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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.
Poway – now a ham-friendly city
Poway, California, might become a Mecca for amateur radio operators with regulations approved in early August by the City Council. Antennas up to 65 feet can now be built with only a building permit required. In addition, a compromise was reached on requirements for neighbor notification. Tower builders will be required to apprise neighbours within a 250-foot radius of the tower.
Radio amateurs call on new recruits to tune into the world
As social media takes over, enthusiasts from North Yorkshire are calling for recruits to join a new club using historic communications technology to talk to the world. The first ever Colburn and Richmondshire Amateur Radio club has been set up by friends Colin Lyne, Chris Watkins and Craig Dennis who are desperate to encourage people to get involved to keep the hobby alive.
Website of the Month
New Zealand Amateur Radio Station
Ckick HERE for website
"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
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.
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 or '5575 MHz repeaters or the IRLP reflector 9505.
ALL ARE WELCOME
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