18 June – Monster Shed Workshop – Construction of Flowerpot Antennas

We will be having a MONSTER shed workshop on Sunday 18 June at The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd, to construct flowerpot antennas. The event will commence at 1.30pm with an introduction to the build by Bruce ZL1ABC. Teams of 4 to 5 people will work through a number of “stations” in building their antennas. We need to be out of the building by 4.30pm.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the afternoon.

This is a special shed workshop for any amateur (or prospective amateur operator) interested in building their own Flowerpot Antenna (see https://vk2zoi.com/articles/dual-band-half-wave-flower-pot/).   Members of other Wellington region clubs are most welcome to participate in this activity!

Pre-registration with Mike ZL1AXG is required to ensure materials are on hand.

The cost of the antenna will be posted by the end of May on this website. The cost is expected to be under $20. Payment can either be made into the Club’s trading a/c in advance, or cash will be accepted on the day.

11 June: An introduction to Emergency Communications & AREC

We will be meeting at The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Road, from 1pm – 3pm on 11 June 2023, to participate in introductory session on emergency communications

This event will provide new and old members with an interest in emergency communications the required introduction to passing emergency traffic for AREC or Civil Defence events.   

There is no requirement to sign up with AREC, but this will be encourage for those interested in learning more.

All are welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits will conclude the meeting.

Field Day 2023

The Branch will be participating in the NZART Jock White Memorial Field Day again this year over the weekend of 25th and 26th February. We will be joining Branch 42 (Titahi Bay Branch) this year at their venue at Hill Road in the Belmont Regional Park. Contact the Chair to record your interest in joining us this coming weekend.