We are a group of Radio Amateurs based in Whangaparaoa and we all got involved in Amateur Radio for many reasons, but we all have in common a basic knowledge of radio technology, regulations and operating principles.
We’re involved in a wide range of activities associated with amateur radio, from basic radio operation and volunteer activities, to Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (AREC), radio theory and experimentation.
Radio Amateurs use various frequencies at intervals from just above the AM broadcast band, all the way up through the microwave frequencies.
Amateur radio encompasses a wide variety of activities all of which are centered around an interest in radio and communications. We come from all walks of life and all corners of society.
We encourage you to explore this interesting activity and encourage you to learn more about it. We hope that you will find helpful and useful information by exploring this section of our Web Site.
The appeal of Amateur Radio is the ability to communicate across the country, around the globe, and even with astronauts on space missions.
Some Radio Amateurs build and experiment with radio. Computer hobbyists find digital modes to be a low-cost way to expand their ability to communicate. Those with a competitive streak enjoy “DX contests” where the object is to see how many distant Radio Amateurs they can contact. Some like the convenience of a technology giving them portable communication. Others use it to open the door to new friendships over the air, or through participation in an Amateur Radio club. Many combine Amateur Radio with the internet in various ways.
Anyway you like it, Amateur Radio is loads of fun!
Why not come along to a meeting?
We meet at 7:30 pm, most Wednesdays throughout the year in our club rooms.
We welcome all visitors of all ages and abilities who are interested in any aspect of amateur radio—no matter whether you are a shortwave listener, interested in obtaining your amateur radio license, wanting to get into digital radio or even learning Morse Code. Even if you are just curious about what amateur radio is, you will be warmly welcomed.