What’s up for 2020?

We met at John ZL2XJ QTH (9 Ridley Green, Churton Park) on Sunday 16 February tod have a round table discussion on what each club member was looking for out the club for 2020 and what they could contribute.  There was an honest discussion of the falling membership and the need to focus on two priority areas: publicity and the need for regional coordination and regional activities.

Generally people were very happy with the esxisting programme of activities, but identified that this was not the issue – there was a wider issue at play around the public’s understanding about amateur radio in New Zealand and the aging of the amateur operator base. The meeting concluded with afternoon tea. Thanks to John ZL2XJ for hosting.

September Meeting – “All at Sea”

In the September meeting Bob ZL2AVM recounted his experience in working at sea as a Marconi tech and then subsequently on the boats that brought “10 pound poms” to New Zealand.  His talk last year on Cornwall and Marconi was very well received by members and this year’s was also well received.