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ABU DHABI BUILDING .. NOT CHRISTCHURCH , NEW ZEALAND… AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE !

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FOR SALE …SERVICED SLOW SCAN TV STATION .. ON SUPERB SUBURBAN SITE …

TUNE INTO MUSICK POINT RADIO .. NEW ZEALAND

SCENIC NEW ZEALAND : LAKE MATHESON

LAKE MATHESON IS LOCATED ON THE SOUTH WEST COAST OF THE SOUTH ISLAND (WESTLAND). IT IS RENOWNED FOR ITS REFLECTIONS OF THE HIGHEST PEAKS IN THE SOUTHERN ALPS. PHOTO HERE (LOOKING SOUTH EAST) SHOWS MT TASMAN (LEFT) & THE HIGHER MT COOK (RIGHT) ON THE MAIN DIVIDE. THE VALLEY .. (MID FOREGROUND) NESTLES THE FOX GLACIER .. SOUTH OF THE FRANZ JOSEPH GLACIER. THE NATIVE BUSH SURROUNDS OF KAHIKATEA & RIMU ADDS TO ITS CHARM.

1ST NEW ZEALAND AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE TO LAUNCH MID-2013

NEWS FROM NEW ZEALAND,RECEIVED VIA AMSAT-UK REPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMATEUR RADIO SATELLITE … ‘KiwiSAT’ IS COMPLETED AND IT IS NOW READY FOR A LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) LAUNCH. SEE >>> http://www.uk.amsat.org/8686

KiwiSAT CARRIES A 435 OR 1268 MHZ TO 145 MHZ LINEAR TRANSPONDER FOR SSB/CW OPERATION.

+ TRANSMIT POWER: 2 WATTS PEP
+ BEACON FREQUENCY: 145.885 MHZ
+ UPLINK: (U-BAND) 435.265 TO 435.235 MHZ LSB OR
+ UPLINK: (L-BAND) 1268.880 TO 1268.850 MHZ LSB
+ DOWN LINK: 145.850M145.880 MHZ USB

THE KiwiSAT WEBSITE SAYS THE TEAM HAS BEEN IN DISCUSSION WITH ISC KOSMATRAS FOR A DNEPR LAUNCH. THEY HOPE THE SATELLITE WILL BE LAUNCHED MID-2013.
ON 18 JUNE 2012, THE KiwiSAT TEAM RELEASED A STATUS UPDATE WHICH CAN BE READ AT ..
>>>> http://www.kiwisat.org/status.html

IN ADDITION TO THE TRANSPONDER KiwiSAT ALSO CARRIES AN ATTITUDE DETERMINATION AND CONTROL (ADAC) EXPERIMENT DEVELOPED BY STUDENTS AT MASSEY UNIVERSITY

SEE ALSO ;
KiwiSAT: >>> http://www.kiwisat.org/

AMSAT-ZL: >>> http://www.amsat-zl.org.nz/

THANKS TO AMSAT NEWS SERVICE,KiwiSAT TEAM,AMSAT-ZL,AMSAT-UK FOR THE ABOVE INFORMATION …DE ZL1AKJ..FOUNDATION MEMBER OF AMSAT-ZL.

‘WHO SAID A KIWI CAN’T FLY ? ‘ … TRY FOR MID-2013 !

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GARY COLE ZL1KJ ..REPORTS ON ‘CENTURY AWARD’ …

HI !

WITH KELLY’S INTRODUCTION OF THE ‘HAMSPHERE AWARD’ SYSTEM EARLIER THIS YEAR AND NO LONGER BEING ABLE TO DX ON THE AMATEUR H.F. BANDS AT MY RETIREMENT VILLAGE IN AUCKLAND NZ, I IMMEDIATELY BECAME INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT.

BEING A HAM RADIO OPERATOR FOR SOME 22 YEARS AND A DXER AT HEART, THE THOUGHT OF THIS NEW CHALLENGE ON ‘V.O.I.P’ HAD ME READY TO GO.
EVEN PRIOR TO KELLY’S ANNOUNCMENT RE THE AWARD SYSTEM, I HAD BEEN DABBLING IN THE AREA OF DX ON ‘HAMSPHERE’, AND THINK I HAD AROUND THE MID TWENTY COUNTRIES WORKED. I EVEN TRIED TO ESTABLISH MY OWN DX LOG,BUT AGAIN … THAT AMAZING FELLOW IN CYPRUS DID IT FOR ME AND WHAT IS MORE, DID IT 100 TIMES BETTER THAN I HAD DREAMED OF.

ANYHOW … WITH THE BIT BETWEEN MY TEETH, I SET OFF ON THIS QUEST, FOR THE NEXT LEVEL OF THE AWARD. ‘FIFTY COUNTRIES’ … WOW ! … CAN I GET THERE ?… YES I CAN … AND YES I DID … WITH VERY LITTLE TROUBLE.

THE DX WAS THERE TO GRAB, WITHOUT WHAT WAS TO BECOME A MORE FRUSTRATING AND DIFFICULT THIRD PHASE FOR ME.

PILE UPS ( STATIONS CLAMMERING FOR THE RARE ONES )… TALKNG OVER THE TOP OF ONE ANOTHER AND SOMETIMES FRIGHTENING OFF THE RARE NEW STATION OPERATOR. IT BECAME MORE AND MORE PREVALENT. ONE OF THE THINGS I STARTED TO REALISE DURING THIS AND THE FINAL STAGE OF MY ASCENT TO ‘ONE HUNDRED DX STATIONS’, WAS MY REMOTENESS ‘DOWN UNDER’… HERE IN NEW ZEALAND. OH ! .. I AM SURE THAT HELPED. MANY WAS THE TIME,MY CALL WOULD BE ANSWERED … MUCH TO MY OWN SURPRISE, AND AHEAD OF WHAT APPEARED MORE POWERFUL STATIONS VYING FOR THAT ELUSIVE CONTACT. AS I GOT CLOSER TO THE NEARING ’100′ MARK, IT SEEMED TO TAKE AN ETERNITY. I WAS UP AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT… WAITING …WAITING …WAITING. WAITING AND LOOKING FOR THAT NEW COUNTRY, AND AN EMAIL THAT A NEW QSL CARD WAS THERE.

THEN, AT 15:30 UTC,ON THE 20TH OF JUNE 2012 … ‘ALBERTO — XX9SA– .. THERE IT WAS. HIS CARD AS PROMISED HAD ARRIVED AND WAS UP ON MY SCREEN. WHEW ! … I’VE GOT MY ’100′.. OH!! WHAT A JOY, AND MY OWN PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW, THE FIRST STATION IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TO ACHIEVE AND RECEIVE THE ‘HAMSPHERE’DXHC CENTURY AWARD.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY..KELLY LINDMAN 5B4AIT
DE GARY COLE ZL1KJ

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COMMENT: DE DEREK ZL1AKJ
CONGRATULATIONS MY VERY GOOD FRIEND ..GARY ! CONSIDERING NZ’s POPULATION OF ONLY 4.4 MILLION ..YOU’VE DONE WELL AGAINST THE HIGHER POPULATED NORTHERN HEMISPHERE COUNTRIES… THANKS MATE!

THE DAY THE DUST FLEW ..CHRISTCHURCH .. NZ’S 2ND LARGEST CITY