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August Update

posted Aug 19, 2011, 2:50 AM by Hamish Dobson   [ updated Aug 19, 2011, 3:08 AM ]

 A REMINDER TO ALL GISBORNE AMATEURS THAT THERE WILL BE A CAR RALLY ON SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER.ANYONE THAT HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED AND IS AVAILABLE TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT ALAN..Anyone to accompany operators would be welcome PH.8686267. THIS IS BEING HELD LOCALLY AT PEHIRI WHAREKOPAE.WHAKARAU RAKAUROA. TRAVELLING EXPENSES WILL BE REIMBURSED

REPEATERS…….WE ARE WORKING ON AN UPGRADE OF THE AROWHANA SITE. IT IS IN NEED OF A NEW ANTENNA COAX AND REPLACEMENT BATTERIES. WE ARE STILL AWAITING INFORMATION ON PRICES AND AVAILABILITY OF POSSIBLE NEWER STAINLESS TYPES THAT MAY BE MORE STURDY IN THE EXPOSED SITUATION. HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE ABLE TO WORK IN WITH THE SITE OPERATOR WHEN HE IS TRAVELING TO THE HELICOPTER ACCESS SOLAR POWERED SITE

LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND……FIVE OF US RECENTLY VISITED ONENUI STATION AT MAHIA.THEY OWN AND FARM PORTLAND ISLAND. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO VISIT THE ISLAND BUT THE CLOSEST WE CAN GET IS ON THE MAINLAND JUST LOOKING DOWN ON THE ISLAND. WE INTEND SETTING UP IN THE SHEARERS QUARTERS.THERE WILL BE 5 OR 6 MEMBERS. WE HAVE APPLIED FOR AND BEEN ALLOCATED A CALL SIGN WE HAVE USED BEFORE ZL6LEC. LIGHT HOUSE EAST COAST…..THE STATION WILL BE IN OPERATION FROM EARLY AFTERNOON SATURDAY TILL AFTERNOON SUNDAY.(this coming weekend)IF YOU ARE ABOUT PLEASE LISTEN OUT AND GIVE US A CALL.80.40,20M. 2MTRS THROUGH WHAKAPUNAKAE. CLUB SUBS. THE COMMITTEE WISHES TO THANK ALL THAT HAVE PAID IF YOU ARE A BIT LATE IT IS NEVER TOO LATE. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

PUBLIC LIABITITY… THIS WAS RECENTLY DISCUSSED BY THE COMMITTEE AND NZART WERE ASKED FOR ADVICE, AS OUR BRANCH HAS NO INSURANCE TO COVER THIS. WE WERE ADVISED THAT PROVIDING MEMBERS WERE INVOLVED IN CLUB ACTIVITY AND THAT THEY WERE ALSO  FINANCIAL MEMBERS OF NZART THEY WOULD BE COVERED FOR UP TO TWO MILLION.

IN THE NEAR FUTURE THE CLUB IS HOPING TO ARRANGE A HIDDEN TRANSMITTER FOX HUNT. WE ARE ALSO HOPING TO ARRANGE AN EVENING WITH THE COUNCIL CIVIL DEFENCE ALL FOR NOW….73S SECRETARY

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