NewsNZART do not run a blog as such but there are items that need publishing from time to time that do not fit in the other channels.

The Online News provides a home for those items and a feed of recent changes to the website to in one handy location.

Latest News and Updates

10 January 2021

ZL Beacons - On Air and Active Beacons updated

Updated 10 January: ZL Amateur Radio Beacons 2021 are ready for checking. As no Call Book will produced for year (2021), 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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03 January 2021

NZART Contests Calendar for 2021

NZART Contests Calendar for 2021 has been updated for 2021. Place these dates in your calendar for this year. There is is one or more contests for everyone to partake in. Click on the link to review the calendar.
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28 December 2020

NZART Portable Activity Day - New Years Day 1 January 2021

NZART Portable Activity Day - New Years Day 1 January 2021. Back for it’s third iteration, NZART Portable Activity day will once again take place on New Years Day, 1 January 2021. What better way to forget 2020 by getting outdoors and operating knowing there will be others doing the same.
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23 December 2020

Official Broadcast 2021 calendar updated

Official Broadcast 2021 calendar has been updated. Note: there is no broadcast in January 2021. The next broadcast is Sunday 28 February 2021.
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23 December 2020

HQ InfoLine 2021 calendar updated

HQ InfoLine 2021 calendar has been updated. Note: there is no InfoLine in January 2021. The next InfoLine is Sunday 7 February 2021.
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20 December 2020

The December 2020 Official broadcast posted

The December NZART broadcast is now online in MP3 format for online listening. Note: there is no broadcast in January 2021. The next broadcast is Sunday 28 February 2021.
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07 December 2020

Australian Amateurs declined access to 60 m (5 MHz) Band.

The ACMA has reviewed all submissions to this consultation. When weighing up spectrum use, the ACMA considers the objects of the Radiocommunications Act 1992. In balancing defence’s existing use of the 5351.5–5366.5 kHz band against the impacts of introducing use by the amateur service, the ACMA has decided not to support amateur use in the band. The decision paper in the key documents section gives the reasons for our decision. See link for more information.
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07 December 2020

NZART Policy on Special Callsign Allocations has been updated

NZART Policy on Special Callsign Allocations has been updated and approved by NZART Council as of 3 November 2020.
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06 December 2020

InfoLine 422 has just been published

InfoLine issue 422 is online now. You can subscribe to InfoLine and get it directly in your inbox as well.
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04 December 2020

November 2020 Council minutes online

NZART Council minutes from the November 2020 meeting have been added to the online minutes archive.
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