Debby says…I have had rather a hectic two weeks with the mail-out of some 3000+ promotional letters to non-members. Hopefully I will be just as hectic in the next couple with all acceptance replies J
On the subject of payments, I will soon be posting out reminder notices for those who have yet to pay the 2013 subscription and wish to take advantage of the early payment rebate, which runs out at the end of this month.
Please note I do not issue receipts unless specifically requested when you return your remittance advice.
With recent publication of Call Book, I have been advised of a number of silent keys. I appreciate you all letting me know of the silent keys still listed in there, but also would remind you, that while I am happy to release the call sign, I can only act on the proper authority. I have attached the appropriate form to this issue, which is required for me to do so.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
Peter Lake ZL2AZ Chairman of IARU Region 3
NZART Council on behalf of all members wished to congratulate Peter Lake ZL2AZ on the unanimous election by the Directors of IARU Region 3 as their Chairman for their remaining term and offers full support to him.
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 261
Published for the information of, and seeking comments from, members.
Branch 69 Kapiti has applied to change the frequency of its 144.650 MHz Digipeater at Mount Field, located at TOPO50 BP32 775757. The proposed transmit and receive frequency is 144.575 MHz, in accordance with the band plan.
Branch 74 Wellington VHF has applied for a Digital Amateur TV Repeater at Belmont, located at TOPO50 BQ32 570.40 396.30.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL
None this time.
In the next few days, FMTAG will be sending an Invoice, for $51.11 per licence, for repeaters owned by the following Branches:
05 Christchurch 26 Nelson
28 Whangarei 34 South Canterbury
37 Southland 38 Taumarunui
48 Wanganui 49 Westland
51 Eastern Bay of Plenty 56 Christchurch West
67 Kawerau 78 Far North
82 Southern Wairarapa 84 Bay of Islands
87 South Taranaki CARDS
Other Branches will receive their Invoices direct from RSM, by email, to the address registered in SMART. Many of these direct-billing Branches also have an RSM “Billing Month” of November. However, the “Billing Month” of a particular licence can be confirmed by the following method. Go to:
Enter the transmit frequency in the box “Frequency (From)”.
Click on the “Search” button.
All stations on that frequency will be displayed.
Click on the blue underlined number, at the left-hand-side of the screen, of the appropriate station.
The Licence will appear.
The line “Fees paid on” displays the “Billing Month” of the Licence.
COMMENTS AND APPLICATIONS
Please send your comments and suggestions on the above, 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
VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF CONTEST NEWS
OCTOBER MICROWAVE CONTEST
Preliminary results – subject to audit
Congratulations to Steven, ZL1AVS, for a clean sweep of the 1296 MHz, 3400 MHz and 10368 MHz bands, in the Microwave Contest, held on the 6th and 7th of October 2012.
Following audit, the confirmed results will be sent by email to all contestants submitting a log, and will be published on the VHF Group website at:
THE NEXT CONTEST
The next contest is the Field Day Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of December 2012. The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZDST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZDST.
The contest after that is the DX Weekend Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of February 2013. The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZDST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZDST.
The Contest Rules are available at:
All contest logs should be sent, to arrive within two weeks, to:
with Contest Log in the subject line.
Or by post to:
Wellington VHF Group
P.O. Box 12-259
Please include your email address if you wish to receive the results as soon as they are available.
Campbell Island DX'Pedition activation is just a month away and all is on schedule. All the equipment has arrived at the storage facility in Invercargill New Zealand. Some of the team are already in New Zealand, others will arrive over the next few weeks. There will be a quarantine inspection of all of the gear and then it will be loaded onto the boat that will take the equipment and team down to Campbell Island.
It's not to late to vote for which bands and modes you will like to work ZL9HR on – go to www.zl9hr.com to vote and to find out all the details of this major DX'Pedition.
DX'Pedition data Location - Campbell Island - IOTA OC-037 - 450 miles south of New Zealand in the Great Southern Ocean. - 15th. most sought after DXCC location in the world (and an amazingly beautiful nature reserve). Dates - 28th. November to 9th. December. Group - Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia with a team of experienced international operators. Call Sign - ZL9HR Website - www.zl9hr.com
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Sept/October issue of Break-In-closes on 10 Nov 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 Nov 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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