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To encourage and share the use of QRP (low power) operation, equipment, antenna ideas and information

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ZL4NVW posted in General discussion on 2020-10-01 20:38

One vote for change once to 8:30 at date of change between NZDT/NZST.  We seem to lose a few each time we change, so I'd keep it to a minimum.  But happy with whatever the majority wants.

ZL2OZ posted in General discussion on 2020-10-01 20:29

  There seems to be discussion about what time the Thursday night net should start during NZDT. It gets confusing when we have to change the time once, let alone twice. So, do members want an 8.00pm start, or 8.30pm? 
September 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZ
Download: NXL-23-SEPTEMBER_original.pdf
August 2020 QRPers NZ newsletter from ZL2OZ
Download: NXL-22-AUGUST_original.pdf

ZL4NVW updated in News and Updates on 2020-09-29 22:06

As of the start of October I will be taking on some of the group roles & responsabilities to lighten the load on Wayne ZL2OZ. This includes the coordination of GO QRP night and awards. 

There will be a period of transition as I get on top of these roles, so please be patient. 

Any questions, ideas or offers are welcome - just use the QRPers NZ Group Chat forum to post them.

73s de Matt - ZL4NVW
Co-ordination of the GO-QRP nights is transitioning to myself, ZL4NVW as-of early October 2020.  There will be a delay in getting the updated details onto the website.

Don't worry, there are no major upheavals to the rules or format coming up - but there will be some simplifications to how we manage the event to make the coordinator's life that bit easier and to make scoring and logging more open & transparent to all.  

We will transition to an online system where the scores are displayed on this site.  There will be no vetting of your logs by the contest coordinator - but all contestants logs will be fully visible here on this site.  Honesty, trust, and transparency.  

For those comfortable with the technology, contacts will be able to be recorded directly onto a log form on the website. Alternatively you will be able to upload or email your completed competition log the officially supported spreadsheet format, as before.  

These changes will take a while to implement so please be patient. In the meantime we'll stick to the existing spreadsheet & paper system.  

Rules, dates & times will be agreed at the start of the year and not altered until the 12 month competition has run it's course.  Anyone with comments and suggestions is welcome to post in the QRPers NZ group chat forum - but please get your comments in before the end of October.

Log forms for new users will be posted here before the next contest date.

73s  de Matt - ZL4NVW

ZL4NVW updated in NZ QRPers Group on 2020-09-29 21:25

NZ QRPers Admin Team

NZ QRPers is brought to you by the following team:

- Net Coordinator ......................  ZL2OZ – Wayne Jacobsen

- Newsletter Editor ..................... ZL2OZ

- Web Admin .............................. ZL4NVW – Matt Briggs

- GO QRP contest organiser ....... ZL4NVW

- QRP Awards and competitions   ZL4NVW

Some of these roles are currently in transition – so please be patient. We aim to have things running smoothly again by Nov 2020!

If you are interested in a role in the group, then contact the Admin Team on the QRPers NZ Group Chat forum.

ZL2TUD AKA ZL2XRF posted in Equipment on 2020-06-18 20:41

here in nz it depends on what you require there are many options some of the most expensive are Spectra braid and Vectran braid these have no stretch and a very small cord will be rated somewhere near a ton breaking strain
however uv stabilised polyester offers a very cheap long lasting (usually white with a blue fleck in it). Donaghys use to make rope here but now seem to be in Aus
any yacht chandellry will have a good range. Cookes wire services also carry some ropes

ZL4NVW posted in Equipment on 2020-06-01 09:51

Does anyone know an NZ source for black antenna support rope (2.5 - 4mm, UV stable, dacron or equivalent)?  Maybe dacron is called something else in NZ, but I can't find anyone in NZ selling it.