October Branch meeting: Blackwood Cup

Our October Branch meeting is now scheduled for 1-3pm on Tuesday 19 October at The Collective Community Hub,  1/33 Johnsonville Rd. This is not our normal day to meet (Sunday) but we needed to find a venue that would allow the appropriate physical distancing, and the Tuesday slot was available in the larger space at The Collective Community Hub.

This meeting will feature our annual competition for the Blackwood Cup. So bring along your “homebrew” project and talk about it for up to 10 minutes.

In addition Mike ZL1AXG will give a presentation on “Selecting a portable shortwave receiver” and will demonstrate his recent purchase.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available as usual following the meeting.

POSTPONED Branch meeting September 2021 – Colonial Knob Mesh Upgrade and Update

The view to the North from Colonial Knob

We are still at Covid Alert Level 2. Wellington City venues are not available for use, and to host at a member’s home would be challenging under existing requirements. Therefore, the Committee has decided to postpone the meeting. The Committee will review options on 23rd September.

At this meeting Ted ZL2TB and John ZL2XJ will give a presentation on the Colonial Knob high speed broadband node upgrade.  This is our most complex node in the network, with links northward to Mt Field and  Titahi Bay, to the East – in future to Mt Climie, and to the South the node connects to our Johnsonville node with a link onward to Ngaio.

This will be a chance to have a refresh on the possibilities of the high speed broadband network and see how our upgrade has benefited the mesh network.

Tea and coffee will be available after the meeting in the cafe upstairs, courtesy of the club.  All welcome!