The Gisborne Amateur Radio Club is an Incorporated Society, Number 258284, is registered as a charitable group and is also Branch 11 of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Incorporated (NZART)
The club normally meets monthly at the Bryce Street Scout Hall Gisborne, on the second Monday of each month (excluding public holidays). There is no meeting in January. Meetings start at 19:30 (7.30pm) however may not take place depending on members commitments. Please contact the secretary or another member of the committee to confirm dates and times.
Dues for 2013 are $20, with a special $10 rate available to students.
Additional family members are $5 each, in addition to the $20 for the first family member . Dues may be paid to the treasurer at any meeting.
The club owns and operates three 2 metre voice repeaters 680, 685, and 690 plus a local node repeater 39875 for the national system (co-sited with the 690 repeater).
The club also has a digirepeater 4575 (intended for APRS use) also co-sited with 690.
The location of the co-sited repeaters is thanks to Kordia for the use of their site with power availability and road access
If you are a visitor or new resident, the branch repeaters are as follows:
680 Gisborne local area
685 covering north to the Bay Of Plenty and
690 covering south to Hawkes Bay
with -600KHz offset.
The local calling frequency is the 680 repeater.
There is an IRLP node -6105 on the 680 repeater.
The National system node is 439.875MHz with a -5MHz offset which being at the same location as 690 has similar coverage.
A new battery, aerial, coaxial cable and solar regulator have been installed. Thanks to a grant , several donations from club members and assistance from commercial organisations the actual financial cost to the club has been kept to a minimum. Reports from a wide area are that coverage has been much improved and no low battery alarms have been heard
Posted May 1, 2013, 7:22 PM by Hamish Dobson
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
With well over half the club's financial membership present and several apologies the meeting re-elected all officers, received their reports and discussed general club activities and plans
Posted May 1, 2013, 7:13 PM by Hamish Dobson
A great talk by Bruce ZL2AKW now at Tokomaru Bay. He has worked in many
parts of the world and been involved in many highly technical fields.
Also discussion on the ongoing installation of the fibre optic cable up
Posted Feb 19, 2013, 3:21 PM by Hamish Dobson
A very enjoyable afternoon with a great meal, thanks to the secretary's wife who must have spent ages on the preparation. A good chance to discuss amateur and other topics in a pleasant relaxed setting. A fox hunt using handhelds and Peter's 'fox' provided a chance to test the theory out and much was learned abut additional requirements when the rough location of the 'fox' has been found The Wondertrak gear was able to be operated and more information about radio location shown by actual use
Posted Feb 19, 2013, 1:09 PM by Hamish Dobson
A wide ranging meeting covering many of the activities the club led by the committee is involved in.
Posted Feb 19, 2013, 12:47 PM by Hamish Dobson