December 10, 1932
Back row (left to right) :- M. Pettifer, 2KJ ; S. French, 2JB; – Crooks, 2MQ; A. Crabtree, 2FQ; Mr I. Baird, J. O. Neill, 2KT; A. Robertson, 2KM; H. Roberts, 2FY; E. Beale, 2AT.
Front row (left to right) :- C. Simpson, 2KD, H. Etheridge, 2FW; F. I. R. Hunt (Vice-President) 2GQ; R. Scott (President) 2CR; G. E. Tyler (Secretary) 2GE; R. H. King, 2KI; L. T. Young, 2KK.
NAPIER-HASTINGS DISTRICT NOTES.
The activities in amateur radio in this district during the past twelve months have shown that this hobby is increasing in popularity to a great extent.
During the past year many enthusiasts have passed their tickets and joined up with the local Branch here, making a total to date of 16 transmitting members, as well as several listeners.
At the annual general meeting, held at the beginning of the year, the responsibility of the chair was entrusted to Mr R. H. J. Scott (ZL2CR), the secretary being Mr G. E. Tyler (ZL2GE).
The meetings of the Branch are held alternately in Napier and Hastings in the shacks of different members, after which the “boys” adjourn to a near-by restaurant for supper, which makes an excellent way of winding up such a pleasant evening.
The meetings are carried on in quite a formal fashion, opening by the secretary reading the previous minutes and correspondence, after which subjects are brought up for discussion, and members discuss different transmitting problems which they have encountered.
These meetings are thoroughly enjoyed by all who attend, and also tend to hold the Association together as a body, as well as being a great help in settling minor local matters in connection with station interference, etc.
During the year a list of Branch rules was drawn up in order to ensure perfect harmony in the future,