Branch circulars were posted to all secretaries today. This includes a number of important updates and information that all members need to be aware of. Can you please make sure that you get the chance to view them to keep you abreast of changes.
Once again reiterating, NZART headquarters, no longer has a fax number, so please for those of you who have used this method in the past, note that communication to me must be made either via e-mail, phone, or snail mail.
Another important update which has come about from many overseas amateurs wishing to apply for a call sign here in ZL…the form that was once known as a Radio 4A used for applying for a call sign, is now known as a Call Sign Application form. The name change has been approved by RSM and where possible has been updated on all web pages that the form is referred on.
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
2. From our President
We are in need of volunteers to fill two important vacancies. The first of these is the Editor of Break-In. Our long serving Editor, John Walker ZL3IB has finished his last issue of Break-In, the March April issue which will be in your hands in early April. We are very keen to find someone who can take on this job and ensure that our magazine continues. Do you think you might like to take this on? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or Debby at HQ (email@example.com) as soon as possible. I would like to assure you that Break-In magazine will continue to come out thanks to a very generous offer from Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH who will be the interim editor until we can find a permanent long term replacement.
The other vacancy we would like to find a volunteer for is the position of Break-In Advertising Manager. Lorne ZL2AHB is standing down, and we would like to find a volunteer to replace him. If you are interested, please let Debby know at headquarters. In the meantime, Central District Councillor Malcolm Wheeler ZL2UDF will keep an eye on any advertising requests.
Vaughan Henderson ZL1VH
3. FMTAG Notes
Branch 26 Nelson has applied to re-locate its 144.575 MHz APRS Digipeater to Grampians, located at TOPO50 BQ26 233.65 283.22. An engineering evaluation, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that the station can remain on its existing frequency, and that there will be no interference to other stations.
Branch 63 Upper Hutt has applied for a 3-centimetre beacon at Climie, located at TOPO50 BP32 798.83 423.94. The frequency will be 10368.275 MHz, in accordance with the band plan. 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
4. VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF Contest News
Low Band Contest reminder:
The next contest is the Low Band Contest: All bands 6 m up to and including 70 cm, on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of April 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.
Copy for the May/Jun issue of Break-In closes on 10 May 2014.
Copy for Break-In:
Copy in word.doc or word.docx files is preferred. Photos and other graphics should be send as separate discrete files (*.jpg preferred); not as embedded pictures 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. Early receipt of copy is much appreciated with thanks. Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH Interim Editor: Email <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Break-In: AREC Column:
The close-of-copy date is Thursday 8 May 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: - Sunday 27 April 2014.
Next HQ-Infoline: - Friday 18 April 2014. Closing date for this post is Thursday 17 April 2014.
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