AGM – 20 March 2019

Our first AGM as a regular Branch of NZART (not separately incorporated as a society) was held at 7.30pm on 20 March at the Lutheran Church Hall in Mt Cook with a good attendance. The agenda covered:

  • Receipt of annual report from the Chair (Mike ZL1AXG)
    Annual accounts were presented by our Secretary/Treasurer (Malcolm ZL2UDF) with special thanks to our Honorary Auditor (Glenn ZL2KZ)
  • Election of officers (Mike ZL1AXG Chair, Malcolm ZL2UDF, Bernard ZL2BD, John ZL2XJ)
  • Demonstration by George ZL2AG of his rare item – a German WW2 long-wave receiver.
  • There was to have been a video on low cost Logic Analysers using the open source Sigrok softare by Mike ZL1AXG, but technical issues getting the projector and computer to talk to each other got in the way of this presentation.

Download accepted annual reports and accounts

Test equipment Shed Workshop – Saturday 9 March

On Saturday 9 March a shed workshop was held at the QTH of Mike ZL1AXG from 1pm – 3pm on the topic of test equipment. A number of speakers gave brief presentations (Mains power analyser and Vector Network Analyser by John ZL2JPM, a logic analyser by Kenneth ZS6KEN, a digital oscilloscope and spectrum analyser by Bernard ZL2BD, a Megger by Malcolm ZL2UDF, and analogue scopes by Don ZL2BL). This included a brief description of the purpose, indicative cost and tips and tricks in using the equipment. Eleven turned up and found plenty useful in the talks.

February Meeting: 20 February – Superconductors

Levitation using superconducting magnets

Bernard ZL2BD will be giving a presentation at our February 20 Meeting on superconductors. There is a lot happening in this field, with significant implications for many everyday activities.

The meeting will be held in our regular venue – the Lutheran Church Hall, King St, Mt Cook, Wellington starting at 7.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided after the talk. Everybody is welcome to attend.

John ZL2XJ plans to get the Branch on the air on Field Day. He will want to hear of amateurs who are keen to be involved in this activity on Saturday and Sunday.

Please take note of our AGM on 2 March 2019 at 7.30pm, Lutheran Church Hall as above.