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Issue 343 Date Friday 02/09/2016
In this Issue
From NZART Headquarters New QRP antenna book (Ad) Branch 20 Table Sale 2016 IARU R3 Directors meeting Official Broadcast
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In the last issue of HQ Info-line I called for expressions of interest for the RSGB Handbook. I have since received 17 interested in obtaining a copy. I am waiting to hear back from RSGB as the weight of the book may prohibit us obtaining too many. The new edition has 864 pages and weighs 2.12kg per each. I am trying to confirm that the book comes in a paperback version, if not then the price to members here will be around the $100 mark. For those of you who haven’t contacted me, can you please advise ASAP if you are interested? I have had another request to contact and amateur by the name of David Mitchell ZL1MP apparently living in the Tauranga area in the 1950’s. Can anyone help with information on David?
Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
Hand-carried QRP antennas (by Peter Parker VK3YE)
Hand-carried QRP antennas is the new book that takes the mystery out of portable antennas. After inviting you to assess your needs, it discusses the pros and cons of popular types. Its style is brisk and practical with almost no maths.
Many ideas for cheap but good materials suitable for portable antennas are given. Beginners and those returning to radio after a break should especially find this section handy.
Finally there’s construction details on a variety of simple but practical antennas and accessories suitable for portable operating. All have been built and tested by the author over almost 30 years of successful QRP activity.
Hand-carried QRP antennas is an ebook readable on most devices (free software available if you don’t have a Kindle). It’s Peter’s second book, following on from the popular Minimum QRP, released last year.
More information: http://home.alphalink.com.au/~parkerp/handqrp.htm Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vk3yeradiobooks/
________________________________________ Branch 20 ,Manawatu, Table sale
Date: 8th October 2016 Location: Longburn Hall, State Hwy 56, Longburn Times: Exhibitors Doors Open at 8am General Public: Doors Open at 10pm Pricing: Full Table: $25 until 1st Oct. $30 after 1st Oct $15 Half Table until 1st Oct. $20 after 1st Oct Contact: email@example.com
Press Release, 23 August 2016
The directors of IARU Region 3 met in Tokyo on 22nd and 23rd August 2016 at the office of JARL HQ. Present were Directors Prof. Rhee HL1AQQ, Peter Young VK3MV, Don Wallace ZL2TLL, Wisnu Widjaja YB0AZ, Shizuo Endo JE1MUI, Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN,and Secretary Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP.
Tim Ellam VE6SH President IARU and Reinaldo Leandro YV5AM President Region 2 also attended the meeting.
The directors reviewed the actions taken to implement various resolutions that were recorded during the Region 3 conference held in Bali Indonesia last year.
All documents in general use, including all guidelines, have been reformatted uniformly for ease of reading and have been posted on the Region 3 webpage.
Special attention was made to study actions required by all societies to support the move by IARU for spectrum defense and expansion at the upcoming WRC in 2019.
IARU is seeking the support of Region 3 societies for Agenda Item 1.1 - 50 MHz amateur allocation in Region 1 for harmonisation worldwide.
IARU Region 3 will have representation at the APG meetings leading up to WRC 19.
Communication between societies and the IARU R3 has been identified as an essential requirement and the Region 3 webpage will soon have interactive pages where the societies can update information themselves and post important news items that concern them.
Major work is underway to reformat the Region 3 band-plan to bring it in line with other regions and also make it easier to obtain relevant information.
The reactivation of amateur radio in Fiji and the other Pacific islands in the region is being actively pursued.
Discussions also took place on assisting newcomers to the hobby, especially young operators, with low cost entry level transceivers.
An award has been instituted by WIA to recognise excellent Single Operator achievement within Region 3 in the IARU HF Championship.
The next meeting of the directors has tentatively been set for the first week of September 2017, soon after the Tokyo Ham Fair.
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