Welcome to Kapiti Branch 69

Who are we?

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 (NZART).

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.
You can find and contact us here.

What we do?

Amateur Radio is a great hobby to get into. It allows licensed operators to communicate with others locally and word wide using Radio Communications and to learn technical skills relating things such as Computers, Electronics and Engineering.

Unlike Mobile Phone and Internet, Radio is an “always on” technology and can be used in tiames of emergency as you generally don’t need mains power to operate.


As an example, our club is involved in a number of emergency exercises and activities in the local community, and we are also ready to assist with any LandSAR (search and rescue) call outs that are coordinated from the Kapiti area due to our great radio coverage.

Upcoming Events

Club Net - Every Wednesday Night
7.30pm on 685 Repeater

Annual Equipment Sale
Due to the nature that we have minimal items for sale this year, the annual equipment sale has been postponed until next year.

Latest Club News

Facebook Page

The club has recently launched a Facebook Page as another means of publicity. Members are encouraged to join the Facebook page as important updates and photos of events will be posted there as well. We also invite anyone who is interested in Ham Radio to join the page as well.Search “Kapiti Amateur Radio Society Inc”

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Christmas Function 2019

We are looking to have a morning tea at the clubrooms with a tentative date of 14th December.  As as well as club dinner evening around the 3rd weekend of November. Details to be confirmed for both events so keep an eye out on the club newsletter and the Facebook page for more details.

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