Bring out your homebrew construction project to have a go at winning the annual Blackwood Cup. We will be meeting at The Collective Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd on Tuesday 18 October from 1pm to 3pm (followed by tea and coffee).
ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Blackwood Cup has been fought over since the early 1930s. The most recent winners:
J P Moriarty
QRP Magnetic Loop & Autotuner
J P Moriarty
QRP Antenna Tuner modules
R G Newlands
Artificial ground system
uBITx Txcvr & mods
M H Woods
BITX40 Txcvr mods
Who will win the cup in 2022? You still have a few weeks to get your project completed!
Wellington Branch 50 NZART club member, Bob Vernall ZL2CA, was awarded Amateur of the Year 2021 by NZART at the 2022 Annual Conference. Bob was instrumental in freeing up the 60m band for amateur radio use. Many amateurs will be grateful for opening up a new an interesting HF band for daytime use.
The September meeting of Branch 50 NZART was held on Tuesday 20 September from 1pm – 3pm at The Collective Community Hub at 1/33 Johnsonville Rd.
The Chair gave a report on NZART Conference 2022 held the previous weekend
The topic for the meeting was “DX Operating techniques and antenna options for your suburban lot for 20M – 6M band openings”. Members shared their DX hunting experience and there was discussion of importation of HF tribanders and monobanders.