NZART Headquarters Infoline Issue 285
15 November 2013
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
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Yes I am talking subscriptions again.
I sent out reminder invoices to a considerable number of members on the 1st November to ensure you have time to pay before the rebate period of 30 November closes.
As often happens some of you may have paid your subscription directly into our bank account, or posted a cheque/credit card details on or around this date, which will mean that your payment and the invoice have crossed in the mail, so to speak. If you are unsure whether you have paid, please drop me a line firstname.lastname@example.org so I can confirm receipt of payment, otherwise you can wait for the December issue of Break In which will have and updated subscription expiry date of 31 December 2014, if payment has been received.
There is a typo in the e-mail address on the form, it should read as above, not clear with a ‘t’.
Payment can be paid direct to BNZ 02 0772 0209760 00 using your membership number as a reference.
Finally a reminder to all branches to please submit your remits to me before the end of December. I must receive them no later than 31 December to be considered by Council at the upcoming face to face meeting in February.
Please also forward any nominations for the Amateur of the Year Award, Jumbo Godfrey Branch Award, Young Amateur of the Year Award and Life member award to me by the 31 December.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
2. Situations Vacant
NZART Council is calling for expressions of interest for the following Officer Vacancies. All applicants must be NZART members.
VHF, UHF and SHF Records Co-ordinator
The Records Coordinator is responsible to NZART Council for the coordination, maintenance and promotion of the New Zealand VHF/UHF/SHF records. A job description is available at http://www.nzart.org.nz/council/jobs/vhf-shf-records/ or from NZART HQ.
Applicants for this role can be located anywhere in New Zealand. The ideal person for this role will have experience in the area of VHF/UHF/SHF operating and/or contesting.
The VHF, UHF and SHF Records Co-ordinator reports to NZART Council through the Officer Liaison Councillor. The position is voluntary, however operating expenses will be refunded as per the NZART policy on officers expenses.
Applications for this position will be accepted from interested persons in writing or by email with supporting documentation to the General Secretary, NZART, PO Box 40525, Upper Hutt 5140. Email email@example.com
This advertisement is authorised by NZART Council.
Stephen Hayman - ZL1TPH
Break-In Advertising Manager Position Vacancy
Incumbent Break-In Advertising Manager wishes to retire. Interested persons please contact Lorne Douglas ZL2AHB at firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone (03) 358-9100 or 027-458-9101 or John Walker ZL3IB Break-In Editor at email@example.com Telephone (03) 348-9084 for further information.
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 ZL1VH (email@example.com).
3. The International Museums Weekend 2014 Special Event.
For well over a decade now, there has been an extremely popular and extremely well supported annual amateur radio special event, by the name of the International Museums Weekend (IMW). The majority of those taking part in the event have been in the United Kingdom, but with a few radio amateurs taking part from the rest of the world. For the 2014 IMW, the members of the IMW administration team are hoping to make the event a truly in international one, with great deal more participation from beyond the UK's borders.
The basic idea of the event is to set up and operate an amateur radio special event station, from absolutely any type of location which might be broadly classified as a museum. In the UK we have had stations set up in castles, preserved WW2 warships, air museums, railway museums, radio museums, preserved jails, agricultural museums and even doll museums - in fact the event has involved over 270 different museums over the years. The possibilities of finding a suitable venue are almost without limit. The sites have been operated by teams from clubs or just a lone operator. Irrespective of the location, those taking part have always had a great time and the operators were generally invited back for the following years by the museum’s curator, pleased with the extra visitors and publicity the event has generated.
Apart from the enjoyment for the operators the event is intended to help spread the word for amateur radio, in some of the regularly visited locations by members of the public - the museums.
The 2014 IMW will take place on the two weekends of the 14th/15th and 21st/22nd June. More details about the event, its history and how to register to take part can be found at http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/imw/
There is absolutely no cost involved for taking part, nor is there any cost for the range of IMW Awards.
International Air-ambulance Week
4. AREC News
The attached approved ZK policy was received from Jeff Sayer ZL4JS/ZKEX, AREC National Director. Please send any comments or feedback on this policy to Jeff.
5. IARU Region 3 Newsletter Issue 31
Connect to: http:/www.iaru-r3.org
6. ZL2AXL achieves notable milestone.
Congratulations to Peter Harvey of Tauranga.
7. From Rodney Branch 71
Secretary Alan Dale ZL1ABL advises Rodney Branch 71 are now meeting at "WELLSFORD MEMORIAL LIBRARY"
This is located at the start of Port Albert Road which turns off SH1 at the Caltex Service station .Meetings start at 10am on the Second Saturday of the month. Note no meeting Januarys
[Please note that this change of address advice has missed being included in the new Call Book. Ed]
8. FMTAG notes for HQ Infoline 285
The following proposals are published for the information of, and inviting comments from, NZART members.
9 cm BANDPLAN REVISION
That the 9 cm Bandplan, shown on page 4-11 of Call Book 2012-2013, be modified as follows, to align with current usage:
Change the “Standard 1 MHz narrow band segment”, currently 3399 MHz to 3400 MHz, to be 3400 MHz to 3401 MHz.
Branch 69 Kapiti has applied for a 7 dB power increase for its Mt. Field 685 repeater (transmit 146.850 MHz, receive 146.250 MHz), located at Topo50 BP32 774.82 756.85.
Branch 86 Musick Point Radio Group has applied to relocate its 23 cm DD D-STAR repeater to a new location, at Topo50 BA32 695.25 203.85. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the transmit frequency can remain on 1294.625 MHz and the receive frequency on 1274.625 MHz, and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 86 Musick Point Radio Group has applied to relocate its 23 cm DV D-STAR repeater to a new location, at Topo50 BA32 695.25 203.85. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the transmit frequency can remain on 1293.625 MHz and the receive frequency on 1273.625 MHz, and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 86 Musick Point Radio Group has applied to relocate its 70 cm DV D-STAR repeater to a new location, at Topo50 BA32 695.25 203.85. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the transmit frequency can remain on 439.575 MHz and the receive frequency on 434.575 MHz, and 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
9. Presidential Comment:
In Infoline #282, FMTAG advised as follows:
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.
At the Council meeting on 5 November, the 9cm beacon application was considered for final approval by Council. Approval has been withheld for this beacon application as it did not comply with the current band plan which has 3400 to 3410 MHz allocated to the Amateur Satellite Service. The proposed 9cm Bandplan Revision has been introduced to make provision for the Branch 74 beacon application. Please send your comments to FMTAG via the email address given above.
73 Vaughan Henderson ZL1VH
10. Request for Photographs for NZART Promotional Material
NZART Council is preparing a promotional power-point for members to use. The aim is to feature as much New Zealand activity as possible in the photographs used.
If you have high-resolution photos of such activities as: mobile operation, portable/hill top operation, AREC, home construction etc. then please contact Stuart Watchman at the e-mail address below.
Please note: we request that photos submitted would become copyright to NZART.
Regards, Stuart ZL2TW for NZART Council.
Off Shore News Links
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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.
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