2012 News

News from Musick Point Radio Group

Feb: Jock White Amateur Radio Field Day

April

Members vote to change the group’s name from Suburban Amateur Radio Club to Musick Point Radio Group.

A new rotator was purchased for the west tower.

The group appointed ZL1NZ to be webmaster.

13 May

ZL3VP Gareth ham radio motorhome

Gareth ZL3VP from Christchurch dropped in at Musick Point for the 13 May 2012 meeting. Gareth is captain of the mobile ham station “Hamming Around”.

17 June

Musick Point Radio barbecue

More than 30 radio amateurs from Waikato, Wahi and Hibiscus Coast visited Musick Point Radio on 17 June 2012. Special events included a D-Star forum with Icom NZ and the traditional MPRG barbecue on the promenade deck.

Musick Point Radio Museum

Members of MPRG were on hand to talk about the equipment in the Musick Point Radio Museum. 17 June 2012

19 August

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

Members of the Morris Car Club visited Musick Memorial Radio Station on August 19, 2012.

14 October

Dave ZL1ADR and Grant ZL1GKB were guest speakers at the 14 Oct meeting. Former NZPO telegraph technicians, they spoke about their work with Creed teleprinters in the 1970s, including the occasional trip to Musick Point to service Creed equipment at Auckland Radio ZLD.

Dave ZL1ADR and Grant ZL1GKB with Dave's Creed 54 teleprinter

Dave ZL1ADR and Grant ZL1GKB with Dave’s Creed 54 teleprinter. On the floor is a ‘Number 2 Unit’, containing the dialer and power supply (-80V and +80V) for the teleprinter. Musick Point Radio Group meeting, 14 Oct 2012.

Creed 54 teleprinter, a marvel of mechanical engineering

Creed 54 teleprinter – a marvel of mechanical engineering. Musick Point Radio Group meeting, 14 Oct 2012.

November

3-Mile-Limit film shoot at Musick Memorial Radio Station

3-Mile-Limit film shoot at Musick Memorial Radio Station. Photo: Wayne Martin, Howick & Pakuranga Times

A number of scenes from the film “3 Mile Limit”, the true story of pirate station Radio Hauraki, were filmed at Musick Memorial Radio Station. Howick & Pakuranga Times

9 December

Ann Walker ZL1BFB was made an honourary Life Member of the Musick Point Radio Group.

Ann Walker ZL1BFB was made an honourary Life Member of the Musick Point Radio Group at the 9 December 2012 meeting. Photo / ZL1NZ