1 - From NZART HQ 2 - QSL and Customs Lawbook in Russian Federation 3 - Auckland Radio ZLD 20th Anniversary 4 - 2014 NZART AGM and Conference 5 - Kiwi DX Group 6 - YL Activity Week 7 - Off Shore News Links 8 - Break-In Editor Position Vacancy 9 - NZART Housekeeping
1 - From NZART HQ
Just a wee reminder to those who have yet to pay your 2014 subscription. The rebate is $10, so if paying before 30 November 2013, please deduct this from $99. The total to pay is then $89, I have been receiving a few payments for $88.
It’s now only three months until Christmas, so a good time for branches to be considering remits for next year’s Conference.
Lastly for all examination supervisors, there is a new Radio 4A Application form available for new candidates. Can you please make sure that the correct form is completed and posted with the other paperwork forwarded to me?
Please supply the following:
Check List to be returned to NZART HQ for processing:
◘ Candidates Record Form – completed ◘ Candidates Answer Sheet ◘ Supervisors Answer Sheet ◘ Completed Radio 4A application form ◘ Completed ERN From ◘ Passport Sized photo of candidate ◘ The processing fee of $95, by cheque credit card, cash or direct credit to BNZ 02 0772 0209760 00 in the name of NZART.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
2 - QSL and Customs Lawbook in Russian Federation
Dear friends, This my letter aims to find solution to the problems, that SRR faced in recent times. We need in co-operation of all IARU Member Societies. It concernes QSL exchange via Russian national bureau. I think most of you know that Customs Union (CU) of EuroAsEU, which includes Belorussia, Khazakhstan, Kirgizstan and Russian Federation, was created in 2010 (Kirgizstan signed it in 2011). Now all our mailings is under regulations of new CU Customs Lawbook. In accordance with lawbook Article 80 "imported goods are exempted from customs taxes, duties, and international postage packages are to be delivered to the addressee without hindrance, except for the import of personal use goods, for one consignee from one consignor under one transport document, the overall customs value of which does not exceed the sum equivalent to two hundred Euros according to the exchange rate, established in accordance with the legislation of the member states of the Customs Union, acting on the moment of the beginning of the obligation to pay the customs taxes". We received official comments from Customs State Department on our situation. It means, that sender (national QSL buro of IARU Member Societies or any other person) should to fill waybill to specify the type of goods - "filled in paper cards", as well as specify the price, based on the cost of 9 USD per kilogramm. Maximum weight (very important!) of a single shipment parcell should not exceed 20 Kg. A lack of completed waybill regarding the type and cost of goods being shipped, and its value, in the transport document, as well as an indication of a zero value of the parcel, leads to delays and subsequent return to sender at the Federal Customs Service of Russia. I'd like to ask all of you to bring this request to the attention of all IARU Member Societie QSL Services the best way in shortest time. Really, that small kindness to fill waybill correctly, solves a big problem for all radioamateurs in our country. I pin one's hopes on your understanding and co-operation. Thank you beforehand, Kind regards, Roman Thomas, SRR Vice-President, R5AA (ex.RZ3AA)
3 - Auckland Radio ZLD 20th Anniversary On Sunday 29 September 2013, members of the Musick Point Radio Group will mark the 20th anniversary of the closure of Auckland Radio ZLD with a reunion for former Auckland Radio staff at Musick Point, and a day of on-air activities. On the air ZL1ZLD will operate on SSB (radiotelephone) and CW (radiotelegraph) from 10am to midnight NZT on Sunday 29 September (22h00 Saturday 28 Sept to 1200 Sunday 29 Sept UTC). Our aim is to contact as many stations as possible in New Zealand and worldwide. The schedule of operating frequencies and modes will be posted on our website closer to the date, and updates throughout the day will appear in the Twitter feed near the top right of the page We will call CQ on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10-metre bands, plus at the top of every hour we will transmit on 475 kHz in the 630-metre band using the mighty Dansk S 265-3F-4M transmitter rescued from the demolition of Auckland Radio’s transmitter site in 1993. Don’t have a 630-metre transmitter and a few hectares for an antenna? No problem. We will listen for your response on 475 and on other frequencies to be announced. All contacts with ZL1ZLD will be confirmed with a special event QSL card. Listen for the special message sent on 475 kHz at the top of every hour, copy it correctly and email it to us to receive a Musick Memorial Radio Station pennant and QSL card. See our website musickpointradio.org for further details
4 - 2014 NZART AGM and Conference
31st May / 1st June
Marlborough branch 22 is pleased to announce that the 2014 NZART AGM and conference will be held in Blenheim.
The venue is: St Marys School 3 Stephenson St Blenheim
The organising team will keep you posted via Infoline, the Official Broadcast and Break-In.
5- Kiwi DX Group
After World War 1 and with the banishment of radio amateurs to the supposedly "useless shorter wavelengths" an amazing period of radio exploration took place. Amateurs all over the globe soon learnt that far from being useless these wavelengths seem to allow communication over long distances. Amateurs in ZL were at the forefront of this activity with the first ZL to VK QSO in April 1923, and then world record distance QSOs between ZL and Argentina in May 1924, ZL and California in September 1924, ZL and Connecticut on the US east coast just weeks later, and the ultimate Z4AA Frank Bell's QSO with Cecil Goyder G2SZ in London on 18 October 1924.
To commemorate the 90th anniversary of the record breaking activities of these early pioneers of Amateur Radio, ZM90DX will be on the air between 1 October 2013 and 31 October 2014 on all bands 1.8 MHz to 1.2 GHz and beyond in all modes. Activated by the Kiwi DX Group, an informal group of DXers and contest enthusiasts, ZM90DX will be used around New Zealand and a special commemorative QSL card will be available as well as an award program for contacts with ZL during this period.
Not only will ZM90DX be active at expected times and on expected bands, but in the spirit of those early pioneers the ZM90DX operators will also be calling CQ on bands and in directions one may not necessarily expect with the intention of exploring the boundaries of radio propagation.
This will be an unparalleled opportunity for Amateurs all over the world to work ZL while celebrating the exploits of those early trail blazers whose work paved the way for radio communications as we know it today.
Further details can be found on http://www.zm90dx.com/.
Note: "Please remember this is a ZL based activity NOT ZL9 Campbell & Auckland Islands". ENSURE your logging software logs ZM90DX correctly as ZL and NOT ZL9, Auckland / Campbell Islands.
To update the Country File for your logging software please visit: http://www.country-files.com/
6 - YL Activity Week
YL Activity Week
WARO is inviting all YL’s to join us in a week of Amateur Radio fun.
This is not a contest, this is a chance for WARO members and YL’s from around New Zealand to get together on Amateur radio and help promote Women in Amateur Radio.
We will be however asking contacts to be logged as we will give the person with the most YL contacts a certificate at the end of this week.
Dates: Sunday 24th November to Sunday December 1st 2013. Frequency 80 meters 3695 20 meters National System. 2m/Repeaters. Time: 8pm to 9pm every night (2000 to 2100hrs)
We encourage all WARO members to participate and would like all other YL’s to come up on air and have a contact with other ladies.
Amateur radio is much fun so why not come and join us, and have a contact and conversation with some amazing women in and around New Zealand.
7. Break-In Editor Position Vacancy
Our long serving and much respected Editor of Break-In, John Walker ZL3IB, has advised that he will be stepping down from that position next April. While ideally the new Editor will come from the Canterbury area in order to maintain the existing relationships with our typesetter/printer and dispatch people, this is not essential. High speed internet connections should make it relatively easy to send and receive files and maintain the liaison with the magazine production people. Interested persons please contact either Debby Morgan ZL2DL at Headquarters (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the President, Vaughan Henderson ZL1TGC (email@example.com).
8 - Off Shore News Links
• WIA News • ARRL News & Features • RSGB News
9 - NZART Housekeeping • Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the Nov/Dec issue of Break-In closes on 10 November 2013. • 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 Thursday 7 November 2013 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 • Next Official Broadcast: - Sunday 29 September • Next HQ-Infoline:- Friday 4 October. Closing date for this post is Thursday 3 October. • Subscribe TO/FROM Infoline
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