1. From NZART HQ 2. FMTAG Notes 3. Wanted - Copy for Break-In. 4. Letter from Luxembourg 5. IARU Region 3 Newsletter 6. Special Event Station 4S7LGT 7. YL Activity Week 8. Official Broadcast
Off Shore News Links NZART Housekeeping
1. Debby says . . .
Again I am pleased to advise that subs are steadily rolling in, with quite a number opting to donate their rebate of $10 to the WRC2015 travel fund for our delegate. NZART Council sincerely thanks you for your donations.
Sangster Shield Query
I have recently been approached by a fellow amateur ZL2KZ Glenn Kingston who is trying to create a replica of the lost Sangster Shield. A photo of this appears in the history book Ham Shacks, Brass Pounders and Rag Chewers, however the wording on the centre silver shield cannot be read. If anyone has any information on the shield or knows exactly what it contained, I would appreciate hearing from you.
History of call sign ZL3AC
One more query I have received, is from Dave Brown ZL3FJ regarding the history of ZL3AC prior to September 1923. This too appears in the history book, however I am specifically asking for information pre 1923. Please contact me if you have any details or know where this information may be obtained. Looking for these historic records is like the proverbial ‘needle in a haystack’!
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
2. FMTAG Notes
FMTAG NOTES FOR HQ INFOLINE 302
Branch 74 Wellington VHF has applied to add the JT4F modulation mode to its 1296.275 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. Wanted - Copy for Break-In.
My stock of articles etc for future issues is running low so I appeal to members to assist with material for publication.
This could be short or long articles on any topic related to amateur radio and electronics, constructional articles, workshop practice, boo¬k reviews, equipment reviews, software reviews and activity reports.
Do you have an idea for an article for Break-In but not sure where to start? Your Editor can put you in touch with someone to help you get started!
Contact the Editor at <firstname.lastname@example.org> ¬ Stephen Hayman ZL1TPH
4. Letter from Luxembourg
Radioamateurs du Luxembourg a.s.b.l. RCSL: F5568 B.P. 1352 L-1013 Luxembourg
E-Mail: email@example.com – http://www.rlx.lu/
To: IARU Member Societies President / QSL Bureau
Luxembourg, 10th August 2014
Concerns: QSL Bureau information for Luxembourg (LX)
Dear President, dear QSL Manager,
We are contacting you because of recent news in Luxembourg regarding the QSL bureau. A few days ago, a group of 2 small associations, representing only a few percent of amateur radio operators from Luxembourg, have founded a bureau called misleadingly “LX National QSL IN Bureau”. They are heavily advertising this new bureau by contacting directly other international Amateur radio associations to encourage them to send their QSL cards to this new bureau. One of these associations is also member of the EuroBureauQSL (EURAO's QSL Bureaus Global Network), which is not a service encouraged by IARU.
The RL (“Radioamateurs du Luxembourg”, formerly known as “Réseau Luxembourgeois des amateurs d’ondes courtes”) is the representative body for Amateur Radio in Luxembourg, and the national member society of IARU. RL provides its members, which is the large majority of LX amateur radio operators, the facilities of a well-managed two-way QSL Bureau, with short delivery delays. For the outgoing QSL service we tightly collaborate with the professional service of DARC. The current rules of our QSL IN Bureau  are in concordance with the recommendations of the IARU Resolution 85-9. As a consequence, non-members of RL can also request their cards for a very moderate fee to cover the costs, without penalizing our members to pay all fees for non-members.
We therefore want to highlight that the address for incoming QSL cards for LX stations remains the same as the last 30 years:
Radioamateurs du Luxembourg (RL) P.O. Box 1352 L-1013 Luxembourg Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg / Europe
With sincere regards and best 73,
Mich Friederich LX1KQ President & Dan Jungels LX1JU Secretary
 RL QSL Bureau rules: <http://www.rlx.lu/rl-menu/services/qsl-bureau/178-rl-qsl-service-en>
5. IARU Region 3 News
The latest Newsletter is available at <http://iaru-r3.org/category/newsletter/>
6. Special Event Station 4S7LGT
SPECIAL EVENT STATION 4S7LGT OF THE RADIO SOCIETY OF SRI LANKA POINT PEDRO NORTHERN MOST POINT OF SRI LANKA IN THE JAFFNA PENINSULA.
The Radio Society of Sri Lanka will activate the Point Pedro Light House for the first time in the history of Amateur Radio
The Radio Society of Sri Lanka will activate the Point Pedro Light House for the first time in the history of Amateur Radio in Sri Lanka (Ceylon). Point Pedro is the Northern most point of the island of Sri Lanka on the 16th and 17h of August 2014 for the International Light House event. Last year the RSSL operated from Dondra Head the Southern Most point in Sri Lanka and it is hoped to operate from Uduvil in the East Coast next year.
The RSSL team will look out for High Frequency worldwide contacts both on CW and Side Band.
The RSSL wishes to thank the Ministry of Defense, Northern Navy Command and the TRCSL for granting us the required permission.
A full report will follow after the event.
QSL requests to P.O. Box 907 Colombo. SWL reports are also welcome.
7. YL Activity Week As this was such a great success last year we have decided to do it again this year. Dates will be September 21st to the 27th inclusive running from 8pm to 9pm each night. Frequencies 80m 3695, 20m , National system, 2m repeaters. We encourage all WARO members to participate and would like all other YL’s to come up on air and chat with other ladies. So why not come and join us and have a contact and conversation with some amazing women in and around New Zealand. Keep the dates handy as we would love to have a great turn out again.
8. Official Broadcast Next Official Broadcast will be made on Sunday 31st August The broadcast is made on 3900 kHz, and on the National System and local VHF repeaters. The broadcast is made at 2000 hours (8:00 pm), with a repeat at 2100 hours (9:00 pm). 73
Off Shore News Links
• WIA News • ARRL News & Features • RSGB News • IARU Region 3
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