Activities

  • Sun
    18
    Apr
    2021
    13:00 - 15:00Waitohi Maker Hive Meeting Room (Johnsonville Library)

    All are welcome to join us at our AGM.

  • Tue
    27
    Apr
    2021
    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
    May
    2021
    1pm - 3pmBernard ZL2BD QTH: 1 Winsley Tce, Churton Park

    Bernard will present on RX antennas - the reasons why TX and RX antennas are different.  He will also give an update on his latest Mag Loop experiments (including this large 6m tuned loop for 40m).

    All welcome.  The workshop will conclude with tea/coffee.

  • Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    1pm - 3pmWaitohi Maker Hive Meeting Room (Johnsonville Library)

    All are welcome.  The meeting will conclude with a visit to the cafe upstairs.  A free tea or coffee is provided.

  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    06
    Jun
    2021
    1pm - 3pmMike ZL1AXG QTH: 2 Derry Hill, Churton Park

    Mike ZL1AXG and Bernard ZL2BD will give an introduction to the committee's concept of an antenna ecosystem, in which a range of antennas can be controlled by a single microprocessor control system.  This could include remote antenna switches (with just one antenna cable into the shack), 4 square switching, directional switching of beverage antennas or similar, tuning of magnetic loop antennas, and rotator control for beam antennas.

  • Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBC

    Join us at our mid-winter food celebration.  Attendees are invited to bring a plate of either hot or cold finger food to share with others.  We will also spend some time reminiscing ....   Tea and coffee provided.

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    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
    Jul
    2021
    1pm-3pm2 Derry Hill, Churton Park (ZL1AXG QTH)

    This is a practical step-by-step demonstration about DMR from Mike ZL1AXG. Mike will demonstrating OpenGD77 firmware on cheap Chinese handhelds and via a hotspot in your shack.  Malcolm ZL2UDF showed off his hotspot back in April 2020.  While this is a different configuration, the principles remain the same. Malcolm will demonstrate operation of his high power hotspot.

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    27
    Jul
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    01
    Aug
    2021
    1pm - 3pmZL2XJ QTH: 9 Ridley Green, Churton Park

    There are a number of different ways to know if a band is open for propagation.   Listening on the band is not necessarily indicative of band openings - particularly if everybody is listening.  John ZL2XJ and others will demonstrate use of beacons, the reverse beacon network, WSPR and the RemoteDX KiwiSDR to determine the likelihood of a band being open.

  • Sun
    15
    Aug
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    24
    Aug
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    19
    Sep
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    28
    Sep
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sat
    16
    Oct
    2021
    1pm - 3pmWaitohi Maker Hive Meeting Room (Johnsonville Library)

    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
    26
    Oct
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    21
    Nov
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    23
    Nov
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Mon
    06
    Dec
    2021
    6:15 pm1841 Restaurant, Johnsonville

    All are welcome (including XYLs) to attend our Christmas Dinner held in early December.  In the last few years we have enjoyed the 2 for 1 deal on the Monday night at 1841 Restaurant in Johnsonville .   Hopefully you will enjoy a further visit this year. Please make sure you have signalled in advance that you are coming to the organiser (Bernard ZL2BD).