NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 255
13 July 2012
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
In this issue:
Debby Says…Another fairly newsy issue of HQ Info Line. I confess the VHF Records vacancy may take up quite a bit of room, however the sooner we get volunteers coming forward the sooner I can stop including in this issue.
Council are urgently seeking a suitable person to fill this important position.
Council elections are looming again, and I urge you all to consider standing for your region. The Returning Officer will place a call for nominations in the August issue of Break In, so let your branch know that you are available so they can nominate you.
Lastly for this issue….Headquarters will be closed from Friday 13th to Wednesday 25th July. Please contact your area Councillor if you have any urgent enquiries.
As noted in the last infoline, this issue we have implemented a change in the email delivery of infoline. Those who previously received their infoline as an MS Word attachment will received this as the text of an email message.
There are always possibilities of errors, so if you get two copies of this issue, please drop us a note back and we will tidy up the list. Please check the email address each was sent to though, you may be listed under two different addresses.
You can always look up old issues of Infoline on the NZART web page at http://www.nzart.org..nz/h-quarter/infoline/
Alan ZL1AMW - Webmaster
Call Book & Branch Information
The Callbook Editor would appreciate all branches who have updated their data for Callbook to check their details on the website and advise him of errors.
Can the following Branches please advise either Debby or the Callbook Editor of any changes or if the existing details are still correct:
Let's see if we can make this Callbook the most up to date ever!
Your assistance is much valued.
Lorne Douglas ZL2AHB
DX’Pedition to Campbell Island
The team at the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia are pleased to announce that the landing permit for the ZL9HR DX'Pedition to Campbell Island has been issued by the New Zealand Department of Conservation.
The DX'Pedition will take place between the 28th. of November and the 9th. of December.
An international team is being assembled for this event on the sub-Antartic Campbell Island.
This will be the biggest DX'Pedition by an Australian club in 25 years and the biggest one in 2012 worldwide.
For all information please go to the DX'Pedition website at ZL9HR.com.
73 >From ED VK2ARE, Australian Publicity Officier for ZL9HR and member of the Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia.
CALL BOOK 2012/2013 BEACON, LINK AND REPEATER LISTINGS
At the beginning of June, FMTAG sent an email to all Branches (and NZART-affiliated groups), requesting that they check their Beacon, Link, Repeater (and their Trustees) listings for the 2012/2013 Call Book, and to reply to FMTAG.
Please contact FMTAG if the Branch has not received the email: email@example.com
As at the time of writing (Thursday the 12th of July) FMTAG has not received information from the following Branches:
12 Hamilton 20 Manawatu 27 New Plymouth
33 Rotorua 34 South Canterbury
37 Southland 38 Taumarunui 48 Wanganui
49 Westland 51 Eastern Bay of Plenty 55 Waitomo
56 Christchurch West 66 Auckland VHF 78 Far North
85 Mercury Bay 86 Musick Point 87 South Taranaki
The close-off for returns is the 31st of July. After that date, blank spaces will appear in Call Book.
Please help ensure that this Call Book is the most accurate ever.
Branch 30 Otago has applied to relocate its 830 repeater to Halfway Bush Road, located at TOPO50 CE17 010.08 178.44. An engineering investigation, in accordance with RSM PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations, and that the repeater can remain on 438.300 MHz.
Branch 30 Otago has applied to relocate its 625 link station to Halfway Bush Road, located at TOPO50 CE17 010.08 178.44. An engineering investigation, in accordance with RSM PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations, and that the link transmit frequency can remain on 146.250 MHz and its receive frequency on 146.850 MHz.
Branch 30 Otago has applied for a power increase of its 665 repeater at Highcliff, located at TOPO50 CE17 132.79 162.56. An engineering investigation, in accordance with RSM PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations, and that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 146.650 MHz and its receive frequency on 146.050 MHz.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL
This item was published in HQ Infoline 254. No adverse comments have been received.
Branch 18 Hutt Valley has applied for a power increase of its 700 repeater at Fitzherbert, located at TOPO50 BQ32 643.78 350.86. An engineering investigation, in accordance with RSM PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations, and that the repeater transmit frequency can remain on 147.000 MHz and its receive frequency on 146.400 MHz.
COMMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
Please send your comments and suggestions on the above matters, and on any other FMTAG matters, by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 website:
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
NZART Officer Vacancy – NZART VHF/UHF/SHF Records Coordinator
NZART Council is calling for expressions of interest from NZART members for the following Officer Vacancy
The VHF/UHF Records Coordinator is responsible to NZART Council for the coordination, maintenance and promotion of the New Zealand VHF/UHF/SHF records.
Description of the position
Duties of the position
To maintain, review and update when necessary, the established:
To receive completed Record Claim Forms submitted by radio amateurs, appropriately process to verify by making whatever enquiries may be necessary, and make the concluding decision to accept or to reject the claim
The NZART VHF/UHF/SHF Records Coordinator will be expected to demonstrate competent performance in:
The NZART VHF/UHF/SHF Records Coordinator will require:
Applicants for this role can be located anywhere in New Zealand. The ideal person for this role would have experience in the area of VHF/UHF/SHF operating and/or contesting.
Officer Positions are voluntary; however operating expenses will be refunded as per the NZART Policy on Officers Expenses.
Applications for this position will be accepted from interested persons in writing with supporting documentation through the General Secretary, NZART, PO Box 40525, Upper Hutt 5140.
This advertisement is authorised by NZART Council.
OH0HQ - FINNISH IARU HQ STATION FROM ALAND ISLANDS
In a departure from the traditional HQ pattern in Finland, the Finnish Amateur Radio League ( SRAL ), Contest Club Finland (CCF) and Radio Sporting Team (OH0Z) are organizing the activation of HQ station from the western Aland Islands at the OH0Z contest site (JP90xi).
The team will put a minimum of five (5) stations on the air, challenging the midnight sun of the Finnish Summer which never sets.
Now you have an excellent opportunity to work The Finnish HQ station from Aland Island (IOTA-002).
The operator roster per today: Bob/K3EST (guest) together with Juha/OH1JT, Tomi/OH6EI, Martti/OH2BH, Pekka/OH2TA, Kari/OH2XX, Juha/OH6XX, Harry/OH6VM and Timo/OG9X.
QSL cards via bureau or SRAL, P.O. Box 44, 00441, Helsinki, Finland
In the same IARU HF World Championship Contest Toni/OH2UA and Kim/OH6KZP will be running multi-single as OH0X from Brando, eastern Aland Islands. QSL via OH2TA.
Contest Club Finland
ARDF IARU Championships book
Dear OM’s, YL’s and XYL’s
In recent months I have many of you approached with a request to send me information about the ARDF championships organized between 1961 (Sweden) and 2012 (Serbia). Over time much has been changed in the structure of these championships, the rules and the equipment. etc.
Jan Hoek - PA0JNH, is an active fox hunter since the mid 60s.Mid last year he started collecting information on these IARU ARDF Championships. These included reports with photographs of the championships. Furthermore, the maps used, participant numbers, medals, badges, results lists and everything else that has to do with the championships.
The data were found, among others, in my archive (participant since 2001 in France), the club magazines of DARC and VERON, websites and from anyone who was willing to look into his or her own archive to discover what old data could be brought back to the surface.
I contacted via mail and Internet most members of the IARU ARDF Working Group and a number of amateurs who have participated in past competitions. In any case, in so far as they could be reached.
Ultimately, a large amount of information has been collected. All this is brought together in a book that will soon appear.
It has the title: IARU ARDF - European - Region 1 - World Championships in general and the Dutch participation
The book is printed in full colour and has approximately 250 pages and is A4 size.
It is self-published, in cooperating with the Fox-hunting Committee of VERON, in one limited edition. There will be both a Dutch and an English version. These are completely identical in terms of the content and size of the book.
The book consists of three parts.
The first part deals with the development of the rules, the types ARDF competitions, the (registration) equipment, the organization of the championships and the state of affairs during a championship.
The second part contains each individual championship with an overview of what has happened with the accompanying photographs and any other details.
Finally, an overview of the Dutch participants, the numbers of participants and the participating societies, a summary of all the championships containing the Dutch results, a total overview of all the numbers 1, 2 and 3 individually and in the teams. Furthermore, some more statistical information and pictures of the participants who individually have won a medal 10 times or more.
In late August (ARDF competition in Bad Bentheim) the book will be available for the first time.
The selling price is set at Euro 27.50.
Who wants a copy can now have a reservation, than he/she is sure of a copy. This is best done via an email to PA0JNH: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The aim is to to distribute the books as much as possible via ARDF or other fox hunts meetings at which PA0JNH is present in our country or in Belgium / Germany. The books will be present at the 16th ARDF World Championships in September in Serbia. Of course someone else can take one or more books (after payment) for you from there. For those who want to receive the book by postal service, there will be additional costs for packaging and shipping.
These costs are (per book):
Europe (CEPT-countries): Euro 12.00 (registered mail)
Outside Europe (non-CEPT countries): Euro 18.00 (registered mail)
Payment can be made in cash at the event or through an international payment (in advance) through a bank via IBAN (International Bank Account Number). The details are provided upon request via email. Outside Europe, the transfer fees are to be paid by the applicant. You can specify in your email how many books and which version(s) (English or Dutch) you want. Please also indicate in your email how you want to get the book(s). By post or at the Championships in Serbia.
Finally, many thanks to all who helped in collecting the data.
I hope to meet you in September in Serbia.
Jan Hoek, PA0JNH
Next NZART Official Broadcast is on Sunday 29th July 2012. Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on FRIDAY 27th July 2012. Closing date for this is Thursday 26th July 2012