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Below are two updated lists prepared by Bryan Clark, with the assistance of DX League members around New Zealand.
One of all NZ stations by region the other all NZ stations by frequency.
The lists exclude LPFM band stations except those that are official relays of major broadcasting networks.
Work to record all previous League conventions has been completed.
The latest to be added are
- 1964 Leithfield Beach on 1st September’19
- 1958 Long Beach on 1st September’19
- 1956 Riverton Rocks on 31st August’19
- 1957 Christchurch on 31st August’19
- 1955 Long Beach on 31st August’19
- 1963 Whangaparaoa on 31st August’19
- 1963 Riverton Rocks on 30th August’19
- 1972 Omaui on 29th August’19
- 1959 Riverton Rocks on 29th August’19
- 1988 Tiwai on 25th August’19
- 1988 40th AGM Invercargill on 25th August’19
- 2018 Mangawhai on 1st September’19
In days gone by (1932) the MW receivers that had radio dials were very often calibrated in metres rather than kilocycles. Attached is a frequency listing based on metres.
Here are some tips on “Report Writing” from the March 1938 issue of “The N.Z. Radio Times.
The author is a very well known past NZRDXL member in the name of Merv Branks. Merv at this times was a very senior and well respected member of the “NZ DX Club”. For those that are unaware, Merv used the pseudonym “The Southlander” when writing to the newspapers and magazines of the day.
Frank as well as belonging to the “NZ DX Club” was also a member “NZ DX RA”.
This is his actual “NZ DX RA” badge which is now in the possession of his son Bruce.
After his station 4ZO was closed by the Government, he took up occupation with the “New Zealand Broadcasting Service. The top of the photos below, shows Frank operating the NZBS mobile recording unit’s cutting lathe in 1948. He was the main technician involved in touring in this ex army truck “mobile recording unit” around Otago and Southland to interview some of the remaining pioneers about their lives on the goldfields and such. Son Bruce remembers it being parked at their place in Alison Crescent, Dunedin on the odd occasion. The vehicle had jacks at each corner to level it to enable the cutting lathe to operate.
The attached list is my attempt at trying to assemble a membership list for the NZ DX Club. It is only a partial list based on my limited access to copies of “The N.Z. Radio Times”.
I would like to extend this list for historical prosperity, so if any members have other copies of the “The N.Z. Radio Times” I would like to have a lend of them. They will be very well looked after and returned safely.
Bill Marsh – firstname.lastname@example.org
An item from “The N.Z Radio Times” dated Tuesday, August 4, 1936.
This is an account of the winner of “The DX Challange Cup” a very sort after cup by members of the “NZ DX Club” in that time period. Note the receiver used and the tally of verifications. This was a period of record low sunspot activity when MW ruled supreme.
Very sad news. Our old mate, long-time League member, veteran of the Auckland branch and Adcom committee Phil Van de Paverd passed away on Monday evening.
Phil was a very active DXer and administrator, having served many roles in the Auckland Branch, and as secretary-treasurer and membership secretary of Adcom (the League’s administrative committee). Phil was a regular attendee of League conventions and AGMs and often met DXers around the country when caravaning with his late wife Kathleen.
REMOTELY TUNED 5 inch FSL ANTENNA
of “Gary DeBock” Design
We have prepared an Introduction to FM DXing.
The following verifications are from the estate of Mr Frank W. A. Barnett owner of 4ZO Dunedin and a one time DX champion.
Thanks to Bryan Clark, below are two NZ FM lists. One by frequency order, the other in regional order. If you’re aware of any corrections, please add them in the comments list below.
Thanks to Bryan Clark, below is an amended list for Pacific FM DX hunters with the summer FM DX season not too far away.
Albert Stanton Cup for Broadcast:
1st Southland 3420 points — 2nd Caterbury 2414 points.
Hope McGregor Cup for Shortwave:
1st Auckland 2861 points — 2nd Southland 2813 points.
1st Southland 6233 points — 2nd Canterbury 5123 points
An article by Bill Marsh
Most seasoned DXers will be familiar with what is written below and I look forward to comments and any corrections. The article is primarily aimed at past members coming back to the hobby and to new members joining our fraternity.
DENIS O’CALLAHAN’S ADDRESS TO THE 2018 CONVENTION
It started for me when I was living in New Caledonia, having washed up there on a yacht and got a job with a local radio repair shop and a guy called Stan Clinch, who ran an outfit called Kiwi Radio. He’d been a wartime radar technician and had gone back to New Caledonia where he had been stationed during the war, to set up a radio repair shop.
Convention 2018 in Mangawhai went brilliantly. A full report will appear in due course.
Below is a photo of the life members in attendance.