Our annual club BBQ is scheduled for 6pm on 16 January 2018 at the Chairperson’s QTH (2 Derry Hill, Churton Park, Wellington). Please bring meat or veg for the BBQ or a salad, and something to drink. YL’s and XYLs are invited.
Following the BBQ (approx. 7.30pm – 8pm), there will be a chance to peruse Silent Key Doug ZL2AOV’s collection of parts, projects and equipment. There are some high value items that you can bid on in advance of the BBQ, or on the night. A list has been emailed or you can write to the email on this website (to the right). All other equipment and parts (and there’s plenty!) will be by way of donation and removal on the night. Take the whole box if the thing you want is in a box.
All leftovers will be going to the tip, so this is your sole chance to rescue quality items for your own collection. Please bring along a gold coin or two to assist the estate. We don’t want to take stuff to the dump.
A total of 15 members and XYLs met over Christmas dinner on Monday 3rd December at the 1841 Restaurant in Johnsonville, taking advantage of the 2 for 1 deal. Those attending the dinner thought it represented good value.
Our November meeting was held at the Maritime Radio NZ headquarters at Avalon in the Hutt Valley a week earlier than normal on Wednesday 14 November.
This was a chance to see the Maritime operations centre in action, with three active searches under way including a Mayday call while we were visiting.
Supper was available and we supped up large on special treats (leaving some for the Maritime NZ team). We also honoured the unexpected Silent Key of Doug ZL2AOV, whose funeral was held earlier in the afternoon.
Over the summer we are having informal shed workshops. No set topic, but all are welcome to come along, preferably (but optionally) with your soldering iron and a project to work on. That might be a uBITx transceiver, a magnetic loop antenna, a power supply, an arduino nano keyer project, or whatever takes your fancy. There are eight magnetic loops under construction for a start!
#2 in the summer series was held from 1pm – 3pm, on Sunday 7 October 2018.
The venue is: 2 Derrry Hill, Churton Park (QTH of Mike ZL1AXG)