1. From our President 2. ELG Report 3. HF Contest News 4. IARU World Championship 5. Branch 30 Flooding 6. Hamads in Break In 7. Amateur Radio Roundtable 8. WIA Latest News 9. Official Broadcast
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1. From our President
Council Vacancy Northern Area
Stephen Hayman, ZL1TPH has resigned from NZART Council and I would like to thank him for his contribution.
This creates a casual vacancy in the Northern district.
If you think you could make a contribution to NZART by filling this vacancy please contact myself or a member of council.
NZART Conference 2016
NZART Council is keen to hear from a branch that is prepared to put their hand up and host conference in 2016. Conference is a great way to show off your branch to the country and have fun in the process, speaking from experience!
It was announced at the AGM at Hamilton that a branch was likely to be hosting the event in 2016, due to events this is no longer the case.
Following the passage of remit three at the AGM the conference may be held in May, June or July at a date agreed with Council.
Topsy Scott, ZL2LS has been appointed to the position of conference co-ordinator and is able to help any branch with advice if needed in running the event.
Branch 20 Manawatu has applied for a 70 cm DMR repeater at Pahiatua Track, located at TOPO50 BM35 315.92 239.95. The proposed repeater transmit frequency will be 439.7125 MHz and the receive frequency will be 434.7125 MHz
Please send all applications & correspondence to ELG, not to individual ELG members. The email address is email@example.com
Steve Fogerty ZL2ASF ELG Team Leader 03 528 9366 home 03 528 8707 work 021 050 4054 cell
3. HF Contest news
As usual the ZL Memorial Contest will be held first weekend of July. This annual event is held to commemorate those New Zealand amateur radio operators who lost their lives in World War 2. It is an easy short duration contest and an ideal starter for someone new to amateur radio and contesting. Rules are unchanged from 2014 (except for dates of course) and together with Summary and Log sheet templates are available at: http://www.nzart.org.nz/activities/contest-rules/
73, Frank ZL2BR ________________________________________
4. IARU HF World Championship
The annual IARU HF World Championship will be held on the weekend of July 11 and 12, 2015. The complete rules can be found at http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship. Thank you, Bernie McClenny, W3UR
5. Branch 30 Flooding
Steady rain fell over Dunedin on Wed 3rd June with 175mm falling across the city over a 20hour period and a record for Dunedin. Storm water drains were overloaded and many homes and businesses on the flat were flooded. The regular weekly meeting of Branch 30 was cancelled as many had water issues at home On Thursday Ross ZL4RC drove past the clubrooms on Macandrew Road. Floodwater extended all the way across the road with the path to the clubhouse totally submerged. A few calls on 690 and troops arrived with bins, bags and pumps and tall gumboots The clubrooms floor had been under 200 mm of probably contaminated water. Much new and old equipment was submerged, including a new F7000 HF radio, a Wacom duplexer and a set of LMR VHF and UHF radios for use portable for AREC work
The building is insured but unfortunately not contents. De-contamination has been done to the building and we are still in a dry-out phase. Work starts today (18th) to strip wall linings to the first dwang and move from there A clean up meeting was held last night but the clubhouse will be un-useable for future meetings for some months.
The club has in general agreed to extra work to upgrade the building with insulation and sealing external blockwork Backup plans are in place but the fate of some of the drowned equipment is uncertain The Branch bought the property in 1969 and in 1974, Ron Kingston with many helpers re-built the main section of the building into its present form with a rented flat attached.
Terry Thomas ZL4TAE Phone 03 4545 807 Cell 021 221 4142 firstname.lastname@example.org
I would really like to see and encourage more Hamads in Break-In.
The distribution to members far exceeds other media for advertising and although is slightly slower, it is more effective. Guidelines <http://www.nzart.org.nz/h-quarter/break-in/advertising-in-break-in/> Hamads can be emailed to <email@example.com> or to my email address below. Stephen Hayman - ZL1TPH <firstname.lastname@example.org>
7. Amateur Radio Roundtable Subject: Heard Island DXpedition
It's time for Amateur Radio Roundtable, a live weekly amateur radio webcast and simulcasted shortwave program every Tuesday night at 8 PM CDT (0100 UTC Wednesday). The show can viewed at W5KUB.com or heard on shortwave radio station, WTWW on 5085 KHz. Tom Medlin, W5KUB, is joined by co-host Ted Randall, WB8PUM, from the QSO Radio Show.
The show covers a wide range of topics for ham radio operators, shortwave listeners, and electronic hobbyists; including balloon launches, Satellite, go-kits, emergency communications, SDR, digital modes, DXing, home brewing, and more.
This week’s guest will be Richard M Holoch, KY6R, a member of the US support team for the VK0EK Heard Island DXpedition. Rich will provide an update on the planning of this expedition. To subscribe to Rich’s Heard Island Expedition newsletter, go to http://www.heardisland.org/HD_pages/HD_newsletter.php
The Heard Island DXpedition is a major scientific/communications expedition to Heard Island, an Australian sub Antarctic island lying at 53°S 73°E. The island is extremely isolated and subject to extreme conditions. The theme of the expedition is “Discovering Life in the Extremes,” which includes: • Make radio contacts with amateur radio operators worldwide to log as many All-Time-New-Ones (ATNOs) as possible. • Develop and deploy new technology for real-time communication with extremely isolated sites under extreme conditions. • Discover new species to complete the known biodiversity as a tool for testing model predictions of climate and climate change This voyage is scheduled for March 6 – April 20, 2016, with the amateur radio operation about March 16 – April 8.
Heard Island presents perhaps the ultimate in difficulty for amateur radio operation. Its remoteness, the harsh climate, and the absence of permanent facilities are reasons for the very infrequent amateur radio activity, and therefore for its great demand for contacts in the amateur radio community. VKØEK will be used for this xpedition.
W5KUB is proud to be a sponsor of the Heard Island DXpedition. Be sure to tune in to our live Tuesday night shows during the expedition for live reports from Heard Island.
To watch Amateur Radio Roundtable go to W5KUB.com, click on Live Events. To join the chat room, signup for a new account. It only take a couple of minutes. If you are listening on 5085 KHz, we would like to hear from you. Please send an email to email@example.com and tell us your location and signal report.
Be sure to check out Ted Randall's show, the QSO Radio Show. You can find information about Ted's Saturday shortwave show at http://qsoradioshow.com/
We need your help with topics. If you have a specific subject that you would like to present in a future show, send an email to tom@W5KUB.com.
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Join us for fun and interesting discussions!
Tom Medlin, W5KUB
8. Official Broadcast
Next Official Broadcast will be made on Sunday 28 June. 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). Members and Branches are welcome to submit material for inclusion in the Broadcast to the e-mail or postal address shown below. ZL2BHF NZART Headquarters P O Box 40-525 UPPER HUTT 5140 E-mail <<firstname.lastname@example.org>> 73
Off Shore News Links
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• Next HQ-Infoline: - Friday 3 July. Closing date for this post is Wednesday 1 July. • Break-In-Closing Date Reminder: Copy for the July/August issue of Break-In closes on 10 July 2015.
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