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Fri 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

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Break-In

New Zealand's Bi-Monthly magazine on Amateur Radio

The Home of Amateur Radio in New Zealand

Dedicated to Amateur radio since 1928, NZART is the a non-profit association of amateur radio operators in New Zealand and founding member of Region 3 of the IARU.

Latest News and Updates

29 November 2020

New Zealand Band Plan has just been updated

New Zealand Band Plan has just been updated for 2020. This now states the loss of the 60 m Band Trial. An updated PDF can be downloaded from this link.
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28 November 2020

The November 2020 Official broadcast posted

The November NZART broadcast is now online in MP3 format for online listening.
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16 November 2020

“H” Night Contest, 8 December 2020 (Updated for 2020 event)

H Night commemorates the return of some Amateur Radio privileges after World War II. On the evening of 8 December 1945 Amateurs were permitted once more to operate on the 80 metre band, and allocated spectrum just below todays 6 metre band. Tuesday 8 December 2020 is time to take part in this Contest. All are invited to participate in celebrating this important milestone by taking part in a relaxed AM contest style evening. Event start is 1930 local time, to 2200, with 5 half hour periods. There will be a special event station with the callsign ZL6H.
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15 November 2020

InfoLine 421 has just been published

InfoLine issue 421 is online now. You can subscribe to InfoLine and get it directly in your inbox as well.
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14 November 2020

VHF/UHF/SHF Records - 2018 and 2019 updated

Updated 14 November 2020: Both 2018 and 2019 VHF/UHF/SHF Records have been updated after VHF Records Coordinator John ZL2TWS was advised of two missing records in the NZART Web Site versions. Both records have been added in to the required years.
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06 November 2020

NZ Straight Key Night 2020

It's time to dust off that old straight key and get ready for an hour of brass-pounding fun during Straight Key Night - Summer Edition. This easy-going contest takes place from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Sunday 6 December 2020 on 80 metres. There was an excellent turnout during the Winter edition in June, and operators enjoyed working with the new "QSY Rule" which kept everyone on the move. The QSY Rule will be back for the December event, along with the coveted "Solid Copy" certificate. Plus, there will be new awards for the youngest operator and the most "senior." Click on read more ...
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06 November 2020

ZL Beacons - On Air and Active Beacons updated

Updated 6 November 2020: Draft ZL Amateur Radio Beacons 2020 are ready for checking. As no Call Book will produced this year, the intention is to not only have the Beacon Map plus their active status available online but also to print them in the January/February 2021 issue of Break-In. Please check these PDF's for accuracy and report to the VHF Records Coordinator any mistakes you see, via email to John ZL2TWS .
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01 November 2020

InfoLine 420 has just been published

InfoLine issue 420 is online now. You can subscribe to InfoLine and get it directly in your inbox as well.
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01 November 2020

Join NZART today!

There is no better time to join or re-join NZART for the 2021 year. *** Terms and Conditions apply *** A rebate of $34.00 is applicable to all current financial Transmitting/Non-Transmitting & Family memberships, if payment is received on or before 30 November 2020. Your 2021 invoice was included with your July/August Break-In.
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25 October 2020

The October 2020 Official broadcast posted

The October NZART broadcast is now online in MP3 format for online listening.
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Calendar Dates

Sunday 06 Dec 2020

NZ Straight Key Night

Tuesday 08 Dec 2020

“H” Night Contest

Sunday 20 Dec 2020

Official Broadcast

Sunday 10 Jan 2021

Break-In Close Off

Saturday 27 Feb 2021

Jock White Field Day Contest

Saturday 06 Mar 2021

New Plymouth Junk Sale

Wednesday 10 Mar 2021

Break-In Close Off

Last Updated: 30 November 2020