Debby Says…Happy new year to everyone, nice to have you back.
The year has not started well with the sudden passing of our immediate past President Roy Symon ZL2KH.
ZL2KH - Roy was elected to NZART Council in 2003, as Central Region Councillor, a position he held until 2009 when he was elected as President. Roy resigned from this position in February last year due to health problems.
I attended Roy’s funeral as a representative for NZART as Vaughan ZL1TGC (President) and Stuart ZL2TW (Vice-President) were unable to due to work commitments. Stuart was able to see Roy in Waikato Hospital a couple of weeks ago. While frail, Roy still enjoyed a laugh and very quick witted, two traits we will have fond memories of Roy for.
Our sympathies go to Jill his wife and family.
Exam Update - I am pleased to advise the much awaited examination generation software has been published.
Stations using two transmitters may operate simultaneously on both bands, however only one transmitter may be operated any one band at any one time. Single transmitter stations may operate on one or both bands.
• Single Operator – unassisted by any other person.
• CW only – single band or two bands
• Phone only – single band or two bands
• 80m only
• Single-transmitter station 40m and 80m
• QRP – 5 watts maximum (WM Hall Memorial Cup)
• Home stations
• Overseas stations in the South Pacific area
If you intend to operate with a branch number that is not that of your ‘home’ branch, please check the branch number section of the rules carefully. If you need any help or clarification please contact me at my e-mail address below.
I am looking forward to hearing you on, I will be active as part of the Marlborough, ZL2KS team.
NEWS RELEASE JANUARY 17, 2013 – I. R. A.
The national association of Icelandic Radio Amateurs, Í.R.A., is pleased to announce that as of January 16, 2013 Icelandic Radio Amateurs have been granted operating privileges on 472-479 kHz (630 meters). In addition, The Post and Telecom Administration in Iceland (PTA), recently extended temporary permits as of January 1, 2013 on the following bands: 160 meters (1850-1900 kHz), 60 meters (5.260-5.410 MHz) and on 4 meters (70.000-70.200 MHz).
A NEW 630 METER ALLOCATION
This allocation is on 472-479 kHz. Access is granted on secondary basis. Maximum power is 5W EIRP and maximum bandwidth is 1 kHz. This new allocation is open to the “G” license class (higher). A previous temporary allocation on 493-510 kHz was closed on December 31, 2012.
160 METER ALLOCATION RENEWED
The temporary allocation on 1850-1900 kHz has been renewed for the calendar year 2013. Access is granted on secondary basis. This allocation may only be used during the duration of 10 designated international amateur radio contests. Licensees need to apply to the PTA for a special permit, which is open to both license classes.
60 METER ALLOCATION RENEWED
The temporary allocation on 5.260-5.410 MHz has been renewed for the calendar years 2013 and 2014. Access is granted on secondary basis. Permissible modes are USB, CW and PSK-31. Maximum bandwidth is 3 kHz. Power limit is 100W. Licensees need to apply to the PTA for a special permit, which is open to both license classes.
4 METER ALLOCATION RENEWED
The temporary allocation on 70.000-70.200 MHz has been renewed for the calendar years 2013 and 2014. Access is granted on secondary basis. Maximum bandwidth is 16 kHz and power limit is 100W.
Licensees need to apply to the PTA for a special permit, which is open to both license classes.
Jónas Bjarnason, TF3JB,
President of Í.R.A.
Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Sept/October issue of Break-In-closes on 10 January 2013.
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