Activities

  • Sun
    05
    Jun
    2022
    1pm - 3pmTBC

    A number of members will demonstrate features and tips and tricks associated with the iCOM IC7300 that must be the most popular transceiver ever marketed.   This rig is simple to use, but there are still plenty of things we can all learn to get the most out of it.   For example, how do we connect it to a computer and see the waterfall on a large monitor. How do we use the SD-Card reader.  How do you set the rig up for digital modes like FT8?   Why does the waterfall give an error and show a different band to what I have selected?

    All welcome. Tea and coffee and biscuits will be available following the workshop.

  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2022
    1pm - 3pmThe Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd

    We will be sharing a late lunch at 1pm so bring a plate.  All welcome.  Tea and coffee available.

    John ZL2JPM will give a talk and presentation on the hardware setup and value of electrical noise area monitoring systems (ENAMS).   The ENAMS system is operating in Wellington and is part of a larger IARU experiment.  This will be a combined event with RemoteDX Inc.

  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2022
    13:00 - 15:00TBC

    This will probably be the final session from Mike ZL1AXG on the modular SSB transceiver, tying together all the remaining modules with the hardware built inside a metal case.    The workshop session will also touch on the firmware and display configuration.

  • Tue
    19
    Jul
    2022
    1pm - 3pmThe Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd

    WREMO / AREC presentation, including AREC HF Technology by Dave Wilkins ZL1MR.

  • Tue
    26
    Jul
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    07
    Aug
    2022
    1pm - 3pmZL2BD QTH, 1 Winsley Tce, Churton Park

    Mike & Bernard will demo and give advice on selecting an option for purchase, what connectors are required and what jigs you may want to build or buy, and how to control it from your computer.

  • Tue
    16
    Aug
    2022
    The Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd

    Sunspots and DX Presentation  and discussion (John 2JPM).   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.

  • Sat
    20
    Aug
    2022
    Mon
    22
    Aug
    2022
    Soames Matiu Island

    The committee plans to rent a house on Soames Island and operate from the island in the International Lighthouse weekend event.

  • Tue
    23
    Aug
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2022
    1pm - 3pm

    Malcolm ZL2UDF, Bernard ZL2BD and Mike ZL1AXG will give you a talk and demonstration of attenuators and their use in amateur radio construction.   They will examine different options: available to purchase to construct yourself.   There will also be some discussion on how to avoid damaging both your attenuator and associated equipment.

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2022
    Sun
    11
    Sep
    2022
    Brentwood Hotel, Kilbirnie

    Branch 50 NZART will be giving three presentations in the forum sessions at conference:

    1) Mag loops (Bernard/others)
    2) Shed workshops (Malcolm/Mike)
    3) Test equipment (Mike/Bernard)

  • Tue
    20
    Sep
    2022
    1pm - 3pmThe Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd

    I wish I had one too!

    DX Operating techniques and antenna options for your suburban lot for 20M – 6M band openings.

  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    02
    Oct
    2022
    1pm - 3pmZL2BD QTH, 1 Winsley Tce, Churton Park

    Bernard ZL2BD will give a Mag Loops update .

    ALL WELCOME!

    Tea, coffee and biscuits available after the workshop.

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2022
    1pm - 3pmThe Collective Community Hub, 1/33 Johnsonville Rd

    Bring out your homebrew construction project to have a go at winning the annual Blackwood Cup (which has been fought over since the early 1930s).

  • Tue
    25
    Oct
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2022
    Mon
    31
    Oct
    2022
    TBC

    CQ WW contest which effectively runs from Saturday afternoon on the 29th  October through Monday 31st in NZ.   The Committee is wondering whether we could mount a single band multi-op station.

  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2022
    TBC

    Powering your shack for off-grid/emergency operations using a generator, power station (containing a stack of lithium batteries), solar cells, traditional car batteries or deep cycle batteries (Bernard ZL2BD and others)

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2022
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Tue
    22
    Nov
    2022
    TBCTBC

    Movie night  details to be confirmed closer to the date.

  • Mon
    05
    Dec
    2022
    11:58 amPetone Working Men's Club

    All are welcome (including XYLs) to attend our Christmas Dinner held in early December.

    This year we will again be gathering at the Petone Working Men's Club at 47 Udy St, Petone. Please make sure you have signalled in advance that you are coming to the organiser (Malcolm ZL2UDF).  Newsletter contains information on menu items.  Make sure you are early as we all need to arrive at the same time.  Bring a photo ID (e.g. Driver's licence)