I have been unable to find a replacement HQ Info-line Editor, therefore after some consideration, it has been agreed that the deadline for articles will now be on the Thursday prior to publication. This gives me time to collate everything received and place in a readable format.
As from Issue 243 due out 4th December, Info-line will be sent out via e-mail on Friday evenings following the deadline. Any missed articles, dependant on urgency, will be included in the following fortnightly issue.
This will be the last week for any subscriptions for 2012 received to be eligible to go in the draw for the hand held radio. Please make sure your payments reaches me on or before Wednesday 30th November.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
Kordia National System Award – 2012
The Kordia National System Award 2012 – Historic Places, is being run again by The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club, Branch 12, NZART, in association with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. This is a FUN award, available to all amateurs to demonstrate the coverage and use of the National System, to promote our history and Category 2 Historic places.
The award will run from 1 January 2012 to 6 February 2012
Applications close: 6 March 2012 with -
The Award Custodian Hamilton Amateur Radio Club PO Box 606 HAMILTON 3240 or Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with KNS2012 in the subject line
Gavin Petrie (ZL1GWP) Award Custodian
Te Puke Amateur Radio Club’s Annual “Junk Sale”
Where: Paengaroa Community Hall.
When: 3rd March 2012.
FROM THE VHF/UHF/SHF CONTEST MANAGER
The Next Contest
The next contest is the Field Day Contest, 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of December 2011. The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZDST.
The contest after that is the DX Weekend Contest, 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of February 2012. The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZDST.
The latest version of the Contest Rules is available at:
with Contest Log in the subject line, or by post to:
Wellington VHF Group
P.O. Box 12-259
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 242 - 20th NOVEMBER 2011
REPEATER/BEACON/LINK LICENCE RENEWAL
Time is running out to renew licences before the end of November, to avoid automatic licence cancellation by the MED's SMART system.
As at the close of business on Friday 18th November, NZART Headquarters had not received licence renewal fees from the following Branches:
34 South Canterbury
42 Titahi Bay
66 Auckland VHF
85 Mercury Bay
Please contact FMTAG to receive a repeat of the licence reminder message:
Please make the discounted payment of $46 per licence to NZART HQ, to arrive on, or before, the 25th of November 2011.
Payment may be made by cheque made out to NZART.
Please attach a note: Branch <number> MED licence fee.
Payment may be made direct to the NZART Bank Account at the BNZ Upper Hutt.
The account number is 02 0772 0209760 00
Please ensure that the Payee Reference includes: Branch <number> MED licence fee.
For either method of payment, please send an email to NZART HQ and to FMTAG, advising that payment has been sent, and the method by which it was sent:
Failure to pay the licence fee to NZART will result in the MED SMART system cancelling the licence. The MED charges $408.89 for re-instating a licence lost by non-payment of the annual fee.
None this time.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL
These were published as Proposals in HQ Infoline 241. No adverse comments have been received.
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.
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
Looking for an old amateur
My father Nelson John Winch was an active radio operator in the 1940/1950 era and I would like to include his call sign(?) in a history I am putting together. Do you have any records that can give me that detail.
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
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