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NZ QRPers Group

To encourage and share the use of QRP, Low Power operation, equipment, antenna ideas and information

Achieving More with Less:

We are a Group of 120+ Low Power enthusiasts who enjoy operating QRP.

Our members enjoy operating QRP or low power, (10w or less), using a range of rigs, FT817, FT818, various versions of the Ubitx series, Genesis rigs, K2 and K3 by Elecraft, home brew rigs that fit in your top pocket, to name but a few.

A variety of antenna are used, dipoles, long wires, extended zepps, and of late, End Fed Half Wave antenna have become popular. Some members are keen trampers, and can be heard operating portable from some very ‘out of the way’ places.

We don’t absolutely insist on QRP operation except when in contest mode! If conditions are poor or there is a high noise level, we make allowances.

To join the group simply sign up to this website and tick the box to join the NZ QRPers group.

So come on, give QRP a try. Join us and Go QRP!

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ZL4NVW updated in NZ QRPers Group on 2021-03-05 17:47

NZ QRPers Admin Team

NZ QRPers is brought to you by the following team:

- Net Coordinator ......................  ZL2OZ – Wayne Jacobsen

- Newsletter Editor ..................... ZL2OZ

- QRP Awards and competitions ...... ZL2OZ

- Web Admin .............................. ZL4NVW – Matt Briggs

- GO QRP contest organiser ....... ZL4NVW

If you are interested in a role in the group, then contact the Admin Team on the QRPers NZ Group Chat forum.

ZL4NVW updated in NZ QRPers Group on 2020-09-29 20:47

NZ QRPers Code of Conduct

1. Be Active: You have joined the Group – take part in its various Activities.

2. Be Courteous: Avoid action or language that may damage the group’s Mana / reputation.

3. Be Honest: Ensure you comply with the NZ QRPers requirements and guidelines.

4. Be Accurate: Ensure any information or data provided is such that it won’t mislead.

5. Be Friendly: Encourage members and potential members in their pursuit of things QRP.

6. Be Helpful: If a member or potential member needs help, don’t hesitate to assist.

7. Be Tactful: Remember some may take your comments seriously and be hurt by them.

8. Be Considerate: We have members with hidden impediments.

9. Be Cooperative: Cooperation enables things to run smoothly and effectively.

10.Be Cheerful: We have a great facet of our hobby – appreciate and enjoy it.

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QRPers NZ Newsletters

The NZ QRPers group editor produces a monthly newsletter, available to all members. Past issues are available below.

To receive newsletters by email, sign up to the site and add this forum to your watchlist.

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NZ QRPers Awards and Competitions

The group runs a number of award programmes aimed to challenge and recognise skills in low-power operation.

These programmes come in two forms:

  • http://hota.qrp.nz hosts a number of leagues in which you can challenge yourself to ‘bag’ islands, huts, parks either chasing contacts from the comfort of your shack chair, or by getting out there and doing it! QRPers NZ member are automatically signed up!

  • QRP group awards. A number of awards are available for QRP Group member who make contacts to a range of challenging locations. See this forum for details

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GO QRP Night

The NZ QRPers group runs a monthly contest / activity night on the last Saturday of every month – GO QRP Night.

The event runs over 2 hours for both phone and CW operation. Times are:


- 8:00pm to 9:00pm NZDT (07:00-08:00 UTC) - HF Bands from 40m to 10m

- 9:00pm to 10:00pm NZDT (08:00-09:00 UTC) - 80m band only


- 7:00pm to 8:00pm NZST (07:00-08:00 UTC) - HF bands from 40m to 10m

- 8:00pm to 9:00pm NZST (08:00-09:00 UTC) - 80m band only

NZDT starts each year on the last Sunday in September, and ends at 3am on the first Sunday in April.

Competitors can enter either just the 80m-only category, or the 'all bands' combined category. Separate scores and awards will be given for each category.

See below for event details.