The NZART website lists net
Frequencies and a few hams think this gives them exclusive use of the
frequencies even when there is a QSO already on the frequency.
The NZART site needs to include the statement -
/ + existing traffic / QSO’s.
An existing QSO is NOT QRM. You are
QRM if you talk over the top of them
A number of times people like ZL2MA
go over the top of existing QSO’s then accuse the first users of the frequency
of interference and or splatter. This law breaking does nothing good for the
hobby. NZART needs to set a good example
and smarten up their act and image by clearly stating on their website you
cannot take over an existing freq unless invited to by existing users. The WIA
broadcasts do the same thing and come on over existing QSO’s.
Errors – The NZART Counties page for the South Island list Golden
Bay and Waimea as Counties. This is not true as they were
merged to be Nelson and Tasman back in the late 1980’s.
Some in NZART still say on air and
confuse some of the new hams and overseas stations that there are still ZL1,2,3 & 4 districts. The Govt removed these regions in
1980 so anyone can have a ZL1,2,3, & 4 anywhere in
NZ. The districts no longer exist and some hams don’t seem to be able to get
over it and keep misleading others. They struggle to keep up with the times.
QUOTE FROM NZART SITE
Going after Awards is one of the many pursuits of Amateurs. Awards are
the result of pursuing some radio activity, usually involving making a number
of contacts of a particular type. The award may be in the form of a
certificate, plaque or trophy.
There are many Awards operated within New Zealand and around the world.
For current details see the Current Call Book, or current issues of Amateur
Radio Magazines, such as Break-In.
Many awards require membership of NZART or a sister national society.
Most awards have a small cost toward the presentation that you get at the end
Awards are a fun way of contacting new and different people in a more
relaxed and informal manner than a contest.
Awards Net is a good place to start or listen in to
You can join the
Awards Net on 3.677 MHz (80 Meter Band) every night from 0800 UTC (8 pm NZST
(New Zealand Standard Time) or 9 pm NZDT (New Zealand Daylight Saving Time)).
And you can also see
the Awards Column in Break-In or contact the NZART Awards Manager for more
For more Awards
information contact the NZART Awards Manager via email at: email@example.com
NZART Counties web site page needs to include the statement - / + existing traffic /
An existing QSO is NOT
QRM. You are QRM if you talk over the top of them