Amateur (Ham) Radio in New Zealand

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Welcome to all Ham Radio operators to Linux.conf.au 2010
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Welcome to all Ham Radio operators to Linux.conf.au 2010.
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New Zealand has favourable operating terms that will allow most visiting radio amateurs to operate on-air in NZ for up to 90 days with little administrative overhead. Bring your radio!
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The association for New Zealand Amateurs is the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) Their website is at http://www.nzart.org.nz and the page specific to visitors to New Zealand from overseas is at http://www.nzart.org.nz/nz/visitors.html This page covers most of the details of what callsign to use and other restrictions to operating while in New Zealand.
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The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (http://www.nzart.org.nz) is the national association for ZL's. Their site contains a useful information relevant to visiting hams: http://www.nzart.org.nz/nz/visitors.html - and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development (the agency responsible for radio licensing) host official information as regards reciprocal licensing at the following URL:
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Other useful information:
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http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/resource-library/training-guides/interactive-guides/amateur-licensing-flowchart/
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Local Branches of NZART in the Wellington Region are:
 
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*Wellington VHF Group Branch 74 - http://www.vhf.org.nz
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Local Branches and Radio Resources:
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*Upper Hutt Branch 63 - ZL2VH - http://www.zl2vh.org.nz/
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*Lower Hutt Branch - ZL2HV - http://www.zl2hv.wellington.net.nz/
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2m Repeaters in New Zealand use a +-600 offset and the repeaters around the Wellington Region are:
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*Wellington VHF Group (ZL2WA, Branch 74 NZART) operate several repeaters and beacons in the Wellington area (ref http://www.vhf.org.nz/OurRepeaters ) - their website http://www.vhf.org.nz may be of interest. Of note is the Belmont repeater site, hosting an 2m repeater (147.100+) which has excellent coverage of the wider Wellington area. The 70cm repeater at Mt Victoria (439.500-) should provide excellent service in the area of the conference.
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*Upper Hutt Amateur Radio Club (ZL2VH, Branch 63 NZART) operate a 2m repeater above Upper Hutt (147.300+) which is accessible via IRLP (#6931) and can be worked across the Hutt Valley and parts of central Wellington. For more information refer to http://www.zl2vh.org.nz/
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*Lower Hutt Amateur Radio Club (ZL2HV, Branch 18 NZART) operate a 2m repeater above Lower Hutt (147.000-) which can be reliably worked within the Wellington and Hutt Valley areas. For more information refer to http://www.zl2hv.wellington.net.nz/
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*Lower Hutt 700 (147.000) Located above Lower Hutt
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Repeater Offsets in New Zealand are as follows:
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*Belmont 710 (147.100) Located above Lower Hutt
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*Climie 730 (147.300) Located above Upper Hutt - IRLP 6931
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*2 Meters Up to 147.000Mhz: -600khz
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*2 Meters from 147.005Mhz-147.995Mhz: +600Khz
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*70 centimeters: +5Mhz
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Wellington based amateurs known to be attending LCA2010 include Jim Pye ZL2PU and Mark Foster ZL1VMF, who both contributed to this page. Feel free to ask us for assistance.
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Jim ZL2PU
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*Please add or correct information as you see fit
*Please add or correct information as you see fit

Revision as of 14:47, 7 December 2009

Welcome to all Ham Radio operators to Linux.conf.au 2010.

New Zealand has favourable operating terms that will allow most visiting radio amateurs to operate on-air in NZ for up to 90 days with little administrative overhead. Bring your radio!

The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (http://www.nzart.org.nz) is the national association for ZL's. Their site contains a useful information relevant to visiting hams: http://www.nzart.org.nz/nz/visitors.html - and the New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development (the agency responsible for radio licensing) host official information as regards reciprocal licensing at the following URL:

http://www.rsm.govt.nz/cms/resource-library/training-guides/interactive-guides/amateur-licensing-flowchart/


Local Branches and Radio Resources:

  • Wellington VHF Group (ZL2WA, Branch 74 NZART) operate several repeaters and beacons in the Wellington area (ref http://www.vhf.org.nz/OurRepeaters ) - their website http://www.vhf.org.nz may be of interest. Of note is the Belmont repeater site, hosting an 2m repeater (147.100+) which has excellent coverage of the wider Wellington area. The 70cm repeater at Mt Victoria (439.500-) should provide excellent service in the area of the conference.
  • Upper Hutt Amateur Radio Club (ZL2VH, Branch 63 NZART) operate a 2m repeater above Upper Hutt (147.300+) which is accessible via IRLP (#6931) and can be worked across the Hutt Valley and parts of central Wellington. For more information refer to http://www.zl2vh.org.nz/
  • Lower Hutt Amateur Radio Club (ZL2HV, Branch 18 NZART) operate a 2m repeater above Lower Hutt (147.000-) which can be reliably worked within the Wellington and Hutt Valley areas. For more information refer to http://www.zl2hv.wellington.net.nz/

Repeater Offsets in New Zealand are as follows:

  • 2 Meters Up to 147.000Mhz: -600khz
  • 2 Meters from 147.005Mhz-147.995Mhz: +600Khz
  • 70 centimeters: +5Mhz

Wellington based amateurs known to be attending LCA2010 include Jim Pye ZL2PU and Mark Foster ZL1VMF, who both contributed to this page. Feel free to ask us for assistance.

  • Please add or correct information as you see fit