Welcome to the Gisborne  Amateur Radio Club Web Site

The Gisborne Amateur Radio Club is an Incorporated Society, Number 258284 and  Branch 11 of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Incorporated (NZART)
Club Activities
One of the objects of the club in the constitution is to foster an interest in the various branches of electronics among the people of Gisborne. While the club is mainly involved in amateur radio as a branch of the national body NZART (Inc) members are also active in many other electronic and related activities.

The club may be contacted by email  zl2aa@nzart.org.nz,  or by writing to Box 753 Gisborne 4040

The club is also on QRZ.COM   www.qrz.com/db/ZL2AA


The time and location of meetings are arranged on a month to month basis by the committee. Members and those known to be interested are then notified mainly via the club newsletter or email


To apply please contact the secretary -see above

Subscriptions for 2016 are $20, with student subscriptions $15

Additional family members are $5  each, in  addition to the $20 for the first family member . 


The club owns and operates three 2 metre voice repeaters 680, 685, and 690 plus a local node repeater - 9875, for the national system (co-sited with the 690 repeater).
The club also has a digirepeater 4575 (intended for APRS use) also co-sited with 690.
The location  of the co-sited repeaters is thanks to Kordia for the use of their site, power and road access

If you are a visitor or new resident, the branch repeaters are as follows:

680 Gisborne local area
685 covering north to the Bay Of Plenty and
690 covering south to Hawkes Bay
 all with -600KHz  offset.
he local calling frequency is the 680 repeater.
The 680 repeater is also node 6105 on the IRLP network
The National system node repeater is 9875 with a -5MHz offset. It is at the same location as 690 and has similar coverage.


Interested in Ham Radio? Shortwave Listening?