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Last update 23/01/23

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.


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

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.


Next General Meetings.

Tuesday 21st February, 2023

Meeting held at TEMO starting at 7:30pm

Topic:  Field Day planning, procedures, and equipment


Tuesday 21st March, 2023

Meeting held at TEMO starting at 7:30pm

Topic:  Fox Hunt. Can you pinpoint the location of a small FM beacon. Carloads of 2 to 4 people take to the streets to search for the elusive signal. Searchers need not be licenced operators so guests are welcome.


Tuesday 18th April, 2023

Meeting held at TEMO starting at 7:30pm

Topic:  A look at the remits to be presented at the NZART Conference held over King’s Birthday weekend.

Also this month, a club visit to the observatory is planned. The day and time for this has not been determined yet. There will be a small charge involved.


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:

25th – 26th Feb 2023.   Jock White Field Day.  Onaero Bay Holiday Park.

This annual event is soon upon us.  More than a contest, this is a social occasion, a team building exercise, a refresher in radio use for some, a first time on HF for others. We will be sited at the Onaero Bay Holdiday Park, 1147 Main North Road, Onaero. Once inside the camp, cross the bridge and follow the sealed road to the end. Our site is right on the beach front.


We operate from two tents, one for operating on the 40 metre band,  the other for 80 metres.  Each other branch can be contacted once per hour on SSB, and once on CW. (See full rules).  


The club will pay for members who stay over, and food is provided. Come on out and have a go, especially if you are a CW operator.


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.