Editor: - Don MacDonald ZL3DMC firstname.lastname@example.org Distribution: - Alan Wallace ZL1AMW NZART Website: www.nzart.org.nz
Issue 345 07 October 2016
In this Issue
From Headquarters Dstar Qso Party Break In VI1SEA Special Event Station Branch 82 and 46 Demonstration San Francisco Radio Club Special Event ELG Report Official Broadcast Off Shore News Links NZART Housekeeping
________________________________________ Debby says…not too much news this week. Subscriptions are coming in steadily. It’s great to see so many people taking advantage of internet banking. However, I remind you once again, if paying directly to our bank account, please make sure you enter at least your call sign and/or call sign, so I can identify your payment. I have already received two payments for next year via internet banking that I am unable to credit to a member as they have no details whatsoever. The rebate period ends on 30th November, so if you wish to take advantage of the reduced rate of $89 for transmitting and $119 for family transmitting members, you will need to pay on or before this date. Break In will be in your letterboxes within the next 10 days. Talk soon…Debby ZL2DL
D-Star QSO Party 2016. Runs from Friday 23rd September at 00:00 UTC to Sunday 25thSeptember at 24:00 UTC. For more info re rules, log reporting etc go to:https://www.icom.co.jp/world/dqp/
The next issue or Break-In, September/October 2016 is now with the printers and out in your letterbox by very soon.
Included in this issue is:
Station Automation: Switching Antenna’s
The Christchurch Incident Radio History in Ontario, Canada District Plan Involvement Matters: Reflections from the Local Government Liaison Officer Review: LD-5 HF Ham Radio More about Vertical Loop Antennas for DX’ing The next close of date for Break-In is 10 November 2016, for the November/December 2016 issue.
VI4SEA ANNOUNCING THE ACTIVATION OF THE SPECIAL EVENT STATION VICTOR INDIA 4 SYDNEY EMDEN ACTION 1st Nov ~ 9th Nov ~ 2016 On qrz.com MICHAEL J. CHARTERIS, VK4QS email@example.com & THE VI4SEA TEAM
DURING THE GREAT WAR OF 1914~18, AUSTRALIA AND THE GERMAN EMPIRE WERE ADVERSARIES. TODAY OUR COUNTRIES ARE THE BEST OF FRIENDS. OUR COMMEMORATION WITH VI4SEA DOES NOT SEEK TO GLORIFY WAR. RATHER WE SEEK TO COMMEMORATE THE BRAVERY OF THE OFFICERS AND SAILORS OF BOTH LIGHT CRUISERS DURING AN ACTION THAT WAS THE FIRST EVER NAVAL ENGAGEMENT FOR THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN NAVY & THE GALLANT END OF A RAIDER’S REIGN
“HOW WIRELESS TELEGRAGHY LEAD TO A RAIDER’S DEMISE”
THE SYDNEY ~ EMDEN ACTION 9th November 1914 At about 0620 on 9 November, 1914, wireless telegraphy (W/T) operators in several transports as well as in the escorting warships received signals in an unknown code followed by a query from the Cocos Island W/T station, 'What is that code'? It was in fact the German cruiser Emden under the command of Captain Karl von Müller, ordering her collier Buresk to join her at Point Refuge to coal. Shortly afterwards, the Cocos Island telegraphists signalled 'Strange warship approaching’ followed later by the same message prefixed by ‘S.O.S.’ - the international distress call.
As Von Müller patiently awaited the return of his landing party, smoke was sighted on the horizon which was at first assumed to be the Buresk. Soon afterwards the masts of the approaching ship were recognised as those of a warship. The ship Von Müller had spotted was Sydney which, as the nearest warship to the Cocos group, had been ordered by Captain Silver in Melbourne to proceed at full speed to investigate. By 0700 Sydney was 'away doing twenty knots' and at 0915 had simultaneously sighted the island and the Emden some seven or eight miles distant. At first Captain Glossop could not tell whether the ship sighted was Emden or the Königsberg, both of which were thought to be at large in the Indian Ocean at that time. THE REST IS HISTORY CHECK OUT VI4SEA ON QRZ.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS OF THE EVENT
Thanks to the Royal Australian Navy’s Sea Power Centre and Mr. Duncan Perryman for the information above. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE W.I.A AND THE A.C.M.A FOR APPROVAL OF OUR SPECIAL EVENT CALL SIGN
OFFICIAL SPECIAL EVENT QSL CARD
(Special thanks to the West Australian Museum for the artwork of our QSL card) ________________________________________
Branch 82 and Branch 46 are combing on a site at the Wairarapa A & P Show, Clareville, on Saturday 29th October. For a demonstration of Amateur Radio Communications and Operations to help promote our hobby to the wider public. We are to be joined by Sharon Dawson from Icom NZ, to demonstrate the latest that Icom has to offer, including marine, aviation and farm communication products. Be nice to see you there. Cheers Elaine ZL2 ELA and David ZL2 BA
Hello, We at the San Francisco Radio Club would like to let you know of our final special event operation for this our centennial year of 2016. We invite you to participate by making contact with us during this event.
Other frequencies and modes will be announced as we get closer to the event and will be posted on QRZ.com/W6PW. A special QSL Card will be available for all QSOs. See QRZ.com/w6pw or www. sfarc.org for details. We hope you can be a part of amateur radio history and help us celebrate 100 continuous years as a service club. Please pass this information along to as many other clubs and HAMs as possible. Thank you!
73 de, Tony Dowler K6BV President, SFRC ________________________________________
Branch 25 Napier has applied to change the frequency of its 6 metre beacon, at the Branch clubrooms in Latham Street, Napier, located at TOPO50 BK39 354.37 196.10. The new frequency will be 50.030 MHz. (ARE038-ELG)
Branch 25 Napier have also applied to change the frequency of its 2 meter beacon at the Branch clubrooms. The new frequency will be 144.270. (ARE142-ELG)
Engineering evaluations, in accordance with RSM document PIB38, confirms that there will be no interference to other stations. Please send all licence applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Fogerty ZL2ASF ELG Team leader ________________________________________
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