April Meeting - Ian Hutchings ZL2HUT on the Wellington Coastguard Comms

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The General meeting this month will be an online meeting.

 Ian Hutchings, ZL2HUT will talk on :
Coastguard run a VHF Comms system around the Wellington Coast.
The on-line presentation and meeting will outline what was discovered when the system trouble shooters from the VHF group got busy on the network design and radio equipment.

Date: 30 April 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Google Meet https://meet.google.com/zoa-bkio-noq or (09) 886 4223, pin 762 472 801#

Branch 50/74 Lunch and Shed Workshop Event

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On 1 March from 12 noon -3pm we will be meeting for a light lunch at Mike ZL1AXG’s QTH

Branch 50 NZART will be ordering in a light fingerfood lunch (savouries and sandwiches) as the hosts for the joint event for Branch 50 and Branch 74 members.

Venue: Mike’s Garage, 2 Derry Hill, Churton Park (Please park on roadside outside QTH or on Amesbury Drive)

Tom Clarke ZL2TDD Silent Key

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Tom Clarke ZL2TDD passed away on Saturday 26 October aged 75 years.

Tom was Treasurer of the VHF Group for many years and was a stalwart contributor to many Group projects as well as AREC events.

His funeral will held at St John's Anglican Church 18 Basset Rd Johnsonville at 10am on Thursday 31 of October at 10am

July Main Meeting The new AREC

Don ZL2TYR, National Director AREC, will present on the new changes to AREC and the new directions and activities that are being worked on.

This subject has had some coverage as the changes have been working along for over a year now.  What is happening next is a result of the work done by the AREC management team to increase participation, increase the interaction with other organisations and become better at providing the services that AREC is designed to deliver.