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Franklin Amateur Radio Club

Pukekohe, New Zealand

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Franklin Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to Franklin Amateur Radio Club
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is the use of radio for non-commercial exchange of messages, experimentation, self-training, radiosport, contesting, emergency communication and just plain fun.
Ham radio enthusiasts primarily communicate by radio, talking or morse-coding with other amateurs. When conditions are good (depending on sunspot cycles and local radio noise), hams in New Zealand contact other hams anywhere, on or off the planet.
Amateur operators also maintain close links through repeaters. As many repeaters link to the Internet, hams can also talk with operators all over the world - and mostly bypass difficulties posed by sunspots or local "noise". Ham radio is a truly international hobby.


Next meeting:
Meetings are on the third Tuesday of each month.


President: Gary Langdon ZL1WGL
Vice President: Peter Henderson ZL1PJH
Secretary: Tom McDonald ZL1TO Ph. 09 238 8580.
25 John St, Pukekohe 2120
E-mail [email protected]
Committee: Ted Doell ZL1BQA, Durlene Griffin ZL1ULK, Mike Jane ZL1UOM, Gary Collins ZL1GAC
Club examiners: Peter Henderson ZL1PJH and Tom McDonald ZL1TO.
Website: Peter Henderson ZL1PJH


Clubroom Meetings: Committee meetings: first Tuesday of each month
General meetings: third Tuesday of each month at 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Our clubrooms, 19 Stadium Drive
Net meetings: All members and visitors are welcome to the 690 net Monday to Saturday mornings at 8.30. Repeater frequency: 146.900 MHz. We also hold nets each Sunday at 9.00 AM (3.700 MHz) and 9.30 AM (146.900 MHz). You are very welcome to transmit your call-sign during any of these net meetings.