NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 278
2nd August 2013
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
I am very pleased to advise a new HQ Info-line Editor has been appointed. Mike Bull ZL2VM has generously accepted the position, so this lessens my work load. Thank you Mike.
You will also see a new look for the publication; any articles to be included can now be forwarded direct to Mike at Infoline@nzart.org.nz.
Your July/August Break In will be in your mail boxes sometime next week. Please look out for the 2014 invoice for subscriptions, which will be included with this issue.
The following was received from John Dowman, son of the late Bill Dowman ZL4AK:
Dad passed away a number of years ago. He left me his collection of vacuum tubes. I was wondering if there would be anybody interested in purchasing the collection.
Photos are available if interested. Please contact John as follows:
Phone: 06 3825867
Email : email@example.com
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
YUDX 2013 Contest Results
We would like to thank you for your participation in 2013 YUDX Contest.
Final results are available on link: http://www.yudx.yu1srs.org.rs/2013/
Congrats to winner. Prizes and certificates will be mailed.
See you next year!
YUDX Contest Committee
Branch 86 plan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the closure of ZLD . An invitation is extended for all former staff at the station to pay us a visit on Sunday September 29th for a look at the present day setup. Please contact Ann Walker ZL1BFB at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at P.O. Box 163060 Lynfield, Auckland, 1443 if interested. It would be appreciated if this message could be passed on to former staff who may be interested but do not have access to Infoline
Ann Walker ZL1BFB
Just a quick note to say that the new 70cm Waipuna beacon has been activated.
All three beacons are now operating and are controlled with the same keyer.
2013 Oceania DX Contest
PHONE Contest: 08:00 UTC Saturday 5 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 6 October 2013
CW Contest : 08:00 UTC Saturday 12 October to 08:00 UTC Sunday 13 October 2013
THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region (VK, ZL, Pacific Islands and other locations within the IARU "Worked All Continents" Oceania boundary).
Paul F Manley
021 295 2814
During the month of May 2013 the First Class CW Operators' Club hosted a CW QSO Party, FOC75, to help celebrate the Club's 75th Anniversary. This turned into a major CW fun event for the whole month. Over 60 stations around the world signed with the *FOC prefix, making over 200,000 CW QSOs and leading to over 1,600 applications for our commemorative certificate - well beyond our wildest dreams. This was a major tribute to Samuel Morse, Alfred Vail and to the Club's motto: "A man should keep his friendship in constant repair" (Samuel Johnson, 1709-1789).
FOC publishes a quarterly magazine for its members called "FOCUS", a high-quality magazine edited by Gabor, S57WJ. But this FOC75 event met with such huge success that we have decided to publish an extra edition, called "FOCUS75". FOC is pleased to share this special edition of our magazine with not only members but also anyone who enjoys CW. Just go to http://www.g4foc.org/ to down-load it. Read the whole story of this month-long celebration of Morse Code, especially the operating experiences around the world, and see photos of those who made it happen in a pull-out poster.
CW is alive and well and will remain so for at least the next 75 years - FOC will see to that!
73 de Roger/G3SXW,
FOC Committee Secretary.
I was first licensed in 1971 and was issued with call sign ZL2TJT in 1972. I can’t quite recall but I’m sure I joined NZART in 1972 too. I passed the morse code test in 1979 and was issued the call sign ZL2VM.
I joined the Post Office in 1965 as a Telephone and Transmission Technician and was still there in 1994 when I was declared surplus to requirements.
I joined the paid Fire Service in 1996 as a Fire Safety Officer until 2012 where again I was declared surplus to requirements. This time much closer to retirement age.
Currently I’m working for a local Fire Installation and Servicing company using many of the skills and much of the knowledge that I have amassed over my time with the Fire Service and the Post Office / Telecom, along with all the technology Amateur Radio and Amateur Radio Operators has/have presented to me over many decades. I love it when a plan comes together.
I look forward to being your HQIL Editor.
From the VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Committee
Just a reminder that the Brass Monkey Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, is tomorrow, Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th of August 2013.
The operating periods are 1700 to 2300 on the Saturday, and 0700 to 1300 on the Sunday, 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.
The next contest is the Microwave Contest, all bands 921 MHz and up, on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of October 2013.
The contest after that is the Field Day Contest, all bands 50 MHz and up, on Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of December 2013.
CALL BOOK REPEATER, BEACON AND LINK STATION DETAILS UPDATE
The listings for Call Book 2013-2014 are being prepared.
All Branches, that own repeaters, beacons and link stations, have been sent a draft version of their Call Book listing. They have been requested to check the details of their licences, and to provide the callsigns of two Trustees, to:
Our thanks to all Branches that have provided their information.
At the time of writing (Thursday 1st of August) the following Branches have not yet responded, and risk having a No Return entry in Call Book.
03 Western Suburbs 05 Christchurch
06 Tararua 11 Gisborne
20 Manawatu 22 Marlborough
27 New Plymouth 29 North Shore
30 Otago 34 South Canterbury
37 Southland 38 Taumarunui
48 Wanganui 55 Waitomo
56 Christchurch West 60 Taupo
61 Central Otago 62 Reefton-Buller
66 Auckland VHF 69 Kapiti
78 Far North 83 Raglan
86 Musick Point 87 South Taranaki
89 Radio Electronics
The close-off date for providing the information is the 16th of August 2013.
Thank you for helping make the next Call Book the most accurate yet.
FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO NZART COUNCIL
The following applications were published as Proposals in HQ Infoline 277. No comments have been received.
Branch 05 Christchurch has applied to relocate its 2-metre beacon to the University of Canterbury Physics Department building, located at TOPO50 BX24 662.50 811.50. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the beacon can remain on 144.285 MHz and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 05 Christchurch has applied to relocate its 70-centimetre beacon to the University of Canterbury Physics Department building, located at TOPO50 BX24 662.50 811.50. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the beacon can remain on 432.285 MHz and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 74 Wellington VHF has applied to re-activate its 6-metre repeater at Colonial Knob, located at TOPO50 BP31 513.58 426.16. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the repeater can be re-activated with the same parameters as the previous Licence 202175 (repeater transmit frequency of 53.750 MHz and repeater receive frequency of 52.750 MHz) and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 81 Waikato VHF has applied for a 2-metre Repeater at Te Keho, located at TOPO50 BC36 568.06 668.45. The repeater transmit frequency will be 145.475 MHz and the receive frequency will be 144.875 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 81 Waikato VHF has applied for a 70-centimetre link at Te Keho, located at TOPO50 BC36 568.06 668.45. The transmit and receive frequency will be 430.1125 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 81 Waikato VHF has applied for a 70-centimetre link at Te Weraiti, located at TOPO50 BD36 557.86 103.54. The transmit and receive frequency will be 430.1125 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:
Completed forms should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com
Next NZART Official Broadcast is on Sunday 25th August. Next HQ-Infoline e-mailed on FRIDAY 16th August. Closing date for this is Thursday 15th August 2013.