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WAIKATO VHF GROUP
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
to be held on Sunday 22 March 2015 at 1.30pm at the Matamata Anglican Church Lounge, 6 Hohaia Str, Matamata.
The "WaiPlenty" 2m network on 146.950, 145.675, 145.575 or 145.475 MHz, will be monitored for anyone requiring directions.
See map of location HERE
NZART AGM and CONFERENCE
will be held in Hamilton
"Heart of the Waikato"
on Queen's Birthday Weekend 2015
29, 30 & 31 May
at the Te Rapa Conference and Function Centre, Te Rapa Racecourse, Ken Browne Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton.
Further details will be available HERE as they come to hand.
AS ACCOMMODATION IS AT A PREMIUM OVER QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
Click HERE for a list of hotel/motel accommodation.
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.
Ham Radio Balloon Keeps Going
Website of the Month
VK3YE dot com
VK3YE is about amateur radio and practical electronics.
Check it out if you like building small radio transmitters and receivers, operating low power or transmitting from the great outdoors. Many articles and videos are for the radio beginner.
"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.
Just click on the image below to see a larger version and to read more ...
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.
Click above image to find out more!
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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