I suggest that the first weekend of the month those who can, take an antenna and some gear to try VHF and above bands, and lets see if we can put a bit more life up there, especially on 2m SSB
To kick things off, we’re taking the '9700 up Mauganui on Waiheke this Sunday so should be able to do all bands to 1296.
December is the VHF Contest, and SOTA hills are the perfect place to do it from, and rack up some S2S.
Sat 5-11pm Sun 7-1pm
You get a bonus for QRP, so your '817 will do fine.