The Wellington Amateur Radio Club hosted two HamCrams in 2023, our first in April and our second in July. Between the two HamCrams, we had 18 gain their amateur callsigns with an 81% pass rate.
There is already a wait list for a future HamCram. If you are interested in joining us in our next HamCram in early 2024, please email Mike ZL1AXG now to pre-register.
Bernard ZL2BD explaining a technical point in the April 2023 HamCram
Six members of the club activated ZL2WB in the NZART Field Day contest. The weather wasn’t the best, but we made some contacts on all three bands we had equipment for: 6m, 2m and 70cm. As anticipated, there were not many active stations again this year.
Please email our Chairperson if you intend to come. All welcome, including XYLs/OMs.
A special activity was held on Vintage Radio on Sunday 26 November from 1300 hrs to 1500hrs at the QTH of George ZL2AG (14 Vasanta Ave, Ngaio).
George showed off his fascinating collection of valves, vintage radios, spy equipment, and undersea cable samples all beautifully presented with a museum style experience, and gave a brief talk on his interest in vintage radio.
Registration was limited to 15 members, with 13 attendees.
A regular shed workshop was held on 5 November 2023 at The Collective Community Hub in Johnsonville. Mike ZL1AXG gave a presentation on the kitset from QRP-Labs. A completed build of the kitset, a partly completed build, and a kit as yet to be built (from John ZL2XJ) were available to view.
The presentation is available below as a PDF.