NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 271
19 April 2013
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
In this issue:
Due to an omission of one page of the annual audited accounts, they have been attached to this issue of HQ Info-line for your convenience. They have also been included in the branch circular posted out this week.
Also included in the circular is information on your branch purchasing a customised banner that can be used on filed days and junks sales.
I urge you all to order one of these so that your branch can be seen in the community.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF CONTEST NEWS
Low Band Contest Logs are due by this weekend. Please send all remaining logs to:
The next contest is the Hibernation Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of June 2013. This is the weekend after NZART Conference and Queen's Birthday.
The contest after that is the Brass Monkey Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of August 2013.
The operating times are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZST.
The Contest Rules are available at:ww.vhf.org.nz/VHF-UHF-SHF-ContestRules
All contest logs should be sent, to arrive within two weeks, to:
email@example.com 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.
None this time.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL
These were published as Proposals in HQ Infoline 270, for the information of, and seeking comments from, members. No comments have been received.
Branch 26 Nelson has applied for a one-way link from Grampians, located at TOPO50 BQ26 234283. The transmit frequency will be 439.350 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 49 Westland has applied to transfer its 6 metre beacon to Stafford, located at TOPO50 BU18 417747. The Branch has requested a change of transmit frequency to 50.055 MHz. The new frequency has been coordinated with Region 3 IARU. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 49 Westland has applied to transfer its 2 metre beacon to Stafford, located at TOPO50 BU18 417747. The transmit frequency will be unchanged at 144.286 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
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: http://www.nzart.org.nz/fmtag/index.html
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Thelma Souper Memorial Contest 2013
The Thelma Souper Memorial Contest will be held on the 27th and 28th April 2013 from 0800z - 1000z on Saturday and Sunday evenings. All Contacts to be held on 80 meters phone or CW may be used. YLs contact YLs and OMs. OMs contact YLs and OMs. One contact with each station permitted in each half hour period. Call "CQ WARO CONTEST" exchange report, serial number (commencing 001) and name. To qualify as a multiplier WARO MEMBER stations must have contacts with at least 10 different stations.
A Bonus Station using the WARO Callsign ZL6YL will be in operation for random periods and will count as one multiplier on each night of the contest if worked. All radio regulations must be observed.
To Qualify: Enter date at beginning of each evening. Each log must contain: Time of Contact, Callsign of station worked, cypher sent, cypher received and the name of the operator contacted and points claimed for contact.
Score 5 points for each WARO contact including ZL6YL .
Score 4 points for Non WARO YL contacts
Score 3 points for OM contacts, . Multiply by the number of WARO members including bonus station if worked.
Logs to have each contact claimed as a multiplier underlined. Include a separate summary sheet showing: Your Callsign, name and address. The number of contacts. The number of WARO members worked. Your score. Declaration that all radio regulations, have been observed. Logs that do not comply with all the above requirements will be disqualified.
To reach the Contest Manager no later than May 15th 2013
Send to: -
Bev Osborne ZL1OS
34 Cobham Drive
No logs will be returned and No Correspondence will be entered into.
The highest scoring WARO member will be awarded the Thelma Souper Memorial Cup to be held for one year. The highest scoring OM operator will be awarded a trophy to be held for one year. Certificates will be awarded to: The first three WARO members, the first three OM operators, the highest scoring VK/YL operator.
Contacts made during the contest will count towards the NZ WARO Awards.
Malaysian Special Expedition 9M2SE
9M2SE (Malaysian Special Expedition Team) will operating and activating Perhentian Besar Island IOTA AS-073 on May 1st, 2nd and 3rd to promote Malaysia's beautiful island and also IOTA activities. Our operators are, Piju 9M2PJU, Khairul 9M2KRZ, Rizal 9M2RDX and our special guest from Poland, Jacek SP5APW. Jacek will continue to operate till 7th May as 9M2/SP5APW.
Our operating equipment will be two 100 watts transceivers, a vertical antenna and a tribander yagi. QRV from 40m to 10m CW, SSB and also digital. For QSL information, please read carefully on QRZ.com.
Some infos on Perhentian island,
The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Malay) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) off the northeastern coast of West Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border.
The name "Perhentian" means "stopping point" in Malay, referring to the islands' traditional role as a waypoint for traders between Bangkok and Malaysia. The islands were sparsely inhabited by fishermen for centuries, although tourism now accounts for most economic activity.
The Perhentian Islands appear on many maps of the nineteenth and twentieth century as 'The Station Islands'. This arises from the British colonial period, as an English translation of "stopping point".
Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
It is my great pleasure, in the name of the board of USKA (Union of Swiss Short Wave Amateurs) and the board of GAREC, to invite you for the attendances of
a) The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference in Zurich, Switzerland
b) The HAM RADIO Exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany (optional)
The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference is the premier annual event, attended by those with an interest in amateur radio providing emergency communication during training exercises or in response to disasters.
In 2013 GAREC returns to IARU (International Amateur Radio Union) Region 1 and will be held in Zurich, Switzerland between 25th to 27th June.
The conference has been timed to precede Europe's largest amateur radio exhibition
HAM RADIO in Friedrichshafen so that people can enjoy both events.
In the attachment to this email you will find general information on GAREC 2013 including information on the venue, registration fees, the tentative agenda and the registration form. This information is also available on http://www.garec2013.ch/
We kindly ask you check with the Swiss Embassy or Swiss Consulate in your country whether a visa is required for Switzerland and in the affirmative to obtain a visa. If you intend to attend the HAM RADIO as well, please also check about the visa for Germany.
If you want to be on the air during the GAREC it is possible to get a temporary license. Details may be found in the attachment as well.
I should like to mention that this conference will be open of course to all Radio Amateurs involved in emergency communication in their country but is basically open to every Radio Amateur.
Note to IRAU Representatives: It would be very beneficial, of course, to have from every country two or at least one delegate attending the GAREC 2013.
Furthermore I should like to ask the recipients of this email to forward this information to the Radio Amateur Clubs / Organisations in your country and to your HAM Radio friends who might be interested in emergency radio communication and who might be interested in attending this interesting conference.
Together with my team I am fully at your disposal for any question you might have in connection with the GAREC or the HAM RADIO exhibition and I look forward to meeting you in Zurich.
Stefan L. Streif
IARU Liaison Officer
Emergency Communications Coordinator
The Michael Owen Plaque.
The Wireless Institute of Australia are proud to announce the introduction of the Michael Owen Plaque for competitors in the IARU HF Championship Contest held in July every year.
A Plaque will be presented by the WIA to the Highest Point Scoring single operator station in IARU region three (3) in the IARU HF Championship.
Regardless of mode or bands used the Michael Owen plaque shall be awarded annually to the Single Operator scoring the most points in the IARU HF Championship.
This is to encourage excellence in Region 3 contesting in memory of the work and dedication of Michael Owen former president of the Wireless Institute of Australia.
Who was Michael Owen ?
IARU Region 3 Chairman Michael Owen, VK3KI, passed away September 22.2012. He was 75. Owen, who was also President of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) -- that country’s IARU Member-Society -- participated in many IARU committees and was a member of the IARU Observer Team at a number of World Radiocommunication Conferences. He is perhaps best remembered for his work on Article 25 -- a package of revisions to the international Radio Regulations that are specific to the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services -- at WRC-03.
Amateur Radio societies around the world have benefited from Owen’s enthusiasm and experience; he was passionately involved with the Amateur Radio Service since the 1960s, and served as IARU Vice President from 1989-1999.
In 2004, Owen led the WIA through the progression from a federal structure with state divisions, to an efficient national organization with affiliated local clubs. Through Owen, the WIA became highly regarded by government agencies and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for its professionalism and efficiency, especially in relation to the WIA examination and call sign management service. He championed and guided the introduction of the Foundation License class in Australia, a move which bolstered the numbers of Australian radio amateurs, while other countries’ numbers were declining.
ARRL Chief Executive Officer David Sumner, K1ZZ, recalled first meeting Owen 36 years ago:“IARU President Noel Eaton, VE3CJ, had called the first-ever meeting of representatives from all three IARU regions to coordinate global preparations for the 1979 World Administrative Radio Conference. WARC-79 is memorable primarily because it’s where the Amateur Radio Service gained the bands at 10, 18 and 24 MHz, among other things. Michael came to that meeting in Florida in April 1976 as a Director of what was then called the IARU Region 3 Association, which had been formed just a few years earlier to bring together the IARU Member-Societies of the Asia-Pacific region. His day job was as an attorney, but he was also an active radio amateur and very involved in the WIA. I got to know Michael much better three years later, because we spent 11 weeks in Geneva together at WARC-79. He had found a place on the Australian delegation and I was part of the IARU team. He was not simply a colleague; he was a friend.
“Among the assignments that Michael drew at WARC-79 was to draft a resolution to exempt the Amateur-Satellite Service from coordination procedures that otherwise would have bogged us down in endless paperwork and great expense. As an attorney it was just the sort of thing he was good at. His work has stood the test of time, and it remains in effect to this day. No good deed goes unpunished, so in 2003, he was brought back to Geneva as a member of the IARU team to handle the rewrite of Article 25, the rules that apply specifically to the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite Services. That turned out to be as much an exercise in diplomacy as in drafting, but Michael was up to the task. I shudder to think what he would have billed a commercial client for the same sort of job but this, as all of his other contributions to Amateur Radio, was service performed as a volunteer.
“Michael did not go into hibernation between 1979 and 2003. From 1989-1999, he served as Vice President of the IARU. Later, as President of the Wireless Institute of Australia, he choreographed the transition of the WIA from a confederation to a truly national body. Today the WIA -- which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2010 -- is one of the few other national Amateur Radio organizations in the world that is growing. Simultaneously, Michael served as Chairman of IARU Region 3 since 2006.
“Michael Owen was a strategic thinker; he saw past short-term pros and cons and could envision how decisions made today would affect the distant future. He also understood that working in the background -- doing one’s homework -- was essential to success. There is simply no way to replace someone with Michael’s experience and wisdom. His death is a searing loss for both the IARU and the WIA, but both organizations are stronger today because of the enormous contributions he made to their well-being.”
73 es gud dx
Trent Sampson VK4TS
36 Balyarta Crescent Mooloolaba 4557
Po Box 275 Mooloolaba 4557
Mobile 0408 497 550 firstname.lastname@example.org
Next NZART Official Broadcast is on Sunday 28th April 2013. Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on FRIDAY 3rd May 2013. Closing date for this is Thursday 2nd May 2013.