The Quartz Hill User Group is being disestablished. As we indicated a year ago, the resources of QHUG (ZL6QH) are being devoted to the establishment of remote sites. On Thursday 17 November 2016, a new society was established: RemoteDX Inc. This is a collaborative effort across the wider Wellington region.
This website will remain in place for the forseeable future, but will not be updated. To see what we are up to now, please turn your browser to RemoteDX Inc
The Quartz Hill User Group is moving into a new phase, with the Remote HF DX/Contesting Project getting funding approval!
Get information on the Remote Project and check out progress by going here:
Kordia NZ has donated equipment to the Quartz Hill User Group that will be able to be used at our planned remote site.
Considerable work has already been completed in the design of remote control systems and an antenna farm for a new remote transmitting and receiving site to replace the Quartz Hill station. The QHUG committee was about to purchase componentry for linear amplifiers, when Kordia indicated that it was prepared to denote two transceivers, two linear amplifiers and two power supplies (for transceivers and linear amplifiers) to QHUG in support of the new remote TX/RX site.
We are extremely grateful for the donation of the commercial Datron equipment, which will accelerate plans for a new remote station.
The first group to receive a grant from the Quartz Hill User Group DX and Contesting Fund has completed their DXpedition and reported back. You will find their report here..
We suspect this won't be the last DXpedition from the Quake Contesters Group!