We met as a branch on Tuesday 16 May from 1pm – 3pm at The Collective Hub (1/33 Johnsonville Road) for our regular May meeting. We considered this year’s remits for NZART Conference and had an update from Mike ZL1AXG on handheld purchases, including the branch’s TYT MD-UV390 DRM transceivers. Mike also spoke to upcoming construction workshops for the Flowerpot antenna (2m/70cm), simple HF antennas, and a 10m Moxon antenna.
18 April Meeting: Report backs
Our April regular meeting followed our HamCram weekend meeting at The Collective Hub on Tuesday 18 April from 1pm – 3pm. We were pleased to welcome Sarath VU3WPW a visitor to our meeting.
Items for the meeting included:
- Conclusion of the adjourned Annual General Meeting with receipt of the Financial Report
- Reflections on our first HamCram event 14-16 April
- Report on member involvement in the Porirua Grand Traverse exercise 2 April 2023
- Demonstration of Club TYT DM-UV390 DMR transceivers available for members to borrow (Mike ZL1AXG)
- Demonstration of NanoVNA-F and TinySA Ultra kits available for members to borrow (Bernard ZL2BD)
AGM 2023: Tuesday 21 March 1pm – 3pm
Our AGM was held on Tuesday 21 March 2023 at The Collective Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd. Due to challenges in preparing the Financial Report in time for the meeting, given increased trading table sales, the meeting was adjourned and the Financial Report will be discussed at the regular April meeting.
Mike ZL1AXG also revealed the strengths and weaknesses associated with a range of entry-level Chinese handheld radios based on online reviews. This includes VHF and UHF analogue and DMR radios. This was a follow up talk to his coverage of Chinese mobile rigs at the February meeting. A PDF version of the talk is available on request, and was circulated to members.
February Branch Meeting – Cheap Chinese Mobile radios
Our first regular meeting of the year was held on Tuesday 18 February 2023 at The Collective Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd.
Mike ZL1AXG gave a presentation on the strengths and weaknesses of a range of entry-level Chinese mobile radios based on online reviews. This includes VHF and UHF analogue and DMR radios. A follow up talk in March (at our AGM) will look at various Chinese handheld rigs.