Wellington VHF Group https://vhf.nz/ en March 2020 General Meeting Cancelled https://vhf.nz/node/607 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">March 2020 General Meeting Cancelled</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2wal" lang="" about="/users/zl2wal" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2WAL</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/22/2020 - 09:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Due to the increased risk of COVID-19 and the closure of the Tawa Community Centre by the Wellington City Council, there will be no March 2020 General Meeting.</p> <p>Join us for an informal net on 710.  Thursdays at 20.00 hrs.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/categories/meetings" hreflang="en">Meetings</a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 21 Mar 2020 20:35:36 +0000 ZL2WAL 607 at https://vhf.nz 2020 National System Award https://vhf.nz/node/609 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2020 National System Award</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/26/2020 - 19:18</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks for all the participants that have sent in logs for the award. We are working on them now and with our new "work from home" rules, we should have them out to you soon.</p> <p> </p> <p>If you have not sent in a log, it is not too late and we will process it (no matter when you get it to us!)</p> <p>73</p> <p><a href="mailto:Awards@vhf.nz">Awards@vhf.nz</a></p> </div> Thu, 26 Mar 2020 06:18:25 +0000 ZL2HD 609 at https://vhf.nz https://vhf.nz/node/609#comments Branch 50/74 Lunch and Shed Workshop Event https://vhf.nz/node/606 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Branch 50/74 Lunch and Shed Workshop Event</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2wal" lang="" about="/users/zl2wal" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2WAL</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/28/2020 - 18:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="Homebrew Transceiver" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="http://zl2wb.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/54B7358D-B33A-437A-B716-591EF77D894B-768x576.jpeg" /></p> <p>On 1 March from 12 noon -3pm we will be meeting for a light lunch at Mike ZL1AXG’s QTH</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Venue: Mike’s Garage, 2 Derry Hill, Churton Park (Please park on roadside outside QTH or on Amesbury Drive)</p> <p>We will have a special guest presenter – Charlie Morris ZL2CTM talking to us about homebrew transceiver design approaches.</p> <p>Charlie has a range of experimental radios using quite different techniques. He has a global following of QRP and homebrew affiacondos who follow his latest creations. For example, check out his videos on Youtube and this review of an SDR design on Soldersmoke: <a href="http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/2016/02/zl2ctms-teensy-sdr-ssb-superhet-very.html">http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com/2016/02/zl2ctms-teensy-sdr-ssb-superhet-very.html</a></p> <p>The session will end with tea and coffee at around 3pm (or just prior).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/categories/events" hreflang="en">Events</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 28 Feb 2020 05:04:59 +0000 ZL2WAL 606 at https://vhf.nz End of year Group dinner 28 Nov at Yum Yum House https://vhf.nz/node/601 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">End of year Group dinner 28 Nov at Yum Yum House</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/12/2019 - 14:10</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Again we will hold our end of year dinner at YumYum House in Tawa.</p> <p>Please RSVP to <a href="mailto:info@vhf.nz">info@vhf.nz</a> and partners, family, friends are all welcome.  </p> <p>From 7pm, but come when you can as it is a fairly large group and they cannot cook for us all at the same time! </p> </div> Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:10:36 +0000 ZL2HD 601 at https://vhf.nz National System Award 2020 - Telephone Exchanges https://vhf.nz/knsa2020 <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">National System Award 2020 - Telephone Exchanges</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">VHFAdmin</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2019-11-10T07:58:39+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 11/10/2019 - 20:58</span> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">This year the theme of the award is telephone exchanges. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">This is a fun event for all Amateurs, all who submit a log will receive a Certificate.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">The Award Runs from 21 December 2019 to 9 February 2020</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">The BIG challenge: how many different telephone exchanges can you contact other amateurs at, via the National System or DMR (on the ZL talk group).</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">The rules are simple.</span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Contact an Amateur located as close as possible to a Telephone Exchange via the National System or DMR ZL Talk Group – both sender and receiver log One Point for contacts made via the National System or 1.5 points for contacts made via the ZL DMR talk group</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Contact a National System or DMR Repeater Trustee, log Five Bonus Points for each trustee</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Must include a contact with ZL2WA</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list 36.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Telephone Exchanges may only be logged once (Telephone exchanges do not include Cell Sites, Cabinets or Radio Transmitting/Receiving sites). As a starter here is a list of <a href="http://www.vhf.org.nz/pubs/Awards/NS2020/Chorus_Exchanges.xls" style="color:navy; text-decoration:underline">Chorus Exchanges</a> extracted from <a href="https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2011-go8265" style="color:navy; text-decoration:underline">The New Zealand Gazette Notice Number 2011-go8265</a>.</span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Logs must be received with a summary of the points claimed by the Award Custodian no later than 13<sup>th</sup> March 2020, and may be submitted by email to <a href="mailto:award@vhf.nz?subject=KNSA%202020" style="color:navy; text-decoration:underline">award@vhf.nz</a> with KNSA in the subject line, or, post to:</span></span></p> <p style="margin-left:47px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Kordia National System Award</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Wellington VHF Group Inc</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">C/- 28 Hereford Street</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Wilton</span></span><br /> <span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Wellington 6012</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif">Copies of the blank Log Form, are available from the following links:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif"><a href="http://www.vhf.org.nz/pubs/Awards/NS2020/KNSA_2020_Logsheet.pdf" style="color:navy; text-decoration:underline">Blank logsheet in PDF</a></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Liberation Serif&quot;,serif"><a href="http://www.vhf.org.nz/pubs/Awards/NS2020/KNSA_2020_Logsheet.xls" style="color:navy; text-decoration:underline">Blank logsheet in XLS</a></span></span></li> </ul> </div> Sun, 10 Nov 2019 07:58:39 +0000 VHFAdmin 600 at https://vhf.nz Tom Clarke ZL2TDD Silent Key https://vhf.nz/node/599 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tom Clarke ZL2TDD Silent Key</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">VHFAdmin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 10/30/2019 - 07:34</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Tom Clarke ZL2TDD passed away on Saturday 26 October aged 75 years.</p> <p>Tom was Treasurer of the VHF Group for many years and was a stalwart contributor to many Group projects as well as AREC events.</p> <p>His funeral will held at St John's Anglican Church 18 Basset Rd Johnsonville at 10am on Thursday 31 of October at 10am</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/categories/news" hreflang="en">News</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:34:34 +0000 VHFAdmin 599 at https://vhf.nz October 2019 - AGM and Show & Tell https://vhf.nz/node/598 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">October 2019 - AGM and Show &amp; Tell</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">VHFAdmin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 10/25/2019 - 00:34</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The October meeting will be the AGM &amp; AREC section AGM followed by the traditional show and tell.</p> <p>Date: 29 October 2019<br /> Time: 7:30 pm<br /> Location: Tawa Community Centre</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above field--entity-reference-target-type-taxonomy-term clearfix"> <div class="field__label">WVHFG Categories</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/categories/meetings" hreflang="en">Meetings</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 24 Oct 2019 11:34:53 +0000 VHFAdmin 598 at https://vhf.nz August 2019 Main Meeting - John ZL4JY on LTE at 4RF Communications https://vhf.nz/node/595 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">August 2019 Main Meeting - John ZL4JY on LTE at 4RF Communications</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/19/2019 - 17:08</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>John Zl4JY will speak on the new 4RF Communications LTE radios.</p> <p>See <a href="https://www.4rf.com">4rf.com</a></p> <p> </p> <p>Also DMR Codeplug Updates</p> <p>Rob ZL2WAL will be able to update some models with the latest codeplugs. Please see Rob at the start of the meeting.</p> </div> Mon, 19 Aug 2019 05:08:52 +0000 ZL2HD 595 at https://vhf.nz July Main Meeting The new AREC https://vhf.nz/node/592 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">July Main Meeting The new AREC</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:01</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Don ZL2TYR, National Director AREC, will present on the new changes to AREC and the new directions and activities that are being worked on.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>One key part of this is for more amateurs to become members of AREC, with the wide range of membership categories that are offered.  The membership form was sent out in the latest Q Bit and is available on this website.</p> </div> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 22:01:59 +0000 ZL2HD 592 at https://vhf.nz Amateur radio classes in August 2019 at Tawa https://vhf.nz/node/591 <span property="dc:title" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Amateur radio classes in August 2019 at Tawa</span> <span rel="sioc:has_creator" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/users/zl2hd" lang="" about="/users/zl2hd" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">ZL2HD</a></span> <span property="dc:date dc:created" datatype="xsd:dateTime" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 07/01/2019 - 12:09</span> <div property="content:encoded" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Group is holding amateur radio classes this August.  They will be 1,15 and 22 August at Tawa Community Centre, 7:30-9:00 PM.</p> <p>The material to be <a href="https://vhf.nz/pubs/VHFGuide/">used is available on this site at t</a>his link.  You will need to print at least the questions with answers, Book 5 (60 pages).</p> <p>The material you need to know is Book 2 (131 pages).</p> <p>We are looking to have these available for people, please contact us if you cannot arrange to get them printed your self.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Please use the contact form on this website if you are keen or have any questions.</p> <p> </p> <p>73</p> <p> </p> <p>John ZL2HD</p> <p> </p> </div> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 00:09:59 +0000 ZL2HD 591 at https://vhf.nz