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Last update 27/01/23

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.


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

Note: In the 2021 upgrade, the TEMO building was made more accessible, including the addition of a wheelchair lift. If you require this to attend meetings, please let us know. We would be happy to help you.



The recent HamCram was attended by 11 students. After two full days of tuition, they were put through the exam. The end result had 7 new hams for Branch 27, and 2 for Branch 87 in South Taranaki. The remaining 2 candidates will undergo further study and sit an exam when ready. Congratulations to the successful candidates, and best wishes for the others.

Next Club Nights.

Tuesday, 20 February – 7:30pm at TEMO

Guest speaker tonight from Hato Hone St John Ambulance. Supper to follow.

Tuesday, 19 March – 7:30pm at TEMO

Committee meet at 6:30 Then public club night at 7:30.

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:

Jock White Field Day – Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February.

This contest begins at 3:00pm, with antennas permitted to be erected after 12:00pm. Our venue is Onaero Bay Holiday Park. Go over the bridge by office, and follow the road to the end. This field day uses the 80m and 40m bands and contacts other branch stations. They give their branch number as part of the exchange, or 00 for home stations. Each station can be contacted once per hour on Phone SSB, and other time on Morse Code (CW). Operators generally do a 30 minute session per mode. The new operators are especially welcome, and will be able to have someone sit in for logging and other assistance.


Past Club Events | Upcoming Club Events