Want to join our Branch? Check this page for the details you need to know…
If you are already a licensed amateur radio operator or looking forward to getting your licence we would welcome your membership of our Branch.
Our annual fees are very low:
- Full Membership – $30.00
- Family Membership – $35.00
- Junior / Associate Membership – $11.00
- Please specify “SUB2020” and your callsign (ZL4…) as the reference for sub payments
- Account Name: Otago Branch NZART Inc
- Account Number: 03-0903-0380358-00
As we are a Branch of our Parent body, we ask that all Members of our club be Members of NZART Inc. This is a constitutional requirement for our Executive Officers and Committee.
Find out more by visiting our NZART Headquarters web site.
Please note, membership is subject to acceptance.
Getting your Amateur Radio licence
It has never been easier to get your amateur licence than it is today. For starters the once mandatory requirement to learn Morse code has been abolished.
Secondly the entire test is multi-choice and you can download all the questions, exam sheets and study guides to prepare well in advance of your exam form the NZART examinations page.
We run “Ham Cram” training weekends at intervals through the year culminating in the Amateur Exam. We have an excellent pass rate. If you would like to join the fraternity of Amateur Radio Operators complete our enrollment form and sign up for our next training weekend. This is a full on weekend and some prior study on your part is recommended.
The exam has 60 multi choice questions and you only have to get 40 questions correct to pass. There are members at the Branch who are happy to help you prepare for your exam so you are certainly not alone as you work towards your goal of getting your license.
Want to know more?
If you just want to find out more about us, why not just turn up at one of our meetings on a Wednesday night and make yourself known to one of the group – we welcome visits to our club anytime. If you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime and we’ll do our best to answer them as soon as possible. If you are planning a visit or want to know more our contact page has more information.