Dick Greenbank, ZL2TGQ. 1943-08-21 to 2015-01-08

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Dick Greenbank ZL2TGQDick was educated at Stratford Technical High School, Taranaki, then joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force at Blenheim as a Boy Entrant. Later after two years study at the RNZAF Electrical and Wireless School, Wigram, Christchurch, coupled with service at Defence Main Signal Centre, Wellington, he graduated RNZAF Communications Fitter.

January 2015 General Meeting BBQ at Khandallah Park

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See you all at the BBQ on Thursday 30th, from 6:30 at Khandallah Park. Entrance is from Woodmancote Road, past the swimming pool and head about 100m towards the TV tower.

This is a BYO, but there should be a bbq to cook on for you.

Chairs or a blanket or something to sit on is recommended, as is a drink, sun hat and any toys that are suitable to show off.

Call on 710 if you get lost.

Bad weather? Probably just stay at home, but if it is not raining, we'll be there.

AIS service restored

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Today the Rangituhi - Colonial Knob AIS service was restored to service after a failure of the VHF receiver.  Coverage from the site has been gradually deteriorating over the last few months. 

Last weekend a working bee installed a new VHF marine band antenna at the site.  The new antenna is a PD220 Celwave Super Stationmaster with a gain of 5.25 dBd (7.4 dBi) arranged with a 6 degree electrical downtilt.

- John, ZL4JY

 

AREC websites

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AREC has a public facing website AREC Today with general interest stories designed to inform non-amateurs about AREC and what we do.  It's also designed to highlight interesting material for key stakeholders, such as the AREC SLA partners including the Rescue Coordination Centre RCCNZ, Police, and NZ SAR

November 2014 Meeting - Visit to Colonial Knob

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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