Special Event Station 75th Anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge. Attachment
I have received an e-mail from Roger and Ann Klaver. They have found an NZART neck tie at a basketball court at the Fitzherbert Reserve, West Harbour, Auckland. Anyone who may have dropped it there can contact me for more information.
Remits and branch voting figures will be sent to all branch secretaries by the end of March. I am unable to send the remits out to any person or branch electronically beforehand.
Headquarters will be closed on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th March.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
News from the President Vaughan ZL1TGC
Marlborough Branch Donation
I am delighted to report that Marlborough Branch 22 has made a donation of $1000 towards the cost of sending our ALO, Don Wallace ZL2TLL to Geneva for the World Radio Conference. This is a very generous donation and I would like to thank the Executive and members of the branch very much.
Vacancy on Council filled
My taking on the position of President created a casual vacancy in the Northern electoral district and I’m very pleased to be able to advise that Neill Ellice ZL1TAJ has agreed to join us on Council to fill this vacancy. You may recall that Neill narrowly missed out on being elected to Council during the last round of elections. Please give Neill a warm welcome, as I am sure he will bring to Council some new ideas and a fresh perspective which will serve us well.
Vaughan Henderson ZL1TGC
President, NZART Inc.
NZART Council was keen, for budgeting purposes, to know if and when there might be any changes to the current fees we pay for repeaters, beacons, etc. Radio Spectrum Management have advised that a fees review is planned but no changes to Amateur repeater, beacon and similar fees will occur before 1 July 2015.
Factors that may influence future fees payable include the > $1 million reduction in RSM licence income by the closedown of the high power VHF television transmitters, the rate of take up of other licences in the UHF spectrum, costs caused by each sector, etc.
It is not know at this stage what effect the review will have on the fees paid for Amateur licences but we have been assured that it will be preceded by full consultation (which is likely to start in 2013) with all users.
Don Wallace ZL2TLL
Commemorating ANZAC day with WIA
We have got it rolling early and the Townsville Radio Club will be operating from a WW2 Bunker on Castle Hill and the Hill at Charters Towers that was used as part of the huge military presence . We'll be operating from WW2 site on the Atherton Tablelands as well.
That's great that ex HMAS Castlemaine will be in and we hope ex HMAS Diamintina, ex HMAS Whyalla will be on air as well. I have included the Australian Maratime Museum in Sydney so hopefully we'll have ex HMAS Vampire or anther ship on as well, maybe some from the museums at point Cook and others as well.
The aim is to encourage as many RADIO AMATEURS as possible to have Amateur radio operating on the same modes, AM and CW, that were used during World War 1, and 2 plus Korea, Malaya, Confrontation, and early Viet Nam as an Amateur Radio salute to those servicemen and servicewomen who then served and those still serving.
We ask that it start in the afternoon and not interfere with the morning marches, services or reunions and simply use AM and CW on the afternoon ets instead of the SSB.
It brings it home the difficulties that those servicemen and servicewomen had passing all the signals etc.
Can you please distribute this info as widely as possible so as many as possible will be involved. I’ll try and get our New Zealand and other amateur radio organisations in the loop as well.
Regards and hoping for a successful AM and CW afternoon on the 25April2012
Mike Patterson VK4MIK
Wireless Institute of Australia
ROSS HULL MEMORIAL VHF-UHF CONTEST 2012:
RESULTS Contest manager: John Martin VK3KM
2012 Ross Hull Contest Results The Ross Hull results have now been finalised. In Section A, the top two scores were gained by Bob McQuarrie ZL3TY and Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH - the first time the Ross Hull Contest has been won by a station outside Australia. Coming third as the top scoring VK station was Ted Thrift VK2ARA. Next in line was Barrie Burns VK6ADI.
In the digital section, top score went to Dave VK2JDS with a log of 1296 MHz EME contacts, followed by one station from each of VK1, 4, 6, 7 and ZL. Full details are available on the contest web page here. John VK3KM
Feedback from NZ Amateur Radio Day
Thank you to all those who assisted us to promote the hobby by working our NZ Amateur Radio Day stations yesterday.We teamed up with local Civil Defence and put on a public display at the Glenview Shopping Mall complex car park,HAMILTON. Contacts were via the IRLP,National System,APRS,70cm,2m,40m and 80m.Due to car park constraints our HF antennas were limited to mobile whips on vehicles with extension coax leads leading to our ops bench display areas in neighbouring gazebos.The weather was in our favour and the public feed back was very positive with a number of follow ups.
John ZL1PO, Radio Electronics Group(Inc.) ZL1REG Branch 89 NZART
Special Event Station W6G
I am writing on behalf of the San Francisco Amateur Radio Club. We will be holding a Special Event Station - W6G - to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 26, 2012 at 2000z to May 27, 2012 at 2200z. Details are in the attached PDF and also at http://www.sfarc.org/timeline05262712.htm
More details are attached to this bulletin.
Tony Dowler K6BV
DXer now a Silent Key - Excerpts taken from the Daily DX Vol 16 No 047 dated 6 March 2012.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of the legendary
DXpeditioner ZL1AMO, Ron Wright. He was 75.
Ron was the 23rd Amateur Radio operator inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 1985, as well as recently (2009) the “2nd inductee to the NZ DX Hall of Fame”.
ZL1AMO was one of the best CW ops and operated most of his DXpeditions
exclusively on his favorite mode. His CW DXCC count was 339/346
(current/total), only needing one country to have them all on Code!
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the May/June 2012 issue of Break-In-closes on 10 May 2012.
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