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Going Portable

ZL2OZ posted in Going Portable on 2020-07-11 06:32

CYOA at 8.00pm, 3.690.
Longview Hut.

Richmond Saddle hut portable

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-07-10 08:45

Weather is looking good this weekend. 
Will be portable Saturday 11/7 Richmond saddle hut. OTA 7.30pm onwards 3.690.

HOTA and QRP Contacts.

ZL2OZ posted in General Discussion on 2020-07-06 21:03

Those Hunting Huts or Parks have missed some good ones in the last week or so. Thanks to Matt ZL4NVW and new member Rob ZL2RMC who have been on air, 3.690 from some VERY exotic locations. Thanks guys. 

'GO QRP NIGHT' For June and July.

ZL2OZ updated in General Discussion on 2020-07-06 20:58

July 'GO QRP NIGHT' is 25th July. Start time 8.00 pm till 9.30 pm NZST.
 Need more info? email waynezl2oz@gmail.com  REMINDER: SSB and CW operate concurrently from start time to finish. I.e.; for the whole 1 hour and 30 minutes.  
Cheers ZL2OZ

Cold water hut Nelson Lakes Portable

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-07-03 21:52

Heading out with the kayak this weekend, Ill be portable Saturday evening (4/7) at Coldwater Hut OTA 8.00 onwards.

Going portable

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-06-30 22:08

ZL4NVW goung portable.

Kahurangi 1/7/20 for 10 days. Where the whim takes me starting at Flora Saddle.  Ellis Hut or Flannagans Hut 1st night.

CYOA? 7:45pm nightly.

Escaping Shrivelisation

ZL2OZ updated in Going Portable on 2020-06-30 13:57

 Monday 29.6 Iron Gate Hut. Tuesday 30.6: Triangle Hut. 1.7: ?WP: Rangiwahia Hut at 1.30pm for 30 minutes.
 On 3.690 MHz at 8.00 pm.
Cheers, GO QRP ZL2OZ   SORRY - Rest of trip cancelled due to rising River level.

Antenna string

ZL2TUD posted in General Discussion on 2020-06-29 13:11

I bought some of this stuff last week to use as draw cords through a120m length of conduit


ZL2OZ posted in Blogs on 2020-06-29 11:09

 Thanks to all those who came on the GO QRP NIGHT for June. Good to see the support. 
 I got home about 8.00 am on Sunday, very wet, and the Sleeping Bag is still damp, but drying out slowly. Next time I'll orient the Tent Fly a different way, and as long as the wind cooperates all will stay dry. The Rokai Campsite surprises me. Considering it's jammed against the Eastern base of the Range - I still seem to be able to get out reasonably well. Someone scattered my nice ring of rocks, (carried some 300 meters), used for my fire place. A re-collect and reorganise needed.
 My 4 legged Ex VK was annoying again, but he's really a big chicken. I chase him off and he doesn't come back.          Cheers ZL2OZ and GO QRP!

Website errors

ZL4NVW posted in This Website on 2020-06-29 09:31

The errors some of you may have seen when posting messages to qrp.nz has been resolved - we'd run out of disk space!

Apologies for the inconvenience.