Friday Evening Registration

Between 1800 and 2100 at the Sudima Hotel – Delta Room. Look for the signs.  Once you are registered, other Amateurs will be about and the Bar will be available.
Raffle tickets will be available and a good selection of prizes are on offer.
Enjoy meeting old friends and making some new ones.

Saturday Amateur Program

It is possible to register on Saturday morning– follow the signs to the Delta Room. Registration tables are open between 0800 and 0845.

Program – Baycrest Room
The Conference will have a short opening ceremony followed by an Opening Address.. The AGM will follow, which is expected to last till a little after lunch, to be followed by the AREC AGM.
 A 1630 hrs (afternoon conclusion) will give you time for a “recharge” if you need it, before a pre dinner drink. A 3 course “plated menu” will begin at 1830 hrs.
A conclusion by 2200 hrs is suggested, although those who need to talk longer will be sure to find a friendly corner in the Hotel if that is required.

Sunday Amateur Program

AGM meetings
The Sunday program will include AGM type meetings for OTC, SPAM, AMSAT-ZL and WARO. As. WARO is celebrating their 55th Anniversary (which was originally formed in Rotorua,) they are inviting all ladies at Conference to join them for their special morning tea and “Get Together”.

Forum meetings – Sunday –0830 to 1630 hours  – Baycrest 1 or 3 and Summit Room.
We have arranged for various forums on subjects of interest to Amateur operators (and also some for the XYL’s). These include D-Star – Environment Court Planning Rules including installation of HF Aerials and Beam Antenna – Talk to the ALO about Regulatory Matters – Driving on New Zealand Roads –Medical Imaging, VHF/UHF/SAF forum and others to be announced.

An Ultimate Urban HF Array
Brian Haywood ZL1IE

Mark Gooding ZL2UFI

Vaughan Henderson ZL1VH

Don Wallace ZL2TLL

Digital Imaging
Stuart Watchman ZL2TW

Driving on NZ Roads
Mark Gooding ZL2UFI

Sky Warn
Neil Ellis ZL1TAJ

Dayton 2017
Neil Ellis ZL1TAJ

The initial Environmental Planning Rules. An 18m mast supporting 160m and 6m HF Arrays

What is happening in D-STAR

Discussion of the changes to VHF/UHF/SHF contests and other related matters

Talk to the ALO about Regulatory Matters

Talk on Medical Imaging ULTRASOUND / X Ray / CT / MRI etc

Discussion on Rules and Regulations with an AA Driving Instructor

Storm Chasing in the USA

Amateur Hamvention - report

Alternate Saturday Program

If you have chosen the Alternative Programme, we have planned it to be within walking distance of the venue.  The SUDIMA is very near to the centre of our city, all on the flat, so easy walking distance is a feature of the day.  Our Local help will guide you to some of these places.  Close by is the Saturday Sulphur City Arts N Crafts Market at the Arts Village.  Our Lakefront Market, over the weekend, a bird walk around our Sulphur Point which is adjacent to the hotel, the local Specialist shops including McLeod’s Iconic Book Shop, or the local Mall at Rotorua Central.  A walk (or a guided walk) in our famous Government Gardens or a wander at Kuirau Park which has a Saturday Morning Market. There are also many food places for your taste buds.  Eat Street near the Lakefront, try any of the local cafes or coffee shops scattered throughout the city.  We are sure you will have an interesting time. Maybe you would like to try our superb Mountain Bike Trails, around the town or through our forests, including the famous Redwoods, which also hosts a “Tree Top” walk. 

Sunday Alternate Program

After the WARO meeting, and lunch at the venue, you can take free time to revisit yesterdays attractions or a small bus will be available to “tour” nearby points of interest. Please show your interest when filling out the Registration form.

Sunday Dinner – Baycrest Room

Once again we need to close at 1630 hrs to allow for dinner preparations. Plenty of time for a quick soak in one of the local pools or some recovery time before a Buffet Dinner starting at 1830 hrs. Suggested close time is 2200 hrs.  Raffle draws, various Awards and presentations are planned during the Dinner.