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!
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.
Our regular August monthly meeting, held at The Collective in Johnsonville considered the nature of propagation and tried to answer teh question of “What time of day to look for DX from what direction and on what bands?”.
With magnetic activity increasing on the sun, the DX bands are now open, and they are not subject to the same QRM in the ‘burbs as 80m and 40m.
Mike ZL1AXG discussed how solar activity impacted on DX possibilities, through its impact on the ionosphere. This will be in a presentation and discussion format.