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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to Box 753 Gisborne 4040
The club is also on QRZ.COM www.qrz.com/db/ZL2AA
The club normally meets at the Bryce Street Scout Hall Gisborne,. However 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 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.
The 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.
Posted Apr 4, 2016, 1:12 PM by Hamish Dobson
- November 2014 The death of Rowley Haisman ZL2APH has left a gap in the club which will be difficult to fill. Rowley had for many years taken part in many activities of the club especially AREC ( Amateur Radio Emergency Communications). This was recognized by a public award shortly before his death
Posted Nov 8, 2014, 5:04 PM by Hamish Dobson
- CLUB MEETING JUNE 2013 A good attendance of members heard a very interesting talk by "Buck" Rogers from Electinet on the fibre optic cable being installed around Gisborne and other parts of the country. The ongoing Gisborne installation was covered as was the cable being used and how it is and will be installed. A sample of the cable was available for inspection and the installation, joining and testing explained. A well appreciated talk by the members present.The meeting was also addressed and questions taken by the Warren ZL2AJ, central district councilor of NZART
Posted Sep 23, 2013, 1:20 PM by Hamish Dobson
- 685 Repeater A new battery, aerial, coaxial cable and solar regulator have been installed. Thanks to a grant , several donations from club members and assistance from commercial organisations the actual financial cost to the club has been kept to a minimum. Reports from a wide area are that coverage has been much improved and no low battery alarms have been heard
Posted May 1, 2013, 7:22 PM by Hamish Dobson
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING With well over half the club's financial membership present and several apologies the meeting re-elected all officers, received their reports and discussed general club activities and plans
Posted May 1, 2013, 7:13 PM by Hamish Dobson