March Meeting - 1/4 Wave Stub Filters

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The feature series in the last three month’s of Q Bit has been about using 1/4 wave stubs for filters. To follow this up, the author is going to provide an overview of the theory and a short practical demonstration of stub filters.

Doug ZL2TAR has plenty of professional and practical experience with designing and implementing 1/4 wave filters to meet the requirements of closely located antennas and site that may suffer from interference.

January Meeting- Combined Branches BBQ at Kapiti

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Hello and Happy New Year!

Our only meeting this month is a BBQ with the Kapiti Branch on Saturday 26 January from midday.  We will be at QEII park picnic area 7 and entry is via Wellington Road, Paekakariki. (access from Paekakariki  and you will need to bring everything- even shade and a seat! There is plenty of space and last year was a lovely afternoon.  If you can bring a BBQ to cook on (gas only), please do so if you don't have one, I'm sure you can share space on one.  

Prohibiting illegal use of two way radios

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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. 

There are a variety of these radios on the market, like Baofeng, Pofung and Woxun for example. They allow users to programme their own frequency from the front panel or via a USB cable.  Although designed for the Amateur Radio Operator, these radios in the wrong hands have been attributed to malicious calls on police, forestry and rail frequencies.

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

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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