Become an amateur radio operator: Take a HamCram!

The Wellington Amateur Radio Club hosted two HamCrams in 2023, our first in April and our second in July. Between the two HamCrams, we had 18 gain their amateur callsigns with an 81% pass rate.

There is already a wait list for a future HamCram. Our next HamCram is on 9-11 February, but this is full. If you are interested in joining us in our next HamCram to be held no later than mid-2024, please email Mike ZL1AXG now to pre-register.

Bernard ZL2BD explaining a technical point in the April 2023 HamCram

Kits and books

The following kits and books are available for purchase through our trading table. We are getting low on stock of our exclusive Magnetic Loop kits so be in quick!

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NZART Activity Day at Willowbank Park

The branch turned up for a picnic lunch and put ZL2WB on the air at the NZART Activity Day on 1 January 2024. Around 20+ turned up and the weather turned out great. We were able to support some of our other members who activated SOTA stations within the region. What a great way to kick off 2024 for the Wellington Amateur Radio Club. Don’t forget our antenna construction event (tape measure beams) on Sunday 14 January that Eben ZL2EF is leading, and our annual club BBQ at Mike ZL1AXG’s QTH on Tuesday 16 January from 5.30pm.

ZL2WB VHF Field Day Activity

Six members of the club activated ZL2WB in the NZART Field Day contest. The weather wasn’t the best, but we made some contacts on all three bands we had equipment for: 6m, 2m and 70cm. As anticipated, there were not many active stations again this year.

Most contacts were on 2m SSB. The most distant stations worked were in Tauranga, Mt Taranaki and Marton. There were no South Island stations worked this year.