Debby Says…Thank you to all those who paid their subscription on or before the 30 November in order to be eligible for the membership prize draw.
The draw was held under police supervision using random number generating software on Thursday 1st December. I am pleased to advise that the Icom Hand Held Radio was won by John Moore ZL4TIO of Pine Hill Dunedin. Congratulations John, we look forward to a photo in the Jan/Feb issue of Break In, when you receive your prize.
Break In advertising…As you all know Break In is the official journal of NZART. One very important way to ensure costs in production of this are kept at a reasonable level, is advertising. AND WE NEED MORE advertisers.
Perhaps you may know someone in business who is looking for advertising space in the coming year.
Thinking outside the square on this, for example perhaps an insurance broker or retirement homes, maybe, although this may sound morbid, funeral homes.
There are many possibilities and I know the Break In advertising manager would be very keen to hear from you if you have some suggestions. Please contact either Lorne Douglas ZL2AHB on firstname.lastname@example.org or me here at HQ.
HQ closed…Although it is yet to be confirmed, headquarters will be closed through the two short weeks over the Christmas period. Dates of closure will be advertised on the NZART web page.
Finally as this will be the last issue of Info-line for this year, I would like to thank all those contributors who help to make each issue more enjoyable and you the readers for your interest. The next issue of Info-line will be sent out on Friday 6th February 2012.
In the meantime…have a very happy and safe holiday season
Further to the information in Headquarters Infoline Issue 221, Radio Spectrum Management have advised that they have now completed emailing Amateurs, who have a client email address in SMART, asking them to update their contact details. This exercise resulted in a low level of phone calls to the RSM Business Service Centre and a low number of emails to RSM so the records appear to be more accurate than originally thought.
RSM will now progressively attempt to contact the 2000 Amateurs who do not have an email address by post over the next few months asking them to update their Client Records.
Intruder Watch: Russian Numbers stations on 20 Metres.
Region 1 IARUMS have reported a number of stations appearing on 14280 kHz in A3E/AM mode at 1000 GMT/UTC on Wednesday 2 November and Wednesday 16 November.
Apparently this is the 1010 GMT/UTC schedule, 1000 GMT/UTC schedule is on 12365 kHz. They have been using this schedule since January 2009.
The Russians change the frequencies every few months, but are also reusing old schedules. These are of Russian origin.
Russia within Region 1 has a Primary allocation in the range 14250 - 14350 for the Fixed Service i.e. numbers stations, so the activity of the numbers station is certainly legal.
If you do hear numbers stations, outside this range, please report them to MS@NZART.ORG.NZ or via the various route available to you.
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 243 - 2nd DECEMBER 2011
Branch 60 Taupo has applied for a VHF Linking Station (VLS) at Maroanui, located at TOPO50 BF36 634.01 323.75, to provide a link between the Maroanui 675 repeater and the Taraponui 725 repeater. The link transmit frequency will be 147.850 MHz and the receive frequency will be 147.250 MHz.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL
None this time.
COMMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
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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:
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Jan/February 2012 issue of Break-In-closes on 10 January 2012.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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