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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August Meeting - Update on AREC national and in Wellington from Don ZL2TYR

Thursday 30th August 7:30 PM Tawa Community Centre

Don ZL2TYR has offered to give us an update on the recent changes with AREC, as well as tell us some of the plans AREC has for the future.

Prohibiting illegal use of two way radios

Prohibiting illegal use of two way radios

The RSM Compliance team are working on a Prohibition Notice to limit the import and illegal use of a range of low end two way radios. 

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May Meeeting - IARU Liaison& Remit Voting (Change of Topic)

IARU Liaison

This month Dr. John Moriaty ZL2JPM, the NZART IARU Liaison Officer, will present to us about the IARU Liaison role, an update on some recent outcomes that favour NZ Amateurs, and current IARU issues such as cellular expansion, vehicle automation and EV charging.

He will also speak on energy usage in NZ and the challenge to green our transport sector, as well as a talk about wireless power transfer and the challenges it presents.

April Meeting - Colonial Knob Update

Steve ZL2KG will be giving a photo presentation of the progress at Colonial Knob.

Date: Thursday 26 April 2018
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Tawa Community Centre

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August Meeting - Porirua Emergency Management Operations Centre (Civil Defence)

 

This building has been recently totally refurbished and has purpose built radio communications and operation rooms.

Branch 74 AREC is working closely with the Emergency Management Office helping to provide some of the communications infrastructure that will assist during an emergency operation.

Date: Thursday 29 March
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: 2B Raiha Street Porirua

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BBQ 27 January (Saturday)

The Wellington VHF Group & Kapiti Branch would like to invite everyone in the Wellington Area to join them for a BBQ at Queen Elizabeth II park from 12 Noon.

Picnic area 7 will be allocated to us and entry is via Wellington Road, Paekakariki.

Enter from Wellington Road Pakakariki when you enter the park head left around the large loop  and just before you get back to where you start from there  is a large open area    

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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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