The Waikato VHF Group News & Net is on each Sunday at 8.45 pm on the 'WaiPlenty Network'. Join in and take part.


The next general meeting will be held on Sunday 2nd July at 1.30 pm.

It will be held at the Silver Fern Farms Event Centre, (aka Te Aroha Events centre), 44 Stanley Ave., Te Aroha.

The speaker will be Dr. Murray Pearson. Murray is the founder of Lightwire and works as their Rural Development Manager. Before that he was a Senior Lecturer at Waikato University in the Computer Science department. He suggested "I could talk about the spectrum and technologies that we use to deliver services along with a few details about the Lightwire network and the area that we cover."

See map of location HERE.

Gridpak Dish Antenna For Sale

The group has a 1.8m Gridpak Dish antenna for sale. It includes the mounting hardware and feed element. We are uncertain as to what frequency the feed element is on, (possibly around 1.4GHz), however almost certainly not on an amateur band.


Purchaser to arrange collection from Hamilton.

If interested please contact the Group at:-


was founded on 16 June 1963 by 10 amateurs, to serve the VHF needs of amateur radio operators in the region. The Group has progressed from that time to the present with virtually the same objectives in mind. The Group has a very comprehensive net work of both VHF and UHF repeaters located at several strategic sites that cover a major portion of the North Island of New Zealand.

The objectives of the Group are: Amongst others;

1. To support the aims and objectives of the NZART

2. To foster local interest in Amateur Radio, particularly at VHF and higher frequencies

3. To establish and operate amateur transmitting and repeater stations

Without doubt these aims and objectives are more than adequately being catered for by this dedicated Group of Amateur Radio Operators.

Further details on the history of the Waikato VHF Group can be found here.

We welcome your further enquiry.

Email: branch.81@nz

Interested in DMR

(Digital Mobile Radio)

An Amateur Radio Guide to DMR can be found HERE.

New Zealand AREC DMR ZL-Turbo Repeater Network

Information on the network
can be found HERE

Map of ZL Repeater Network Sites

Website of the Month



Worldwide Network

Our network is an all-digital group of over 500 DMR-MARC repeaters in 63 countries with 44630 registered users. There are 3073 registered DMR repeaters world-wide in our database.


WaiPlenty Network

A visit was made to Te Uku on Wednesday 11th January to see why all the equipment appeared to be off the air. On arrival the first thing that was noticed was that the whole Icom shelf containing the '5675 repeater and the link equipment facing Te Weraiti was missing.

All is being done to find out what has happened to the equipment. In the meantime, Te Uku is completely off the air. That includes ALL radio equipment and the IRLP access.  We do not have an estimate as to when Te Uku will be on air again, but it could be sometime.

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Interested in joining the Waikato VHF Group?
New or exisiting members can click 
HERE for details and an application form.

Are you able to assist the Group by sponsoring a Waikato VHF Group
Repeater or Beacon Licence?

If so - click
HERE for details.

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It all started whenAchievments

Read an article on the first 2 metre beacon manufactured and installed by the Group, in 1972.

A copy of the 
constitution of the Group is now available for downloading.

See a
Slide Show featuring the Kordia National System sites.

For any repeater or equipment problems see
Waikato Rptrs & National System Status.

Any constructive comments, content or ideas for additional pages are welcome.


Join the Waikato VHF Group Net on Sunday evenings at 20.45 hrs local NZST
on either '6950 MHz, '5675 MHz, '5575 MHz or '5475 MHz repeaters, on the WaiPlenty Network,
or the IRLP reflector 9505.


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