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Last update 04/11/20


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 current meeting venue is TDIC, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth.

Taranaki Disability Information Centre, 28 Young Street, New Plymouth. Meeting Room is through door on right.




Next General Meetings.

Tuesday 17th November, 2020 at TDIC, 28 Young Street, NP. 7:30pm

Topic – ZL2BR will do a presentation on the VK9ML Mellish Reef 2002 DXpedition on which he was a team member.


Tuesday 8th December, 2020 at TDIC, 28 Young Street, NP. 7:30pm

Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by General Meeting.


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] 



Club Events.




Junk SaleSaturday 20th March.

The Taranaki Junk Sale will go ahead (finally) on the 20th March, 2021.  The venue will again be Mangorei Hall on the corner of Kent Road and State Highway 3 south of New Plymouth.


More details closer to the event.


Christmas party – Sunday 13th December.

Lunch time barbecue from around midday.  Bring your own food and drinks.


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.





Access Radio recently interviewed the secretary of South Taranaki Branch 87, John Muldrock ZL2JCM.  You can listen to his interview here.



At the meeting on July 21st 2020, NZART President Mark Gooding was able to make a presentation that was originally planned for the National Conference, but because of  Covid-19 rescheduled to the AGM in September.  Since Mark was here, the Arthur (Jumbo) Godfrey Award was presented to Ngaire ZL2UJT.  The criteria for this award can be seen at https://www.nzart.org.nz/nzart/conference/awards/arthur-godfrey-award   Congratulations, Ngaire.  You have earned it.