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Upcoming Events

Event - Demystifying Antennas: their design, modelling, and some strange ones
Hosted by - Giovanni Moretti - ZL2GX
Date - 24th October 2020
Venue - Club Rooms
Time - 10am NZDST also via Zoom please email info@zl2ko.org.nz for those details

Brief information about the day:
Starting with transmission lines and why SWR can often be ignored, this workshop
will introduce you to antenna modelling using freely available software. Modelling is a
very powerful technique that enables you to determine whether an antenna is likely
to work before you build it. It can, for example, clearly show why an 80mInverted-V is
a terrible antenna for 20m DX.

Gold coin donation for the club room donation box to cover electricity and tea/coffee.

Event - Card Making
Hosted by - Ada ZL2ADA and Marie
Date - Saturday 31st October
Venue - Club Rooms
Time - Meet from 1pm for a coffee/tea. Class starts at 1.30 pm.
Cost - $10.00 with everything supplied to make 3 cards.

Gold coin donation for the club room donation box to cover electricity and tea/coffee.

To Book - Please email treasurer@ZL2KO.org.nz to reserve a spot before 5 October.

Brief information about the day:
Open to adults and teenagers - you do not need to be a club member, but numbers are limited so book early.
Confirmed numbers needed by Sunday 11th October for preparation work.

Latest HF Sunday Roster is on-line via our calendar below or you can download a PDF version here to keep on file.

HF Sunday Roster Until 1st Nov 2020

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Local Nets and SOTA Information


2M FM - 145.5 (then move off when/if you get a call), 144.200
2M SSB - 144.3 (and again move)
6M SSB - 50.200 (and again move)
10m SSB – 28.360, 28.420, 28.470
12m SSB -24.940-24.990


15m SSB - 21.350
17m SSB – 18.130, 18.095, 18.155
20m. SSB 14.345 or 14.342-347 (14.285 QRP avoid if possible).
40m SSB - 7.090, 7.118 (QRP Frequency), 7.125, 7.185 (CW 7.032)
80m SSB – 3.690

Local Net List

Old Timers Net - 20:30 - 3.870Mhz
D-Star International Net - 1200(w) 1300(s) - REF001 C
Home Brew Net - 17:30 - 3.600 (around this freq)

Whangauni Branch 48 Net - 20:00 - 146.900 Repeater

Manawatu Branch 20 Net - 20:00 - 147.125 Repeater

Local Net List

Kings of the Round Table - 1200(w) 1300(s) - REF006 A

Manawatu Branch 20 HF Net - 09:00 - 3.570Mhz
America-Link Net - 1200(w) 1300(s) - Fusion Room 21080, FCS2-90, YFS

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