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Copyright NoticeExcept where copyright is specifically given to an author or originator, material on radiodx.com may be freely reproduced without permission, as long as full attribution to the author (where known), the New Zealand Radio DX League and radiodx.com are given
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.
PROFILE of Keith Robinson.
Written by Keith after some prompting by Bill Marsh (Jnr).
I was brought up on a farm at Kapuka, 25 km east of Invercargill. We didn’t get electricity until the Monowai Power Station was built in 1936. After much consideration my parents decided to buy a six tube Philips Radioplayer superhet which gave great service. Highlights of the weeks listening was Dad and Dave over 4ZP Invercargill on 680 kcs.
Something of the life of a “one-time” DX Champion from the Dunedin Area and some early NZ Radio station cards.
This article relates to a Mr Frank W. A. Barnett owner of 4ZO Dunedin and builder of its transmitter. It has been scribed by Bill Marsh (Jnr) with all historical background information supplied by Frank’s son Bruce formerly of Wanaka and now of Taieri Beach near Dunedin. It is a small world as it is understood that Frank introduced my dad Bill (Snr) to the hobby of DX around 1935 and when I was restoring my dad’s first ever DX receiver chassis (1934 Patterson 185AW) it was son Bruce who was able to supply a missing cabinet and knobs along with a spare chassis. This first meeting between Frank and Bill (Snr) most likely had some connection with the Dunedin Branch of the NZDXRA.
A GRATUITOUS SERVICE
From the “Otago Daily Times”, 3 August 1935, page 22.
FILLING THE SILENT HOURS
WORK OF THE B STATIONS
Thanks to Bryan Clark and his able bunch of volunteers, below are 2 lists that will be very useful to FM DXers.
FIRST MEETING SOUTHLAND BRANCH NZRDXL
From the Branch Minute Books – Transcribed by Bill Marsh – Christian names added ( )
The first meeting of the Southland Branch of the New Zealand Radio DX league was held at the residence of Mr R. DUFF (Roland), 22 Jackson Street (Invercargill) on Tuesday 31st August, 1948.
Members present: Messrs. Warburton (Lloyd), Branks (Merv), Cushen (Arthur), Goodsir (George), Allan (Alex), Perkins (Harvey), Tombs (Evan), Frampton (Des), Duff (Roland), Mercer (Graham) and Carter (Dudley).
Moved Mr. Tombs 2nd Mr. Frampton that a branch of NZRDXL be formed.
Election of Officers;
Thanks to editor Bryan Clark, here are PDF lists of New Zealand’s FM stations, the first in frequency order and by second by region.
From; THE AUSTRALIAN RADIO WORD, Page 46, September 1, 1937.
DX News and Views *** A page for letters from DX readers.
An International Log
A few words about dxing in New Zealand. VK’s on 20 metres have been coming in well for the last three months, and very seldom were signals less than Q5, R8-9. A few of the best were VK’s 4JU, 2XU, 2ADE, 2HF 2MH, 3AL, 2IQ, 3ZL, 5GM, 5AW and a few others, the best tone for music being VK5GM and 3AL. VK2XU and 4JU have the best all-round transmitters. My set does not go down to 10 metres, but I can receive VK2GU, 3WB and a few others on harmonics. There are a few ZL’s on 10 and 5 metres, but have not beard any yet.
CONVENTION 2018 Next year the NZ Radio DX League will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a gathering at Mangawhai between Friday 6 April and Monday 9 April 2018. Accommodation will be allocated on a first come-first served basis, so if you think you will or might attend and want to secure a place in the superior accommodation, please let Bryan Clark know: firstname.lastname@example.org