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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Christmas Dinner 30 November 7:30 Yum Yum House Tawa

 

Please join us for an early Christmas Dinner at Yum Yum House in Tawa.

Well reviewed by Group members and close to our normal venue.

Address: 2 Oxford St, Tawa, Wellington 5028

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August Meeting - AREC DMR Update & DMR Technology show & Tell

Update on AREC DMR as presented at NZART Conference followed by a show and tell on new DMR technology

Date: Thursday 31 August 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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July Meeting - NZ Red Cross IT & Telecom Assisting Nepal Earthquake Response

Don ZL2TLL was one of the team of three New Zealand Red Cross IT & Telecom Emergency Response Unit members that arrived in Nepal on 29 April 2015, four days after the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Don will talk about the ERU and what it did to assist the relief effort in Nepal.

Date: Thursday 27 July 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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June Meeting - High Altitude Ballooning

Our Guest speaker this month is Julia ZL2HAB, she will be speaking on her High Altitude balloon projects.

Date: Thursday 29 June 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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May Meeting - Technologies in use by Red Cross, how it is deployed and Remits

May is the time for remits. The Committee has looked at the remits and made comments further in this Q-Bit. Please bring your Break In to the meeting. We will also be appointing a delegate for the AGM, and will discuss any issues members may want the delegate to put forward from the floor.

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April Meeting - Medical imaging - Theory and Practice

Stuart Watchman ZL2TW, President of NZART will be giving a talk on on "Medical imaging - Theory and Practice"

Date: Thursday 27 April 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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March Meeting - Kaikoura Earthquake Telecoms recovery

Rob Wallace, ZL2WAL will be speaking on recovery after the Kaikoura earthquake from a telecommunications perspective.

Date: Thursday 30 March 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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February Meeting - Astronavigation and the Chronometer

John Andrews, ZL2HD will talk about astronavigation and how the chronometer was key to James Cook's voyages. Cook was a leading navigator of his time and was given one of Harrision's Chronometers in order to test it. Cook has been quoted as saying have one chronometer or three, but never two!

Following that will be a fun quiz (no, not the Amateur exam this time) with prizes.

Date: Thursday 23 February 2017
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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Digital Television Update

Radio Spectrum Management has granted a short-term licence, number 256129, for additional tests of Digital Amateur Television transmissions from our Mt Belmont site.

The first transmissions will consist of an un-modulated carrier on 506 MHz during testing of the modified transmitting antenna. The dates and times of these tests will be notified on this website.

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November 2016 meeting now back on

Thanks to the Titahi Bay Amateur radio Club the November Meeting is Now back on. 

Jeff Graham ZL2JG will be giving us a DMR Update and be available to update DMR radios to the latest code-plug.

Date: 24 November 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Titahi Bay Club-rooms - Tireti Hall, corner Tireti Road and TePene Avenue, Titahi Bay

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