- Today is International Woman's Day.
We would like to recognise all our wonderful wahine who volunteer their time and skills to the world of amateur radio.
From car rallies & local activities, through to emergency events including the most recent Cyclone Gabrielle, women have played an intricate role providing radio communications throughout Aotearoa.
AREC would like to thank each and every one of you. ... See MoreSee Less'Keeping in touch when it counts'
Great article recognising all 'Hams' who supported Tairawhiti - Gisborne, through the worst devastation the region had seen in decades.
Ka mau te wehi!
aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.criticalcomms.com.au%2Fcontent%2Fpu... ... See MoreSee LessTwo AREC Members recognised for their support to Land Search & Rescue New Zealand with Plaque Awards at LandSAR Hui over the weekend.
Jill O’Donnell – Plaque Award – Taranaki Land Search and Rescue group – 34 Years
As well as Jill’s many years as radio operator in the IMT, she is the group’s camp coordinator. She not only volunteers her time and radio skills to Search & Rescue, but also to AREC, NZ Police, Coastguard and Civil Defence. Jill is also the Comms SME for the group.
Group members have said that it is always reassuring to have Jill in the radio room with a familiar voice, wherever that happens to be in the Taranaki region.
Wynne Morgan – Plaque Award – Wellington Land Search and Rescue – 7 years
Wynne is a Field Team Member, and a long-term member of Wellington AREC.
Wynne tirelessly and often thanklessly maintain the Group equipment including the deployable field equipment and group deployable communication equipment. Additionally, Wynne takes on the role of Staging Area Manager for operational deployments.
A significant amount of his work is in the background, ensuring the field teams can rely upon their equipment. It is this hidden effort and his field work that is recognised in this award.
Congratulations to Jill and Wynne ... See MoreSee LessSome good work happening at the Southern District SAR Track User Course. ... See MoreSee LessWe welcome everyone to the Southern District SAR Track user course. ... See MoreSee Less
Category Archives: DMRplus
DMRplus MMDVM Setup
Unlike the DV4mini, DVMEGA, and OpenSPOT dongles the MMDVM project is not a product but a small system comprising a Linux platform (often a Raspberry Pi), a small 32-bit ARM Coretex M3 microcontroller, and an analog interface circuit to connect … Continue reading
DMRplus openSPOT Setup
The openSPOT implements a DMR hotspot and other features in a standalone blue box: The openSPOT product is made by SharkRF The device contains a low power 70cm transceiver with an Ethernet interface that works with a Internet connection to … Continue reading
DMRplus DV4mini Setup
The DV4mini implements a DMR hotspot in a USB dongle stick: The DV4mini product is made by Were from Wireless Holdings The device contains a low power 70cm transceiver with an interface that works with a PC and associated application … Continue reading
History Almost thirty years ago amateur radio operators in Auckland and Wellington worked together to install a Wellington to Auckland link on the UHF band. Later known as the National System, the network now covers New Zealand from the Bay … Continue reading