Flash Announcement

The club emergency communications caravan was stolen from behind the clubrooms. It has been recovered, but the following items remain missing:

  • Kenwood TM421A VHF transceiver S/No. 60901261
  • Kenwood TM441A UHF transceiver S/No. 60600215
  • Kenwood Antenna Tuner AT-120 S/No. 20852
  • Trestle table, plus six in number folding chairs

Your assistance in keeping an eye open for these items would be greatly appreciated: They will surely appear on the second hand market at some stage.

Who are we?

We're the North Shore Amateur Radio Club, Branch 29 of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART), our callsign is ZL1AB. An incorporated society for radio amateurs and people with a common interest.

If you're interested in ham radio in Auckland you're in the right place. Find out how to become a ham.

Feel free to get in touch, or come to a meeting.

What do we do?

A rough translation from our constitution:

  • We operate an amateur radio transmitting station.

  • Foster an interest in the various branches of electronics.

  • We further the objectives of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART)

  • We co-operate and provide communications during events and emergencies.

  • We provide semi-annual training courses for aspiring hams, but our club examiners are regularly available if you want to sit the exam at any other time.

  • We promote, organise and conduct activities with a view to improving the skills of our members and amateur radio operators.

  • We make known the merits of amateur radio in our community.

  • Encourage and welcome recruits into the rewarding hobby of amateur radio.

Which is all true, but there's more than that. We're a friendly bunch, so why not take a look around and see if anything takes your fancy?

If you're curious, we try to have an interesting guest speaker at our monthly meetings, and anybody's welcome to attend. Why not come along and introduce yourself? We'll do our best to make you feel welcome.

Here's a cool fact

Did you know that many of the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station are amateur radio operators? If you're a ham, you can actually talk to them!