Welcome to the Wellington VHF Group, Branch 74 NZART.

WVHFG is dedicated to the promotion of Amateur Radio (and specifically in our case, operation above 30MHz) in both the Wellington Region and in New Zealand as a whole. We welcome you to our online home. Please browse the links to the left, and keep checking back... this site will be regularly updated with news and current events about the branch, and Amateur Radio at large. Enjoy!

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Kordia National System Award 2015

This year the theme of the award is the Anzac Centenary. 
This is a fun event, for all Amateurs, all who submit a log will receive a Certificate.

Starts at dawn on Anzac day (Saturday 25th April) 2015
Closes sunset on Sunday 24th May 2015

The BIG challenge: how many different war memorials can you contact other amateurs at via the National System.

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AREC in the news

Two news items this month worth sharing.  The first is a great story that appeared in The Dominion Post and available here:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/68482763/the-unsung-heroes-behind-successful-wellington-and-wairarapa-search-and-rescue-missions.html

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Tactical Amateur Radio Digital Internet Solution

Using the Spark free WiFi zones for Internet access

Need a digital radio hotspot for an AREC operation, a demonstration at a branch meeting, or something like the recent VHF Convention?

Telecom, now Spark, operate a network of more than 1,000 WiFi access points conveniently located on many public telephone call boxes around the country.  The commercial terms of the service are essentially free WiFi for Spark on-account mobile customers subject to a 1GB limit per day for up to five devices per account.

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March Meeting - PIM Tester

The March general meeting will be a demonstration of a PIM Tester and a presentation of general information on Pasive Intermod by Tom Clarke ZL2TDD.

Date: Thursday 26 March
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre

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February Meeting - Show & Tell

Bring along any interesting projects to share with the rest of the Group.  
Plus bring along your DMR HT radio for re-programming to include new settings and callsigns.

Date: Thursday 26 February
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre

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Dick Greenbank, ZL2TGQ. 1943-08-21 to 2015-01-08

Dick Greenbank ZL2TGQDick was educated at Stratford Technical High School, Taranaki, then joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Blenheim as a Boy Entrant. Later after two years study at the RNZAF Electrical and Wireless School, Wigram, Christchurch, coupled with service at Defence Main Signal Centre, Wellington, he graduated RNZAF Communications Fitter.

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VHF Convention Easter 2015 at Waikanae Community Centre

Hosted by The Wellington VHF Group and Kapiti Amateur Radio Society.

Saturday 4th April and Sunday 5th April at the Waikanae Community Centre.

See full article for details including registration information.

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January 2015 General Meeting BBQ at Khandallah Park

See you all at the BBQ on Thursday 30th, from 6:30 at Khandallah Park. Entrance is from Woodmancote Road, past the swimming pool and head about 100m towards the TV tower.

This is a BYO, but there should be a bbq to cook on for you.

Chairs or a blanket or something to sit on is recommended, as is a drink, sun hat and any toys that are suitable to show off.

Call on 710 if you get lost.

Bad weather? Probably just stay at home, but if it is not raining, we'll be there.

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AIS service restored

Today the Rangituhi - Colonial Knob AIS service was restored to service after a failure of the VHF receiver.  Coverage from the site has been gradually deteriorating over the last few months. 

Last weekend a working bee installed a new VHF marine band antenna at the site.  The new antenna is a PD220 Celwave Super Stationmaster with a gain of 5.25 dBd (7.4 dBi) arranged with a 6 degree electrical downtilt.

- John, ZL4JY

 

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AREC websites

AREC has a public facing website AREC Today with general interest stories designed to inform non-amateurs about AREC and what we do.  It's also designed to highlight interesting material for key stakeholders, such as the AREC SLA partners including the Rescue Coordination Centre RCCNZ, Police, and NZ SAR

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