HASTINGS BRANCH 13
President: Warren Harris ZL2AJ Ph 027 564 9284 or 856 8587 email [email protected]
Vice President: Robert Wallace ZL2SG Ph. 878 4993 email [email protected]
Treasurer: Bill Lowes ZL2UBG Ph 877 5078 email [email protected]
AREC/CD Robert Wallace ZL2SG Ph 878 4993 email [email protected]
AREC Deputy: Warren Harris ZL2AJ Ph 021-649284 email [email protected]
Committee: John Newson ZL2VAF Ph. 879 7977 email [email protected]
Wayne Wilson ZL2WL Ph 027 499 7109 email [email protected]
Lee Jennings ZL2AL Ph. 876 6662 email [email protected]
Peter Dingley ZL2LF Ph. 843 2664 email
Hastings QSL Distribution: Chris Johnson ZL2VC Ph 879 5219
Hastings Newsletter Distribution: Lee (ZL2LE) & Morrie (ZL2AAA) White Ph 876 7904
email [email protected]
NZART License Examiners: Lee – ZL2AL and Peter – ZL2LF
Club Call: ZL2AS
Club Nights: Fourth Wednesday each month at 7.30 pm Surf Club Rooms, Windsor Park, Hastings
Hastings Branch 13 – President’s Report
This has been a busy time for me. The 2 wheel drive an classic car rally is just about on us and I am desperately seeking operators for this event. If you are available please let me know ASAP.
670 Repeater has found a new lease on life with its replacement aerials. The signal leaving Kahuranaki is 2dB better than before antenna change and the sensitivity of the receiver is up to 10dB better, suggesting the receive antenna may have been faulty. Comments are that the interference we still get on 670 has lessened, and that Palmerston North stations are able to trigger 670 with ease, in many cases on 5W.
I’m hoping to get my own antenna tower up soon, and will forward some pics for the magazine. It has been a while coming so I am quite excited about getting it done.
The Jock White field day date has been set for the final weekend in February. Time to start thinking about teams. The VHF UHF field day is on the first weekend of December. I would like to take a team up Taraponui again. If you are keen to bear the elements at 1300m please let me know. If not, please make yourself available on the day for contact points. We won on 50MHz and 432MHz last year, and came second on 144MHz, I’m sure we can take out 144MHz this year as well. The local contacts are invaluable.
That’s all for September. The next branch meeting is on the 26th. After meeting topic will be a talk on CTCSS – what is it – what can it do – what are we doing with CTCSS in Hawkes Bay.
Hastings Branch 13 NZART – Napier Branch 25 NZART Volume 5, Issue 8 September 2007