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


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.


Sunday Night News & Net

will be taking a break over the holiday period. The last Net for 2017 will be on Sunday 10th December, 2017 and will start again on the 21st January, 2018 at 8.45 pm.

WaiPlenty Network

We are very unlikely to see the return of the equipment that was stolen from Te Uku. From police information, it would appear to be residing in the USA.

We are now in the process of obtaining the neccesary equipment to re-establish the site. So far we have been donated an Icom FR5000 repeater, but will most likely have to approach philanthropic trusts for funds, (approx. $3,500) to purchase the remaining equipment.

As part of the re-install, the coaxial feed to the IRLP/Te Weraiti yagi will be replaced.

We hope to have the Te Uku re-install completed by late summer.

WaiPlenty Network

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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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