Meetings

Meetings of the Wellington VHF Group

August Meeting - Two Speakers

The August general meeting will have two speakers:

Propper networking in the microwave bands: John ZL4JY will talk about professional microwave networking and why the mesh is not the answer to everything. John has considerable experience across the subject, and has provided the microwave link that brings internet services to Colonial KNob for the DMR repeater. What next?

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SIG for July 2015: DMR Code plug update and overview

Since the DMR system was set up at Colonial Knob, a number of enhancements and extensions have occurred.  The code plugs determine the radio front panel channel setup, and changes have been made to make the radio easier to use when moving around the Wellington region, to support new DMR repeaters, and allow for the upcoming frequency changes.  Support for the analogue channels has been made within the local zone, and plenty of channels added to make the radios usable in a number of situations.

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June Meeting - Interisland HVDC Link

The June general meeting will be a talk from the NZART President Stuart Watchman ZL2TW.

When commissioned in 1965 the Benmore-Haywards interisland HVDC link was a pioneering feat of electrical engineering. Stuart (a non electrical engineer!) will present the history of this link and how it fits into the NZ power grid.

Date: Thursday 25 June
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre

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May Meeting - NZART Remit Voting & Show and Tell

The May general meeting will include voting on the NZART AGM Remits followed by Show and Tell so bring along your projects.

Date: Thursday 28 May
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre

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April General Meeting

The April general meeting will be a look at AREC and the modern amateur:

A look at the role AREC plays in amateur radio and the role radio amateurs play in emergency and public service communications.

We will cover:

  • Digital radio and AREC
  • 5MHz and the world wide push for an aligned amateur allocation
  • The funding of, and expect contributionfrom AREC to emergency communications.

Date: Thursday 30 April
Time: 7:30 pm Location: Tawa Community Centre

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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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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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November 2014 Meeting - Visit to Colonial Knob

Meet at the gate from 6:00pm for transport. Only 4 wheel drive vehicles are permitted to travel up, so carpooling will happen on the night. Dress for a mountain top in the roaring 40s at night, which it is Supper will be on site.

Co-ordination will be on 710, DMR and P.25

Date: Thursday 27 November Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Meet at the gate on Raiha Rd, Porirua just north of Farm Rd

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