R.A.R.C. Branch 71 - NZART
Rodney Amateur Radio Club Web site
Welcome to the Rodney Amateur Radio Club's website! As this is always a work in progress, please feel free to comment on any aspect of the site. If you feel that there is something that should be included, let me know! And of course, if there is something that is not up to scratch and you think could be better, again, please let me know, along with suggestions on how to perhaps improve things.
This site is after all, for the club, and as such needs to try accommodate everyone's wishes for their club's website. Plans for the near future include a photo gallery and members' forum as well as an instant message service for members that are online.
NORTHLAND NORTH-SHORE CONTEST
MONDAY NOVEMBER 7TH 2016 2000HRS - 2100 HRS
8PM TO 9PM LOCAL TIME
IN TWO HALF HOUR PERIODS
BANDS 80Metres (3.530 to 3.600MHz suggested) and 2Metres.
All stations must have a single operator who MUST be a member of one of the following NZART Branches:
78 Far North, 84 Bay of Islands, 28 Whangarei,
71 Rodney, 80 Hibiscus Coast, 29 North Shore.
Contacts within or between these Branches are the only ones eligible for points. Mobile/portable operation is permitted.
All stations may contact each other in each half hour period in up to four different modes:
- 80metres phone
- 80metres CW
- 2metres phone direct (simplex)
- 2 metres phone via repeater.
“Twice running” QSOs are permitted.
In mode(iv) only the Far North, Bay of Islands, Whangarei, Brynderwyn and Rodney repeaters are eligible for contacts.
RS(T) report – 2 digit serial number/Branch.e.g. 5901/28.
8Om phone =1, 80mCW = 3, 2m repeater =1, 2m direct(simplex) = 3
There are no multipliers or bonus points.
LOGS TO SHOW:
Date, time, mode/frequency (e.g. 80CW- 2m repeater etc), number sent,
number received, points claimed. A declaration that the contest rules have been complied with and of course your Callsign and Name. Legible logs please.
Logs to reach Contest Manager
Northland/North Shore Contest
P O Box 10-078
By the 28th of November 2016
The club of the winner has the honour of organising the 2017 contest.
Only one hour of your time, two half hour sessions, quick and easy. Pick the mode(s) that suit you best , forget the TV and let’s hear veryone on the air our own contest.
Radio Classes Branch 29
It has been proposed that the Branch run classes for students during the first week of the school holidays in July. This will be the week starting Monday the 6th., with the exam on Friday the 10th.
The venue being 400 East Coast Road., which has been booked in advance. More detailed information is available from Graham, ZL1GMB, who will be putting together the proposals for the training on each day, part of which will be the theory and the other radio related activities.
This is a general call for availability of tutors, bearing in mind, that they are working days for most and some of us already have school holiday duties. If you are willing to help as a tutor, please let me know, copy to Graham, and if examiners are available for the Friday.
We will only go ahead with these courses if we have enough training resources to do so, so please let us know by email,. a.s.a.p. Tutors are not restricted to the Branch 29 regular tutors, so if you know of anyone in our, or any other local Branch..
Straight Key Night 2015!
Polish and lubricate that old morse key and enjoy an evening of old time radio fun. An activity night in which everyone can be a winner with a certificate to prove it.
First Sunday in November 2000-2200 NZST in two one-hour periods
80 m (3..5 MHz) only
CW sent with STRAIGHT KEY ie characters formed manually, no system of automatic dots, dashes or spacing permitted.
1. Vintage QRP,
2. Vintage QRO,
3. Open QRP, and
4. Open QRO.
Vintage receivers and transmitters or transceivers using valves, no solid-state devices in the signal line permitted. QRP: 5 watts or less rf output.
3. Operator's name (one word),
4. Key used (e.g. ZC1, P&T),
5. TX type (eg ZC1, FT1000, homebrew), and
6. TX power (watts).
Except for DX stations (ie non ZL mainland) only RST, operators name, and QTH need be exchanged.
New Meeting Place!
Rodney Amateur Radio Club Inc (Br 71) has a new meeting place; it is in the “Meeting Room” of the New Wellsford Memorial Library.
This is a remarkable facility the building has 125 solar panels on the roof to generate its power and supply any surplus to the mains. There is under floor heating by water heated from solar power and it has four mini turrets’ with automatically controlled louvers. There are automatically controlled fans and lights.
The meeting room which is free of charge is about 4 by 4 metres. It contains four folding tables on castors with many chairs available. There is a data projector, a 50 inch TV with a DVD/Blue Ray Player. There is also a white board of the horizontal roller blind type. The area with any writing can be wound around to the back and then be printed out on paper.
There is behind doors at one end a sink bench with a dish washer underneath. Tea Coffee and sugar are provided free.
This great facility for our meetings. Outside there are Charging points for Fully Electric cars.
Wellsford Memorial Library, Wellsford.