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NEWS and NOTICES


WaiPlenty Network - 4 Aug 2022

Please be aware that Te Weraiti '695 is off the air until further notice, due to issues on that site which are beyond our control.

In the meantime, our WaiPlenty network will likely remain split: Waihi North '5475 as stand-alone, and Te Uku '5675 plus Maungakawa '5575 linked.




WaiPlenty Network - 20 Nov 2021


The Waihi North '5475 repeater has been repaired and now that the Covid-19 restrictions have lifted in the Waikato, has been re-installed. Tests indicate that it is working fine.

 



WaiPlenty Network
- 8 July 2021


The Waihi North '5475' repeater was removed from service on 3 July for repair in Hamilton, due to extensive rat damage. It is not known at this stage when it will be re-installed.




News from the 2021 Annual General Meeting - 21 March 2021

The Annual Genreral Meeting was held today in the Te Aroha Events Centre, 44 Stanley Ave., Te Aroha, at 1:30pm.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - David King - ZL1DGK
Vice President - Neill Ellis- ZL1TAJ
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
David McMillan - ZL1TLQ
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2021 are to remain the same - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.




News from the 2020 Annual General Meeting - 24 May 2020

The Annual Genreral Meeting was held today on Zoom.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - Phil King - ZL1PK
Vice President - David King - ZL1DGK
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Neill Ellis - ZL1TAJ
Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2019 are to remain the same - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.




News from the 2019 Annual General Meeting - 17 March 2019

The Annual Genreral Meeting was held today in the Te Aroha Events Centre, 44 Stanley Ave., Te Aroha, at 1:30pm.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - Phil King - ZL1PK
Vice President - David King - ZL1DGK
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Peter Reinhard - ZL1PR
Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
Kevin Hampshire - ZL1KRH
Neill Ellis - ZL1TAJ
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2019 are to remain the same - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.



Waiplenty Network - 8 December 2019

We're aware of at least two independent sources of interference impacting the WaiPlenty network at present. With eleven receivers across four elevated remote sites, there's plenty of open doors for interference to enter.

One source of interference is entering via the repeater receiver ay Maungakawa. This interference appears to be as a result of enhanced propagation conditons at present. The second source of interference is coming from the wind power turbines at Te Uku and is entering the network via the Maungakawa facing link receiver at Te Uku.

To keep the interference impacting the network to a minimum, Maungakawa will be de-linked/isolated when the interference is present.




Te Uku Site - update on stolen equpiment etc. - 19 January 2019

27 August 2018 - the stolen Icom repeater equipment was found in a storage shed in Hamilton, after a chain of coincidences.

22 November 2018 - the new repeater equipment, purchsed prior to the recovery of the stolen repeater, was installed and made operational. However, the link to Te Weraiti was not able to be connected, due to a new feeder cable being required. The installation of the replacement cable was reliant on other commercial rigging work to be carried out there later in the year.

14 December 2018 - the new feeder cable for the UHF yagi facing Te Weraiti plus the IRLP link facing Hamilton was installed, allowing Te Uku to be linked to Te Weraiti. Unfortunately, a problem has occured at Maungakawa affecting the link to Te Uku. So in the meantime Maungakawa is stand alone, with repair expected early this year.

We would like to thank the Waihi Club (Branch 43) for making a substantial donation towards the purchase of the new Icom FR5000 repeater.



News from the 2018 Annual General Meeting - 18 March 2018

The Annual Genreral Meeting was held today in the Te Aroha Events Centre, 44 Stanley Ave., Te Aroha, at 1:30pm.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - Phil King - ZL1PK
Vice President - David King - ZL1DGK
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Peter Reinhard - ZL1PR
Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
Kevin Hampshire - ZL1KRH
Neill Ellis - ZL1TAJ
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2018 are to remain the same - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.



Te Uku Site - stolen equipment update - 8 July 2017

The latest information we have had from the Police, is that the prospect of getting our equipment back is virtually nil. From forensic tests carried out on a computer, it would appear that our equipment, along with other commercial equipment, is most likely residing in the USA.

We are now in the process of obtaining the necessary equipment to re-establish the site. So far we have been donated an Icom FR5000 repeater, but will be approaching philanthropic trusts for funds, (approx. $3500.00 required) to purchase the remaining equipment. Replacing the coaxial feed to the IRLP/Te Weraiti yagi will be part of the reinstall, as this coax has become full of water.



News from the 2017 Annual General Meeting -
19 March 2017

At the AGM today Alan Wallace, who has been the President since the 2008 AGM, announced that he would not be standing again. Alan was thanked for his contribution to the group, over the 9 years he was president. Phil King ZL1PK was elected as the new president.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - Phil King - ZL1PK
Vice President - David King - ZL1DGK
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Peter Reinhard - ZL1PR
Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
Kevin Hampshire - ZL1KRH
Neill Ellis - ZL1TAJ
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2017 are to remain the same - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.

Te Uku Site - To date (19 March 2017) the equipment that was stolen has still not been found, after the Police and other parties have been involved in trying to locate it.



News Items from the January Committee Meeting -
30 January 2017

Te Uku Site: As of today the missing equipment has not been located, even though various organisations have put a great deal of effort into it. To get Te Uku back on the air, it was decided to relocate the equipment at Maungakawa to Te Uku for the time being. This will restore the primary coverage to Hamilton and allow us to restore the IRLP to its normal setup. If and when the missing equipment is found, or we have to purchase new equipment, it will be installed at Maungakawa. If new equipment has to be purchased a fund raising programme will be undertaken.

Kaimai Site: There will be a working bee on Saturday 11th Feb to paint the hut, put new building paper under the roofing iron and repair the National System antenna array. The working bee will start at 9.00 am at the road gate on highway 29. A paint brush, lunch and a drink will be required. Saturday 18th Feb will be the fall-back day.



2016 Annual General Meeting -
20 March 2016

The Annual Genreral Meeting was held today in the Matamata Anglican Church Lounge at 1:30pm.

The election of Officers resulted in the following being elected:-
President - Alan Wallace - ZL1AMW
Vice President - Morris Beale - ZL1ANF
Secretary - Gavin Petrie - ZL1GWP
Treasurer - Ian Brown - ZL1TAT
Committee -
Phil King - ZL1PK
David King - ZL1DGK
Kevin Hampshire - ZL1KRH
Neill Ellis - ZL1TAJ
Bulletin Editor - David King - ZL1DGK

Subscriptions for 2015 are to remain the same as this year - $25.00 for an individual and $30.00 for a family or club. To qualify for a family membership, all family members must be living at the same address.



News Items from the February Committee Meeting - 14 February 2016

Kaimai Hut: The hut at Kaimai is to be painted, so we are looking for volunteers.

Tom Bevan: Thanks to Tom Bevan (ZL1THG) for his generous offer in repairing the faulty Kaimai National System transmitter.

2016 AGM: The AGM is to be held in Matamata, as usual, in the Anglican Church Lounge on Sunday 20th March, 2016.

Subs are due: so please pay now so as you can vote at the AGM and avoid any possible increase in the subscription. See details on website - http://www.zl1is.info/renew.html

Te Weraiti 695 Rcvr: After receiving reports that the sensitivity of the '695 receiver at Te Weraiti had reduced, test were carried out on site and remotely, and confirmed that the receiver was up to spec. If you do not have a line-of-site path to a repeater, or are using a hand-held, many factors, other than the repeater, can change the signal received remotely.















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