider membership, however I cannot print what I don’t receive.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
Report from the ALO
Proposed Changes that Affect the 130 to 190 kHz Amateur Band
The MED is proposing to increase the power short range devices are allowed to use in the 9-190 kHz band.
In particular, they are proposing a power increase from -20 dBW (43 dBµA/m@10m) to 3 dBW (66 dBµA/m @10m) over the band 119 – 135 kHz – the top end of which overlaps the lower end of our 130 to 190 kHz Amateur Band.
NZART is proposing to put in a submission on this proposal. If you would like to contribute to this, please send an email to the NZART Administration Officer, (Don Wallace, ZL2TLL) at firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest and any views you have (positive or negative) on the MED’s proposal.
IARU JARL news
Please note that JARL appointed a new President and Vice President as follows effective on 1st November 2011.
President: Akira Inage, JA5MG
Vice President: Kazuo Niwa, JA1AYO
Vice President: Norimasa Nemoto, JH1UBU
JARL would like to thank you for your friendship shown to our former president Shozo Hara, JA1AN and to appreciate your unchanged friendship to be maintained with our new president Akira Inage, JA5MG.
73 de JARL International
REPEATER/BEACON/LINK LICENCE RENEWAL
The majority of Repeater, Beacon and Link Licences are due for renewal during November. The following Branches and Groups have been contacted, to remind them of the need to renew licences before the end of November, to avoid licence cancellation by the MED:
03 Western Suburbs 05 Christchurch
08 Eastern Southland 11 Gisborne
22 Marlborough 23 Marton
24 Motueka 26 Nelson
28 Whangarei 29 North Shore
33 Rotorua 34 South Canterbury
35 South Otago 37 Southland
38 Taumarunui 42 Titahi Bay
46 Wairarapa 48 Wanganui
49 Westland 51 Eastern Bay of Plenty
55 Waitomo 56 Christchurch West
60 Taupo 61 Central Otago
64 North Otago 66 Auckland VHF
67 Kawerau 68 North Canterbury
69 Kapiti 78 Far North
82 Southern Wairarapa 84 Bay of Islands
85 Mercury Bay 86 Suburban
87 South Taranaki CARDS
Please contact FMTAG if the Branch has not received the reminder message:
This will be held on March the 10th from 1000 to 1400 hours.
Branches are encouraged to set up a station in a prominent area in their local community, and to make contact with other NZARD stations and home stations. Make sure you seek the appropriate permissions to establish a station, with the council or businesses as appropriate.
Media inclusion is to be encouraged. Be sure to have pamphlets at hand. Contact NZART HQ for pamphlets.
A good idea is to have some hams operating equipment, and other hams available to talk to public and explain what amateur radio is and our place in the community, and how easy it is to get an amateur licence. After the event follow up with anyone that showed interest, and assist them with gaining their amateur licence.
The purpose of NZARD is twofold. To expose our hobby to the community and to prospect for potential amateur operators.
Please take photos and write a short activity report, and submit to Breakin for publication.
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Jan/February 2012 issue of Break-In-closes on 10 January 2012.
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 5 January 2012 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 the 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 30th October 2011 and Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on SUNDAY 20th November 2011.
Equipment & junk sale
Saturday November 19th 2011
Musick memorial radio station
Bucklands beach auckland
Sellers from 9 am
Buyers from 10 am
Sellers - car boot - $5
Special this year
Buy in bulk
A wide variety of miscellaneous items from the garage - $1 per kilo
All other items, prices as marked
It looks like we managed to lose a vital section of the FMTAG report for this issue of Infoline…. so… here is the missing item (our apologies to the FMTAG team):
Reefton-Buller Branch 62 has applied for a 2-metre repeater at Millerton, located at Topo50 BR21 049901. The repeater transmit frequency will be 146.750 MHz and receive frequency 146.150 MHz.
Reefton-Buller Branch 62 has applied for a 2-metre APRS digipeater at Denniston, located at Topo50 BR21 003782. The digipeater transmit and receive frequency will be 144.575 MHz.
Reefton-Buller Branch 62 has applied for a National System UHF Link Station (ULS) at Denniston, located at Topo50 BR21 003782, to link to the Murchison National System station. The ULS transmit frequency will be 439.950 MHz and receive frequency 434.950 MHz.
Reefton-Buller Branch 62 has applied for a National System Repeater at Denniston, located at Topo50 BR21 003782. The repeater transmit frequency will be 439.975 MHz and receive frequency 434.975 MHz, in accordance with the National System Frequency Plan.
Engineering investigations, in accordance with MED PIB38, confirm that the above four stations will not interfere with other stations.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL
At its November meeting, NZART Council approved the following application, which can now proceed to licensing.
The Auckland VHF Group, Branch 66, has applied for a 850 repeater at North Head, located at TOPO50 BA32 616227. The repeater transmit frequency will be 438.500 MHz and its receive frequency will be 433.500 MHz.
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
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