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Break-In is the official journal of NZART and is published as a bi-monthly magazine.

July-August 2022 issue of Break-In

THIS MONTHS COVER: Mark ZL3AB and Phil ZL3PAH operating at ZL3X in the 2021 CQWW CW contest. Read about competing in SSB and CW contests in this issue. Credit Geoff ZL3GA.
Features in this issue are:
- Easy DX on 40m - Cliff ZL4AS
- Contemporary Open Source HF Digital Modes and Software - Stephen Pearce ZL1ANY
- Book Review - Random Thoughts on Vintage Radio by R. G. Newlands - Malcolm ZL2UDF
- Conquering the Ground: Part 1 - Ground wave experiments using WWII man pack radios - K Barnsdale ZL3KB
- 2 m / 70 cm Band Plan Review 2022
- 100th Anniversary - Otago Radio Association's Formation - Craig Crawford ZL3TLB
- Parks On The Air- (POTA) - Terry James ZL1HOG
- Sangster Shield 2022 Results - Glenn Kingston ZL2KZ
- HecKits Inductance and Capacitance Meter Review - Stuart Watchman ZL2TW
- Centenary of the Trans-Atlantic Tests - Craig Crawford ZL3TLB
- POTA and SOTA - Philip Sharp ZL1PSH
- On the Bench Today, a Racal RA1796 EW receiver - Joe Bell ZL1PMY
- Emergency Communications on Waiheke Island - Joe Bell ZL1PMY
- A South Island Lake Safari - Stewart Robinson ZL2STR
- Matariki
- Fast Log Entry - Gerard ZL2GVA
- The KiwiSAT Project - Decision Time - Conference 2022
- A Brief History of the Rodney Amateur Radio Repeater
- Some recollections of my friend Murray Greenman ZL1BPU (SK) Con Wassilieff
NOTE: the next close off for Break-In is 10 September 2022, for the September/October 2022 issue.

A total of six issues a year are produced, with the first January/February distributed within the first week of February, and so on.

The close off dates for articles/advertising are:

  • 10 January for January/February issue.
  • 10 March for March/April issue.
  • 20 April for May/June issue. (produced to coincide with the AGM over Queens Birthday Weekend)
  • 10 July for July/August issue.
  • 10 September for September/October issue.
  • 10 November for November/December issue.

Each issue normally contains Technical and General articles of interest to amateur radio operators. Sometimes the articles are of a more general nature with some flavour of radio mixed into the article somewhere!

In addition, each issue contains a number of columns from various authors covering activities from AREC, DX, Satellites, QSL Bureau and more.

As the official journal Break-In contains information about the association, important news and announcements, AGM news and Remits plus the Annual Accounts. As magazine it has a wealth of information with many members having copies going back to the very first issue produced in January 1928!

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As a FREE service we have provided a sample PDF of Break-In for you to download and read – January/February 2020 issue