|When:||Saturday 18th May, starting at 9:30am|
|Where:||Wellington Power Boat Club - located at Onepoto Road, Porirua Harbour|
|Refreshments:||A sheet or blanket is needed to protect tables|
|For More Info:||Contact Bruce ZL2ABC on 147.300 or Tel (04) 938 7147|
Introducing the Kordia National System Award 2013, featuring CITIES, SUBURBS, & TOWNS. A fun event , for all Amateurs. All who submit a log will receive a Certificate.
Starts Tuesday 1st January 2013 – Closes midnight Sunday 3rd February 2013
The results of the NZART Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 are presented below. These results are provisional and have been checked carefully but if you think an error has crept in please let NZART HQ know as soon as possible.
Propagation conditions this year did not favour precise measurement, but congratulations to winner Mike ZL4OL who did a brilliant job using off-the-air calibration.
The format of the results is Branch (if noted in contest entry) Name Call Average (Hz) Standard Deviation (Hz) Equipment and signals (if noted):
The 60th annual NZART Doug Gorman Frequency Measuring Contest supported by the Wellington VHF Group will be held slightly later this year than usual on Monday 1st October 2012 at 2100 NZST.
The rules will be the same as last year based on feedback from contestants. Please read the rules carefully.
Bike the Trail, a popular recreational event, provides either a 25km cycle ride from Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt, or a 12km ride from Stokes Valley, down the Hutt River Trail to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone. The ride is held annually and is designed as a non-competitive family cycling event promoting cycling as a fun, healthy, safe means of transport and recreation. Wellington VHF Group were contracted to ensure public safety during this event.
The May meeting will be a visit to RF Test Solutions in Lower Hutt, meet outside at 7:30pm
Lex has kindly invited Group members to tour his facility in Alicetown, Lower Hutt for our main meeting this month.
This working bee has been confirmed for this Saturday 26th May.
If you are keen to help please turn up when you can.
Meeting 10am at the entrance to 4RF in Glover St.
Please bring work gloves and work clothes!
On the 18th of April, 2012, Radio Amateurs will celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day on the 87th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
This year's theme for the World Amateur Radio Day is: "Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 years in space" in remembrance of the launching of OSCAR 1 on the 12th of December 1961, and OSCAR 2 on the 2nd of June 1962.
Note: OSCAR stands for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.
Branch 74, The Wellington VHF Group Inc. has been granted use of the special callsign ZL2WARD for World Amateur Radio Day.
ZL2WARD will be active on the National System, and other frequencies, for which a commemorative QSL card will be issued.
Following on from the very succsessful 2011 award featuring N.Z. Railway Stations run by Wellington VHF Group, the Kordia National System Award will be presented this year by The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and will run from 1 January 2012 to 6 February 2012, featuring Category 2 Historic places.
For a list of Category 2 Historic Places, see the Historic Places Trust Register at:
And, for full information, including rules, a list of qualifying branches, and logsheet, see Hamilton Amateur Radio Club at:
The results of the NZART Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2011 are presented below. These results are provisional and have been checked carefully but if you think an error has crept in please let NZART HQ know as soon as possible.
This year was a very interesting turnaround from last year with several entries in the Norm Edwards category beating out Ultra entrants with Mike ZL4OL showing how it’s done. The four top scores were all better than the first place result from last year, no doubt a combination of better technique and propagation conditions.