Activities

  • Sun
    16
    May
    2021
    1pm - 3pmWaitohi Maker Hive Meeting Room (Johnsonville Library)

    All are welcome.  The meeting will conclude with a visit to the cafe upstairs.  A free tea or coffee is provided.

  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    13
    Jun
    2021
    1pm - 3pmMike ZL1AXG QTH: 2 Derry Hill, Churton Park

    Mike ZL1AXG and Bernard ZL2BD will give an introduction to the committee's concept of an antenna ecosystem, in which a range of antennas can be controlled by a single microprocessor control system.  This could include remote antenna switches (with just one antenna cable into the shack), 4 square switching, directional switching of beverage antennas or similar, tuning of magnetic loop antennas, and rotator control for beam antennas.

    Mike ZL1AXG will also introduce Charlie Morris' Simple Transceiver for 80m SSB and will talk to the first couple of modules constructed, and demonstrate how they can be tested using a multi-meter, signal generator and oscilloscope.

  • Sun
    20
    Jun
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBC

    Join us at our mid-winter food celebration.  Attendees are invited to bring a plate of either hot or cold finger food to share with others.  We will also spend some time reminiscing ....   Tea and coffee provided.

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    04
    Jul
    2021
    1pm - 3pmMike ZL1AXG QTH: 2 Derry Hill, Churton Park

    Mike ZL1AXG is building Charlie Morris ZL2CTM's Simple SSB Transceiver.  This is a modular design and as each module is completed it is tested.   In this second session Mike will discuss design and construction features and demonstrate the testing of completed modules.  The module in the picture is one of two double balanced mixers constructed from scratch on veroboard.

     

  • Sun
    18
    Jul
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    27
    Jul
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    01
    Aug
    2021
    1pm - 3pmZL2XJ QTH: 9 Ridley Green, Churton Park

    There are a number of different ways to know if a band is open for propagation.   Listening on the band is not necessarily indicative of band openings - particularly if everybody is listening.  John ZL2XJ and others will demonstrate use of beacons, the reverse beacon network, WSPR and the RemoteDX KiwiSDR to determine the likelihood of a band being open.

  • Sun
    15
    Aug
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    24
    Aug
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    05
    Sep
    2021
    1pm-3pm2 Derry Hill, Churton Park (ZL1AXG QTH)

    This is a practical step-by-step demonstration about DMR from Mike ZL1AXG. Mike will demonstrating OpenGD77 firmware on cheap Chinese handhelds and via a hotspot in your shack.  Malcolm ZL2UDF showed off his hotspot back in April 2020.  While this is a different configuration, the principles remain the same. Malcolm will demonstrate operation of his high power hotspot.

  • Sun
    19
    Sep
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    28
    Sep
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sat
    16
    Oct
    2021
    1pm - 3pmWaitohi Maker Hive Meeting Room (Johnsonville Library)

    Bring out your homebrew construction project to have a go at winning the annual Blackwood Cup (which has been fought over since the early 1930s).

  • Tue
    26
    Oct
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Sun
    21
    Nov
    2021
    1pm - 3pmTBD
  • Tue
    23
    Nov
    2021
    1:30 pmGeorge ZL2AG QTH - 14 Vasanta Avenue, Ngaio

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    For details please contact Mike ZL2VMH on 04 478 5437.

  • Mon
    06
    Dec
    2021
    6:15 pm1841 Restaurant, Johnsonville

    All are welcome (including XYLs) to attend our Christmas Dinner held in early December.  In the last few years we have enjoyed the 2 for 1 deal on the Monday night at 1841 Restaurant in Johnsonville .   Hopefully you will enjoy a further visit this year. Please make sure you have signalled in advance that you are coming to the organiser (Bernard ZL2BD).