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.
Next General Meetings
November 19th – Foxhunting exercise
We will be having a fun night searching for a hidden transmitter. A directional antenna would be an advantage for this event. Lets hope the weather is better than the last time.
Further details will be posted when available.
December 10th – Annual General Meeting.
TARANAKI AWARD 2019
The Award has been completed for another year. Make sure your logs are submitted and payment made for the certificate.
Also, we would like to thank Colin, ZL2AHY, and Ngaire, ZL2UJT, for all the work they have put into making the award happen for the last few years. Both have indicated they wish to take a break from this, but rest assured the Award will be back for 2020 with a new team. Thanks also to all the operators of the club callsigns, the team at ZL Awards Net who run their net every night, and everyone who came on and made contacts.
Saturday, 19th October. The club will be assisting Fitzroy Scout Group for their participation in JOTA (Jamboree On The Air). The aim is to have radios on 40m, 20m, and the 70cm National System. Hopefully we can get contacts with a few other scouting groups around New Zealand and Australia.