About Us

NARCmastheadNARC LogoNapier Branch 25 club night is the 1st Wednesday of each month (except January), 7.30pm at the NARC Club Rooms: 123 Latham Street. Napier.


             Karl Matthys ZL1TJ  in Napier at (06) 845 4372
                                               Dave Crook ZL2MQ in Napier at (06) 845 4522

WithoutWires2All visitors are welcome at our club meetings, especially those who want to become an Amateur Radio Operator. We can arrange training and examinations to gain your licence. Weekend courses are run every year to help you study. For further information on how you can participate talk to us about Becoming a Licensed Amateur Radio Operator.

Getting started in Amateur Radio has never been easier. Come and join us – the Amateur Radio Operators of Hawke’s Bay and talk to the world without wires or cellphone charges.

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  1. Hi Guys,
    A couple of years ago I got one of your “Q” Antenna projects. Apart from a split at the base, easily fixed, it has performed flawlessly for me ever since. I would like to know if they are still available or alternatively, where I could obtain the fibre-glass tube from? I have some interest from a couple of hams here in Auckland. Thanks and 73s. Jim ZL1BP

  2. Hi Jim, we did just one run of these, if it is just the one you need, I never put mine to work as I just bought it to have one for future use. Am happy to sell that at whatever the price was.
    Alternatively, the fiberglass rods came from Kilwell in Rotorua: http://www.kilwell.co.nz/kilwell-fibretube

    Cheers & 73
    Karl ZL1TJ

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  4. Please can you let me have the email address for Stan White? i wish to contact him- I was at POHQ with him, I think.
    Ross ZL3TFK

  5. Hi there

    I am researching the history of the Mills Family Charitable Trust – possibly a Jim Mills (J Mills Ltd – trucking firm). It has been mentioned to me that Jim Mills (maybe not Jim) was a ham radio enthusiast and possibly used his skills during the 1931 earthquake. Does anyone know anything about this. Any information would be helpful. thanks very much

  6. Hello all,

    I am keen to attend the next weekend instruction and then examination weekend you have. Please let me know when it is coming up and how I register to attend.

    Matt Smith

    (from your blog site):
    The Next Radio Amateur Examinations will be held at Rob’s place on Brookvale Road at Pakowhai. 3 Instructors will use power point presentations and demonstrations to help you. You will sit your examination at the end of the second day and will know immediately if you have passed and are now an Amateur radio Operator.

  7. Hi
    Please can you help.. I have a number Tait T555tr mobile radios and I have come across reference in the Aug 09 edition of ‘Breakout’ to some modifications that Mike ZL2VM was carrying out to the trunking radios to enable them to operate on the amateur bands.
    I can see that this should be possible by addressing the synthesiser etc.and by- passing the trunking controller and I would very much appreciate a few pointers…
    73s Steve G6SQX

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  9. Hi, my wife and I are VK amateurs travelling around the North island in early April. We thought that perhaps we would call by for a visit to your April meeting night if that would be ok. Just to say hello. Ian, VK3BUF and Dianne VK3JDI

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