Events of the Wellington VHF Group

National System Award 2012 - Historic Places II

The award was presented this year by Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Inc, and followed their theme for the previous 2010 award, associated with the Historical Places Trust, with points awarded for contacts to/from Category II Historical Places.

Once again the award followed the very successful model of the Wellington VHF Group Inc.

For further information, see Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Inc

Colonial Knob Working Bee Saturday 18 Jan 2014

We have a keen core that are going up the hill this Saturday. We are meeting at the gate at 11am.
Please ensure you have suitable clothing, something to eat and drink and a hat for sun or rain!

There is a jug and hot plate there to heat up your lunch and we will have the supper box there with tea and coffee.
The plan is to be down the hill at 3 or 4pm. (We have a couple of vehicles so can adjust to suit people on the day).

If you are keen to join us please text John on oh two one seven 10 102.

Cancellations will be on this web page.



Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 – Results

The results of the NZART Doug Gorman Memorial Frequency Measuring Contest 2012 are presented below. These results are provisional and have been checked carefully but if you think an error has crept in please let NZART HQ know as soon as possible.

Propagation conditions this year did not favour precise measurement, but congratulations to winner Mike ZL4OL who did a brilliant job using off-the-air calibration.

The format of the results is Branch (if noted in contest entry) Name Call Average (Hz) Standard Deviation (Hz) Equipment and signals (if noted):


Doug Gorman Frequency Measuring Contest Monday 1st October 2012 at 2100 NZST - Note new date

The 60th annual NZART Doug Gorman Frequency Measuring Contest supported by the Wellington VHF Group will be held slightly later this year than usual on Monday 1st October 2012 at 2100 NZST.

The rules will be the same as last year based on feedback from contestants. Please read the rules carefully.

World Amateur Radio Day 2012 - 18 April

On the 18th of April, 2012, Radio Amateurs will celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day on the 87th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

This year's theme for the World Amateur Radio Day is: "Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 years in space" in remembrance of the launching of OSCAR 1 on the 12th of December 1961, and OSCAR 2 on the 2nd of June 1962.

Note: OSCAR stands for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.