the Waikato VHF Group Net on Sunday evenings at 20.45 hrs local NZST on either the
'6950 MHz, '5675 MHz or '5575 MHz (WaiPlenty Network) repeaters or the IRLP reflector 9505.
the Waikato VHF Group
in 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
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.
Group has a General Meeting every 3 months, usually the last Sunday
afternoon of the months of February (AGM), May, August and November.
These meetings are held in various locations around the area.
The Group Committee normally meets every 3 months, about a month prior
to a General Meeting.
A newsletter "The World
Below 400GHz" is published prior to each general meeting.
Waikato VHF Group maintains numerous repeaters around the Waikato and
Bay of Plenty region. We have two sites located on the Kaimai Ranges,
another at Te Uku, just over the range of hills between Hamilton and
Raglan. There is also equipment located on Chinaman's Hill, just out of
Hamilton, towards Te Awamutu and at Maungakawa, northeast of Huntly on
the western side of the Hauraki Plans. The '6975 repeater at Tairua on
the Coromandel Pennisula, which we use to own, is now owned and
maintained by Branch 85, Mercury Bay.
Sunday Night Net
The Sunday Night News and net is held each Sunday evening on the Waiplenty Network, starting
at 20:45 hours, except for a few Sundays over Christmas & New Year.
See the News & Notices
page for details near the time. If you happen to be away from your HQ
and you have a radio with you, connect to Channel 5 on the Sydney
Reflector, IRLP Node 9505, just prior to the Net time. You will now be
able to talk and listen on the Net.
We also operate an IRLP system (Node 6549), which is connected
to the 2m "WaiPlenty Network" at Te Uku. Read
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