Repairs and SOTA-ing

Today’s adventure had two purposes.  Ticking off another SOTA activation and amateur repeater maintenance at the Maroanui site.  Last year we had ventured to the site and found the 675 repeater needed proper filtering and so that worked in well with managing to get on the air once again for SOTA. We left home mid morning and made the 1.5hr drive to the site, where … Continue reading Repairs and SOTA-ing

Just a little beachside stroll….yeah right!

When you think Pauanui, you think sandy beaches and surfers, swimming and relaxation.   Though as Warren had discovered before joining my family in Whangamata for the last week of the school holidays, Pauanui is also home to Mount Pauanui and that Mountain is another SOTA Summit, one we intended to tick off while in the area.   One day out of 4 were set aside for … Continue reading Just a little beachside stroll….yeah right!