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Last update 18/11/21

Welcome to the New Plymouth Amateur Radio Club, Branch 27 of NZART – (New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters).  We are a friendly bunch of people who have at least one thing in common – a love of radio.  Everything from communicating locally on VHF or UHF frequencies, or to the world on HF is covered.  Long talks with one person or competitions for the most contacts. Whether you prefer to use a microphone, computer, or the good old dots and dashes on the morse key, we do it all.
Our meetings start off with an interesting talk, an activity, or even something to build and take home.  Visitors welcome.
New members are always welcome, and we can arrange training and examinations to get you on the air.


Our meeting venue is Taranaki Emergency Management Office (TEMO), 45 Robe Street, New Plymouth.

Taranaki Emergency Management Office (TEMO), 45 Robe Street, New Plymouth.


Next General Meetings.


Tuesday 14th December, 2021, at TEMO, 45 Robe Street, NP. 7:30pm

Tonight is the AGM for the club, followed by the general meeting.

Tuesday 18th January, 2021 – the on-air edition.

The January club meeting is held over the 720 repeater link at 7pm

Past General Meetings | Upcoming General Meetings


If you have any interesting amateur radio related pictures, stories, QSL cards, etc. that could be included on this site, please email to  [email protected] 


Up-coming Events.

Sunday 16th and Sunday 23rd January 2022 – Trail Bike Rides

The Urenui Young Farmers Club organises this event. Whilst the exact track is unknown at this stage, it is likely to be at the Kaipikari Road end again. We will need a fair crew of people to operate comms from the checkpoints, start area, and base station. Each checkpoint will have at least two operators for safety and company. Operators will be able to sit comfortably in the shade and need not be physically fit, but once in the designated area they will have to remain put until the event ends. If you are available please let Doug or Daniel know. We can provide a checklist of essential items to bring, and other items. Hi-Vis vests will be provided.


Past Club Events | Upcoming Club Events

Video Amateur Radio – A 21st Century Hobby.


The ZL Awards Net.

This 80m net is held every night at 9:00pm on 3.677 MHz.  Often the net controller takes no check-ins.  They have been big supporters of our Taranaki Award, so how about supporting them back.  If you are able to get on, go for it.