Shed Workshop Sunday 3 July – IC7300 Tips Part 2

iCOM IC7300 Hints and tips – Second session

1pm – 3pm Venue to be confirmed

Those with IC7300’s will give a follow up talk on remaining topics not covered in the first workshop in early June.

This includes more detail on modes of operation for the spectrum scope and waterfall display, how to bring up the audio spectrum displays for RX and TX, storing settings on the SD-Card and using it to record voice messages for use in contests or to record QSOs.

There will also be further discussion and demonstration of software using the USB-B port including logging software, and software to support digital modes such as FT8.

It is hoped to also demonstrate network communications that provides remote operation of the IC7300 over ethernet using WFview’s server/client functions.

ALL WELCOME.  Tea, coffee and biscuits to follow workshop.

June Meeting – RemoteDX ENAMS monitoring equipment & shared lunch

When: 1pm – 3pm on Tuesday 21 June

Where: The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd.

Members enjoyed our annual shared lunch to celebrate the shortest day and got to catch up with Brian ZL1AZE/VK3MI who was back in Wellington briefly on holiday after more than 10 years living in Melbourne. Brian is an honorary life member of Wellington Branch 50 NZART and continues to follow the club’s activities with interest.

At around 1.40pm John ZL2JPM gave a presentation on the ENAMS equipment purchased and operated by RemoteDX Inc. He described the challenges of noise levels and the formula used by international authorities to determine the noise floor in different locations, before discussing the ENAMS hardware, data collection and access system and the potential opportunities for the future. He clearly argued the value to the amateur ccommunity of having standardised RF noise monitoring systems.   The ENAMS equipment is operating in Wellington (now on the Kapiti Coast) and is part of a larger IARU experiment.  The RemoteDX ENAMS monitoring unit is currently the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. John’s presentation was well received.

May Meeting: Evolution of hardware data transfer protocols

Everybody is welcome to attend our regular meeting on Sunday 17 May 2022 from 1pm to 3pm at The Collective Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville. Mike ZL1AXG will be speaking on the topic of serial and USB ports and their evolution over the years to the current USB-C standard, and it’s ability to provide up to 100w of power (PD100) to a device. Malcolm ZL2UDF will demonstrate his USB cable testing unit.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available following our meeting.

Branch 50 NZART AGM

The Branch AGM took place on Tuesday 19 April at around 1.50pm following the RemoteDX Inc AGM (which commenced at 1pm).

The venue was the Collective Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville. Ten members were present, meeting our rules for a quorum. Mike ZL1AXG also gave a short talk on “virtualisers and emulators”, although he had trouble with his computer projecting on the larger screen, so was unable to demonstrate some of the features he discussed. The meeting concluded with tea and coffee at around 2.50pm.

The Agenda and Reports are available below: