Conference will soon be upon us so hope you have all registered. If not please do so ASAP as organisers like to know numbers to arrange catering etc. If you have been to the website lately ( www.hamradio.org.nz ) you will notice a major change in order of business. The AREC forum has been moved to Sunday afternoon. This is because a number of AREC members (along with NZ Police, NZ Fire, LandSAR etc.) have been requested to attend a demonstration of Digital HF technology in Westport on the Saturday. The AREC hierarchy has decided they need to attend as it may have major implications for SAR etc. Consequently they will not be available for Saturday afternoon AREC forum hence the change. So that means some forums will be on Saturday afternoon. This of course will not suit everyone but not a lot we can do about that unfortunately. Just something else to add to the spice of life!! So embrace the change and try something different. The revised programme is below. Please note there may still be slight changes as some presenters may request different time slots. Will try & keep website up to date with any changes. Also please note – official receipts for your conference fees will be in your conference grab bags along with all the other goodies. Friday evening registrations will be at the Chch Br 05 clubrooms at number 5 Idris Rd where you will have nice warm soup etc & maybe a tipple? And maybe trading table stuff to scrounNZART Conference 2016, Christchurch
Programme of events Saturday 4th June Time Amateur events/ presentations Stream A Presentations Stream B 8:00 Registration 9:00 Opening address 9:15 RSM Updates 9:30 NZART AGM 10:15 Morning Tea 10:45 NZART AGM 12:30 Lunch 1:15 Keynote technical presentation - Trevor Laughton, Tait New Zealand 1:45 Q&A opportunities with the NZART ALO Communications using Aircraft enhancement 2:30 Military Radio Summits On The Air in New Zealand 3:15 Afternoon Tea 3:45 Battery technology Diana - Before and After 5:00 Bar opens 6:30 Dinner 11:30 Finish All activities, presentation titles and running order are subject to final confirmation.
Sunday 5th June Time Meeting/Forum Stream A Meeting/Forum Stream B 8:30 WARO AGM 9:00 OTC AGM AMSAT AGM 9:45 SPAM AGM Microwaves; a touch of black magic unveiled 10:30 Morning Tea 11:00 The future of UAVs Hamsats, cubesats and other exotica 11:45 RF Baluns Dstar Part1 12:30 Lunch 1:30 IT &Telecommunications in a disaster hit area Dstar Part2 2:15 QRV? Evolocity AREC Forum 3:00 Afternoon Tea 3:30 Contesting AREC Forum 5:00 Bar opens 6:30 Dinner 11:30 Finish All activities, presentation titles and running order are subject to final confirmation.
Alternative programs Saturday 4th June 10:15 Winery/shopping tour 4:30 Tour group returns
Sunday 5th June 9:00 Riccarton Market 10:30 City Tour commences 3:30 Tour group returns
________________________________________ 2. From NZART Headquarters
Debby says… Thank you to the many people who have taken up the offer to join or re-join the Association with our membership promotional offer. If you have not heard from me, then you could be one of the deposits that I have received that has no reference details on my bank statement. If you or you know of anyone who believes they have recently joined and they have not yet received the introductory pack, please get them to contact me ASAP so I can remedy the situation. Nominations have now closed for the 2015 annual awards to be presented at the AGM In Christchurch. I am saddened by the response I received, especially with regard to the Jumbo Godfrey ZL1HV award. In simple terms the reason for this award, is for branches to recognise its members who have selflessly volunteered their time to assist with activities or other members of the branch. We have 72 active branches and I have only received one nomination. I’m sure there are many people who would appreciate a pat on the back and to be recognised for their efforts. Lastly the office will be closed on Tuesday 17th May, as I will be attending a meeting of the Radio Frequency Users Association of NZ Inc (RFUANZ) of which I am Secretary. The meeting is being held to discuss submissions on the 174 – 230MHz band. Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL ________________________________________
3. IARU Press Release
For Immediate Distribution May 12, 2016
IARU becomes custodian of operating standards booklet
Over the last eight years, the booklet “Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur” has become a respected work describing the best standards of operating on the amateur bands. Translated into most major languages, the booklet by John Devoldere, ON4UN and Mark Demeuleneere, ON4WW, is a valuable reference work for all radio amateurs.
The booklet can be found at http://www.hamradio-operating-ethics.org/
Mark and John recently contacted IARU, explaining that they felt it appropriate for IARU to become the custodian of the booklet into the future, with the scope to adapt and update it to ensure it remains relevant and current.
The IARU Administrative Council accepted this offer with gratitude to John and Mark for the work they have put into the document. On May 5th 2016, Mark and John met Don Beattie, G3BJ, President IARU Region 1, in Brussels to officially hand over the document. IARU will now carry forward the work in future years to ensure its continuing relevance and currency.
Any additional information can be obtained from the International Amateur Radio Union, PO Box 310905, Newington, CT 06131-0905 USA Phone +1 860 594 0200, Fax +1 860 594 0259.
4. Lee Jennings Activity Marathon
With the Lee Jennings Activity Marathon in mind and for a bit of fun, I am running a Winter Sprint contest series each Tuesday night for five weeks commencing 7 June 2016 and ending 5 July 2016. It will run for an hour from 7.30pm (NZST) with the first half hour being CW and the second half hour SSB.
The object is to work as many other stations as you can on 40m during that period swapping signal report and the outside temperature at your location. You can do either or both half hour periods as there are separate entry categories for CW and SSB and for those who do both as well as QRP and non-QRP. The scoring is simply 1 point per QSO with no multipliers and you can only work each station once in CW and once on SSB.
The overall winners will be the people who post the best four scores over the five week period in each category. There are no prizes, just bragging rights.
I have written a module for the N1MM+ contest logger which can be obtained by simply emailing me together with instructions as to how to set it up.
If you have never tried contesting this is an opportune time to give it a go in a low key casual way while also looking to improve your operating skills. The full rules can be found at <http://www.zl3x.com/zl-winter-sprint>. If you have any questions feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing you on the air!
73 Mark ZL3AB
5. IARU Region 3
Chairman: Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN Secretary: Ken Yamamoto, JA1CJP (E-mail: email@example.com) TEL: +81 3-3988-8768 Directors: Joong-Geun Rhee, HL1AQQ Shizuo Endo, JE1MUI Peter Young, VK3MV Wisnu Widjaja, YB0AZ Don Wallace, ZL2TLL 2 May 2016 To: Liaison Officers of all IARU Region 3 member Societies cc: Directors of IARU Region 3 (VU2GMN/HL1AQQ/JE1MUI/VK3MV/YB0AZ/ZL2TLL)
2016 IARU HF World Championship Contest Dear Colleagues: The 2016 IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC Sunday (9-10 July 2016). Both Single and Multi operator stations may operate the entire 24-hour period. All licensed amateurs worldwide are eligible to participate in this contest. The objective of this contest is to contact as many other amateurs as possible, especially IARU member society HQ stations, around the world using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands. Multipliers are the total number of ITU zones plus IARU member society HQ stations worked on each band (not mode). Thus, your Society's HQ stations participation is very important for themultipliers. Last year, we had 9 societies participated in the contest from Region 3, and I hope to hear/work more HQ stations from our region this year. IARU officials represent a maximum of four multipliers per band (AC, R1, R2 and R3). Our two regional AC members have the option of using "AC" or our regional designator "R3". Regional EC members who are not AC members must use our designator "R3". You can find the complete rules at; http://www.arrl.org/iaru-hf-championship I am planning to participate in this contest with“R3”designator and hope to see you all during the contest. Enjoy and good luck! 73, Ken Yamamoto, JA1CJP Secretary, IARU Region 3
________________________________________ 6. HAMFEST INDIA - 2016 'HAMFEST' is a festival of HAMs, the largest gathering of HAMs in one place, conducted every year in different cities of India since 1991. 2016 is the Silver Jubilee year of HAM FEST. Mount Abu International HAM Radio Club (MHRC) is the official host for HAMFEST INDIA - 2016,
Dates : 5th & 6th November 2016 Venue: Shantivan Complex, Brahma Kumaris, Abu Road
Registration Fees (with out late fee): Rs.500 /- (until 12 pm, 31st Aug) Registration Fees (with late fee ): Rs.650 /- (On or after 1st Sep) Spot Registration Fees : Rs.800 /- ( ** No accommodation will be provided) ............................................................................................ For more details : ARUN (VU3VGP) +91-9414062825
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January when there is no broadcast
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.
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