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General discussion of QRP and backcountry operation.

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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

 June 'GO QRP NIGHT' WAS 27th June..  - WHERE WAS EVERYONE??
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

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

Is July 25th Go QRP night?

ZL1THH posted in General Discussion on 2020-06-22 14:43

Is July 25th  Go QRP night?

Dacron rope

ZL2TUD AKA ZL2XRF posted in General Discussion 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

Antenna support rope

ZL4NVW posted in General Discussion 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.

Adding huts

ZL4NVW updated in General Discussion on 2020-05-30 18:34

Hi Simon,

I've given you account privileges to create and edit huts.  This is disabled by default for new users to stop non hams signing up and creating mischief!

You can now click on 'Huts' on the menu bar and will see a button 'Add Hut' with which you can add new huts.

Anyone else wanting to be able to create / edit huts on HOTA, please leave a message here, or email me - address is on the about page.

Cheers,

Matt - ZL4NVW

How to add huts?

ZL1THH posted in General Discussion on 2020-05-30 12:09

How to add huts?