It’s easy to get your license!

  1. Read the Amateur Radio Study Guide
  2. Contact one of our trainers to book a time to sit the test.
  3. If you are brand new to radio and/or electronics, you might prefer to attend a ham cram session over a weekend at the clubrooms.

The New Zealand Amateur Radio Study Guide

The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) is our parent body and offers prospective radio amateurs assistance to acquire their licenses with an online study guide and sample test papers.

View the online materials here NZART Study Guide

Booking the Test

When you contact the club you will be assigned a trainer to help you thru the license process.  When you are ready to sit the test, contact them at to book a time that suits you. Tests are normally held over two days of a weekend and our clubrooms or a fellow club depending on timing and numbers.

Auckland VHF Group Ham Cram Program

This is a two day weekend course that concludes with the test.  It is recommended that you have read the study guide yourself prior to the Ham Cram session and come armed with a list of questions on things you didn’t understand so these can be covered in the course. Click here to contact one of our trainers at

The Auckland VHF Group Mentor Program

We provide mentors to assist you to become an amateur radio operator. The first step is for you to become a club member here.

You will find our friendly and helpful club members willing to give their time and resources to get you started with this fun and exciting hobby.  It takes time and commitment to pass the exam and they will be able to assist you wherever you need. As with all hobbies there is a setup cost which is mainly in your first radio, by joining our club our members will be able to assist you with spare equipment to either loan or sell to get you going and show you how to operate it.

The Amateur’s Code

Originally written by Paul M Segal, W9EEA, in 1928:

The Radio Amateur is

CONSIDERATE…never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL…offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and The New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters, through which Amateur Radio in New Zealand is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE…with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

FRIENDLY…slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED…radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC…station and skill always ready for service to country and community.