Editor: - Don MacDonald ZL3DMC firstname.lastname@example.org
Distribution: - Alan Wallace ZL1AMW
NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
Issue 341 Date Friday 05/08/2016
In this Issue
From NZART HQ
IARU Region 3 newsletter
Off Shore News Links
Branch Listings for Call Book
In the last issue of HQ Info-line I advised that a number of branches had yet to submit their call book details to be listed in this year’s edition, I deliberately did not include those branches as they will be named in the next Break In due out at the beginning of next month. I would like to thank those who have recently returned their forms to me, however as the magazine has now gone to print, some of those branch names will be included. Rest assured I have advised the new call book compiler Peter Mulhare ZL2IK of your updates.
Annual Subscription Invoice & Rebate
Included in the next Break In will be your invoice for the 2017 subscription year. As with previous years, the rebate of $10 is applicable to Transmitting and Family membership categories only, until the end of November this year. The rebate does not include overseas, nor student memberships. Your Break In address sheet with its new design should be a good reminder to check inside to make sure you have received your invoice.
If you have not received an invoice this means that you do not have to pay, as you have managed to pay in advance throughout the year. For those of you paying by automatic payment, you will receive an invoice only to ensure your membership is debited the correct amount. You do not need to do anything apart from making sure your regular payments continue.
NZART Council Elections 2017
In the September/October issue of Break In, the returning officer Evan Sayer will be calling for nominations to Council for the 2017 elections. Please consider standing, this is an opportunity for you to make those changes you feel are needed for the benefit of amateur radio.
Request for Information or Equipment
I have been contacted by an off shore amateur who is desperately seeking parts for the ALIVO Receiver, specifically;
“Coil formers 7 mm diameter with 9mm square base Slugs 6 mm diameter by 16 mm long:”
This will probably mean more to you than me, but the request has come from a person whose English is not wonderful, so have tried to copy and paste his request. Please contact me email@example.com if you are able to help.
The Men’s Shed on the North Shore in Auckland are seeking a morse key for a lady who would like to keep her WWII morse skills up, can anyone help with this?
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
10-11 September 2016
Saturday 10 Sept 1030 - 1730
Sunday 11 Sept 0900 - 1230
Venue: Murchison Bowling Clubrooms
Waller St, Murchison
This is an opportunity to show and tell your ham radio activities to other hams.
For information contact Bob McQuarrie ZL3TY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Phone (03) 7687388 or 027 420 8043
IARU Region 3 Newsletter
A word from the Chairman
Work is going on in preparation for WRC19. As mentioned earlier harmonization of the 50 MHz band is the primary objective and many volunteers have been attending the different committee meetings in Geneva. It is going to be a long road.
We in Region 3 are working on improving communications with member societies. A number of suggestions have come in including an interactive section on the webpage where societies themselves can edit and change their information. The webmaster is working on this but at the moment has not had good results on a working model.
The next major event in our region is the Tokyo HamFair which will be held at the Bigsight exhibition centre on the 20th and 21st August 2016. This event attracts visitors from all over the world and is a very good opportunity for meeting old friends and making new ones.
New models of radios are usually launched during the exhibition and it is an opportunity to keep abreast of latest technology.
Several interesting meetings from various interest groups also take place during that time. The directors will be meeting in Tokyo in August immediately following the Tokyo Hamfair.
The IARU HF contest has just concluded and some directors and the secretary took part handing out the R3 multiplier. Conditions on the higher bands were very poor and scores correspondingly lower than last year.
We urge all societies to contribute news items for the newsletter- our editor has a very hard time gathering information!
Amateur Radio Display on the Border
The World Amateur Radio Day Every held on the 18th of April this year is when IARU Member-Societies and their affiliated clubs show the capacity of radio amateurs and their benefit to society.
This year the Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club held a four day exhibition to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day. The event took place in the Albury City Library and Museum. A variety of items related to Amateur Radio including some older equipment and QSL cards were on display. The special event station VK2EWC was active on 7.120MHz, 21.210MHz, and 14.210MHz plus contact through the VK2RAY repeater. A commemorative QSL card and eQSL was available for all contacts. What a great initiative of the Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club. What is your club going to do in 2017?
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.
IARU Region 1 Agrees Provisional 5 MHz Bandplan
At its April 2016 IARU Interim HF Band Planning Conference in Vienna it was unanimously agreed, following a paper presented by the RSGB ’s HF Manager, Ian Greenshields G4FSU, a basic provisional Bandplan for the new 5 MHz WRC15 allocation. The plan is intentionally very simple as the band is too narrow for any detailed planning.
The following shows the proposed Bandplan and the bandwidths for the 5 MHz WRC-15 allocation for Region 1 with a view to harmonising this across all regions:
5351.5 – 5354 kHz 200Hz CW/narrowband modes
5354.0- 5366 kHz 2700Hz All modes, USB voice recommended.
5366.0-5366.5 kHz 20Hz Weak signal narrowband modes.
It is strongly recommended that frequencies within the WRC-15 allocation only be used if there are no other frequencies available at 5 MHz under domestic (I TU-R article 4.4 ) permissions. Local nets and long rag chew QSOs should not use the 5 MHz WRC-15 allocation, but should instead make use of the 3.5 MHz, 5 MHz domestic or 7 MHz bands where there is more spectrum available.
Please note the Bandplan is not valid until the WRC15 frequencies are made available by your regulator.
IARU R 1
AIST-2D and SamSat-218 satellites
Two Russian satellites AIST-2D and SamSat-218 operating in the Amateur bands were launched on April 28, 2016 at 02:01 UT on a Soyuz 2-1A launch vehicle from the new Vostochny Cosmodrome located in the Amur Oblast
The satellites were placed into a 471 km × 485 km orbit with a 97.3° inclination.
AIST-2D weighs 500 kg and is a technology demonstration and scientific research satellite developed at Samara Aerospace University. The 3U CubeSat SamSat-218 was developed by students at the Samara State University and weighs just 4 kg.
Frequency information from Dmitry R4UAB http://r4uab.ru/?p=11842
AIST-2D / RS-48 Downlinks
• 435.3065 - 435.3235 MHz Telemetry Data
• 435.3565 - 435.3735 MHz Telemetry Data
• 433 - 438 MHz 200 watt Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
• 8025 - 8393 MHz Remote Sensing Data
AIST-2D / RS-48 Uplinks
• 145.831 - 145.849 MHz Control Link
• 145.861 - 145.879 MHz Control Link
• 145.850 - 145.890 MHz TRXSSAU downlink
• 435.590 - 435.610 MHz TRXSSAU uplink
432-438 MHz was allocated to the Earth Exploration Satellite Service (Active) at WRC-03
R3 Director gives IARU Presentation to HARTS Annual Dinner
Director Peter Young, VK3MV, at the invitation from HARTS on his way home from the US, gave a presentation on the International Governance Arrangements and the Role of the IARU at the HARTS Annual dinner held 28th May this year.
In his presentation Young cover how the ITU addresses the arrangements for upcoming World Radio Conference (2019) and how the IARU organizes its response through participation in various Study Groups and conferences. Young went onto provide an overview of what the Regional Directors are currently engaged in since the last R3 Conference in Bali.
The HARTS annual dinner is very well attended by some 300 members of the Society as well as invited guests and technical presenters.
Thanks to Johnny and Sunny for the photo from the dinner.
R3 Director Peter Young
IARU Region 3 Directory
Official R3 Directory. Further information can be found on the Region 3 website: http://iaru-r3.org/staff-list/
Society Update Officials and Contact Information
A request is extended to all Region 3 Society Liaison Officers or other responsible officers to ensure that all details about their society is up to date on the listings shown at http://iaru-r3.org/ under member societies. Some details have not been amended or updated for a number of years and have non functional data.
Current details can be forwarded to the Secretary of Region 3 for updating of the web information.
The Region 3 Web Site: Go to: http://www.iaru-r3.org.
Editor: Peter Young, Director IARU Region3.
E-mail: petervk3mv at tpg.com.au
Region 3 Societies can submit articles for inclusion to the next bulletin by 30th September 2016.
Publisher: The International Amateur Radio Union Region 3
P. O. Box 73, Toshima, Tokyo 170-8691, Japan.
Office: c/o JARL 3-43-1 Minamiotsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81 3 3988-8753 Fax: +81 3 3988 8772
The statements or opinions in this Newsletter do not, unless otherwise stated, necessarily reflect the views of IARU Region 3, the Directors or the Secretariat..
Note to Editors - Items from this Newsletter may be freely copied for publication by Member Societies of IARU.
IARU Region 3
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Next HQ-Infoline:- Friday 19/08/2016. Closing date is Wednesday 17/08/2016.