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MEETINGS


September General Meeting 2015

A General Meeting of the Waikato VHF Group will be held on

Sunday, 20th September, 2015 at 1:30pm,

at
St. Stephens Church Hall, corner Ohaupo Road & Mahoe Street, HAMILTON.

Click HERE to go to a map of the location.


The guest speaker will be Warren Harris (ZL2AJ) who will speak on SOTA (Summits on the AIR).

Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages
portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible
for everyone - this is not just for mountaineers! There are awards for activators (those who ascend to the summits)
and chasers (who either operate from home, a local hilltop or are even Activators on other summits).

So come along and hear what Warren has to tell us about this new activity for radio amateurs.



Non members and visitors most welcome.


THE WAIKATO VHF GROUP .....

was founded on 16 June 1963 by 10 amateurs, to serve the VHF needs of amateur radio operators in the region. The Group has progressed from that time to the present with virtually the same objectives in mind. The Group has a very comprehensive net work of both VHF and UHF repeaters located at several strategic sites that cover a major portion of the North Island of New Zealand.


The objectives of the Group are: Amongst others;


1. To support the aims and objectives of the NZART

2. To foster local interest in Amateur Radio, particularly at VHF and higher frequencies


3. To establish and operate amateur transmitting and repeater stations

Without doubt these aims and objectives are more than adequately being catered for by this dedicated Group of Amateur Radio Operators.

Further details on the history of the Waikato VHF Group can be found here.


We welcome your further enquiry.

Email: branch.81@nz
art.org.nz




Interested in DMR

(Digital Mobile Radio)


An Amateur Radio Guide to DMR can be found HERE.




Website of the Month

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DMR-MARC

Worldwide Network


Our network is an all-digital group of over 500 DMR-MARC repeaters in 41 countries with 12920 registered users. There are 1352 registered DMR repeaters world-wide in our database.


NEWS

"Waihi North" Repeater

This new repeater, on '5475, was installed on Saturday 22 November 2014 and linked to the Te Weraiti site, to form an extension to the WaiPlenty 2m Network. Both repeater and link are fully operational.

From reports received it is working very well with coverage as far north as the top of the Tairua hill, west through the Waikino Gorge and east to Tauranga and Te Puke. Over time we should get a much better idea of coverage area. The repeater has also been worked from Rotorua and Hamilton by home stations.

The establishment of this new site has been made possible thanks to a very generous donation by Waihi, Branch 43. Thank you Waihi.



WaiPlenty Network

Just click on the image below to see a larger version and to read more ...


WaiPlenty Coverage



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Interested in joining the Waikato VHF Group?
New or exisiting members can click 
HERE for details and an application form.

Are you able to assist the Group by sponsoring a Waikato VHF Group
Repeater or Beacon Licence?

If so - click
HERE for details.

Are you an NZART member?

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It all started whenAchievments


Read an article on the first 2 metre beacon manufactured and installed by the Group, in 1972.

A copy of the 
constitution of the Group is now available for downloading.

See a
Slide Show featuring the Kordia National System sites.

For any repeater or equipment problems see
Waikato Rptrs & National System Status.

Any constructive comments, content or ideas for additional pages are welcome.

   



Join the Waikato VHF Group Net on Sunday evenings at 20.45 hrs local NZST
on either '6950 MHz, '5675 MHz, '5575 MHz or '5475 MHz repeaters, on the WaiPlenty Network,
or the IRLP reflector 9505.


ALL ARE WELCOME



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