Happy new year to you all. I missed the first issue of HQ Info-line as I was away on leave.
Apart from the usual catch up with all the e-mails and correspondence, not too much to tell you.
It is time to start considering nominations for various awards at the upcoming AGM in Blenheim at Queen’s Birthday weekend.
Specifically, Amateur of the year, Young Amateur of the Year and the ZL1HV Arthur Godfrey Award, presented to persons for contribution to Amateur Radio at Branch level.
Council will be holding a special Skype meeting on Saturday 15th March; this replaces the usual face to face meeting held in February each year. Among items for discussion, NZART Officers annual reports, there is also one Branch remit to be considered and advised to members shortly after the meeting via Break In, in April.
A number of members have yet to renew their annual subscription for 2014; some hold an NZART e-mail alias, however this has been suspended, pending payment.
That’s all from me this week…talk soon ZL2DL
2. From our President
3. FMTAG Notes
9 CM BANDPLAN – SUBMISSIONS CLOSING SOON
Please send any remaining submissions on the 9 cm bandplan (3300 to 3410 MHz) to FMTAG, as soon as possible.
6 M BEACON APPLICATION
ZL1RS has applied for 6-metre beacon on 50.011 MHz at Manginangina, Topo50 AV28 734.58 034.47.
This application is not yet published as a Proposal for the following reasons:
Radio Spectrum Management has objected to the proposed power and has requested a 4 dB reduction.
The Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has proposed, and is coordinating with Regions 2 and 3, the following change to the 6 metre band plan:
“50.000 to 50.030 MHz is proposed for "the synchronised beacon project", with 10 kHz allocated to each IARU region, and that all existing beacons should migrate to 50.400 to 50.500 MHz by August 2014.”
FMTAG suggests a change of frequency to between 50.400 and 50.500 MHz.
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
4. DX Weekend Contest reminder:
DX Weekend Contest - this weekend:
DX Weekend Contest: All bands 6 m and up, on Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February 2014.
For all contests, the operating periods are 5 pm to 11 pm on the Saturday, and 7 am to 1 pm on the Sunday, NZ local time.
Or by mail to: Contest Manager, PO Box 10138, Dominion Road, Auckland 1446.
Stephen Hayman - ZL1TPH
5. New Zealand Amateur Radio Day:
To all Branch 46 Members and associates
New Zealand Amateur Radio Day 2014
Saturday 15th of February 2014 - 0900-1200 hours local time
Library Square - Russian Jack's Park
We would like to see as many members of the Branch 46 as possible take part in this event
The purpose of New Zealand Amateur Radio Day is to promote our hobby to the public so that some may be encouraged to join the local club, take on classes and become amateur radio operators.
Encourage the public to come and find out all about Amateur Radio and what the Radio Hams do for their community. Branch members will be operating equipment and will be free to answer any questions on our fascinating hobby.
It is important that we make people aware of and celebrate Amateur Radio in NZ and the role of Amateur Radio operators in Civil Defence, disaster communication and a wide range of public service functions.
We should also tell people how easy it is to gain a licence for the hobby.
We will attempt operation Masterton 680 Pariwhariki 7175, the National System or IRLP to initiate communication and attempt 80m contacts on 3685 ± 5 or 7085 ± 5 as may be possible.
We will set up from 0800 to operate from 0900 to 1200.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can be involved. If you can't make a commitment just turn up on the day and enjoy the fun
Copy for the Mar/Apr issue of Break-In closes on 10 March 2014.
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 6 March 2014 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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Official Broadcast: - The first Broadcast for 2014 is on Sunday 23 February 2014.
Next HQ-Infoline: - Friday 14 February 2014. Closing date for this post is Thursday 13 February.
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