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Notices of users intentions for portable backcountry operation. 

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ZL2OZ posted in Going Portable on 2021-02-26 13:53

 Heading to Cattle Creek Hut for GQN night. 

ZL1THH posted in Going Portable on 2021-02-20 18:57

3690 at 8:45 - 9 tonight (sat) from Ruapehu hut , Iwikau village.  Probably on sun-tuesday nights portable

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2021-02-17 18:29

ZL4NVW portable

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EDIT: Out early due to mechanical issues. But 3 great days working in Clear Stream and the Otematata River. 
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Mon 15/2 Hawkdon Hilton
Tue 16/2 Ida Railway Hut
Wed 17/2 Tailings or Chimney Creek huts

Oteake Conservation Park


ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2021-02-08 13:36

Cairnmuir Musteters Hut. 

2pm mon 8th. 7090 for 15 mins
Back out in civilisation, we will leave the holyoake shelter for another night. 
Cheers to the guys for coming up last night was great to have a few qso’s back country qrp.

Cheers
Rob 

ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2021-02-06 12:05

Sat 06 and Sunday 07 February, Corner Creek campsite, Paliser bay. 
On air around 9.00pm. 3.690ssb. 
Slight change of plans. 
Going coastal track now.
Saturday night bark bay hut 8.30pm.
Sunday night possibly holyoake shelter 8.30pm. 
We may walk out Sunday and not do the extra night.
Cheers
Rob 
Doing the inland able tasman track this long weekend coming (Feb 6,7,8)
Saturday 6 Feb: Awapoto Hut on air 8.30pm 3.690. 
Sunday 7 Feb: Castle rocks or Holyoake Shelter 8.30pm 3.690.
Cheers
Rob.

ZL2OZ posted in Going Portable on 2021-02-01 13:19

Tuesday 2 February: McKinnon Hut Ruahine Forest Park.
Wednesday 3 February: Crow Hut. Ruahine Forest Park.
Will be on 3.690 @ 8.45pm - 9.00pm both nights.
Cheers ZL2OZ

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2021-01-29 22:16

30th Jan 2021

Obelisk Peak - ZL3/OT-288

7090 - 8:00pm NZDT (0700 UTC) +0 to 30 kHz if busy
3690 - 9:00pm NZDT (0800 UTC) -0 to 30 kHz if busy

For Go QRP night and SOTA activation

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-29 22:10

Planning trip tomorrow 30th and hope to be on air 1200 from Lake Guyton hut and the Go QRP night at Pool Hut. Hope to hear from you
Stewart ZL2STR 

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-24 07:49

Hi guys just to confirm the times were am.
We will try keep a radio on for the day on 40m. There are a few SOTA guys later in the morning we might try contact also. 
Cheers 
Rob 

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-24 07:36

Hi Guys 
We are having a local club Bbq coincidentally on a ‘offshore’ island tomorrow (Sunday 24th) 
2 qrp operators including myself will set up to be on air at 0815 for those keen to try for an islands on the air contact. 
Rabbit island and Rough island Nelson.
We will try 7.090 40m.
At 0900 we will switch to 3.890 for our local branch net which we may still have some luck for a qso on 80.

Cheers
Rob 
ZL2RMC

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-23 20:26

ZL4NVW going portable, Mt Benger Scenic Reserve and Rock and Pillar Conservation Area:

Mon 25th: Camped at Mt Benger  (Sota: ZL3/OT-371 )
Tue 26th: Either Mt Benger or Big Hut (Rock & Pillar CA) or McHardies Creek Huts (Rock and Pillar CA, E1364503, N4957711)
Wed 27th: Leaning Lodge (Rock and Pillar CA)
Thur 28th: ???

On Air: 
8:00pm (7.090)
8:45pm (3.690)

Go QRP, go bush.

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-23 18:29

Hi Guys 
We are having a local club Bbq coincidentally on a ‘offshore’ island tomorrow (Sunday 24th) 
2 qrp operators including myself will set up to be on air at 0815 for those keen to try for an islands on the air contact. 
Rabbit island and Rough island Nelson.
We will try 7.090 40m.
At 0900 we will switch to 3.890 for our local branch net which we may still have some luck for a qso on 80.

Cheers
Rob 
ZL2RMC

ZL1THH posted in Going Portable on 2021-01-04 23:06

Heading for a couple of weeks in Southland starting from Colac Bay on 6th Jan, heading north through Longwoods

Will try to do 3690@8pm, 7090 7:30, and a few sota summits.
Hi Folks, I am QRP Portable at Nelson Lakes National Park this weekend. 
I will be using the 817 and my Opek HVT400B mobile whip. 
Sigs around Central NZ have been very good using such a simple setup. 
3.730 is your best bet as that's where the whip tunes best. 

John
ZL2BH 

ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-12-11 16:32

Mahoe Hut, Orongorongo's, maybe tonight if I am settled in by 8.00-8.30 otherwise same time Saturday evening. 3.690ssb
Wynne - ZL2ATH

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-12-08 18:23

Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai CA

Tue 8th
Wed 9th
Maybe Thur

On air:
7:30pm - 7.090
8:45pm - 3.690

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-12-01 12:02

Tuesday Dec 1st 2020

Serpentine Church, Serpentine Scenic Reserve

On Air:
7:30pm - 7.090
8:45pm - 3.690

Go QRP, go bush!

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-24 18:55

Thur 26/11/2020 - Brewster Hut, Mt Aspiring NP

Staying in the warden's quarters at Brewster Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park on Thursday night only.

On air:
19:30 - 7.090
20:30 - 3.690 for the QRP net

Go QRP - Go bush!


ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-11-17 11:22

Working in the Nevis Valley Tuesday to Friday.  Either camped in valley (Remarkables CA) if wx looks good, or staying at Old Woman Hut / Garston Ski Hut if wind/rain threaten.


Working in the Little Kyeburn in the Maniototo (Oteake Conservation Park) Tuesday to Friday.  Staying at Little Kyeburn Huts or Buster Hut. 

On air:
7:30pm - 7.090
8:45-9:00pm - 3.690


ZL2OZ posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-15 19:57

 Monday 16.11.20: Herrick's Hut. 8.30 - 9.00pm 3.690MHz
 Tuesday 17.11.20: Dead Dog Hut. 8.30 - 9.00pm. 3.690Mhz 
 Wednesday 18.11.20: Ruahine Hut. 8.30 - 9.00pm 3.690Mhz. 

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-13 21:17

Hi guys, looks like a few of us maybe on the air this weekend which is great. 
I’m on a wee kayak trip to matai bay hut, Marlborough sound for Saturday night 14/11. It was a previous doc hut, now private so no HOTA sorry!
I will try be on the air in the evening around 8.30pm, 3.690. Otherwise will try get on the Nelson branch net 3.890 Sunday morning 9am. See what conditions etc provide us. 
Cheers
Rob 

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-13 12:17

Fri 13th & Sat 14th

Takitimu Conservation Park
Upper Princhester Hut, Whare Creek Hut maybe Cheviot Downs Hut

On air:
7:30pm 7090, 
8:30pm-9:00pm 3690.


ZL2BH posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-13 08:17

We will be at Whatamango Bay in the Marlborough Sounds for the Weekend Friday to Monday. I plan to put up a dipole 3690 or 7083 on the hour.


John ZL2BH

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-11-11 18:03

ZL4NVW going portable - Old Man Range or Remarkables CA

Mon 9th and Tue 10th

Plan A:  - Pomohaka River headwaters
  Potters Hut (Kopuwai - Old Man Range) and Junction Hut (Bain Block - Old Man Range

Plan B: - Nevis Valley
  Camped at Nevis Crossing, Remarkables CA if recent snow prevents access to plan A

On air from 8pm, 3.690

ZL2OZ posted in Going Portable on 2020-11-06 12:32

 Fri 6th: Gold Creek Hut. 3.690 @ 8.30pm
 Sat 7th: Sparrowhawk Bivvy 7.090 @ 4.00pm Will not be on in evening. 
 Sun 8th: Barlow's Hut  3.690 @ 8.30pm

ZL2BH posted in Going Portable on 2020-10-20 06:26

Hi Folks, I hope to be operating portable from Lake Rotoiti this evening 20th Oct and maybe again tomorrow night Oct 21st. 3.690Mhz LSB and or 5.353USB on the half hour. John ZL2BH 


ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-10-19 09:40

This coming weekend I will be at Barney's Whare, situated in Palliser Bay, on the south coast of the North Island, Grid ref: 1762454 5412923
Though I will be with a fairly large family group I should be able to get on air around 8.00-8.30 pm Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Wynne ZL2ATH.

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-09-20 17:41

Hi Guys. Im going bush portable with a year 10 College group this week.
Aiming to be on air Mole hut Monday night 21 September 7.45pm ish.
Unsure how the rest of the trip will play out in terms of hut activations, may be camping out. Possibly Tiraumea or Downie hut later in the week.
Otherwise we will catch you on the Net from Mataki lodge Thursday evening.
Cheers.
Rob

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-09-03 12:22

ZL4NVW going portable Ahuriri Conservation Park.

Thur 3rd September - Hideaway Hut
Fri 4th Sept - Maitland Hut
Sat 5th Sept - Top Hut (Ahuriri) - Maybe ...

On air from 7:45pm - 3.690MHz.  
60m (5.353) also possible by arrangement ...

Last 4 days freedom before back to work for the season.

ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-08-25 09:09

Friday 28.08.20 and Saturday 29.08.20
Location: Mahoe hut, Orongorongo valley.
Frq: 3.690
Time around 8.00pm.
Saturday night is also Go QRP night.
Wynne ZL2ATH.

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-08-24 21:18

Tue 25th Aug. Horomaka Hut in Horomaka Rec Reserve on Horomaka Island.

ZL4NVW going packraft-portable to Horomaka Island (Banks Peninsula)

On air 
7.090 MHz 12:45pm, 1:15pm
3.690 MHz 1:00pm

Will also take 2m antenna and try a call on can725 and cch705





ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-08-21 11:13

Hi Guys cancelling this weekend. Sunday is not looking very pleasant! 
Might still catch you on the air Saturday since Wynne is out and about. 

ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-08-18 20:12

Saturday 22nd we will be overnighting in Lock Hut at approximate grid ref: 1766382 5433080, not far away for us, situated up behind Brookfield scout camp at the back of Moores valley, Wainuiomata.
3.690-ssb from 7.30-8.00 ish may also use  5.353-ssb
Wynne ZL2ATH

ZL2RMC posted in Going Portable on 2020-08-17 15:05

Planning a quick overnight this Saturday 22 August. Beebys Hut. 3.690 OA 7.30pm onwards.
CYOTA
Cheers
Rob
ZL2RMC

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-07-27 08:08

Quick winter trip into the Motutapu over the tops from Cardrona.

27/7/20 Fern Burn Hut
28/7/20 Roses Hut or Macetown

3.690MHz nightly from 7:45pm
17/7/20 Last night of my extended SI tramping tour. Overnighter to Spurs Hut above Fairlie.

On air from 7:45pm 3.690MHz

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-07-15 13:38

Plans changed due to closed access.

15/07/20 Manuka Hut 
16/07/20 Maybe Woolshed Crk Hut or Pinnacles

On air from 7:45pm

ZL4NVW updated in Going Portable on 2020-07-15 12:59

15/07/2020 Overnighter to Benmore Hut. On air from 7:45pm. 3.690MHz

Trip cancelled - access closed for farm management purposes

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

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.

ZL4NVW posted in Going Portable on 2020-06-24 10:25

24/6-26/6 
Explorer hut, mikonui spur biv & healey creek hut. 

Will be on air qrp portable at 7:00pm (7:30pm net night).

Have been struggling to stay awake till later sched time thus far!
Headed over to the west coast for some winter tramping - and the radio's coming too.

19/6/2020 - Blowfly Hut (Cook/Haast CA). Overnighter from road
20/6/2020-23/6/2020 - Whataroa River to Ice Lake.  Nolans Hut, Lower/Upper Butler Huts. Stan's Hut.   Exact timing and details wx dependent.

On air 7:45-8:15 nightly.  3.690 (backup 3.585 or 7.090 if in use or QRN).

Of course the current front might dump footloads of snow and change everything.  Catch me on the net tomorrow to find out!




ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-05-28 14:36

Saturday 30/05/20 @Mahoe hut, Orongorongo valley. For the GO QRP Night 3.690 SSB and 3.535 CW
Sunday 31/05/20 @Mahoe hut, Orongorongo valley - 8.00pm-ish on 3.690 SSB

ZL2ATH posted in Going Portable on 2020-05-14 21:23

15th and 16th May @ Mahoe Hut, Orongorongo valley 8.30pm 3.690
4 days 3 nights in the 'Taki's'.  14th, 15th & 16th May. On air 8pm-8:30. 3.690 if conditions permit. Camped at a few huts, so HOTA is back!

CYOA?
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