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MEETINGS



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





Sunday 20th July 'News and Net'




Astronaut Reid Weisman, KF5LKT, has been active on the Twitter social network as well as the ARISS space station ham radio gear.  According to several news reports Weisman has literally been tweeting from space about the planet we live on describing what he sees from his vantage point high above the Earth’s surface.  Since he began his tweeting from the ISS his number of followers has risen from 37,000 when he started to over 126,000 today.  You can follow him on the web at - twitter.com/astro_reid





Website of the Month

The RigPix database


WELCOME TO THE RIGPIX DATABASE

A 6.7 GB source of information and pictures of radios, accessories and more.

This is the original, officially online since 2000, on a mission to preserve the ham radio heritage.

Check What's new? for latest updates.

Buyers of Icom equipment! Be aware of this counterfeit alert and this new counterfeit alert!


NEWS

Hamilton Branch 12 Market Day

We have been advised that the 2014 Market Day will be held on Saturday, 9 August at the Waikato Table Tennis Stadium. in Edgecumbe Street, Hamilton. See more details HERE ....



"Waihi North" Repeater - Progress as at 11 May 2014


All Radio and power supply equipment for '5475 plus its associated link to Te Weraiti where this new extension will join into the WaiPlenty has been assembled in a rack ready for installation. The VHF Group is awaiting site and mast drawings so details of our installation can be finalised and antenna plant purchased, however it is entirely dependent on the owner's progress before our equipment installation can proceed. In the meantime we are investigating a temporary site, in conjunction with the Wahi Branch, but this is also proving difficult. We look forward to welcoming users on "Waihi North '5475" into the WaiPlenty 2m repeater network as soon as that becomes possible.


Extension to WaiPlenty Network

A new site is to be established between Waihi and Whangamata with the site name of Waihi North. Waihi North will be linked to the WaiPlenty Network at Te Weraiti (see 'Planned' site in image below). Frequencies have been approved for the repeater (145.475 MHz) and UHF link to Te Weraiti. All approvals necessary to proceed have been received by the Group, but we are waiting for a scheduled upgrade of the building to be completed. While the upgrade is being completed, all equipment will be purchased and setup ready for installation at the earliest opportunity.

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 ...


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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?

Click above image to find out more!
WaiPlenty Network


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 or '5575 MHz repeaters or the IRLP reflector 9505.

ALL ARE WELCOME



Thanks for visiting




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