Another year has gone by so quickly. Maybe it’s a sign of my increasing seniority… WNVHF Group has a wonderful committee that just gets things done, the only problem is, recognising how much work is getting done.
It is with some trepidation that we have Gavin standing down as Q-Bit editor after 7 years in the job. There will be a challenge to fill the shoes of a loyal and hardworking editor who made it seem easy by producing a quality journal month after month. I wish him well in his future endeavours.
Well that was an interesting year. Started with the possible loss of Kordia Sites and in particular "Breaking" of the National System. An extended power outage at the Belmont 710 sites (Only power from a Genset 2-4 hours a day) followed by District Plan Changes that got parts suddenly changed at the end of consultation.
Maps of the New Zealand Amateur Radio beacons, digipeaters and repeaters using Google Maps are now avaliable on the VHF Group Website at http://www.vhf.org.nz/maps .
The maps are available as maps embedded into this website, displayed in Googler Maps and as KMZ files that can be displayed using Google Earth or any other software that reads KMZ files.
These maps contain information from the following sources:
The website has had a few odd reachability problems for some NZ networks over the last week or so. BlakJak.net has some details; I believe it's now resolved but i'm waiting for the server host to confirm. Sorry for any inconvenience.