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

November-December 2021 issue of Break-In

NZART Council has appointed Philip Sharp ZL1PSH to the position of NZART Break-In Editor and Doug Beale ZL3DUG to the position of NZART Break-In Deputy Editor at it's November 2021 meeting. Philip takes over the role from Mark Gooding ZL2UFI. Doug takes on the new role of Deputy Editor. Both roles are effective from 1 January 2022. Mark will produce the final issue of Break-In, November-December 2021 having been in the role since 2015. NZART Council.

THIS MONTHS COVER: From the Editor’s desk comes the very first Break-In I completed, to a sample of others over the last six years. On screen November/December 2015 (first one completed). Left to right on the desk are July/August 2020, September/October 2019 and September/October 2021 (second to last one). Photo Mark Gooding ZL2UFI.

Features in this issue are:

- Building a 40-15-10 m Dipole By Graeme Jury ZL2APV
- XML-Morse – new life for an old workhorse! By Lindsay J Robertson ZL2LJR
- Hands Free for Field Day By Stuart Watchman ZL2TW
- The Krenkel Award By Jim Reed ZL1LC
- The New Zealand Zello Network By Shaun Evans ZL2CT
- 75th Anniversary of the first Call Book By Craig Crawford ZL3TLB
- 100th Anniversary – NZ’s First Radio Broadcast By Craig Crawford ZL3TLB
- International Amateur Radio Union – 18th Annual Conference for Region 3 By Dr John Moriarty ZL2JPM
- NZART Portable Activity Day – New Year’s Day 1 January 2022 By Mark Sullivan ZL3AB
- Rejuvenating the KiwiSAT Project (3) By Douglas Birt ZL1BFS
- New Zealand VHF/UHF/SHF Records 2021 By John Wysocki ZL2TWS
- ZL Crossword 51 By Graeme Hunt ZL1ANH
- Break-In Annual Index 2021

NOTE: the next close off for Break-In is 10 January 2022, for the Januaray/February 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!

You can contact the Editor via email to <>

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