Kapiti Amateur Radio Society

Welcome to Kapiti Branch 69

We are officially known as Kapiti Amateur Radio Society Inc, and we are an Amateur/Ham Radio club based right here on the Kapiti Coast. Our callsign is ZL2KB, and we are Branch 69 of the New Zealand Associations for Radio Transmitters

Along side the hobby of amateur radio, our club is involved in a number of activities in the local community, including the deployment of backup emergency communications in the event of a major natural disaster. We are also ready to assist with any LandSAR (search and rescue) call outs that are coordinated from the Kapiti area.

We have members of all ages and encourage anyone who is interested in Radio Communications, Computers or Electronics to come along and see what we are involved in.

For more information and FAQs, please click here.


Latest Club News:

24/06/2017 – Fusion Wires X Project (Update #2)
The Fusion Wires X service is back up and running again. However to minimise impact on the 685 repeater, it is running in Simplex mode from the clubroom mast. It gives good coverage around Kapiti and is currently using  144.610MHz with CTCSS tone of 88.5 on TX. Click Here to review the manual on how to use the service.

06/06/2017 – New ZL DSTAR
A new NZ DSTAR reflector has been established and is now available on the Kapiti DSTAR repeater. Reflector 626 is accessible by direct input from your radio, using REF626AL as the link command. Further information will be provided by ZL2NAT for anyone who wants to know more and the dashboard can be found here

10/05/2016 – 685 Repeater (Update #3)
The 685 repeater is back online, and the fault has now been resolved. Normal use can now resume. As mentioned in previous updates, further testing of the Fusion Wires X project are on going, but at this point it is not currently linked to the 685 repeater. We will provide further updates in due course.

01/05/2017 – Club Net

A friendly reminder that the Branch 69 net is now held on Wednesday night at 7.30pm, on the 685 repeater.

01/03/2017 – Jock White Field Day 2017
This year we again operated in the 80 meters only band, for a combined preliminary score of 67666. This number is down a bit from last years score of 75915, but we are still waiting for the breakdown of the contacts to compare the overall result of the contest from last year. These will be posted as soon as they are made available. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the photos from the weekend under the gallery section!