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Amateur Radio Emergency Communication “AREC” the public service arm of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) formed by members who are individually licensed amateur radio operators.

Welcome to AREC New Zealand

Welcome to Amateur Radio Emergency Communication “AREC”. AREC is the public service arm of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters (NZART) formed by members who are primarily individually licensed amateur radio operators. AREC provides skilled Volunteers enabling essential communications to support search and rescue, disaster response, and our community.

AREC.site
AREC’s legacy website and the technical information it contained is still available for a period of time at www.arec.site

Our Services

Communications

AREC provides a range of communications services covering the provision of highly trained, experience Volunteer radio operators delivering vital messaging services for search and rescue, civil emergencies and community events.

Training & Advice

AREC delivers high quality education, training and assessment of AREC volunteers and other partner organizations. Our volunteers deliver advice and guidance utilizing their extensive technical and operational knowledge.

Infrastructure & Equipment

AREC endeavours to provide and maintain suitable radio and communications technology equipment and infrastructure to enable our volunteers to provide a highly capable and responsive emergency communication service.

Volunteers

AREC’s 375 fully equipped Volunteers provide communications services for civil emergencies, search and rescue and community events.

264

Events attended by AREC + 126 SAR events

47

AREC groups
nationwide

375

AREC volunteers

8

AREC partners

(NZSAR, RCC, Police, LandSAR,)

Latest News

Southland AREC

Tonight, we celebrate Southland AREC being recognized at the NZ Search and Rescue Awards. Brendon ZL4BDS was on hand to receive the certificate of achievement for the search for the
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Wet day at Dip Flat

It has been very wet, and now a bit cool at Dip Flat for the Police National SAR Course. AREC – Amateur Radio Emergency Communications providing Comms support with Christchurch and
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long standing AREC members being recognised

Years of radio communication have given one Balclutha man audio experiences for a lifetime. Balclutha local Cliff Gray recently received a life membership for his contribution to the South Otago’s
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Keeping in touch when it counts

Great article recognising all ‘Hams’ who supported Tairawhiti – Gisborne, through the worst devastation the region had seen in decades.  Ka mau te wehi! https://www.criticalcomms.com.au/content/public-safety/article/radio-amateurs-respond-to-cyclone-gabrielle-249881583
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Join the adventure!

Join AREC as a volunteer

You will join a group and receive training to provide essential communications to support Search & Rescue, Disaster Response, and our community.

The sense of accomplishment helping locate a family's loved one cannot be beaten. As an AREC volunteer I enjoy the adventure, using and building my skillset, but most importantly the community
I joined AREC because I want to help my community. I enjoy building my technical skills and volunteering my time with a group of like-minded people. Terrance Shaw – AREC
I have been an amateur radio enthusiast for a number of years and find that through AREC I can give back to the community. As an avid motor sport fan,

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5 days ago
AREC - Amateur Radio Emergency Communications

AREC HB volunteers from Hastings and Napier work tirelessly alongside the local Police to assist in an overnight Mini-SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) involving an overdue fisherman and LandSAR field teams in the Whirinaki / Tangoio area (5-6 Apr, 24).

This is another great example of interoperability between SAREM partners.
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AREC HB volunteers from Hastings and Napier work tirelessly alongside the local Police to assist in an overnight Mini-SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) involving an overdue fisherman and LandSAR field teams in the Whirinaki / Tangoio area (5-6 Apr, 24).

This is another great example of interoperability between SAREM partners.

AREC HB displayed some of the equipment we have available to support St John and HB Civil Defence Emergency Management during the Hawke's Bay Auto Extravaganza & Swap Meet today at the Tōmoana Showgrounds.

Special thanks to John, Robert, Phil and Simon for turning out to standup and operate AREC HF radio
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AREC HB displayed some of the equipment we have available to support St John and HB Civil Defence Emergency Management during the Hawkes Bay Auto Extravaganza & Swap Meet today at the Tōmoana Showgrounds.

Special thanks to John, Robert, Phil and Simon for turning out to standup and operate AREC HF radioImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
3 weeks ago
AREC - Amateur Radio Emergency Communications

Today Nelson and Marlborough AREC Members had a great day of training, playing with equipment and technology. ... See MoreSee Less

Today Nelson and Marlborough AREC Members had a great day of training, playing with equipment and technology.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment
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