Politics and Legislation https://vhf.nz/index.php/ en May Meeeting - IARU Liaison& Remit Voting (Change of Topic) https://vhf.nz/index.php/node/536 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">May Meeeting - IARU Liaison&amp; Remit Voting (Change of Topic)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/1" lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">VHFAdmin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/28/2018 - 22:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"></div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/meetings" hreflang="en">Meetings</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 28 May 2018 10:54:15 +0000 VHFAdmin 536 at https://vhf.nz Digital Switch Over for Lower North Island get your 6m contract now https://vhf.nz/index.php/node/421 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Digital Switch Over for Lower North Island get your 6m contract now</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl2wal" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl2wal" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2WAL</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/27/2013 - 14:10</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"></div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 02:10:59 +0000 ZL2WAL 421 at https://vhf.nz Australian Senate calls for Dedicated Emergency Services Spectrum https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/australian-senate-calls-dedicated-emergency-services-spectrum <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Australian Senate calls for Dedicated Emergency Services Spectrum</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL1VMF</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/29/2011 - 14:21</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/arec" hreflang="en">AREC</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.itwire.com/it-policy-news/regulation/51390-senate-enquiry-calls-for-dedicated-emergency-comms-spectrum">http://www.itwire.com/it-policy-news/regulation/51390-senate-enquiry-calls-for-dedicated-emergency-comms-spectrum</a></p> <p><cite>The mobile telephony industry has failed to convince a parliamentary enquiry into the communications needs of emergency service organisations that these needs are best met through services provided by the mobile communications industry rather than by dedicating spectrum for emergency communications services.</cite></p> <p>Click above for more.</p> </div> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:21:35 +0000 ZL1VMF 356 at https://vhf.nz Silent Key: Jamie Pye ZL2NN https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/silent-key-jamie-pye-zl2nn <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Silent Key: Jamie Pye ZL2NN</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL1VMF</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 07/03/2011 - 16:55</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"></div> Sun, 03 Jul 2011 04:55:07 +0000 ZL1VMF 332 at https://vhf.nz California County bans SmartMeters due to RFI https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/california-county-bans-smartmeters-due-rfi <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">California County bans SmartMeters due to RFI</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl1vmf" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL1VMF</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 01/08/2011 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Something I spotted on <a href="http://slashdot.org">Slashdot</a> that may be of interest to amateurs - </p> <p><a href="http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/01/07/192201/California-County-Bans-SmartMeter-Installations">Marin County in California bans SmartMeters</a> </p> <p>The precis states:</p> <p><cite>"Among the reasons given are privacy concerns associated with measuring energy usage data moment by moment and the <strong>potential for adverse impact on emergency communication systems used by first responders and amateur radio operators</strong>. The ordinance also comments that 'the SmartMeters program ... could well actually increase total electricity consumption and therefore the carbon footprint,' citing 'some engineers and energy conservation experts.'" The ordinance also mentions "significant health questions" raised about "increased electromagnetic frequently radiation (EMF) emitted by the wireless technology in SmartMeters.""</cite></p> <p>I for one am grateful to see a government organisation actually pay attention to details such as these.</p> <p>73<br /> ZL1VMF</p> </div> Fri, 07 Jan 2011 19:49:41 +0000 ZL1VMF 302 at https://vhf.nz Results Of Remit Voting at NZART AGM 2010 https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/results-remit-voting-nzart-agm-2010 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Results Of Remit Voting at NZART AGM 2010</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/user/1" lang="" about="/index.php/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">VHFAdmin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/05/2010 - 18:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the NZART 2010 AGM in Auckland the remits were discussed and voted on.</p> <p>Remit 2 had been withdrawn by Council but the submitting Branch held it's right to have it presented.</p> <p>The outcome of the voting is:</p> <p>Remit 1 Free ARX Services to NZART members - by count. For: 629, Against: 737 Lost on votes.</p> <p>Remit 2 Review of Family membership - Carried with amendment to replace "principal member" with "licenced member".</p> <p>Remit 3 Release of Call Letters X,Y,Z- Carried</p> <p>Remit 4 Seek Mandate for Entry Level Licence - Carried</p> <p>Remit 5 AREC meeting times at Conference - Lost</p> <p>Remit 6 Change of Constitution to add non-transmitting family members as non-voting - Carried</p> <p>Mandate for an Entry Level Licence - by count. For: 679, Against: 746. Lost on votes.</p> <p>Remit 2 has already been addressed by Council.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/administrivia" hreflang="en">Administrivia</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 05 Jun 2010 06:08:07 +0000 VHFAdmin 273 at https://vhf.nz Plan Change 74 not all we wanted... https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/plan-change-74-not-all-we-wanted <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Plan Change 74 not all we wanted...</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/28/2010 - 14:02</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Mike ZL2BNB, the NZART Local Government Liaison Officer (LGO) has studied the approved plan change and it is not as we expected! </p> <p>Although most of what amateurs wanted was included in the plan change, the key element was not- towers up to a decent height.</p> <p>The reasons given in the Council report relate to the ability of the neighbours that are to be affected to consulted if the tower is higher than the allowed building height. The Council considered that a high lattice tower has a visual impact and should not be allowed as of right. The ability to have a tower to the building height and then unlimited supported (or unsupported) poles above this was considered by them to be a workable solution.</p> <p>We are not limited on what goes on the pole or tower as long as it is not a dish- this was covered carefully and we can have dishes with a few limits.</p> <p>We are very disappointed by the tower ruling and Mike is approaching NZART for support to appeal to the Environment Court. Advice received is that we can continue this without legal assistance as we are not arguing a point of law but rather why the Council's Officer's recommendation was not taken, considering the precedents achieved in Napier and North Shore appeals.</p> <p>We have a small number of volunteers working on this and if you would like to contribute your time to proof read and check documents, read cases to get ideas to add or in any other way please contact John ZL2HD. We need to submit our case by 18th June 2010.</p> <p>Please refer to <a href="http://www.wellington.govt.nz/plans/district/planchanges/planchange74.html">http://www.wellington.govt.nz/plans/district/planchanges/planchange74.h…</a> and read the Decision Report.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 28 May 2010 02:02:15 +0000 ZL2HD 271 at https://vhf.nz Remit Voting for 2010 NZART Conference https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/remit-voting-2010-nzart-conference <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Remit Voting for 2010 NZART Conference</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/28/2010 - 09:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>At the May General meeting the Group voted on the remits for NZART Conference in June.</p> <p>The results are:</p> <p>Remit 1: For<br /> Remit 2: Against<br /> Remit 3: For<br /> Remit 4: For<br /> Remit 5: Against<br /> Remit 6: For<br /> Vote on NZART President's Entry Level Licence Question (part of remit 4): Against</p> <p>The delegates were given discretion.</p> <p>ZL2TVM and ZL2HD were appointed as delegates.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/meetings" hreflang="en">Meetings</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 27 May 2010 21:33:10 +0000 ZL2HD 268 at https://vhf.nz District Plan 74 (Utilities) Accepted By WCC https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/district-plan-74-utilities-accepted-wcc <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">District Plan 74 (Utilities) Accepted By WCC</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/index.php/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/index.php/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/30/2010 - 22:22</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We have been informed that District Plan Change 74 has been accepted by the Wellington City Council and now will become part of the District Plan. This change introduced Amateur Antennas as part of the plan and gave hams in Wellington a number of rights.</p> <p>DPC 72 planners have recommended that no changes are needed in DPC 72 (residential) as [amateur issues are] covered in DPC 74. This saved us having to present our arguments again to the commissioners. John ZL2HD did however present to them to answer the objection to our submission made by Wellington International Airport. In this presentation John acknowledged the objection by WIAL and asked that we are noted in the plan. Amateurs will need to meet the WIAL designations unless we have written permission from them to exceed those heights.</p> <p>More details once the acceptance of DPC 74 is published and integrated into the District Plan. </p> <p>The report and recommendations on DPC 74 are on the WCC web site.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 30 Apr 2010 10:22:50 +0000 ZL2HD 259 at https://vhf.nz CH39 ATV LOST? https://vhf.nz/index.php/content/ch39-atv-lost <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CH39 ATV LOST?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/index.php/user/6" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">SK-ZL2TGQ</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 12/28/2009 - 13:05</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"></div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/categories/politics" hreflang="en">Politics and Legislation</a></div> </div> </div> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 00:05:07 +0000 SK-ZL2TGQ 240 at https://vhf.nz