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.
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.
Several members of Branch 50 NZART left Wellington early on Saturday morning, 27 March 2021, by car for Wanganui.
The trip included a visit to the Wanganui Market, lunch at a cafe in the downtown area, and a visit to the Wanganui Vintage Radio Museum (https://vintageradiomuseum.co.nz/). The group returned to Wellington later in the day.
Over 500 old radios were on display
The collection now numbers over 500 valve and battery radios ranging in age from 1918 through to the late 1940’s.