Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forrest Trek to the summit – ZL1/BP-154

This mission began after Matthew ZL2MNB advertised he was to activate ZL1/WK-060 The Pinnacles, but with only VHF FM. Fellow ZL1 activators soon realised that for him to make the required 4 contacts he would need help. Help in the form of hams at altitude. Hams at summits. And so began an impromptu ZL1 S2S day. 6 Activators were out in ZL1 activating 5 summits. … Continue reading Redwoods, Whakarewarewa Forrest Trek to the summit – ZL1/BP-154

Mount Threeve – ZL1/HB-130

Mount Threeve is located to the south of Hastings and is a secondary transmitter site for broadcast radio. It once also broadcasted TV 4 and Hawkes Bay TV, however these transmitters were switched off during the move to digital. There are still FM broadcast and land mobile users on site. While teaching in Hastings, I had an early finish and a free afternoon to go … Continue reading Mount Threeve – ZL1/HB-130