ZL4OO – Branch 61 NZART


NZART Branch 61: Central Otago

Email: zl4oo at nzart dot org dot nz

Postal:  PO Box 1590, Dunedin 9054


  • Chairman: 
  • Treasurer: Bill Smith ZL2BGX
  • Secretary: Terry Thomas ZL4TAE
  • AREC Group Leader Terry Thomas ZL4TAE
  • AREC Deputy GL (Southern Lakes) Russell Watson ZL4JW
  • AREC Deputy GL (Central Otago) Bill Smith ZL2BGX

Net info: Bede ZL4KX runs a net on Friday evenings at 1730 hrs, on 3610 kHz or nearby

Meetings:  Alexandra Fire Station Common Room

Branch 61 membership is spread across Otago. We meet about quarterly. We support COSAR for events and training. Most areas are able to access the Countrynet VHF DMR network. Ask TT for details.


Our AREC team fielded 4 Operators for the Regional SAREX on 13 Nov. This was based in the old Shelter in the Routeburn Valley. This was a highly successful event which saw 2 of our crew airlifted to deploy 2 Portable Repeaters (ESB 57, ESB 58) on Sugarloaf in quite snarky weather.  Many teams commented “best comms ever” and we received great feedback.

Jock White Field Day 2023.

Stuart ZL7STU, Bill ZL2BGX, Lindsay ZL4DJ and Terry ZL4TAE rigged dipoles in a wee caravan and gave it our best. Weather was great but propagation was rubbish on Sunday with few contacts on 80m.