Our next Branch meeting is scheduled for Sunday 15 November, from 1pm – 3pm at the Waitohi Centre (Johnsonville Library).
Peter Fisher ZL3HV will speak on his experiences on Campbell Island (including no doubt his encounters with these sea mammals) and his amateur experiments there a few years ago.
Trevor King ZL2AKW will also give an autobiography drawing on his life experience and how amateur radio was interwoven into this. Trevor was originally to give his talk a couple of months ago, but this was interrupted by a return to Level 2 with the Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland.
All are welcome to attend our meetings. The Club will provide tea or coffee in the café upstairs after the meeting for members and guest speakers.
Note that there will be no shed workshop in November or December 2020. A new round of shed workshops will kick off in February 2021.
With the return to level 1 this week, Wellington VHF Broup (Branch 74 NZART) is going to have its 50th celebration dinner at 6:30 pm at the meeting room in Tawa Community Centre on Thursday 24 September.
They will have a few pizzas, but members and visitors should feel free to bring something to eat. Soft drinks, tea and coffee will be provided, but you can bring anything else you like.
This will be followed by their regular main meeting and special guest speaker, Shalini Divya who will be giving a presentation on her research into Aluminium-ion batteries.
Due to the fact that we were still under Covid-19 Level 2 status, we were unable to meet on Sunday 20 September as planned at Waitohi (Johnsonville Library). Instead we had a face-to-face meeting at Bernard ZL2BD’s QTH at 1 Winsley Tce, Churton Park.
Don Robertson, National Director of AREC spoke about the restructuring of AREC and the opportunities available to members to be active in AREC and SAR.
We were also took time to discuss challenges Porirua City (Titahi Bay Branch 42) is facing with their proposed District Plan and to celebrate the Branch 74 (Wellington VHF Group) 50th anniversary. Branch 50 NZART assisted in getting the VHF Group underway, back in 1970. A celebratory cake cemented the celebration at 3pm alongside tea, coffee and egg sandwiches.
The Chair briefly updated members on the remainder of 2020’s programme of activities and members were queried as to who was planning to attend the Christmas Dinner.
At 2pm we moved into the AGM for RemoteDX. This included receiving the annual report from the Chair, approving the minutes of the previous AGM, confirming the annual financial statements, electing the next committee, considering minor amendments to the constitution, discussing the forward direction of RemoteDX and committing to a couple of substantial summer projects.