NZART Conference 2023

The 97th NZART Annual Conference and AGM is being held in Palmerston North over Kings Birthday weekend 3–4 June 2023.

Location is the Millennium Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North.

The conference will commence on Saturday the 3 June at 9:00 am and conclude Sunday 4 June at 4:00 pm.

Registrations will be open from 8:00 am on the Saturday with morning tea served at 10:30 am.

An alternative program will be run on both days.

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Monday Coffee Club at Mitre10 Palmerston North

From out latest Monday Coffee Club it’s starting to grow. Come down and join us on Monday’s from 10am



Christmas Party 2022

Photo’s from our Christmas Party 2022

Activity Contest 2022

lightly later than normal but here is our activity contest for this year

This is a time to get together on the air, get the repeaters warm and to assist our new amateurs to get their 50 contacts.

This will start this time next week between Friday 21st October to Tuesday 25th October inclusive.

Rules are the same as previous years, operating for two 30 minute periods.

EchoLink will be running on 665 for remote people to join in.

Please leave good sized gaps.

This year we will be running on:
7125 – North Range Road Repeater (147.125MHz + split)
665 – Wharite Repeater (146.650MHz – split)
3570kHz LSB
Attached is the log spreadsheet and manual sheet.

Longburn Table Sale 2022

Sale is now over and we had a great turn out after 2 yrs. See photo’s below from the day. Thanks to Allan ZL2SKY for the photo’s.

Congratulations to all who passed the HamCram exam at the Branch 20 Manawatu clubrooms on the weekend of September 24th and 25th 2022

HamCram 2022

Today call-signs have been allocated:
Cooper ZL2ADK
Rhys ZL2RHS
Simon ZL2SWG/ZL2WTR
Thomas ZL2RED
Matthew ZL2KDR
Alice ZL2AJW
Paul ZL4PK
Graham ZL2YG
Richard ZL2DRS
Benjamin ZL3NED/ZL2KX
Additionally, three who participated in the evening training sessions before the weekend and passed exams elsewhere.
Samit ZL1SRD
Jason ZL1JRW
Tony ZL4AUG
I’m sure everyone will welcome you on to the air. Welcome to the hobby.

Below are images from the start of HamCram 2022.

Fox Hunt June 2022

On June 26th 2022 we had our second successful fox hunt on the railway land below are some pictures of the afternoon event. If you like to come along we every 4th Sunday down at the Railway Land opposite Tony’s Tyres servivce come along and join in the fun.

Mini Junk Sale 2022

It was a successful sale once again and thank you all who came it was great to see you all. Below are some pictures from the day.

Jock White Field Day 26-27th February 2022

It was a great weekend at the Jock White 2022 field day below are some pictures form the weekend