Social Group Meeting 25 May 2021 – special visitors from up country

Several members of Branch 50 NZART travelled up to Wanganui on 27 March to visit the Wanganui Vintage Radio Museum that was established by Graham, ZL2AHR and his XYL Val, ZL2FO. Ian ZL2AM from Fielding, also joined us as he is heavily involved in the museum’s operations.

The team of Graham, Val and Ian will be attending our informal social group meeting on 25 May 2021, and as a result we are inviting all Branch 50 members, XYLs to attend if possible. The social group meets from 1.30pm to 3.30pm at George ZL2AG’s QTH at 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio.

ALL ARE WELCOME. An enhanced afternoon tea will be available.

Sunday 16 May Meeting with ZL2HUT

Our May Meeting is scheduled for 1pm on Sunday 16 May 2021 at the Waitohi Centre Maker Rooms (Johnsonville Public Library). We will welcome back former RSM manager Ian Hutchings ZL2HUT, who will give a presentation on Coastguard Communications.

The meeting will also involve voting on remits for the NZART Annual Conference.

ALL ARE WELCOME. The meeting will conclude with tea or coffee upstairs in the cafe at the library courtesy of Branch 50 NZART funds.

Shed workshop 2 May 2021

Bernard presented a primer on RX antennas in his garage on Sunday 2 May at 1pm. This included a summary of why TX and RX antennas can desirably be different and a summary of typical options for RX antennas. 

He also give an update on his latest Mag Loop experiments (including this large 6m tuned loop for 80m and 40m).

The meeting concluded with tea, coffee and biscuits.

AGM for year ending 28 February 2021

We held our Branch 50 NZART Annual General Meeting on Sunday 18 April at Waitohi Centre (Johnsonville Public Library) beginning at 1pm.

The Chair also gave a presentation on recent developments in processor technology of interest to amateur radio operators.

The meeting concluded just before 3pm and members retreated to the cafe upstairs for a free tea or coffee courtesy of branch funds.

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