The Wellington VHF Group Inc is Branch 74 of the NZART, and is based in Wellington, New Zealand. The Group is primarily made up of Amateurs from across the Wellington region, but also has both transmitting and non-transmitting members from other parts of New Zealand and also the world.
The Group has a stated mission: to foster activity in the VHF and above amateur radio bands but is a keen supporter of all aspects of Amateur Radio.
The Wellington VHF Group have established themselves as a forward-thinking, progressive organisation and are regarded as innovative and highly capable in their specialist field of VHF (and higher) radio operations. Members of the Wellington VHF Group have been key players in the establishment of many VHF+ amateur radio resources in New Zealand, including:
The UHF National System. A pioneering nation-wide link of analogue repeaters that runs the length of New Zealand. Amateurs may access their local node on the 70cm Amateur Radio Band and hold conversations with participants able to access any of the other nodes, with coverage from the Bay Of Islands to Dunedin. Members of the Wellington VHF Group were amongst those who first suggested a National System of repeaters and provide engineering assistance to branches from around New Zealand. They also hold Trustee status for nodes located at Mount Taranaki/Egmont (Taranaki), Wharite (Horowhenua) and Belmont (Wellington). During 2008, Wellington VHF Group assisted in the......