Links to websites dealing with amateur radio (“ham radio”) and related topics

NZ Amateur Radio Regulations and Licensing

NZ Amateur Radio Regulations (Ministry of Economic Development)

NZ Amateur Radio online study guides

New Zealand amateur radio band plans

National Organisations

New Zealand: NZ Association of Radio Transmitters – NZART

Australia: Wireless Institute of Australia – WIA

USA: American Radio Relay League – ARRL

General Amateur Radio Sites

Amateur Radio Callsign Directory (

Amateur Radio Newsline Podcasts

Origins of Hamspeak (from AC6V)

Radio Relay International (including the QNI newsletter)

Collins Collectors Association

Morse Code

Morse equipment suppliers

Morse Express

Vibroplex – Bencher keys

Begali keys

2B Radio Parts (unfortunately ships to USA only, and announced in May 2019 that would be closing)

W0EB dot stabiliser for Vibroplex and other semi-automatic keys

Morse telegraphy key collections & information

Sparks Telegraph Key Review (pictorial catalogue of all sorts of keys)

Telegraph Office

Tom Perera W1TP

Vibroplex Collectors Page

Magazines and newsletters about Morse Code

Society of Wireless Pioneers: Sparks Journal (quarterly issues, 1977-1986)

Morsum Magnificat (quarterly issues, 1986-2004)

QNI Newsletter (2012-present)

Morse history & general

Morse Mad (lots of Morse info and links)

Telegraph Lore (landline telegraphy)

Examples of Morse Code in movies, television shows, etc.

Morse operating aids

Morse Code abbreviations

Morse Code prosigns

Morse Code Q signals

Radiogram message forms (You can download and print these on A4 or Letter-size paper.)

Video: Adjusting a Vibroplex Bug

Morse organisations

CW Operators Club (including the Solid Copy newsletter)

First Class CW Operators Club (FOC)

Society of Wireless Pioneers (SOWP)

Straight Key Century Club – an excellent Australia-based resource for Morse (CW) operators: calling frequencies, nets, on-air events and much more

Learning Morse Code

Morse Code Practice (W1AW – American Radio Relay League)

Morse Code Translator (Type in your text and hear it in Morse!)

Maritime Radio

Musick Point Radio Group – an amateur radio club in Auckland, dedicated to preserving the former home of coast station Auckland Radio ZLD – historical information about New Zealand coast radio stations

Radio NZ programme on the 100th anniversary of Wellington Coast Radio station ZLW (July 17 2011) – unfortunately the very first sentence in the report is wrong – the morse being sent is not the ZLW callsign, but rather “CQ”, the general call to all stations

Maritime Radio Historical Society (US)

Other Radio Sites (Non-Amateur)

New Zealand Radio DX League

New Zealand Vintage Radio Society

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