AGM – 20 March 2019

It is time for our AGM again. The agenda will include:

  • Receipt of annual report from the Chair, and Secretary/Treasurer
  • Election of officers
  • Video with an introduction to logic analysers

Time: 7.30pm Wednesday 20 March

Location: Lutheran Church Hall, King St, Mt Cook

Download annual reports and accounts

Blackwood Cup Contest -17 October club meeting

This year there were three entries in the Blackwood Cup contested at the October meeting ( Wednesday 17 October) at the Lutheran Church Hall, King St, Mt Cook, Wellington.

Bernard ZL2BD showed off a couple of SWR meters. One of these covered both HF (using a standard pair of toroids in a bridge circuit) and VHF/UHF (using a stripline circuit).  Bernard separates the sensor components from the metering components so that the bridge can be located somewhere remotely as required.

Mike ZL1AXG showed off his completed “Hiland” 0-30v 0-2A power supply and talked about a couple of the glitches he uncovered.  Occasionally when turning the unit on, the supply will not move off zero volts.  This is thought to be a function of the slightly different specs for the op amps, which were substituted.  The other fault is in the cheap $2.70 Aliexpress digital volt/ammeter.   The ammeter reports double the actual current!

Doug ZL2AOV talked to his uBITx transceiver and an extensive range of modifications, including built in battery,  VOX and S-meter.

The Blackwood Cup moves on from Mike ZL1AXG’s shack to Doug ZL2AOV’s shack, as he was declared the winner by Malcolm ZL2UDF.

September 2018 Club Meeting: Youtube clips

Our meeting of 19 September 2018  featured youtube clips on amateur radio topics.   We watched the following clips.

How to build a dummy load

The new Yaesu FTDX101D

A very simple arduino nano based CW keyer

A kitset bench power supply 0-30v

QSX transceiver from QRP-LABs

The µBITx transceiver

Win4icom Windows Software for the iCOM 7300

Magnetic loops

Teddy shoots into space above Auckland