NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 273
17 May 2013
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
In this issue:
· From the desk of HQ
· FMTAG Notes
· VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF CONTEST NEWS
· GAREC 2013
· Special Event CRS25ARVM
· RSGB Centenary Day
· Project Goodwill South Sudan Report Z81X
· Attachment to this issue – LGLO Annual Report
Debby says…I recently sent a letter to one NZART Examination in each branch listed on the NZART web page. It was not sent to ALL listed Exam Supervisors in order to keep costs down, however can those who received this information please pass it on to your other approved examiners in your branch.
I would like to thank you all for the tremendous work you do to encourage newcomers into the hobby. This is a great opportunity to also given these new amateurs a snapshot into the roles of the Association as each one receives one year’s complimentary membership to NZART, commencing 1 January of the year they pass their exam.
With the recent update of the RSM document PIB46, specific attention must be made to prospective amateurs who were not born in New Zealand. As per PIB46 dated May 2013 ( a copy of which was also included with the letters sent to Examiners);
Only natural persons who are New Zealand citizens or permanent New Zealand residents may be granted a New Zealand General Amateur Operator’s Certificate (GAOC). Any application not fulfilling this criterion must be referred to the RSM Licensing Manager.
I have recently allocated call signs for a number of amateurs who fell into this category. Please wherever possible, can you also include a copy of the residency status, i.e NZ citizenship and year attained? They will have received a certificate advising of this.
If you wish to place an apology or proxy vote for the upcoming NZART Conference to be held over Queens Birthday weekend, please send them to me by Friday next week.
Attached to this issue of HQ Info-line is the Local Government Liaison Officers annual report, not included in Break In as I understand due to timing.
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 273
Branch 26 Nelson has applied for a one-way link from Grampians, located at TOPO50 BQ26 234283. The transmit frequency will be 438.900 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:
VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF CONTEST NEWS
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 for both contests are: Saturday 1700 to 2300 NZST and Sunday 0700 to 1300 NZST.
The Contest Rules are available at:www.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
Ladies and Gentlemen
We do hope that you have well received our invitation, which was sent by email, beginning of April 2013. With pleasure we can inform you that the first registrations are already in the house. We are also pleased to inform you that the preparations are in full swing and are progressing well.
We would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the following:
· All the details of GAREC 2013 may be found on our home page www.garec2013.ch
· As a GAREC participant you will have an early booking discount of 10% of the regular hotel price. We therefore recommend to make an early reservation in one of the 3 Hotels mentioned in the flyer.
· Registration must be completed and sent by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All documents must be received by 20 May 2013. Upon receipt of the documents and bank transfers, an acknowledgement will be sent to the registrant’s e-mail address. All remittances must include all bank charges, and all payments must be made out to GAREC2013.
· If you need an official invitation, for example in connection with visa formalities, send an email at email@example.com with your name, home address, date of birthday and your number of passport in-side. We will send you an official letter of invitation (.piff document) by email.
Together with my team I’m 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.
USKA Emergency Communication Coordinator
A special event station signing CS25ARVM will be active May 20-26, celebrating the 25th aniversary of ARVM - Associação de Radioamadores da Vila de Moscavide - Radioamadores do Concelho de Loures.
Activity will be on 10, 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters, SSB and CW, and also V/UHF at 145.350 MHz and 434.350 MHz.
Qsl via CT1RVM
The following is from OH2BH, Martti Laine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Helsinki, Finland, May 15, 2013
PROJECT GOODWILL SOUTH SUDAN INTERIM REPORT - Z81X
As part of the April 2, 2013 visit to South Sudan by a delegation headed by
the Foreign Minister of Finland, several supporting elements were discussed.
Just three weeks later, following a series of meetings focusing on practical
matters in Juba, there was a high-level presentation, with relevant
endorsements, made to the South Sudan government. The presentation was made
with a view toward enlisting support on telecommunications matters in
general and Amateur Radio's role in society in particular. Ultimately, a
Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) was signed specifying several elements of Amateur Radio as a study
case for local administrators. These elements include Amateur Radio's role
in society, frequency allocations, regulatory matters and promotion of
Amateur Radio as part of an educational agenda. The MoU calls for a workshop
to be held for the senior staff of the Ministry of Telecommunications and
Postal Services. Members of the Ministry of Higher Education and the
Research and Technology agency will also attend the workshop.
In early June, a senior South Sudan telecommunications official will attend
an IARU Administrator's Course in Accra, Ghana to observe ITU and IARU. This
travel will be made possible thanks to the valuable support of the Yasme
As Amateur Radio is only provisionally regulated in South Sudan, the Radio
Arcala Fellowship Group of Finland, OH8X, was granted a provisional license
- Z81X - to facilitate operating events during visits by the project
representatives. We expect that Z81X will be activated several times during
the course of this project, notably on low bands and in CQWW Contests.
Just today, the initial Z81X activity, with one radio only, was concluded
with more than 20.000 QSOs. QSOs were split evenly between the three major
population areas of the world - Europe 8693 (43%), North America 5774 (29%)
and Asia 5162 (26%). The Finnish duo - Olli, OH0XX and Martti, OH2BH - has
now returned to their native Finland. See <www.qrz.com/db/Z81X>
As the entire project is carried out on a voluntary basis, the group will
accept donations to be used solely for offsetting direct project expenses
incurred in South Sudan. Club Log OQRS is now active for QSL requests
(bureau or direct) and project support.
We are pleased to acknowledge the support of Mr Pekka Haavisto, the Finnish
Foreign Minister's Special Representative to the Horn of Africa and Sudan.
We also acknowledge the supporting efforts of Mr. Amul Behera of Rock City
Investments, Juba, Dr Anu Kantele of Helsinki University Central Hospital,
Massimo, Z81B (IZ0EGB), Diya, Z81D (YI1DZ) and Ken, Z81Z (K4ZW) for
supporting the project and welcoming the latest country of the world to the
valued ranks of Amateur Radio.
Next NZART Official Broadcast is on Sunday 2nd June at Conference. Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on FRIDAY 7th June Closing date for this is Thursday 6th June 2013.
Attachment – LGLO Annual Report