News from Musick Point Radio Group
Surplus items were moved from the generator room to the garage for later disposal.
World War Two Coastwatcher John Jones visited Musick Point.
The Ministry of Economic Development informed us that we would no longer be permitted to use the callsigns ZL1ZLD and ZL1ZLF as of 1 March, as the Z-series of suffixes was being reserved for other uses. Appeals for reconsideration were unsuccessful. We were told we could use ZL1VLF.
After strong lobbying by the group, NZART and our local MP, MED relented and we were again allocated the callsigns ZL1ZLD and ZL1ZLF.
Coastwatcher John Jones returned to Musick Point with his granddaughter Jamie who recorded a video interview with him.
Mini hamfest and junk sale at Musick Point, including a special “Buy in Bulk” offer of items from our garage at $1 per kilo!
Cliff Lord and his son Stephen visited Musick Memorial Radio Station. Cliff is co-author of the book Invaluable service: The secret history of New Zealand’s signals intelligence during two world wars, which features signals work at Musick Point.
On the same date, the power limit for New Zealand amateur radio stations increased from 500 watts to 1000 watts PEP on most of the most popular bands.