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?
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.
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
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