In this issue: 1 - From NZART HQ 2 – FMTAG Notes 3 – Microwave Contest THIS weekend 7 - Off Shore News Links 8 - NZART Housekeeping
1 - From NZART HQ
Debby Says…I am looking for someone within NZART who is an historian or has similar experience in helping me coordinate/collate the old records and artefacts here at headquarters. Preferably someone who has quite a broad spectrum of knowledge in IARU, ARDF, Contesting and QSL matters to name a few. I have a considerable collection of historic trophies, plates, and certificates, not to mention tapes and videos that have the potential to be lost in boxes over time. The ideal would be to find a suitable location where these items and memorabilia can be displayed like a museum, but I am probably getting ahead of myself here. As many of you are aware, office space is at a premium, and the more space under-utilised by storing boxes containing the Association’s history the more we have to pay in rental. Plus a very valuable part of NZART is not available to persons of interest. This is purely a voluntary position; therefore your valuable time would be appreciated by many. Please contact me either via e-mail email@example.com or by phone 04 939 2189 Tuesday to Friday between 9am and 2pm. Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
2 - FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 282
PROPOSALS The following applications are published for the information of, and inviting comments from, NZART members.
Branch 30 Otago has applied for a VHF linking station at Halfway Bush Road, located at TOPO50 CE17 010178, to link to the Alexandra 700 repeater. The transmit frequency will be 146.400 MHz and the receive frequency will be 147.000 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 30 Otago has applied for an APRS digipeater at Highcliff, located at TOPO50 CE17 133163. The transmit and receive frequency will be 144.575 MHz. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 74 Wellington VHF has applied for a 9-centimetre beacon at Colonial Knob, located at TOPO50 BP31 516426, transmitting on 3400.275 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
THE CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE OF AMATEUR REPEATERS
A revised and updated version of the above-named document is available from FMTAG by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3 - From the VHF/UHF/SHF Contest Committee
The next contest is the Microwave Contest, all bands 921 MHz and up, this weekend, 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.
The operating periods are 1700 to 2300 on the Saturday, and 0700 to 1300 on the Sunday, NZ Daylight Saving Time.
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.
4 - Off Shore News Links
• WIA News • ARRL News & Features • RSGB News
5 - 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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