Hello Welcome to the Gisborne  Amateur Radio Club

The Gisborne Amateur Radio Club is an Incorporated Society, Number 258284, is registered as a charitable group and is also Branch 11 of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters Incorporated (NZART)

Why You Might Like to Join Our Club

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 normally meets monthly at the Bryce Street Scout Hall Gisborne, on the second Monday of each month (excluding public holidays).  There is no meeting in January. Meetings start at 19:30 (7.30pm) however may not take place depending on members commitments.  Please contact the secretary or another member of the committee to confirm dates and times.

Subscriptions for 2015 are $20, with student subscriptions $15

Additional family members are $5  each, in  addition to the $20 for the first family member .  Dues may be paid to the treasurer at any meeting.


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
 with -600KHz  offset.
he local calling frequency is the 680 repeater.
There is an IRLP node -6105  on the 680 repeater.
The National system node is 439.875MHz with a -5MHz offset which being at the same location as 690 has similar coverage.


Interested in Ham Radio? Shortwave Listening?