Quartz Hill Developments

The QHUG remote site enclosure being fitted out
The QHUG remote site enclosure being fitted out

Doug ZL2AOV writes in his report on the WARC February 2016 club meeting:

“QHUG members are expecting “a very active year” – Bernard ZL2BD made a Powerpoint presentation showing his summer work fitting out the fibreglass box with solid-state linears and power supplies, switching regulators to provide 230v DC, 24v and 12v DC for the various items, plus a solar panel regulator and wiring harnesses for the huge battery bank. Progressive testing is imminent – any noise problems will be dealt with as they arise. Other jobs to do are: complete the antenna switching and the SCADA software to operate remotely (SCADA = Supervisory Controller & Data Acquisition). Frank ZL2TTS has been working on this. Cooling circuitry also needs assembly and installation; the enclosure’s front panel will be modified for this. Noted that Ralph ZL2AOH is stepping down as QHUG treasurer after many years.”

New transceiver


The committee recently purchased (following agreement at the May club meeting) a new transceiver for the club.   This is an Icom IC7410.    The transceiver comes with a small switch mode power supply.

Members may borrow the transceiver by contacting the Equipment Custodian, James Smith. Phone James at 021 164 8787 or email him at equipment@zl2wb.com