Due to the very small number of faxes received, the cost of having such a facility is no longer viable.
All urgent messages can be scanned and sent to me via e-mail to email@example.com, otherwise please post to PO Box 40 525 Upper Hutt 5140.
In the last edition of HQ Info-line, I erred; Council will be holding a special one day Skype meeting, tomorrow 15th February.
Could all branches please forward nominations for awards to be presented at the AGM as soon as possible, sadly at this time, I have none!
That’s all from me this week…talk soon ZL2DL
2. FMTAG Notes
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 290
9 CM BANDPLAN
Please send any remaining submissions on the 9 cm bandplan (3300 to 3410 MHz) to FMTAG, as soon as possible.
12 MM BANDPLAN PROPOSAL
That the “Standard 1 MHz narrow band segment”, currently 24,192 MHz to 24,193 MHz, be changed to 24,048 MHz to 24,049 MHz.
FINAL RECOMMENDATION TO COUNCIL
At its 4th of February meeting, NZART Council approved the following Final Recommendation:
Branch 74 Wellington VHF has applied for a 6 dB power increase, and the addition of JT4D modulation mode, for its 144.275 MHz beacon at Hawkins Hill, located at TOPO50 BQ31 449.78 236.89. 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
3. 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
Paul Greenwood ZL2GRE
4. Wanganui Amateur Radio Junk Sale:
WANGANUI AMATEUR RADIO
Returning by popular demand !!!!
Branch 48 is pleased to announce the return of their annual !
Saturday May 3rd, 2014. Auction starts at 10am.
Wanganui Intermediate School Hall. Dublin St, Wanganui. (same venue as last year).
Lots accepted from 4pm till 8.00pm on Friday 2nd & 7.30am to 9.30am Morning of the sale.
Sellers pay 15% commission with a minimum of $1 & max of $20 on any one item. Accounts will be run (to be settled on sale day before goods uplifted)
Bids will be possible only by registered bidder number.
Bidders must register with a $5 fee. This will also provide them with a sale catalogue. Cash, Cheque or EFTPOS accepted.
Time to Clean out your shack and make way for more goodies!
Come and enjoy the social side of this old fashioned junk sale auction and help us make this an annual event.
For further information contact Graham Hawtree ZL2AHR
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