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Kordia National System Award 2017 - Power Stations

24 Decemeber 2016 to 30 Janurary 2017

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Proposed changes to Contest Rules

The following change is proposed to the VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF contest rules, to become effective on 1st October 2013.

Clause 10 Station Location

Change "NZ1949 Geoid" to "NZGD2000/WGS84"

Please send all comments to: with "Contest Rules" in the subject line

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National System Award 2013

This from Dick Greenbank ZL2TGQ, Award Custodian:

2013 saw another successful award in this regular series. This year the award focussed on the geography of New Zealand’s cities, suburbs and towns. The big challenge was how many cities, suburbs and towns could be contacted during the award.

Points were accumulated for contacts with Amateurs in each of these three categories, as well as bonus points being available for contact with National System Trustees. Several Trustees volunteered points, special thanks to these operators ZL1AAF, ZL1GWP, ZL2KG, ZL2DW, ZL2BCA, ZL3VP, and ZL4GR.

The most prolific collector was John ZL2ADN, who persevered right throughout the award duration. We are pleased to feature John’s achievement in the accompanying picture.

A lot of fun ensued, and we’ve all learned more about our national geography during this award.

Art credit for the award certificate:Todd Hatten (no Call),

Dick Greenbank ZL2TGQ. Award Custodian, 2013.

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VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF Contest News - DX Weekend 2013 Contest - Preliminary Results

It appears NZART InfoLine was a bit ahead of the WVHFG Webmaster. With apologies for the delay, the following is from Doug Ingham ZL2TAR, Contest Manager:

Claimed scores are subject to Log cross-checks and Audit
Please report all errors to:

Band Band
Callsign Locator Points Callsign Locator Points

6 m (51 MHz) 13 cm (2400 MHz)
ZL4AA RE54fe 380 ZL2BKC RF70br 4

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VHF-UHF-SHF-EHF Contest News

Congratulations to the overall winner, ZL2ADU, for an outstanding result, assisted by an "opening" to many VK call areas.
The ZL2AS team came second, followed closely by ZL2BKC, ZL1SWW and ZL2FAE. Our thanks go to the 65 stations that participated.


Callsign Locator Points

6 m (51 MHz)
ZL2AS RE89et 13

2 m (144 MHz)
ZL2ADU RF60wn 4489
ZL2AS RE89et 681
ZL2FAE RE78lx 426
ZL2BKC RE78kt 345
ZL1SWW RF72mt 304
ZL2TGQ RE78js 7

70 cm (432 MHz)
ZL2BKC RE78kt 367

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Kordia National System Award 2013

Introducing the Kordia National System Award 2013, featuring CITIES, SUBURBS, & TOWNS. A fun event , for all Amateurs. All who submit a log will receive a Certificate.

Starts Tuesday 1st January 2013 – Closes midnight Sunday 3rd February 2013

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Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 – Results

The results of the NZART Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 are presented below. These results are provisional and have been checked carefully but if you think an error has crept in please let NZART HQ know as soon as possible.

Propagation conditions this year did not favour precise measurement, but congratulations to winner Mike ZL4OL who did a brilliant job using off-the-air calibration.

The format of the results is Branch (if noted in contest entry) Name Call Average (Hz) Standard Deviation (Hz) Equipment and signals (if noted):


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Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 – Frequencies

The Wellington VHF Group is pleased to announce the five frequencies for the NZART Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest for 2012.

Calibration Frequency: 3895.000003 kHz (not part of the contest)

Frequency 1: 3893.000004 kHz
Frequency 2: 3890.998505 kHz
Frequency 3: 3899.002494 kHz
Frequency 4: 3895.998504 kHz
Frequency 5: 3893.002729 kHz

Image of actual counter measurements during contest (add 3890 kHz to each display)
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Doug Gorman Frequency Measuring Contest Monday 1st October 2012 at 2100 NZST - Note new date

The 60th annual NZART Doug Gorman Frequency Measuring Contest supported by the Wellington VHF Group will be held slightly later this year than usual on Monday 1st October 2012 at 2100 NZST.

The rules will be the same as last year based on feedback from contestants. Please read the rules carefully.

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World Amateur Radio Day 2012 - 18 April

On the 18th of April, 2012, Radio Amateurs will celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day on the 87th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

This year's theme for the World Amateur Radio Day is: "Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 years in space" in remembrance of the launching of OSCAR 1 on the 12th of December 1961, and OSCAR 2 on the 2nd of June 1962.

Note: OSCAR stands for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.

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